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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 […]

Substance Abuse Among Nurses: A Silent Epidemic

Substance Abuse Among Nurses: A Silent Epidemic

It’s Red Ribbon Week, an awareness week that was founded in 1985 in the wake of the brutal murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena. Red Ribbon Week is a bit of an awareness melange, simultaneously bringing attention to alcohol, tobacco, […]

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

The week of October 2-8, 2016 was Mental Health Awareness Week, an occasion to shine some light on psychiatric issues that otherwise get overlooked. Mental health disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. In 2014, there were an estimated […]

How To Recover From A Fatal Error In Judgement

How To Recover From A Fatal Error In Judgement

  It’s not an exaggeration to say that one of the things every nurse fears the most is making a fatal error in judgement. The huge responsibility lying on our shoulders makes it especially hard for any nurse to acknowledge […]

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

Taking care of your health has never been as important. You have a real crazy schedule and work sometimes feels like a never-ending marathon. As a result, not only that your work sucks all the energy out of you, but […]

Beginner Pilates for Nurses: A 5-Step Series to Help Strengthen Your Body

Beginner Pilates for Nurses: A 5-Step Series to Help Strengthen Your Body

Pilates is a total-body workout that focuses on improving flexibility and strengthening your core, which makes it great for a nurse’s demanding schedule!  So to help you improve your overall performance at work and feel great throughout the day, we […]

Make The Most Of Your Children’s Time When Working Long Shifts

Make The Most Of Your Children’s Time When Working Long Shifts

It’s not easy being a full-time parent when you also have to be a full-time nurse. Both jobs take up a lot of time and attention, so making sure you balance them can be quite the challenge.   With long […]

5 Ways To Pay Back Sleep Debt After Coming Off Night Shift!

5 Ways To Pay Back Sleep Debt After Coming Off Night Shift!

Maintaining a proper sense of wellbeing and balance is one of the toughest challenges for a nurse. With night shifts playing such a strong toll on your health, it is crucial to give proper attention to the quality of your […]

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Back Pain? Try These 4 Things

Between lifting patients, constantly standing on their feet and rushing from room to room, nurses experience intense physical demand on the job. In fact, according to 2015 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing ranks as one of […]

8 Hilarious Photos That Will Make You Pee Your Scrubs

8 Hilarious Photos That Will Make You Pee Your Scrubs

As promised, the 3rd and final round of this summer’s FunnyNurses Facebook roundup is here. Thanks for participating and be sure to visit FunnyNurses to share something funny for your chance to make it into next season’s ‘Best Of Funny Nurses.’ 1.   2. […]