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Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

June has been set as National Men’s Health Month, and during June 12-18, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated. First set forth by a Congressional health education program, National Men’s Health Month has grown into a celebration that’s observed across […]

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

The Alzheimer’s Association has set June as National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This holiday month has been established not just to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, but to promote healthy lifestyles that lead to healthy brains, and an overall better […]

Understanding The Damage Caused By Tobacco Use

Understanding The Damage Caused By Tobacco Use

The World Health Organization has designated May 31st as “World No Tobacco Day”, and has dedicated this day to spreading awareness about the harmful, damaging health effects of tobacco. This year, the theme of World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco […]

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

Whether you’re in nursing school or have just finished your first year on the job as an RN, you may be wondering if there are any non-hospital job opportunities for nurses out there. Let’s face it – while many nurses […]

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

There’s so much more to nursing than just daily life at a hospital. While most RNs start their career working in a hospital, nursing offers a huge variety of career opportunities – and some are more well-known than others. In […]

5 Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Vaccination

5 Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Vaccination

Every year on May 18, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) celebrates HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This day has been established to thank the thousands of scientists, volunteers, lab staff, and other people who have been involved in searching for an […]

Understanding The “ABCs” Of Hepatitis – The Numbers Behind The Disease

Understanding The “ABCs” Of Hepatitis – The Numbers Behind The Disease

Most nurses are familiar with hepatitis. Viral hepatitis affects around 6 million Americans per year, and if you’ve worked in a hospital, you’ve almost certainly had to treat a patient who was suffering from some form of hepatitis. “Hepatitis” refers […]

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

This May, Mental Health America will celebrate the 68th annual Mental Health Month. First established in 1949, Mental Health Month has been founded in order to spread awareness about mental health issues, and educate the public about the most common […]

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

Are you an RN with a spirit of adventure? Do you want to expand your horizons and advance your medical skills? Then a career in travel nursing might just be the right fit for you! Here are 7 reasons you […]

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 Diseases That Have Been Almost Totally Eliminated By Modern Vaccinations

5 Diseases That Have Been Almost Totally Eliminated By Modern Vaccinations

This April, National Infant Immunization Week and World Immunization Week will be celebrated almost concurrently – a rare coincidence that goes to show how important immunizations and vaccinations are in our modern world. National Infant Immunization Week, promoted by the […]

How To Recognize The 5 Most Common Signs Of Meningitis

How To Recognize The 5 Most Common Signs Of Meningitis

April 24 has been marked by the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations as World Meningitis Day – a time during which the facts, statistics, and impact of meningitis can be publicized. The Confederation of Meningitis Organizations is dedicated to eliminating meningitis […]

What Makes Pediatric Nursing Unique?

What Makes Pediatric Nursing Unique?

Like the physicians we work with on a daily basis, nurses can specialize in different areas of medicine. One of these specialties is pediatric nursing. For people who love working with children, pediatric nursing can be an incredibly rewarding career. […]

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 […]

5 Ways That The Spread Of STIs Can Be Prevented

5 Ways That The Spread Of STIs Can Be Prevented

April has been set by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) as STI Awareness Month – and April 10 has been appointed National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness day. This focus on youth and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases) is not a coincidence […]