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Julia Buss

About Julia Buss

Julia Buss, RN, MS is a nurse with over 20 years experience working in healthcare. She is author of "Your Care Plan," a nurse’s guide to healthy living written especially for nurses to help them take care of themselves as well as others. She is a member of Nightingales Nurses, an international group of nurse activists who work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry. She writes regularly on health issues for

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The sleepiness cure

Nurses suffer from sleep deprivation, affecting patient care and an RN’s own health. Tired nurses are at risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

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The irony of the nurse who smokes

Half a million nurses in the U.S. are smokers, and they smoke more than any other healthcare providers. Why is that?