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12 Tips For Nurses Working The Overnighter

12 Tips For Nurses Working The Overnighter

Working an overnight shift can take some getting used to and isn’t always an easy transition for an internal clock that is used to being awake during the day and sleeping at night. Many of our home care nurses work with children that […]

5 Top Beauty Products For Nurses

5 Top Beauty Products For Nurses

Nursing is equal parts difficult and rewarding—although, as you know, sometimes the difficulties seem to outweigh the rewards. One of the hardest parts about being a nurse is what it does to your body. We work long shifts, stay up […]

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Creating a Balance For Improved Mental Health The demands put on us can often make nurses feel overwhelmed at times. Work days are spent hustling through patients while home life is a balancing act of sleep and attending to personal […]

Migraine Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Migraine Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Affecting approximately 38 million Americans, migraine is one of the most prevalent and serious primary headache disorders. Despite the fact that migraines can be extremely painful and disabling, migraine awareness is unacceptably low. June was National Migraine Awareness Month, so […]

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week runs from June 13 to June 19 (Father’s Day). This year’s theme, stress management, is one that deserves some extra attention, especially from men working in the nursing field. When left unchecked, stress can contribute to a […]

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Doctors’ Hand Hygiene Plummets Unless They Know They’re Being Watched, Study Finds

For doctors and nurses, hand hygiene is supposed to be as intuitive as breathing. But is this behavior really second-nature, or do health care workers need supervision to keep their hand cleaning habits on target? A new study out of […]

The Life Saving Magic of Compression Socks for Nurses

The Life Saving Magic of Compression Socks for Nurses

Feet may be meant for walking, but there is a limit to how much your legs can take. Nurses spend a good part of their day moving around, and not nearly enough time in a chair. This leads to leg […]

Chemotherapy Drugs Are Killing Nurses

Chemotherapy Drugs Are Killing Nurses

Whenever somebody hears about chemotherapeutic drugs, they tend to think of the life-saving medicines that are responsible for curing multiple types of cancers. We never fail to get excited about the development of a new chemotherapeutic drug that could save […]

Top 10 Facts To Know About Kidneys

Top 10 Facts To Know About Kidneys

You probably already have a general understanding of the important role that kidneys play in human health. However, kidneys do quite a bit more than most people give them credit for! Considering the fact that World Kidney Day comes around every March, we’d […]

Recognizing & Coping With Nursing Burnout

Recognizing & Coping With Nursing Burnout

Nurses are often compassionate by nature. After all, one of the reasons you may have chosen nursing is to help people. But nursing can be a demanding career and at some point, you may find your wide-eyed enthusiasm for the […]

Five Best Snacks To Get You Through Those 12-hour Shifts

Five Best Snacks To Get You Through Those 12-hour Shifts

As a nurse, you’re probably working long shifts. Whether you love them or hate them, one thing is for sure: 12-hour shifts make for a long day or night. To get through your shift, proper nutrition is essential to maintain […]

Drug Dependency In The Nursing Field

Drug Dependency In The Nursing Field

Fans of the show Nurse Jackie are familiar with the concept of drug addiction among nurses, but they might not realize that this is actually a very serious issue that affects a significant number of medical professionals, especially those in […]

Seven Ways For Nurses To Keep Their Fitness Resolution

Seven Ways For Nurses To Keep Their Fitness Resolution

If you made a resolution to get fit this year, you’re not alone. Becoming healthier and getting in shape often tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. So if you’re hitting the gym and eating healthy at home, you’re off […]

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

No matter what your specialty is or where you’re located, working a night shift as a nurse presents unique challenges. Often, the most difficult tests of these come from your own body, which wants nothing more than to lie down […]