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    Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use

    Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use
    If you've ever treated a "frequent flyer" patient with a case of "Nintendo thumb" or "Avatar blues," you may be familiar with this list of 40 humorous nursing lingo terms. Courtesy of our Scrubs Magazine readers and SlangRN.com we present these slang terms nurses use and wonder, what are some more? Scroll to the bottom to submit your favorites! 1. Frequent ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Answers to the "What's Your TV Hospital IQ?" Quiz

    Answers to the "What's Your TV Hospital IQ?" Quiz
    Are you one of those nurses who can’t get enough of medical drama—even when you’re off duty? Let’s see if you can match these TV shows to the right hospitals or clinics. Ready? Take the Quiz >> Already took the quiz? Get the Answers! Go >> Featured Author: Scrubs Magazine Scrubs Magazine is the lifestyle website for and about nurses. Here ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    One Big Exercise Myth – Debunked

    One Big Exercise Myth – Debunked
    Ever get 'sore' days after you've exercised? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. D.O.M.S. It's actually a verifiable phenomena in the exercise and sporting world. Just ask any athlete (or maybe you were once a competitive athlete yourself). For some strange reason when you push your body (and your muscles) to a new level, increase your intensity, increase the amount lifted, increase your ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Unbelievable Hospital Scenes From TV

    How many times have you paused, shook your head at some random situation at work, and said, “I can’t believe this is happening.”And that’s real life. We thought you might need a laugh at times like this, so we dug through clips from TV shows spanning more than a half century to find these 23 unbelievable hospital scenes. Some are ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Screening for Breast Cancer

    Screening for Breast Cancer
    A study shows that mammograms can reduce the risk of death by breast cancer by 26 percent for women in their 40s. Published online for the journal Cancer in June 2010, the study compared breast cancer deaths in women who had a diagnosis in counties in Sweden that offered mammograms, to deaths of patients in counties that offered no screenings. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due date. ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Purpose of Color-Coded Scrubs

    The Purpose of Color-Coded Scrubs
    Everyone knows that scrubs are the official “uniform” of nurses. But many healthcare organizations also have their own rules about who gets to wear which hue. These color-coding standards vary from hospital to hospital. Some employers have more than half a dozen different colors in their coding system. Fortunately, most of the typically assigned shades are readily available. For example, ceil ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?

    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?
    Many women with breast cancer today opt for breast cancer surgery, encouraging doctors to not only remove the cancerous breast, but their healthy breast too. According to an article in The New York Times, in 2006, approximately 6 percent of women who underwent breast cancer surgery chose the procedure. Some women don't even wait for a cancer diagnosis, but opt for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scrubalicious

    Scrubalicious
    Should nurses wear uniforms? And what about all those cute scrubs out there? Are they professional? Recently I have had to say good-bye to the cute scrubs of old–I now wear scrubs in the same color and style as the rest of my coworkers. Nurses on other floors can choose a solid color scrub set or all whites. Yes, WHITE! Can’t ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week

    National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week
    Celebrate National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week with NursingLink! What is it? Nurse-Managed Health Clinics, also known as Nurse-Managed Health Centers, are clinics lead by advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners. These clinics offer services like primary care, disease prevention, and promote various health issues to those who need it. Patients are most often living in poverty without health insurance, and/or belong ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The World's Progress on Breast Cancer

    In honor of National Women's Health Week, we've looked at the fight against breast cancer around the world. We've looked at how the United States—and other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development—are performing in three categories: improvement in the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, the mortality rate per 100,000 women, and the percentage of women ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Breast Cancer Awareness

    You've seen the pink ribbons, but do you know how many American women actually get breast cancer? One in eight. While America may have the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, other countries are catching up, thanks to changes in diet, lifestyle, and exposure to carcinogens. We don't have a cure, but this is our video version of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Movies Featuring Nurses

    5 Movies Featuring Nurses
    Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just a reminder of why you love being a nurse, below you will find our top five favorite cinematic portrayals of nurses. No Nurse Ratched here! All the movies we recommend show nurses as they really are: caring, compassionate and very involved in their patients’ lives. 1. Wit Vivian (Emma Thompson), a sharp-witted English literature ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Mental Tricks to Mend Work Relationships

    Mental Tricks to Mend Work Relationships
    In a demanding and high-risk workplace like the healthcare setting, flare-ups among coworkers can escalate very quickly. So how do you navigate the different personalities and specific stresses of the day to keep the peace and focus on the patients’ well-being? “Dialectal Behavioral Therapy” techniques can give nurses efficient and easy-to-use ways to communicate effectively, build relationships and set limits while ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Hair-Care Myths Debunked

    8 Hair-Care Myths Debunked
    They say a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, and boy, do we take that to heart. Women spend inordinate amounts of time and energy washing, styling, and caring for their hair (and let’s be honest—men do, too), all for the sake of keeping it shiny, healthy, and manageable. Like many areas of modern life, there’s plenty of advice and chatter ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Nursing Jokes

    5 Nursing Jokes
    [tap tap tap] Is this thing on? For a profession so noble and serious, nursing is undoubtedly also a hotbed for raw, honest humor. See if you've heard all of the jokes in our compilation, then enter our "open mike night" (A.K.A. our comment section!) and show off your best bits! Job Search Catherine, an RN, was unhappy with her job, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hospital-Wide Dress Code?

    Hospital-Wide Dress Code?
    So I was at work the other day. I think it was the weekend (I can’t remember). I happened to notice a physician making rounds on a patient (in this case, not part of my assignment). What the physician wore rather startled got me thinking. I’ve seen physicians (PCP, specialists, surgeons, etc.) come in for their daily rounds (weekend, holiday, weekday, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    12 Small Steps to Happiness

    12 Small Steps to Happiness
    As a caregiver you must find a sustainable way to make yourself a priority. Although it may feel counterintuitive at times, making yourself a priority will better allow you to avoid burnout by exercising choices about your own wellness. A quick way I’ve found that really resonates with nurses is the Wellness Inventory, a series of statements in 12 areas of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cleansing Your Colonic Palate

    Cleansing Your Colonic Palate
    I know it's unnatural for women to become obsessed and fascinated by bowel movements, but I am. Really. I can't believe I'm actually putting this out there for the world to read. My fascination started with colonics because it seemed like such a logical way to cleanse your system. Kind of like pressure-cleaning the algae off a deck. But because I'm ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hypothyroid: The Silent Downward Spiral

    Hypothyroid: The Silent Downward Spiral
    "Are you really tired? Or have you just had a couple of glasses of wine?" This was the third time in two weeks that someone had asked me the same question as a result of me slurring my words during a conversation. No matter how hard I concentrated on articulating the words, I couldn't seem to get them out clearly. A ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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