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Nursing Culture & Why It’s Hard To Stay In Shape

Nursing Culture & Why It’s Hard To Stay In Shape

My name is Lauren Drain and I want to talk to you about the difficulties we as nurses face when it comes to being healthy and staying in shape. We as nurses have an incredibly good track record for going […]

Find Your Center With These Easy Yoga Positions Perfect For Anywhere

Find Your Center With These Easy Yoga Positions Perfect For Anywhere

Yoga has been growing in popularity for years. Not only is it a great workout and helps people strengthen their bodies, it’s also effective for strengthening the mind and relieving stress and tension. Actually, yoga is so popular that it […]

Smart Food Choices Fight Heart Disease & Other Cardiometabolic Diseases

Smart Food Choices Fight Heart Disease & Other Cardiometabolic Diseases

As a nurse, you already know that diet is linked to overall health, especially our heart health. What we eat on a daily basis can have a big impact on whether we’ll develop conditions like type 2 diabetes or heart […]

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‘Think Fungus’ To Help Prevent The Growth Of Fungal Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared Aug. 14-18 as the very first Fungal Disease Awareness Week. Throughout the world, the prevalence of fungal diseases is a serious health issue. Fungal infections can lead to severe illnesses […]

Foot Care Tips Nurses Can Stand By

Foot Care Tips Nurses Can Stand By

As a nurse, taking proper care of your feet can make a world of difference in your day. The human foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, 100 ligaments, and over 7,000 nerve endings. A body part as […]

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

June has been set as National Men’s Health Month, and during June 12-18, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated. First set forth by a Congressional health education program, National Men’s Health Month has grown into a celebration that’s observed across […]

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

The Alzheimer’s Association has set June as National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This holiday month has been established not just to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, but to promote healthy lifestyles that lead to healthy brains, and an overall better […]

Understanding The Damage Caused By Tobacco Use

Understanding The Damage Caused By Tobacco Use

The World Health Organization has designated May 31st as “World No Tobacco Day”, and has dedicated this day to spreading awareness about the harmful, damaging health effects of tobacco. This year, the theme of World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco […]

The Friday Before Memorial Day Is “Don’t Fry-Day!” Learn How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Skin Cancer This Summer!

The Friday Before Memorial Day Is “Don’t Fry-Day!” Learn How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Skin Cancer This Summer!

Spring has officially sprung – and summer is just around the corner! That means that it’s almost time for fun, sun, and outdoor recreation. You’ll certainly appreciate that if you’ve spent a long winter cooped up in your hospital caring […]

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

So let’s be real. We all went into nursing because we genuinely love people. We wanted a career that we felt made a difference. We love taking care of others and walking along side them in the process of healing. […]

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

This May, Mental Health America will celebrate the 68th annual Mental Health Month. First established in 1949, Mental Health Month has been founded in order to spread awareness about mental health issues, and educate the public about the most common […]

4 Ways To Encourage Your Hospital Staff In Bettering Their Health

4 Ways To Encourage Your Hospital Staff In Bettering Their Health

This May, the National Association for Health and Fitness will be celebrating one of their largest yearly events – Global Employee Health And Fitness Month! First established in May 1989, this celebration of health and fitness at the workplace has […]

The 28-Hour Workday Controversy – Do Long Working Hours Help Or Harm Patients?

The 28-Hour Workday Controversy – Do Long Working Hours Help Or Harm Patients?

In recent days, the medical world has seen itself mixed up in a bit of controversy, related to the long working hours common among medical professionals – including doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff. The root of this controversy lies […]

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Can worrying about your health make you sick? A recent study performed in Norway has indicated that health anxiety – a general unease about the state of one’s health, even if they have been confirmed to be healthy – can […]

5 Ways Quality Sleep Impacts Your Health

5 Ways Quality Sleep Impacts Your Health

April 23-29 has been set forth by The National Sleep Foundation as National Sleep Week. The National Sleep Foundation has made it their goal to ensure that each and every American is aware of the positive effects of healthful sleep […]