“In high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell nurse Gloria Matta, RN, admits. Nursing was in the back of her mind and became a likely best option following graduation. Nursing not only became a rewarding life-long profession for Gloria, it influenced the next generation in her family. “Nursing is one of the fields you can do so much with. I sold my daughters on that.”
When Sharon Lee awoke at 4:30am, she felt like everything was fine. When she awoke at 6:00am, she knew something was wrong. “My arm was weak and I had lost my balance on the right side of my body,” she says. “I could still walk, so I thought maybe it was my medicine.” It wasn’t Sharon’s medicine; she was having a stroke at the age of 50. Sharon still wanted to go to work and asked her daughter to drive her because her eyes were blurry, but her daughter insisted they go to the emergency room. “Blurry eyes are a sign of stroke, but I didn’t know that.
Studies have found that loving and nurturing fathers improve outcomes for children, families and communities. Children with involved and loving fathers are more likely to do well in school, have healthy self esteem, exhibit empathy and avoid risk-taking behaviors.
Each year, more than 320,000 people go into cardiac arrest when their heart suddenly stops sending blood to the body and brain. Survival depends on immediately receiving CPR. Yet, the majority of the time, people are not in the hospital when this happens. What if no one around them knows what to do?