Weekend Wrap Up 5.9.15

Good morning! I'm especially excited this weekend. After what seems like a long few months both my husband and I will be at home at the same time enjoying the fabulous Nashville weather together on a Saturday afternoon. Work and travel have left our schedules criss-crossed and out of town far too much this spring. So, today we're embracing all Nashville has to offer to the fullest. Our plans include trying new restaurants, brunching with friends, hitting up the live music scene downtown and, of course, watching TV on the couch. If you've got some down time this weekend, check out this week's medical news link pack. 

Stroke-it's not just an adult condition. Stroke affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the U.S. and is one of the leading causes of death among children in the country. Here's what you need to know about pediatric stroke. 

Celebrate National Nurses Week with a LIFE cover story on nursing in the 1930's.

Ebola virus found living in survivor's eye months after treatment. The U.S. doctor was declared Ebola-free but began having blurred vision and a burning sensation in his eye after being discharged from the hospital. Experts say the case of ocular Ebola poses no risk to the public. 

22 healthy and filling snacks with under 200 calories

Nurse practitioner new grads, fear mastering procedures no more! This new device performs skin biopsies with the click of a button. The question remains-how long until the automatic I&D machine follows?

Happy Mother's Day weekend! 5 scientific reasons motherhood rules

Are you sick of hearing 'everything happens for a reason'? A new line of empathy cards created by Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Emily McDowell puts a sarcastic twist on rote sentiments. 

How our view of what makes us happy has changed in the last 80 years

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promises to do something about the prescription opioid epidemic. We're interested to see where that commitment goes...(prediction-the campaign promise will get lost in the shuffle).

Prince William and Kate Middleton are just your average parents. It turns out that most newborns arrive in the hour of 8am-just like Princess Charlotte. Our suspicion? Scheduled c-sections have something to do with that stat. 

Have a happy Mother's Day/Nurses Week/graduation weekend!