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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 […]

3 ways for nurses to take care of themselves on (and off!) the job

3 ways for nurses to take care of themselves on (and off!) the job

The more you make healthy choices, the easier it becomes. Here are three ways to start taking care of yourself today.

Nurses, watch your backs! But actually, though…

Nurses, watch your backs! But actually, though…

It’s never too early to start thinking about all that professional wear and tear—starting with your back.

What are your best tips to help tackle seasonal depression?

What are your best tips to help tackle seasonal depression?

When the going gets tough, the tough turn to their fellow nurses.

A guide to snooze-sneaking for busy nurses

A guide to snooze-sneaking for busy nurses

Nurses live for naps, but never seem to find time for them…until now.

9 not-so-harmless habits that might be disrupting your sleep

9 not-so-harmless habits that might be disrupting your sleep

Think you’re a bad sleeper? Don’t worry—here’s how to set the stage for a more satisfying snooze.