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Towels are a breeding ground for germs in the home

At work, nurses are expected to be constantly on guard against the spread of germs. But are we as aware of germs after we get home?

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5 strategies for the sick nurse: How to succeed in your career despite health issues

If you suffer from an illness or a debilitating medical condition, here are some great tips to help you maintain your work-life balance.

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Flu season factoids that shock even nurses!

Our quick, 30-second guide to avoiding the flu.

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Ebola facts and checklist for healthcare providers

As you’ve likely seen, much of the reporting on Ebola has done little more than spread panic without giving any real facts. So Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse is setting the record straight with a checklist for healthcare providers.

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5 little ways for nurses to relieve stress

Finding the time to relax can be tough, but as you know, it’s so important for your mental and physical health. So what’s a busy nurse to do? Try these five little stress-relievers!

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3 ways nurses can get involved with International Infection Prevention Week

Did you know this week is International Infection Prevention Week? Get the facts and see how you can get involved!

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Workplace wellness programs becoming more popular; effectiveness debated

Work wellness programs are on the rise, according to a new study. But just how effective are they? Weigh in!

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Advice from nurses: What to do when you’re diagnosed with breast cancer

“1. It’s okay to cry. Then pick yourself up and don’t let it get the best of you…”

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New study says larger skirt size may increase breast cancer risk

A new study reveals that skirt size may be a warning factor highlighting those more at risk for developing the disease.

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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!