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Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American professional nurse in the United States. She was small in stature but a force to be reckoned with- a true dynamo. Mary Eliza Mahoney refused to succumb to the restrictions of racial prejudice.
Mahoney was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1845. As a teenager she became interested in the field of nursing. For 15 years, Mahoney worked as a cook, janitor, washerwoman, and unofficial nurse’s aide at the New England Hospital for Women and Children.
At the age of 33, Mahoney entered a 16 month nursing program at the hospital. She endured 16 hour work days, seven days a week. The program was so difficult that only 3 students out of a class of 40 graduated. Mary Eliza Mahoney was one of them.
After 40 years of nursing service, Mahoney retired from nursing. She turned her focus to women’s equality and the fight got minority rights. She was the first women to register to vote in Boston Massachusetts. Mary Eliza Mahoney passed away on January 4, 1926.
Effectively, Mahoney proved that African Americans could not only become nurses, but that they could do the job with excellence, compassion and efficiency. The world of nursing would never be the same.
In recognition of her contribution to the nursing profession, in 1936 the American Nurses Association instituted the Mary Mahoney Award, to be awarded to nurses who go above and beyond when it comes to integration and equal opportunities for minorities in the field of nursing.
Every day your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles
The average heart beats 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 2.5 billion times during your lifetime
The heart begins beating 4 weeks after conception and does not stop until death
A women’s heart typically beats faster than a man’s
Your heart is about the size of 2 hands clasped together
The thump-thump of a heart beat is the sound made by the 4 valves of the heart closing
A good belly laugh can send 20% more blood flowing through the body, so laughter is good medicine
Your heart has it’s own electrical pulse and can keep beating even if separated from the body, however, id does need to have a supply of oxygen
75 trillion cells in your body receive blood from your heart – the corneas do not
Your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime- enough to fill 200 tanker cars
A newborn baby has about 1 cup of blood in circulation; an adult has 4-5 quarts
Cocaine affects the heart’s electrical activity and causes spasms of the arteries which can lead to heart attack or stroke even in healthy people
The more education you have, the lower your risk of heart disease
The number of heart attacks peaks on Christmas day followed by December 26th and New Years
A healthy love life, happiness and a strong sense of emotional vitality lowers the risk of heart disease
When the body is at rest, it takes only 6 seconds for the blood to go from the heart to the lungs and back, only 8 seconds for it to go to the brain and back, and only 16 seconds for it to reach the toes and travel all the way back to the heart
The blue whale has the largest heart weighing 1500 pounds
WOW! Amazing! Very interesting! The magnificence of the HEART!
When it comes to matters of the heart, men and women aren’t created equal. A man’s heart weighs about 11 ounces while a women’s heart weighs around 8 ounces. A women’s heart is not only smaller than a man’s but the telltale signs of a heart attack may also differ.
TELLTALE SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK
Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
More than 500,000 people have heart attacks each year. Women are more likely to experience some of the other common symptoms of a heart attack (see below).
If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.
What is a heart attack?
Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely (View an animation of blood flow). This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow can slowly become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that together are called plaque. This slow process is known as atherosclerosis . When a plaque in a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around the plaque. This blood clot can block the blood flow through the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is starved for oxygen and nutrients, it is called ischemia. When damage or death of part of the heart muscle occurs as a result of ischemia, it is called a heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI). About every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a myocardial infarction (heart attack).
However, remember that heart disease is the biggest killer of both men and women! SO, make that heart healthy choices now!
Don’t Smoke. Avoid secondhand smoke!
EAT RIGHT! Fruits, low fat meats, chicken, loads of veggies,
and whole grains
Control Blood Pressure. Have it checked regularly!
Manage cholesterol. Limit foods high in cholesterol, saturated fat, and/or trans-fat.
Get Active! Move! Move! Move!
Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity daily.
Manage Stress. Take time to relax.
Avoid being overweight. Try to lose any extra pounds since being overweight contributes to heart disease.
If you have additional questions, please contact Health Services @ ext. 2756
De-Stress Fest was held Monday, December 7th in the Casino. It is a time to take a break and clear your mind to prepare for exams. A representative from the Monmouth /Ocean County Food Bank was on hand to help students without health insurance to enroll in the Federal Health Care Exchange program. In addition, various resources including local food banks and agencies that will help with utility bills were provided.
Students who attended were able to play Mario Kart on a giant screen, scooter for balls as a Hungry Hippo, soothe their stress away by petting the various therapy dogs, treat sore, achy muscles with a chair massage, choose a fragrance to make sugar scrub hand wash, create their own mind in a bottle, walk The Labyrinth, color their world bright, fashion an origami rose pen, pop your stress away, tie-dye a pair of socks, create a neck warmer or a stress ball, play with Legos, bubbles, play dooh and many more activities.
WORLD AIDS DAY is commemorated every year on December 1st. Globally, there is an estimated 36.9 million people living with HIV. Yearly, there are 2.1 million new infections and 1.2 million deaths even though there has been scientific progress in HIV prevention and treatment. Nearly three-fourths of new HIV infections are in sub-Saharan African countries.
Free, confidential HIV testing was available to the campus community on December 1st from 10am to 2pm. The Visiting Nurse Association of Monmouth County provided free rapid HIV testing within the confidential confines of their mobile testing facility. On this World AIDS Day, nearly 35 years since the discovery of HIV, we recommit to winning the fight against HIV.
“On World AIDS Day, we remember the millions who have died tragically and before their times; we celebrate the remarkable scientific achievements that have given us tools to fight back and to envision a brighter future: and we recommit to taking the next actions needed to bring about the end to HIV as a public health threat. At this time, we have more tools and knowledge that ever to fight HIV. Maximizing these tools requires working together to confront and overcome the challenges that remain. With the global population of young people expected to dramatically increase over the next five years, we must also step up efforts to help both young men and young women stay HIV free, especially in the developing world.” – Shannon Hader, Director of CDC’s Division of Global HIV