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    10 Ways to Stay Healthy While on the Job

    10 Ways to Stay Healthy While on the Job
    You know the nursing drill-long hours, high demands, and stressful situations leave you feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and...exhausted! You may feel like there's just no time in the work day to take care of your number one patient: yourself. Although the work you do for others is amazing, it is important to give yourself the same attention! Here are 10 ways to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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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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    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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    10 Reasons Why Nurses Get Sick

    10 Reasons Why Nurses Get Sick
    We clean everything we can get our hands on. While this can be great for fighting off those nasty bugs that can wreak havoc on your immune system, there really is some truth to the saying, “Too much of a good thing is bad.” Here are the top ten reasons why we get sick despite all that cleaning. Not Washing Our ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Avoiding Back Injuries in Nursing

    Avoiding Back Injuries in Nursing
    Nursing, especially in the hospital setting, is physically demanding -- and nurses’ backs bear the brunt of their jobs. Just how prevalent are back problems in nursing? According to an American Nurses Association fact sheet: • RNs ranked sixth among occupations most at risk for strains and sprains -- higher than stock handlers and construction workers. • Studies of back-related workers’ ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    18 Best Ready-Made Meals for Busy Nurses

    18 Best Ready-Made Meals for Busy Nurses
    When you’re on a tight schedule and need to grab a fast meal, forgo the fast-food drive-through that wreaks havoc on your health and head next door to the supermarket to pick up these quick, healthful alternatives. Our handy guide to the 18 best ready-made meals will help you cut through the guessing game of “What’s good?” and keep you on ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Massage Basics for Nurses

    Massage Basics for Nurses
    Do you remember learning how to give a back rub to help relax your patient? For patients who have been lying in bed and are uncomfortable, that back rub makes everything seem right, if only for a little while. There's something magical about a soothing touch. A touch can help a baby stop crying, a touch can calm down a frightened ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    12 Areas of Balance for 2011

    12 Areas of Balance for 2011
    For many, a new year is synonymous with new beginnings. This New Year can mean a fresh start, or a do-over. Many people write resolutions for the new year, to only find several weeks down the road either changes have not been made, follow through didn’t happen, or you can’t even find the paper you made your list on. May I ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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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    There's No 'I' in Weight Loss

    There's No 'I' in Weight Loss
    OK. Yes, I can spell. Heh heh, there literally is an 'I' in weight loss, yes I can see that. I'm talking figuratively. You know the old motivational saying of "There is no 'I' in T.E.A.M."? Well, I'm sort-of stealing that concept. This time of the year is THE hardest time of the year to maintain our health and wellness (including ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is it Cheaper to Be Vegan, Vegetarian, or a Meat Eater?

    Here's an interesting chart from LearnVest that breaks down the daily costs, in dollars and cents, of different diets: meat eaters, pescetarians, vegetarians, and vegans. According to their tallying, vegans have the least expensive diets, and meat eaters have the priciest, which certainly flies in the face of the arguments that vegetarianism is a choice limited to the hippie fringes ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurses Who Smoke

    Nurses Who Smoke
    It’s crazy, huh. Nurses are at the front line of tobacco treatment and prevention, yet they’re the most likely of all healthcare providers to light up. Why is that? Theories abound, but the stress of nursing is one of the most likely contributors to the addiction. More than 80% of smokers say they want to quit, and nurses especially feel the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Colors Alter Mood

    How Colors Alter Mood
    As a kid, I relished organizing M&Ms by color and eating the “best” ones first and relegating the “gross” tan-colored ones to the trash. To this day, I reach for yellow and red peanut M&Ms first, believing that they’re far superior to all other varieties without really understanding why. Then I read about a study that showed these colors to be ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Untested Chemicals in Consumer Products

    There are more than 50,000 chemicals in use in industrial processes and in consumer products that we know very little about from a safety perspective—meaning safe for our health, and safe for the planet. Why? Because, as Scientific American writes, "The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act does not require chemicals to be registered or proven safe before use." Regular readers ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Heart Healthy Foods for Nurses

    [photo:184833] Okay, enough with the “no-nos” and “hands off” items in our diets. We know what we shouldn’t be eating. How about the yummy foods we can eat and—bonus!—are heart healthy? To narrow it down even further, what can busy nurses eat while on the go? Here are our top 10 faves.Check 'em out >> Featured Author: SCRUBS MAGAZINE Scrubs Magazine ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses

    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses
    It’s a simple prescription really: You get up, go about your day or shift, go home, wind down and then go to sleep; repeat daily. But if you’re one of the nearly 10 percent of Americans who report having chronic insomnia or one of more than 25 percent who have occasional trouble sleeping, getting that shut-eye is anything but easy. These ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Ideas That Promote Self-Care

    7 Ideas That Promote Self-Care
    As caregivers, we expend energy. For a moment, think of our energy as water. Imagine our source of water coming from a well. Day after day, you withdraw water from the well to drink, to cook with to bathe with. The source of replenishment has been cut off from the well. You may continue to draw from that well until it ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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