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    WINNER of NursingLink's Spa Day for the Holidays Contest

    WINNER of NursingLink's Spa Day for the Holidays Contest
    Announcing the WINNER of the Spa Day for the Holidays Contest! A few months ago, we asked NursingLink users: Why do YOU deserve a day at the spa? After reading every one of the thoughtful, touching, and inspiring messages, we've finally come to a decision. It wasn't easy; there were so many great entries to choose from! Nurses have it tough, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Nurses Can Regain Some Calm

    How Nurses Can Regain Some Calm
    One third of Americans are stressed out. They live with extreme stress as a part of their daily lives, and according to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), New York, nearly half of all Americans believe their stress has increased during the past five years. As a nurse, you certainly feel the pinch — and probably deal with ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Back Pain

    The Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Back Pain
    You’ve got only one back, and as a nurse, you must protect it. To safeguard that precious asset, I’ve designed a three-step program to help you avoid back injury. Follow these steps and you’ll have a significantly easier time protecting your back throughout your nursing career. Step 1? Stretch. Step 2? Strengthen. Step 3? Stand Tall. There’s nothing fancy here. No ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    5 Quick Mantras for Nurses

    5 Quick Mantras for Nurses
    When was the last time you took inventory of your recurring thoughts? Studies have shown that freeing your mind of negativity is one immediate way of reducing stress that can have lasting effects on your health and mental well-being. Whether it’s the first thing that flashes across your mind in the morning or those troubling “what ifs” that crop up during ...
    Published over 4 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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Ways Yoga Improves Your Looks (And Your Sex Life)

    6 Ways Yoga Improves Your Looks (And Your Sex Life)
    You'd need several pairs of hands to list all the benefits yoga can have on your health, but what can it do for your looks? Turns out, a whole lot. Those who have been reading this column for some time will know that we advocate lifestyle and diet changes as much as we do using nontoxic cosmetics; the three are ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Get Enough Vitamin D

    The most important source of vitamin D is sunlight, but north of the 42 degree north latitude line, you might need supplemental vitamin D. Where does that come from? Food, especially mackerel, mushrooms, and margarine. David McCandless put together this graphic that provides a good overview of the subject, coming as the shortest days of the year approach. Click on ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Dream Symbols That Point to Stress

    8 Dream Symbols That Point to Stress
    When I was a senior in high school, I had a recurring dream of my teeth falling out. I dreamt about my teeth just about every night for at least three weeks. Sometimes they’d fall out one at a time, sometimes all at once, but the worst was when they’d just start decaying in my mouth and crumble away. In one ...
    Published over 3 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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    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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    When Should You Get a Mammogram Screening?

    When Should You Get a Mammogram Screening?
    Now that the dust has settled on the mammogram issue, I’ve had time to digest all of the news. In as much as I am from three generations of breast cancer survivors and carry the BRCA2 gene, I may be too biased to see any other perspective other than the pro-early detection side of the mammogram debate BUT I’m not too ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Beauty Products to Avoid While Pregnant

    Beauty Products to Avoid While Pregnant
    Pregnant women often hear advice on what they should and shouldn’t be putting into their bodies. However, rarely do they consider that what they’re putting on their bodies may also pose a risk. It is estimated that women use, on average, twelve different beauty and body products a day, and many of these products contain chemicals that may harm a fetus. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Age-Fighting Power Foods and Nutrients

    [photo:182857] As nurses, we’ve all come across a few patients who look nowhere near their age—and we’d love to know their secret. In a bid to look great and keep ourselves healthy, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with so much “stuff” out there. Even nurses can have a tough time with the pitches and claims! In order to help you make ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?

    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?
    If the role of a nurse is to teach patients and the public about healthy lifestyles, is it possible for an overweight or obese nurse to be an effective nurse? We know all too well that many of the chronic health issues seen today in the United States, including type 2 diabetes and hypertension, are related to diet and lifestyle. We’re ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Reduce Nursing's Physical Strain

    How To  Reduce Nursing's Physical Strain
    Nursing can be hazardous. There are infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, chemical exposures and workplace violence, not to mention the fact that caring for patients is just plain exhausting. How can you minimize the job's physical demands? Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, offers some healthy reminders. Recognize the Risks You need to be aware ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to MacGuyver a Cholera Treatment (Pass it On)

    Cholera broke out in Haiti a month ago with a few isolated cases. It's now claimed about 800 lives and the situation is getting worse. In the video above, via Boing Boing, Dr. Jan Gurley demonstrates how to make what's known as "oral rehydration therapy," a solution of salts and sugars that helps keep people with cholera alive. All you ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Rotavirus: The Killer Disease You've Never Heard Of Can Be Easily Stopped

    We've all heard how diseases like malaria are devastating to the developing world, but you probably haven't heard of rotavirus, a disease which kills more than half a million children each year. Find out more about this unknown killer and how to stop it in this infographic. A collaboration between GOOD and Kiss Me I'm Polish. See the Full Infographic! ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    22 Affordable Ways for Nurses to De-Stress

    Whether you’re an palliative care nurse dealing with end-of-life care, or a nurse educator teaching the next generation of RNs, any job in nursing can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    History's 13 Worst Pandemics

    Remember a few months ago when A/H1N1, i.e. "swine flu," was going to wipe out all of humanity? Do you recall how every single time you turned on the T.V., a talking head would chatter nervously about how "Hamthrax" and "Snoutbreak" was about to really cook everyone's bacon? Fortunately, swine flu has largely oinked-out with nowhere near the destructiveness of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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