On Pins and Needles

Hello! I’m Lydia Kim, the digital content editor for American Nurse. Part of my role is expanding the types of content and the diversity of voices included on our journal’s digital platforms. I’ve also been tasked with creating original content that’s meaningful to our readers. As a trained linguist, I’m passionate about language, and I’m especially interested in how language and healthcare intersect. In addition to sharing information about the latest healthcare news or advocacy events that impact your daily nursing practice, I hope On Pins and Needles can be a platform for sharing my passion for the language and offer you a new perspective.

If you have any suggestions for my blog, please submit a comment, or e-mail me at LKim@healthcommedia.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Blog Posts

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is the official month for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, an important time to recognize families and individuals who have suffered such a loss. Additionally, October 15th is recognized as the World Pregnancy...

FDA approves new diabetes treatment

In late September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral treatment for type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk’s Rybelsus (semaglutide) helps improve adult patients’ blood sugar levels when combined with...

Understanding a Father’s Perspective of Perinatal Death

A new study from northeastern Colombia focuses on a matter that is often overlooked: What do fathers go through after experiencing a perinatal death? Because the mothers are given such a heavy focus after...

Preventing osteoporosis using the PRECEDE model

In August 2019, a study was published that investigated the efficacy of educational intervention based on the PRECEDE (Predisposing, Reinforcing and Enabling Constructs in Educational Diagnosis and Evaluation) model to promote osteoporosis prevention behaviors...

Updated guidelines for sepsis management

A new study from the University of Arizona Health Sciences reveal updates to sepsis management. Sepsis, a life-threatening infection that can cause the immune system to attack the body, has a mortality rate of 20%....

Why is it harder to lose weight as we get older?

One of the universal struggles many patients face, especially as they age, is how to keep extra weight off and understanding why it’s easier to gain weight than lose it. Recent studies may shed...

American Nurse Today Celebrates National Health IT Week!

National Health IT Week 2019 is in full swing, and American Nurse Today hopes to bring more attention to this initiative. Using the hashtag, #IHeartHIT, you can share your stories of the importance of...