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Can (and should?!) nurses be shamed into washing their hands at work?

These new systems use a powerful emotion to make sure you do scrub up as often as you should: shame. What do you think of them?

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5 tips for coping with PCOS as a nurse

These five steps will help you better manage your life with PCOS so that you can focus on things that matter most–your family, friends and, of course, your patients.

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Keep on the sunny side: natural light improves nurse mood and performance

A new study shows that nurses with workplaces that let in natural light show improved performance and moods than those working at night or in windowless facilities. What do you think?

3 less common ways for nurses to quit smoking

3 less common ways for nurses to quit smoking

Still struggling to kick that cigarette habit? Here are three lesser known methods for quitting that you may want to investigate.

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UV lights kill hospital germs cleaning staff leaves behind

The Optimum-UV, a new device from Clorox and UltraViolet Devices, bathes hospital rooms in UV light to kill nearly 100 percent of bacteria. Do you think it could help decrease hospital-acquired infections?

Chocolate? Wine? Sleep? How do YOU relieve stress?

Chocolate? Wine? Sleep? How do YOU relieve stress?

Scrubs readers tell us their preferred method of stress release. Join in the fun and share your own favorite ways to unwind!

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Ebola and germ warfare: what every nurse needs to know

In the midst of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we’re reminded once again of the importance of taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of disease in our workplaces. Here’s what you need to know.

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Who’s the sleepiest of them all?

Just how far behind are nurses falling in this perpetual game of catch-up, are some at a greater loss than others and what are the very real consequences of sleeping hours that come few and far between?

Katie Duke on fitness: “Do something you love, but also something realistic.”

Katie Duke on fitness: “Do something you love, but also something realistic.”

The Duke shares her best advice on fitness, coffee and nurse’s mental health. Check out her words of wisdom here!

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Germ warfare: What can you do to help battle hospital-acquired infections?

Hospital-acquired infections are more virulent than ever, thanks to antibiotic-resistant germs. Protect your patients, your family and yourself from the threat of infection with these tips.

Too many hours, too little sleep

Too many hours, too little sleep

Researchers and government agencies have been sounding the alarm for years. Is anyone listening?

10 reasons you can’t lose weight

10 reasons you can’t lose weight

…and what you can do about it!

Are you out of control?

Are you out of control?

When you’re overworked, overstressed, overscheduled and overwhelmed, your willpower wanes. Here’s how to restore your resolve and get back on track.

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Skipping breakfast doesn’t affect weight loss, study says

A new study shows that skipping breakfast doesn’t affect weight loss for those dieting, despite the traditional wisdom that a nutritious breakfast is a healthy way to start your day. What do you think?

A million pounds, a million steps, a million deep breaths: join the Scrubs Wellness Challenge!

A million pounds, a million steps, a million deep breaths: join the Scrubs Wellness Challenge!

Nurses can’t effectively take care of others if we don’t take care of ourselves. Which is why we’re proud to announce the Scrubs Wellness Challenge, which we’ll be running for the next four months with one simple goal: Help nurses get healthy.