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    The Dark Side of Sleeping Pills

    The Dark Side of Sleeping Pills
    By now, most of us have heard of the "Ambien defense." A certain scandalous professional golfer used to text his mistresses requesting the sleep aid, and other people have reported performing a multitude of crazy actions under the veil of slumber that this drug and other, similar sleeping pills induce—ranging from binge eating to dangerous driving to uncharacteristic sexual encounters and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The 5 Best Breast Cancer Charities

    The 5 Best Breast Cancer Charities
    Who would have thought that getting media attention for boobs would ever be a challenge? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Yet, until very recently, it has carried the greatest stigma of all forms of cancer. In the past, women have avoided screenings or hid breast ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cure Menstrual Cramps Without Popping Pills

    Cure Menstrual Cramps Without Popping Pills
    Most women, during most months of the year, experience menstrual cramps. Some—you lucky lasses—have only mild to moderate pain during their periods. The rest of us, though, get waylaid by discomfort on a monthly basis, sometimes to the point where it interrupts our normal lives. Sure, we can take over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, like Midol and Tylenol, and prescription therapies, like birth ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 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 about 6 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 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Tips to Make Any Job Less Stressful

    5 Tips to Make Any Job Less Stressful
    Stress is inevitable. But the debilitating strain of chronic work stress is not, even if you're in an inherently stressful profession. In fact, learning to manage your stress is likely to improve your career, according to career coach Julie Jansen, the author of "You Want Me to Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life--No Matter ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Pros and Cons of Health Cleanses

    The Pros and Cons of Health Cleanses
    At the start of 2011, countless men and women vowed not to budget better or volunteer more, but to shed the last of their holiday pounds and start the new year off on a healthier note. And in an attempt to fulfill that resolution more quickly, many of them will turn to extreme dieting methods like juice fasts and cleanses, which ...
    Published almost 6 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hug Your Way to a Healthier You

    Hug Your Way to a Healthier You
    About a year ago, I stumbled across a YouTube video showing two guys and a girl holding up signs that said “Free Hugs” in the middle of a crowded downtown street. I’ll admit, my initial reaction was, “What if they have bed bugs?!” (Sadly, that’s what happens when you live in a city with an infestation problem.) But the more I ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 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 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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