Wellness Tips

Helping Kids See A Brighter Future: August Is Children’s Eye & Safety Month

Helping Kids See A Brighter Future: August Is Children’s Eye & Safety Month

Millions of children throughout America deal with eye issues, such as nearsightedness, infections, and eye injuries. During the month of August, the American Academy of Ophthalmology helps raise awareness throughout the nation about the importance of eye health and safety […]

Foot Care Tips Nurses Can Stand By

Foot Care Tips Nurses Can Stand By

As a nurse, taking proper care of your feet can make a world of difference in your day. The human foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, 100 ligaments, and over 7,000 nerve endings. A body part as […]

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 […]

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

So let’s be real. We all went into nursing because we genuinely love people. We wanted a career that we felt made a difference. We love taking care of others and walking along side them in the process of healing. […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Chiropractors Tell Nurses How To Take Care Of Their Bodies

5 Chiropractors Tell Nurses How To Take Care Of Their Bodies

It’s no secret that being a nurse is downright tiring at times! Whether it’s rushing for emergencies, standing for hours on end, or even working at your station for extended amounts of time, our bodies can take a beating. Here […]

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

So you’ve committed your next couple years to nursing school or perhaps you’re a working nurse and have a long stretch of shifts in a row coming up… you’re going to need to get some GOOD sleep to make push […]

March 22 Is National Diabetes Day. Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

March 22 Is National Diabetes Day. Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

March 22 has been established by the ADA – The American Diabetes Association – as National Diabetes day. The numbers behind type 2 diabetes in the US are nothing short of astonishing. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes – […]

March Is National Kidney Month! 5 Simple Steps For Better Kidney Health

March Is National Kidney Month! 5 Simple Steps For Better Kidney Health

Kidneys are one of the most important – and often overlooked – parts of our bodies. Us nurses know how essential these miraculous filtration systems are for filtering our blood of toxins and dangerous poisonous compounds. And despite advances in […]

5 Easy Steps Towards Healthier Eating Habits For National Nutrition Month

5 Easy Steps Towards Healthier Eating Habits For National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. First established by Eat Right, by the Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is a time to reflect upon our eating habits, and whether we’ve been fuelling our bodies with the right stuff […]

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Being a nurse is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding occupation. Nurses struggle with unusually high stress levels, compared to many other common white-collar occupations. Work stress in nursing was first explored as early as the 1960s, when four key […]

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.