Spring 2010 Print Issue

Nine dreams and counting: A nurse’s makeover

She left Guinea at 18, but Bebe Sylla never forgot home. Today, the oncology nurse from Houston brings better healthcare to her native West Africa. So when Scrubs heard she wanted a new look to reflect her role, we were only too happy to oblige!

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The battle against burnout

Death and disease may be all in a day’s work, but they can take a terrible toll on your soul. Although it’s never easy, sometimes just the simple pleasures of life off the floor can provide the perfect antidote.

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Dress to express

Newest trends for spring include tactile textiles, ’toon-time prints and beautified badges—who says you can’t wear your personality on your sleeve?

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Bouncing back from back pain

You’re helping a patient, when suddenly: “Oh, ^$#%@!” Now you’re the one in agony—but not for long. Here, from experts and nurses-who-know, smart strategies to go from down and out to up and about.

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The nurse who serenades her patients

Meet nurse Lori Sykes, who comes to work in the ICU every day toting her violin. “Sometimes there are tears; people seem very appreciative. It seems to help them relax and take their mind of their suffering.”

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18 best ready-made meals

Ready-made meals are a necessary staple of modern nursing. But what’s inside the box can vary dramatically in terms of calories and ingredients. To help you make the right choice, check out our “best picks” list!

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