Health

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! But […]

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 […]

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 […]