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Understanding Your Family Tree & Potential Genetic Health Issues

13 years ago, the general surgeon coined Thanksgiving Day as National Family Health History Day as well. So, if you are lucky enough to spend time with family members on Thanksgiving, this is a great opportunity to take a few […]

Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To Talk About

Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To Talk About

Whether in a hospital or at a doctor’s appointment, nurses greet patients with a comforting warmth and kindness. Despite this, nurses are at risk of developing depression at twice the rate of a patient who does not work in the […]

Put Down The Stethoscope & Check Yo Tatas

Put Down The Stethoscope & Check Yo Tatas

For us nurses to continue to provide quality care to her patients, we must be in good health. Unfortunately, nurses often forget about their most important patient – themselves. Nurses become so wrapped up in caring for others, they forget to […]

6 Fun Ways To Stay Active During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

6 Fun Ways To Stay Active During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It’s no secret that many kids aren’t as active as previous generations. With the abundance of screens, from televisions and tablets to phones and computers, many children today are more apt to be found sitting on a couch, eyes glued […]

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. […]