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    The Powerful Effects of the Human Voice

    The Powerful Effects of the Human Voice
    For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved listening to the radio. The mellifluous voices of my favorite programs’ hosts—from David Allan Boucher, the DJ of the easy-listening nighttime show "Bedtime Magic", to Ira Glass, of NPR’s "This American Life"—never fail to calm me down and make me feel right at home. On the other hand, when I hear a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 3 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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Foods That Will Bring You Luck in 2011

    8 Foods That Will Bring You Luck in 2011
    Ringing in the new year with good company and ample spirits is one of our oldest holiday traditions. Being surrounded by loved ones and bubbly champagne during the first seconds of January 1 sets the stage for a joyous future. (Well, aside from the post-celebratory headaches that some of us will experience in our very near-futures.) The start of a new ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 3 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 3 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 over 3 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 over 5 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 about 3 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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 3 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 over 3 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 about 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Next Year, Let's Skip Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Next Year, Let's Skip Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Can the pink ribbon be saved from corporate cause marketing, and actually mean something for women's health? I love autumn, in large part for the colors: orange-gold leaves, red apples, multi-colored squashes. In the past few years, though, it seems that pink has become the most prominent October hue. It shows up everywhere: NFL players’ chin guards, inflatable rafts for playing ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 3 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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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