Health

Nursing Culture & Why It’s Hard To Stay In Shape

Nursing Culture & Why It’s Hard To Stay In Shape

My name is Lauren Drain and I want to talk to you about the difficulties we as nurses face when it comes to being healthy and staying in shape. We as nurses have an incredibly good track record for going […]

Find Your Center With These Easy Yoga Positions Perfect For Anywhere

Find Your Center With These Easy Yoga Positions Perfect For Anywhere

Yoga has been growing in popularity for years. Not only is it a great workout and helps people strengthen their bodies, it’s also effective for strengthening the mind and relieving stress and tension. Actually, yoga is so popular that it […]

Smart Food Choices Fight Heart Disease & Other Cardiometabolic Diseases

Smart Food Choices Fight Heart Disease & Other Cardiometabolic Diseases

As a nurse, you already know that diet is linked to overall health, especially our heart health. What we eat on a daily basis can have a big impact on whether we’ll develop conditions like type 2 diabetes or heart […]

Show Support For Patients With An Uncomfortable Condition: Gastroparesis

Show Support For Patients With An Uncomfortable Condition: Gastroparesis

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, and the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) works hard to raise awareness on gastroparesis diagnosis, treatment, and even quality of life matters. The overall goal of Gastroparesis Awareness Month is to increase awareness of […]

‘Healthy Habits Mean Health Eyes’

‘Healthy Habits Mean Health Eyes’

Did you know this week is Contact Lens Health Week? This weeklong event is organized annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners as a way to promote proper contact lens use for everyone from children […]

Foot Care Tips Nurses Can Stand By

Foot Care Tips Nurses Can Stand By

As a nurse, taking proper care of your feet can make a world of difference in your day. The human foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, 100 ligaments, and over 7,000 nerve endings. A body part as […]

Cheat The Cheat Meal – Avoid Break Room Temptations

Cheat The Cheat Meal – Avoid Break Room Temptations

My name is Lauren Drain Kagan I am a New York Times Best Selling author, NASM cert personal trainer, fitness model, wife and an RN of 10 years. I specialized in cardiology while also working the night shift float pool […]

Common Hiking Injuries & How To Mend Them Until Help Arrives

Common Hiking Injuries & How To Mend Them Until Help Arrives

Hiking is an outstanding exercise for the mind and body, but even if you’re a very careful person, picking the safest of trails, you might still get injured. That’s why it’s important to know what to do, at the very […]

Do Toilet Seat Covers Actually Work? What You Need To Know About Staying Safe (And Clean) In Public Bathrooms

Do Toilet Seat Covers Actually Work? What You Need To Know About Staying Safe (And Clean) In Public Bathrooms

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re using the facilities in your hospital during your break, on a long road trip, or at a crowded concert venue, you’ve probably been presented with a… ahem… less-than-clean public toilet. And when this happens, […]

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. […]

4 Ways To Encourage Your Hospital Staff In Bettering Their Health

4 Ways To Encourage Your Hospital Staff In Bettering Their Health

This May, the National Association for Health and Fitness will be celebrating one of their largest yearly events – Global Employee Health And Fitness Month! First established in May 1989, this celebration of health and fitness at the workplace has […]

5 Surprising Facts About Hand Washing

5 Surprising Facts About Hand Washing

If you’re a nurse, you probably spend quite a bit of time every day washing your hands. Hand washing is the single best way to prevent the transmission of infectious and viral diseases, and proper hand washing is critical for […]

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Can worrying about your health make you sick? A recent study performed in Norway has indicated that health anxiety – a general unease about the state of one’s health, even if they have been confirmed to be healthy – can […]

5 Ways Quality Sleep Impacts Your Health

5 Ways Quality Sleep Impacts Your Health

April 23-29 has been set forth by The National Sleep Foundation as National Sleep Week. The National Sleep Foundation has made it their goal to ensure that each and every American is aware of the positive effects of healthful sleep […]