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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Through the hype and overwhelming media presence about the looming election, you may have noticed the pink-colored promotions invading your favorite retailers, the Internet, perhaps even your pet food. Moving in alongside the debates, the news headlines and the black-and-orange is an October of richly hued pink, in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A message from NBCAM.org: "Twenty-three years ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Soothing Sounds to Beat Stress

    6 Soothing Sounds to Beat Stress
    In 2007, I had the good fortune to live on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, for a year. While I was there, fewer than sixty-five thousand permanent residents occupied this 622-square-mile Eden, which meant that there were almost as many roosters as there were humans living there. Far away from the clanging trains, rattling jackhammers, buzzing bumper-to-bumper traffic, and other city ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the "Blood Pressure" Quiz

    Answers to the "Blood Pressure" Quiz
    High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments among patients. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself! 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 you'll find weekly giveaways, "best of" lists, and both the lighter ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Answers to the "NCLEX Obstetrics" Quiz

    Answers to the "NCLEX Obstetrics" Quiz
    When you were studying nursing, did you look forward to your obstetrics rotation or was it the last thing you wanted to be doing? Has it been a long time since you last thought about primiparas or LBW babies? Let’s see how much you know, according to the NCLEX, that is. Take the Quiz >> Already took the quiz? Get the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?

    Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?
    From bottles and microwaves to phones and McNuggets, it seems everything is giving us cancer. While I refuse to run from my car when pumping gas or stop using my cell phone, there is one allegedly carcinogenic item that I fear: deodorant. I used to be a fan of the clinical strength stuff; however I started getting a bit wary when ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Halloween Costumes to Avoid at the Hospital

    Halloween Costumes to Avoid at the Hospital
    Dressing like a terrorist this Halloween season is probably not going to get you a promotion. In fact, costumes that are in poor taste might even get you in career hot water if you wear one to an office party or Halloween bash where you might see some of your not-so-close coworkers or managers. And your actions could even get others ...
    Published about 4 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Celebrity Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories

    8 Celebrity Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories
    This year alone, nearly 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, according to Cancer.org statistics. The battle against the deadly disease rages on daily, and prevention and awareness is a major part of that effort. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and organizers are pulling out all stops to shed light on the issue, including seeking a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, "Best, Richard." Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she's incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. "Ugh," says Miranda. "'Best' is the worst." Gulp. That's how I've signed my emails for years. I thought ...
    Published about 4 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the "What's Your Nutrition IQ?" Quiz

    Answers to the "What's Your Nutrition IQ?" Quiz
    How much do you know about what is (and what isn’t) on your plate? Want to learn how to eat healthier? Take the Nutrition IQ quiz and find out how much you know about eating right. Already took the quiz? Get the answers >> [page] The correct answers are highlighted in green. 1) Skipping meals — a great way to diet? ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    9 Hilarious and Horrifying Nursing Tales

    Question: What involves lots of blood, guts, and gore, can be extremely scary at times, and requires a costume? Answer: Why, nursing, of course! Halloween and nursing go hand in hand. After all, they involve a lot of the same things: blood, guts, terrifying outfits. We've rounded up the best nursing horror stories straight from the trenches and just in ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Health Checks for Your Twenties and Beyond

    Health Checks for Your Twenties and Beyond
    My mother and I both take pretty good care of ourselves. We try to eat well and exercise, we take supplements, and we see our doctors regularly. But because we’re more than four decades apart in age, our health care needs differ greatly—as do all women’s. As we move through the decades of our lives, the age-specific concerns related to our ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology

    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology
    Technology pretty much runs our lives these days. From our work life to our home life, we have computers, phones, and gadgets helping us with our daily routine. But is technology taking over and shifting our societal norms? Is too much technology a bad thing? Sometimes we are so used to relying on technology to help us out, we forget how ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Eye Contact Affects Our Behavior

    How Eye Contact Affects Our Behavior
    Did you ever play the Eye Contact Game as a kid? You’re supposed to sit directly across from another person and stare into his or her eyes for as long as possible while keeping a straight face. I don’t think I won a single game; every attempt would end in a fit of nervous giggles. And as an adult, I feel ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?

    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?
    Gender stereotypes abound. But there’s no doubt about it – men and women are different. And we’ve all wondered, at one point or another, what life was like for the opposite sex. With so much misunderstanding between the sexes, we set out to dispel the myths and separate fact from fiction. Except, we’re shaking things up a little. Instead of the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scrubs Style History: Newcastle Uniforms

    [photo:177023] What if American nurses had to wear a national uniform? It wasn’t too long ago that nurses in the United Kingdom had to do just that. Take a trip down memory lane with UK nurse Penny Hammond as she remembers the look, and the life, of getting “dressed” for work. In Britain, the national uniform (or simply “national”) was designed ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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