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Cold and flu tea recipe

In the cold winter months, nurses are especially at risk for catching viruses from patients and coworkers. While there may never be a cure for the common cold, this herbal remedy is the next best thing!

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“Hospitals Attempt to Help Nurses Cope with High Levels of On-The-Job Stress” – Did you read it?

If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that not everybody is cut out for nursing. And while nurses are an exemplar of strength and character, the emotional and physical strain of everyday demands can and will take a toll on […]

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NPR: Hospitals not taking responsibility for nurse injuries

This month, NPR has been doing a series on “Injured Nurses.” The latest two installments look at how some hospitals put nurses at risk of injuries and also refuse to pay medical bills of nurses that have been injured.

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One less cup of joe—how to make victory yours

Cutting back on caffeine is no easy feat, so here are a few options to help you stay on track.

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Coffee may lower risk of endometrial cancer

In addition to keeping you awake during a night shift, drinking three to four cups of coffee may reduce the risk of endometrial cancer by nearly one-fifth.

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Half of microbes found on NYC subway a mystery to scientists

A report from Weill Cornell Medical College finds that surfaces on the New York City subway contains hundreds of species of bacteria, and that half of the DNA found on the surfaces don’t match any known organism.

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5 winter self-care must-haves for nurses

What can you do to keep the wintertime blues at bay and take great care of yourself?

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Nurses, shovel your way to a healthier you

In all seriousness…what did we do before snow blowers and plowing service??

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“Hospitals Fail to Protect Nursing Staff from Becoming Patients” – Did you read it?

Nurses are selfless as a rule, and it’s often without hesitation that they put patients first. But we all know how important it is to have the technology, guidelines and support needed to care for patients without jeopardizing personal safety. […]

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5 easy make-at-home infused waters for nurses

We’ve gathered recipes for five delicious make-at-home infused waters, perfect for busy nurses who have decided to make 2015 their healthiest year yet.

“How do I prevent myself from burning out on the job?”

“How do I prevent myself from burning out on the job?”

We can’t take care of our patients if we don’t take care of ourselves. Finding the balance between work and life is essential….but how can you find that balance?

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Working rotating night shifts may lead to increased risk of disease

According to a new nurse study, working rotating night shifts may harm your long-term health.

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Nurses have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that healthcare workers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries among all occupations. What needs to be done to help reduce these injuries?

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10 fitness hacks for nurses to try

Try these 10 simple fitness tips from a fellow nurse that can help you improve your current level of health.

5 steps nurses can take to keep their New Year’s fitness resolutions

5 steps nurses can take to keep their New Year’s fitness resolutions

It’s that time of year. The new year is upon us, so it’s time to make those ever-“permanent” New Year’s resolutions.