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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 […]

Healthy Eating, Healthy Nursing – Understanding Lactose (In)Tolerance

Healthy Eating, Healthy Nursing – Understanding Lactose (In)Tolerance

For most Americans, milk is a part of everyday life. In fact, the average person is said to consume approximately 18 gallons of cow’s milk per year, 40% of which is poured on cereal. Milk is especially popular with children, […]

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one in four people will suffer from a severe mental health problem at some point in our lives – including depression, high levels of stress, or anxiety and panic attacks, among […]

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

April has been chosen by the US Office of Minority Health as National Minority Health Month – a time during which nurses, doctors, and the general public can discuss the health issues, diseases, and other problems that disproportionately affect the […]

5 Reasons You Should Register As An Organ Donor Today

5 Reasons You Should Register As An Organ Donor Today

Nurses and medical professionals understand the power of organ donation. Becoming an organ donor is one of the noblest actions you can take in our modern world. A person registered as an organ donor can save as many as 8 […]

5 Daily Exercises For Nurses To Improve Strength And Flexibility

5 Daily Exercises For Nurses To Improve Strength And Flexibility

  Let’s face it – nurses lead busy lives. It can be hard to find the time to leave work, get to a gym, work out, and get home. In fact, it can be hard to even leave the hospital! […]

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

Sleep deprivation is a real problem in America. Americans are getting less sleep than ever – approximately 6.8 hours on average, according to bettersleep.org. This is below the recommended physician average of 7-8 hours of sleep per day. The statistics […]

March Is National Save Your Vision Month! Follow These 5 Tips For Healthier Eyes!

March Is National Save Your Vision Month! Follow These 5 Tips For Healthier Eyes!

March has been established by the American Optometric Association as National “Save Your Vision” Month – and we think that it’s incredibly important to spread awareness of this event, and the importance of healthy vision. It’s surprising how many people […]

National School Breakfast Week – Why Nutrition Is Important For Healthy Kids

National School Breakfast Week – Why Nutrition Is Important For Healthy Kids

The School Nutrition Association has established March 6-10 as National School Breakfast week, in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of healthy, nutritious breakfasts – not just for kids, but for teachers, parents, and school staff. During this […]