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    Delicious Foods That Will Give You Great Skin

    Delicious Foods That Will Give You Great Skin
    How many times have we all heard the expression “you are what you eat”? When it comes to reaching our fitness goals, this is definitely a principle to live by. Loading up on carbs, consuming fatty foods, and not minding the caloric content of food can lead to disastrous results as far as our weight is concerned. The same principle applies ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 White Lies We Tell Our Doctors

    5 White Lies We Tell Our Doctors
    It starts harmlessly enough: you’re sitting in a doctor’s examining room, reflecting on how well you’ve taken care of your body since your last visit a year ago. Sure, you might have hit the bars more and the gym less than you meant to, but you think you’ve been pretty good overall. Not so fast—on second thought, those habits also mean ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Lose Weight For Nurses

    5 Ways to Lose Weight For Nurses
    Most of the nurses I have had the pleasure of working with share a common theme in regards to weight loss. They all are very aware of their health risks, and wish they could do something about it, but they simply don’t have the time. It’s usually the full-time job of additional (and usually needed) over-time, or the full-time job that ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee: Which Has More Caffeine?

    Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee: Which Has More Caffeine?
    Millions of Americans begin each morning with a cup of coffee. Some people are coffee connoisseurs, obsessing over the origin of the bean and the method of brewing while shunning any additives that would adulterate the natural flavor; other people just grab whatever’s available and dump in loads of milk and sugar. Besides the bean itself, the biggest factors that influence ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The 60-Second Stress Buster

    The 60-Second Stress Buster
    A little stress can motivate us toward action. It can make us faster and more efficient nurses. But when we’re overstressed, we tend to only use the upper part of our lungs to breathe. This keeps our shoulders tight and slightly raised, and that contributes to our tension. One of the best ways to reduce stress is to get off of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week

    National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week
    Celebrate National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week with NursingLink! What is it? Nurse-Managed Health Clinics, also known as Nurse-Managed Health Centers, are clinics lead by advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners. These clinics offer services like primary care, disease prevention, and promote various health issues to those who need it. Patients are most often living in poverty without health insurance, and/or belong ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Celebrity Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories

    8 Celebrity Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories
    This year alone, nearly 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, according to Cancer.org statistics. The battle against the deadly disease rages on daily, and prevention and awareness is a major part of that effort. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and organizers are pulling out all stops to shed light on the issue, including seeking a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?

    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?
    Many women with breast cancer today opt for breast cancer surgery, encouraging doctors to not only remove the cancerous breast, but their healthy breast too. According to an article in The New York Times, in 2006, approximately 6 percent of women who underwent breast cancer surgery chose the procedure. Some women don't even wait for a cancer diagnosis, but opt for ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Screening for Breast Cancer

    Screening for Breast Cancer
    A study shows that mammograms can reduce the risk of death by breast cancer by 26 percent for women in their 40s. Published online for the journal Cancer in June 2010, the study compared breast cancer deaths in women who had a diagnosis in counties in Sweden that offered mammograms, to deaths of patients in counties that offered no screenings. The ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Alcohol and Caffeine: A Dangerous Mix

    Alcohol and Caffeine: A Dangerous Mix
    Mixing caffeine and alcohol is hardly a new trend; Irish coffee, for example, has warmed many a belly in the United States since the 1950s. And as long as such drinks have been around, so has the question of whether combining a stimulant (caffeine) and a depressant (alcohol) poses any health risks. However, unlike the newer alcohol-caffeine fusion cocktails that are ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Tips to Fill Your Tummy, and Not Your Scrubs!

    10 Tips to Fill Your Tummy, and Not Your Scrubs!
    Oh boy…it’s 3 a.m. and you’ve got an urge to snack. Working shifts, particularly evenings and nights, can be tough, and eating a healthy, regular diet can be tougher when your schedule is so out of whack. So what can you do about these hunger pangs without adding a pile of calories to your daily allotment? First of all, although we ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Confessions of a Sugar Addict

    Confessions of a Sugar Addict
    I have a story to share today about being a sugar addict! Truth is always better than fiction when getting a point across in my opinion. It's because one can relate to the human struggles, and hopefully learn from the mistakes made. My story starts with CELEBRATION! Kelly, my 27 year old daughter, just finished nursing school. Yep! She finally decided ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Spa Deals and Discounts for One Stressed Out Nurse

    5 Spa Deals and Discounts for One Stressed Out Nurse
    At the end of a long shift, your body and mind are usually thinking one thing: serenity. NOW. Some medical studies have proven that an aromatherapy massage can help relieve stress and tension in emergency room nurses. And our own personal studies show that any massage can relieve stress…in just about anyone. While tight economic times may make you think you ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    11 Dieting Truths That May Surprise You

    11 Dieting Truths That May Surprise You
    In today's non-stop media environment, there's certainly no dearth of tips, advice, and gimmicks for weight loss. Advertisements tell you how to “Lose thirty pounds in thirty days!” TV infomercials claim that you can “Eat what you want and still lose weight!” And magazine headlines claim it's easy to “Lose one jean size every seven days!” But anyone who's tried to ...
    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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    4 Tiny Body Parts With Really Big Jobs

    4 Tiny Body Parts With Really Big Jobs
    It’s sometimes hard to know which parts of the human body serve a purpose and which parts don’t. Sometimes it’s obvious—feet and fingers are important, while evolutionary remnants like the appendix aren’t. Thumbs are an absolute necessity, while we could quite easily live without earlobes. The purpose of some parts of the body, though, is a little less clear. Are they ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Your Workout Choices Say About You

    What Your Workout Choices Say About You
    What you wear says a lot about you, as does where you buy your groceries (yuppie Whole Foods shopper or Waldbaum’s bargain hunter?), how you commute to work (conscientious cycler or SUV gas guzzler?), and even what you order for lunch (disciplined salad muncher or zest-for-life pasta fiend?). It’s the little things that draw the biggest pictures of our personality. So ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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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