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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.

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How can nurses lose weight? “Be Beyonce!”

Feel like you don’t have time to exercise or cook healthy meals? Click in to find out what you can do in 20 minutes or less each day to get healthier.

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5 things you’re doing wrong when working out

Everyone has made the mistake of working out incorrectly and later paid for it with injuries and embarrassment. Here’s what you’re doing wrong…and how to fix it!

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5 tips for getting back into running after a break

Now that nursing school’s over, you’re ready to tackle the next challenge…getting back into running. But how? Try these tips.

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5 more healthy, quick recipes for nurses on the go

Stomach grumbling on the job? Next time, prepare one of these delicious and healthy snacks!