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    The Dangers of Prepackaged Food in Nursing

    The Dangers of Prepackaged Food in Nursing
    They snuck up on us. They—the prepackaged foods—entered our stores and our homes slowly at first…and before we knew it, they tried to take over. Those shiny packages whispered, "Resistance is futile. We're quick, we're easy, we're what you want…." Starting as frozen TV dinners in the 1950s—those plastic-tasting foods in foil trays—prepackaged foods have morphed into gourmet pizzas and finger-food ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    High-Calorie Condiments (and Healthier Alternatives)

    High-Calorie Condiments (and Healthier Alternatives)
    I just had a healthy-eating wake-up call. After purchasing a few sessions with a trainer at my gym, I started writing down what I was eating. When I proudly showed up with my dutifully recorded log of healthy meals, I was expecting praise and maybe even a congratulatory high-five for my smart eating choices. After Sarah, my trainer, quickly tracked her ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Healthy Eating Habits Inspired by Natalie Portman

    Healthy Eating Habits Inspired by Natalie Portman
    Oscar nominee Natalie Portman has been a strict vegetarian her whole life and strongly believes in animal rights. Being a vegetarian involves following a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts and seeds, with or without dairy products or eggs. Vegetarians do not eat meat products such as game, poultry or seafood. Below are five ways vegetarianism can improve your ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    15 Things You Didn't Know About Breasts

    There's not much more to say about the following infographic, other than that it presents 15 things you should know about breasts, which, in some form or another, are really important to the entire population of the world. See the Full Infographic! About GOOD Magazine: GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 almost 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    This is Where You're Fat

    An update on our collective waistline: The Trust for America's Health has a new report out, with the blunt title "F as in Fat," and the news isn't good. The map above shows America's obesity rates state by state. They hover in the 25 to 30 percent range. To put that in perspective, in 1991, no state had an obesity ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Prevent Seasonal Effective Disorder

    6 Ways to Prevent Seasonal Effective Disorder
    The onset of fall brings beautiful foliage, crisp days warmed by hot cider, and holidays celebrating the great pumpkin. Unfortunately, this season’s arrival also means shorter days and therefore fewer daylight hours, which can make everyone a little SAD. SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is characterized by feelings of depression or lethargy as a result of infrequent access to light. Symptoms ...
    Published almost 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 Ways Nurses Embrace Spring Fever

    5 Ways Nurses Embrace Spring Fever
    Spring is that wonderful time of year when nature affords us new opportunities to bring peace and balance into our hectic day-to-day lives. It’s a time to appreciate the beauty and bounty of life. We asked nurses how they reconnect with nature to restore and replenish the spirit when the weather warms up. Here are their answers. 1. Nurturing beauty You ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Become a Healthier Nurse

    How to Become a Healthier Nurse
    Your worst days and weakest moments are what determine success or failure in the battle against the bulge and your efforts to have a healthier you. Say what? We all have them. Good days (or great days) and those horrible moments of weakness and lack of motivation. The good days are easy. You’re feeling healthy. You have all the energy you ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 (Semi) Healthy Foods That Get a Bad Rap

    6 (Semi) Healthy Foods That Get a Bad Rap
    For years, nutrition advice could be summed up something like this: If you like eating or drinking (fill in the blank), it’s bad for you. Health experts blacklisted sugar, butter, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and eggs. The Grim Reaper, it seemed, doubled as tiramisu cake. So we abstained from these forbidden foods or flagellated ourselves while indulging in them. No longer! Researchers ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can You Fake Yourself Happy?

    Can You Fake Yourself Happy?
    Today is a particularly frustrating day for you; in fact, you might even categorize it as a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (Okay, maybe you’re having a great day, but for the sake of the story, just go with me.) In this situation, you have one of two choices: wallow in misery and let your grumpy mood fester, or ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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