Monthly Archives: June 2014

BYU student helps refugee regain mobility

Ashley and Jessica (without damac)

Ashley Jones and Jessica Lewis at a refugee’s apartment.

After six months of staying on the first floor with a broken leg, BYU College of Nursing student Ashley Jones helped Damac, a Somalian refugee, to the upstairs of her apartment. When Damac saw how messy it was, she exclaimed, “Oh, it’s dirty!”

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Student remains at hospital to witness Navajo birth


Joanna Rasband stands next to Navajo artwork in a hospital.

After a long day at the hospital, all of the other nursing students from the Public and Global health group had left, but Joanna Rasband decided to stay and participate in a Navajo woman’s natural birth to a nine-pound baby without an epidural.
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How to treat your dragon burn


Thinking about getting a dragon? “How to Train Your Dragon 2” makes it look easy, but here are some health concerns you may want to consider before investing in some fire extinguishers.
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Sick (of work) day? Buy a doctor’s note

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A fake doctor’s note that Frank Langfitt bought for $33 from an online store on Taobao, the EBay of China

Few countries are so addicted to the World Cup that they would be willing to allow forgery, but apparently China is one of them.
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Health tips for travelers


Here at the College of Nursing, we frequently travel around the world for clinical experience, so If you’re planning on visiting any developing countries this summer, such as Brazil for the World Cup, take a look at our health tips.brazil
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Thank you: 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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Soldiers storm Normandy’s beaches on June 6, 1944. Photo retrieved from

Exactly 70 years ago, over 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. While they suffered heavy losses, the invasion was a success. Nurses and doctors alike provided excellent medical care for the wounded, preserving soldiers’ lives and returning them to their families. Several of these nurses belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The following excerpts come from the book “Latter-day Saint Nurses at War: A Story of Caring and Sacrifice,” by Lynn Callister.
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Last Code Talker dies leaving behind legacy


Young Chester Nez as a soldier in the Pacific theater. Photo retrieved from

Leaving behind a legacy of pride and honor for the Navajo Nation, Chester Nez, the last of the original Code Talkers, passed away Wednesday morning.
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