Summer Accardo is a registered nurse and freelance medical writer who has over 20 years of experience working in labor and delivery, emergency services, surgery, pediatrics, and medical/surgical units. She has written 15 books on health and wellness topics, and currently writes web content for a number of physicians, dentists, nutritionists, and chiropractors. Summer has written a wide variety of articles, journal entries, books, and other informational products, however, her expertise is in pregnancy related issues, vitamin supplementation, and sleep disorders.
Summer has years of experience working in labor and delivery, post-partum, and a level II newborn nursery. She worked in a large teaching hospital where she enjoyed teaching her patients what to expect during the various stages of labor, as well as what to expect during the post-partum period, after delivery. Summer taught Lamaze classes, and spent 5 years working with a high-risk pregnancy obstetrician. She regularly took certification classes and attended seminars to further her education. She also spent 2 years working with, and counseling pregnant women who were diagnosed gestational diabetes.
Summer enjoys teaching her patients about the benefits of proper nutrition and vitamin and mineral supplementation. Throughout Summer's nursing career, she worked with a number of noted physicians who implemented various dietary supplements into their patients' care plans to help relieve their symptoms of chronic and degenerative diseases. Summer also has a passion for educating people on the side effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation, as well as their interactions with certain prescription medications. She has learned, through her years of research and clinical experience, that certain dietary supplements can be just as effective in treating certain medical and psychological disorders as prescription medications can.
Summer understands the importance of teaching her patients how to reduce their risks for cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure by treating their existing sleep apnea. She counsels her patients on how various sleep positions can improve sleep apnea, how elevating the head of the bed can make improvements in symptoms, and how losing only a few pounds can dramatically improve sleep apnea. Summer worked in intensive care units as well as coronary care units, and has extensive, first-hand experience on how obstructive sleep apnea negatively affects electrocardiogram tracings. Through counseling related to dietary habits, weight loss, and lifestyle choices, Summer has helped many of her patients enjoy more restful and recuperative sleep patterns.
Most Recent Contributions by Summer Accardo
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