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The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

So you’ve committed your next couple years to nursing school or perhaps you’re a working nurse and have a long stretch of shifts in a row coming up… you’re going to need to get some GOOD sleep to make push […]

March 22 Is National Diabetes Day. Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

March 22 Is National Diabetes Day. Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

March 22 has been established by the ADA – The American Diabetes Association – as National Diabetes day. The numbers behind type 2 diabetes in the US are nothing short of astonishing. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes – […]

March Is National Kidney Month! 5 Simple Steps For Better Kidney Health

March Is National Kidney Month! 5 Simple Steps For Better Kidney Health

Kidneys are one of the most important – and often overlooked – parts of our bodies. Us nurses know how essential these miraculous filtration systems are for filtering our blood of toxins and dangerous poisonous compounds. And despite advances in […]

5 Easy Steps Towards Healthier Eating Habits For National Nutrition Month

5 Easy Steps Towards Healthier Eating Habits For National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. First established by Eat Right, by the Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is a time to reflect upon our eating habits, and whether we’ve been fuelling our bodies with the right stuff […]

Deaths Involving Motorcycle Accidents: When Riding Turns Deadly

Deaths Involving Motorcycle Accidents: When Riding Turns Deadly

Riding a motorcycle on the open road can be exhilarating. Plus, for many people, motorcycle clubs offer a great way to socialize and meet people. But unfortunately, motorcycles are undeniably risky. In a car, you have a cage of steel […]

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

How to sleep, stay connected with your social circle, relieve stress, avoid the “hangover feeling,” and enjoy the perks of working when everyone else is slumbering.

When Doctors Become the Patient: The Psychological Implications of a Role Reversal

When Doctors Become the Patient: The Psychological Implications of a Role Reversal

For physicians, as well as for nurses, one’s occupation puts one in the role of a healer. When it’s your job to treat other people’s injuries and illnesses, it can be jarring when suddenly, you find yourself on the other […]

7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water (Infographic)

7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water (Infographic)

We love taking everyday things and making them a little more fun. As nurses, we’re constantly on the go, so it’s important to stay hydrated especially when our schedules get the best of us. Tired of lugging around a bottle […]

Are You a Hydrated Nurse?

Are You a Hydrated Nurse?

  Nothing is as important as being well hydrated – and you probably know this better than anyone around. If you have stressed the importance of water in many circumstances, and to many patients, the only question remains: are YOU […]

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Living Well with Arthritis: Tips for a Full and Healthy Life

If you’re living with arthritis, you’re definitely not alone. Many other nurses share your plight. A staggering 52.5 million adults in the United States have some form of arthritis — that’s 22% of the population. By 2040, that number is […]

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

Today is Lung Health Day, an awareness day created by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) centered on the wide variety of diseases and health conditions that can affect one of our most vital organs, the lungs. When people […]

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

The week of October 2-8, 2016 was Mental Health Awareness Week, an occasion to shine some light on psychiatric issues that otherwise get overlooked. Mental health disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. In 2014, there were an estimated […]

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

  This week is Infection Prevention Week, a time to raise awareness of how infections spread and how they can be prevented. Infection prevention is of great importance in a healthcare setting. In one 2011 study, it was discovered that […]

How To Recover From A Fatal Error In Judgement

How To Recover From A Fatal Error In Judgement

  It’s not an exaggeration to say that one of the things every nurse fears the most is making a fatal error in judgement. The huge responsibility lying on our shoulders makes it especially hard for any nurse to acknowledge […]

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

Taking care of your health has never been as important. You have a real crazy schedule and work sometimes feels like a never-ending marathon. As a result, not only that your work sucks all the energy out of you, but […]