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The Friday Before Memorial Day Is “Don’t Fry-Day!” Learn How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Skin Cancer This Summer!

The Friday Before Memorial Day Is “Don’t Fry-Day!” Learn How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Skin Cancer This Summer!

Spring has officially sprung – and summer is just around the corner! That means that it’s almost time for fun, sun, and outdoor recreation. You’ll certainly appreciate that if you’ve spent a long winter cooped up in your hospital caring […]

Raising Nursing Awareness – Examining The Past (And Future) Of Nursing Public Awareness Campaigns

Raising Nursing Awareness – Examining The Past (And Future) Of Nursing Public Awareness Campaigns

Even today, nursing can be undervalued. Nurses provide a valuable service in the healthcare industry – day in, and day out, and many don’t notice the hard work that nurses put into making our country a healthier place. That’s why […]

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

There’s so much more to nursing than just daily life at a hospital. While most RNs start their career working in a hospital, nursing offers a huge variety of career opportunities – and some are more well-known than others. In […]

The Homeopathy Crackdown – New FTC Crackdowns Aimed At Bogus Marketing Claims

The Homeopathy Crackdown – New FTC Crackdowns Aimed At Bogus Marketing Claims

The homeopathy market is huge. In the US alone, the market for “home remedies” and homeopathic cures was estimated at around $386 million in 2015. As nurses, we’re well aware of the terrible consequences that homeopathic medicine can have on […]

Keep Your Eyes Safe By Recognizing The Top 5 Most Common Eye Diseases

Keep Your Eyes Safe By Recognizing The Top 5 Most Common Eye Diseases

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has established May as “Healthy Vision Month”. During this time, the AAO spreads the word about the value of proactive eye care – visiting eye doctors regularly, even if you think your eyes are healthy. […]

How This Student Nurse Is Preventing Suicides At USC

How This Student Nurse Is Preventing Suicides At USC

As a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, my Vice President and I took over an organization called Men in Nursing. At the time the organization didn’t have any members, lacked a vision and the main question we asked […]

5 Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Vaccination

5 Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Vaccination

Every year on May 18, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) celebrates HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This day has been established to thank the thousands of scientists, volunteers, lab staff, and other people who have been involved in searching for an […]

Understanding The “ABCs” Of Hepatitis – The Numbers Behind The Disease

Understanding The “ABCs” Of Hepatitis – The Numbers Behind The Disease

Most nurses are familiar with hepatitis. Viral hepatitis affects around 6 million Americans per year, and if you’ve worked in a hospital, you’ve almost certainly had to treat a patient who was suffering from some form of hepatitis. “Hepatitis” refers […]

Nurses, Which Alcoholic Drink Are You?

Nurses, Which Alcoholic Drink Are You?

When your shift is finally over, and you have the weekend off, it’s time to enjoy some old-fashioned EtOH. While moderation is always a good thing, this is the time to kick back and enjoy your favorite wines, spirits, and […]

The 5 Most Important Health Screenings For Women – National Women’s Health Week

The 5 Most Important Health Screenings For Women – National Women’s Health Week

May 14–20 has been established by Womenshealth.gov, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as National Women’s Health Week. This week is a celebration of femininity, womanhood, and the unique health issues that face women of […]

Year of The Healthy Nurse: Finding Your Balance

Year of The Healthy Nurse: Finding Your Balance

Increased life span, growing medical provider shortages and pending healthcare reform all contribute to the growing demand for quality care. Nurses, in particular, comprise the largest segment of healthcare providers in the United States and do so in many different […]

The History of Nurses Week

The History of Nurses Week

Nurses Week, as we know it today, started in 1982, when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation announcing that May 6 would be “National Recognition Day” for nurses. The signature from the President formally confirmed a day that had been […]

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

So let’s be real. We all went into nursing because we genuinely love people. We wanted a career that we felt made a difference. We love taking care of others and walking along side them in the process of healing. […]

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

This May, Mental Health America will celebrate the 68th annual Mental Health Month. First established in 1949, Mental Health Month has been founded in order to spread awareness about mental health issues, and educate the public about the most common […]

5 Steps For A Healthier Nurses Week & A Healthier You

5 Steps For A Healthier Nurses Week & A Healthier You

Dear Nurses, My name is Lauren Drain Kagan (@LaurenDrainFit on Instagram) and in honor of Nurse’s Week, I wanted to write a blog about how all of us nurses can take back our health and practice good self-care. We work […]