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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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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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    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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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Stress-Relief Tips On and Off the Shift

    10 Stress-Relief Tips On and Off the Shift
    How many times have you complained about stress only to have someone make the half-hearted suggestion “Go get a massage.” Not that massages aren’t great, but who has the time? There have to be other options out there for nurses to shake off stress! We asked experts and you, our readers, for some great ideas for beating stress, and your ideas, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Keeping Germs off Your Hair, Hands and Face

    Keeping Germs off Your Hair, Hands and Face
    We all want to look good at work, but we want to stay healthy as well. In Part II of The Perils of Beauty, Dr. Brady and Nurse Rebekah talked about white lab coats as carriers of germs. Here, they tackle your hair, hands and face. Nurse Rebekah: Our last stop on this adventure through hospital wardrobe is hair. I have ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Break Room Holiday Leftover Recipe Guide

    Ah, the wonderful leftover turkey sandwich: a true classic, but if you're feeling a little adventurous with your leftovers, we've got turkey nachos, turkey barbecue, and a turkey and sweet potato sandwich just to name a few. Why not enjoy the post-holiday spoils by sharing your leftovers with the rest of the hospital (or just as lunch for yourself) with ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Avoid the Most Common Nurse Injuries

    How to Avoid the Most Common Nurse Injuries
    Nursing has its hazards no matter where your job takes you—a hospital, an elderly care facility, a patient's home or a clinic—and it's important to remember to take care of yourself as well as you would your patient. It's easy to forget, but if you're not well, you can't help others. Having an awareness of how easy it is to become ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The ‘Skinny’ On Hospital Food

    The ‘Skinny’ On Hospital Food
    Dear Sean, Confession: I’m a new nurse and can’t seem to get into the habit of prepaaring my lunches from home. I always end up eating in the cafeteria and I’m gaining weight! I know different hospitals probably offer different selections, but what would you recommend for a healthy, FILLING lunch that will get me through my entire shift? I’m a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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