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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 […]

Why Are Prescription Drugs in the US So Expensive?

Why Are Prescription Drugs in the US So Expensive?

Anyone who works in medicine is probably aware that in the United States, prescription drugs can be considerably more expensive than they are elsewhere in the world. A good example is Humira (adilimumab), a name brand prescription anti-inflammatory drug used […]

Deaths Involving Motorcycle Accidents: When Riding Turns Deadly

Deaths Involving Motorcycle Accidents: When Riding Turns Deadly

Riding a motorcycle on the open road can be exhilarating. Plus, for many people, motorcycle clubs offer a great way to socialize and meet people. But unfortunately, motorcycles are undeniably risky. In a car, you have a cage of steel […]

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

How to sleep, stay connected with your social circle, relieve stress, avoid the “hangover feeling,” and enjoy the perks of working when everyone else is slumbering.

When Doctors Become the Patient: The Psychological Implications of a Role Reversal

When Doctors Become the Patient: The Psychological Implications of a Role Reversal

For physicians, as well as for nurses, one’s occupation puts one in the role of a healer. When it’s your job to treat other people’s injuries and illnesses, it can be jarring when suddenly, you find yourself on the other […]

7 Things Nurses Are Grateful For

7 Things Nurses Are Grateful For

  Gratitude is said to be the key to a happy, balanced life. As crazy as life can be at times, stopping for a second and reconnecting to the wonderful things around you can be a blessing. As a nurse, […]

Are You a Hydrated Nurse?

Are You a Hydrated Nurse?

  Nothing is as important as being well hydrated – and you probably know this better than anyone around. If you have stressed the importance of water in many circumstances, and to many patients, the only question remains: are YOU […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Vibrant

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Vibrant

  If there were such a thing as a magic potion that would help us get healthy, glowing, incredible skin, we’d be the first in line to buy it. But, great complexion doesn’t come in a bottle (believe us; we’ve […]

5 Smoking Cessation Apps To Use Today, During The Great American Smokeout

5 Smoking Cessation Apps To Use Today, During The Great American Smokeout

  November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, and no matter how long you’ve been a smoker, it’s never too late to quit. Today, many hospitals and other healthcare facilities don’t hire smokers at all. Even if you’ve been grandfathered in, […]

Born Too Soon: How a Premature Birth Can Affect Your Life

Born Too Soon: How a Premature Birth Can Affect Your Life

  Catharine Aboulhouda was supposed to be born in October – a sweet Halloween treat for the family. Instead, she was a 4th of July surprise. Born at only 22 weeks, she weighed just one pound, 10 ounces and measured […]

If You’re At Risk Of Diabetes, Know Ways To Combat It

If You’re At Risk Of Diabetes, Know Ways To Combat It

  This week is Diabetes Education Week, an epidemic affecting over 387 million people world. Diabetes mellitus, or type 2 diabetes makes up 90% of this figure.  Diabetes is more common in developed nations, with high incidence rates in the […]

Has Nursing Taught You To Be A Better Parent?

Has Nursing Taught You To Be A Better Parent?

  It’s unquestionable: being a nurse influences your whole life. With such a demanding yet such an enriching job, there are many things you learn to handle and to look at in very different ways.   Have you ever thought […]

Reduce Psoriasis Flare-ups with These Stress Relief Tips

Reduce Psoriasis Flare-ups with These Stress Relief Tips

It’s World Psoriasis Day today, a time to draw attention to this relatively common autoimmune disease. If you’re living with psoriasis, you’re not alone — an estimated 2-4% of the population of the Western world suffers from the itchiness and […]

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Living Well with Arthritis: Tips for a Full and Healthy Life

If you’re living with arthritis, you’re definitely not alone. Many other nurses share your plight. A staggering 52.5 million adults in the United States have some form of arthritis — that’s 22% of the population. By 2040, that number is […]

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

Today is Lung Health Day, an awareness day created by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) centered on the wide variety of diseases and health conditions that can affect one of our most vital organs, the lungs. When people […]