Submitted by Marc Laughton on Mon, 2014-03-24 19:09
I first met my FitBit when our office manager gave each of us one to wear. The device came in a colorful package with directions on how to start an online account, which, upon sign-in, produced a rainbow of graphs, weekly rankings, and goals.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Mon, 2014-03-24 15:49
Are you headed to a conference? Do you know how to effectively spend your time during this professional development opportunity? Make any conference worthwhile with a game plan to keep you focused and organized. Follow these six tips to have a successful conference experience.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2014-03-17 17:27
As a nurse, you're aware of the importance of cleanliness, yes, but also the danger of using toxic brews to deodorize and disinfect. How do you balance household hygiene with health-related chemical sensitivity and allergy concerns?
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Mon, 2014-03-17 14:40
It's March, which means it's finally time for warmer weather, basketball, and ... yes, spring cleaning! Just as things can accrue in the real world, they seem to add up as well in the digital realm, and right now is a better time than ever to spring-clean your phone, tablets, and computers. Here are a few short tips on how to conduct spring cleaning on your beloved electronic devices.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Thu, 2014-03-13 13:10
National Nurses Week may be two months away, but it’s not too early to mark your calendar. This year’s observance (May 7-12) includes the national release of a documentary spotlighting the contributions of diverse nurses working across the country.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Wed, 2014-03-12 21:43
Spring is almost here and to many, springtime equals clean time. Some may look upon this time with dread but don’t fret, cleaning can free your mind when you get rid of unnecessary clutter. Don’t think you have time to do a worthy spring clean?
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Tue, 2014-03-11 00:42
You may have a problem that many nurses struggle with: a ferocious sweet tooth. Here are some simple ways to cut sugar from your diet. You will see big health benefits—including weight loss—with fairly minimal effort.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sat, 2014-03-08 20:36
Nurses have to be as careful as any other group about high sugar consumption. (Maybe even more so.) Recent research suggests that nurses as a group are more likely to be overweight than the general population. Sugar is certainly one culprit.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sat, 2014-03-01 18:26
As a nurse, you’re in an excellent position to offer advice to patients about establishing healthier lifestyle habits. The question is: What’s the best way to provide guidance on habit-formation? Here are some best practices on health education.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-02-28 23:57
Do you find yourself too pooped after work to exercise? Get in line. And it is a rather lengthy one. About half of the adults across the nation say they fail to get the suggested 30 minutes, five days a week of moderate activity or the suggested 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times week, according to a survey by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-02-28 22:50
With spring less than a month away, now is a good time to assess your progress with your resolutions for this new year. How are you doing? If you are having trouble remembering exactly what your resolutions are, there is ample time to regroup and pursue the life you desire.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-02-28 14:49
Have you ever had to deal with a disrespectful coworker who makes your life miserable on the job? Know this: you are not alone. Nine out of 10 workers say they have experienced uncivil behavior and have witnessed it.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Fri, 2014-02-28 14:04
After a long day, there’s nothing like coming home to a friendly face. But with long shifts, studying, and traveling from office to office or house to house, it can be hard to keep up with the needs of a creature. Here are a few pets that will warm your heart, each one picked specifically for the lifestyle of a nurse.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2014-02-27 11:14
Looking for reading material in all the wrong places? Feeling like you’d like to read something other than a textbook? (don’t we all…) These books will refresh your soul and offer a few new perspectives in patient care.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Wed, 2014-02-26 20:40
For a long time we've been told that in 28 days we could count on a new habit sticking for good. But not so fast -- does scientific research back up that claim? No, it turns out that figure is a considerable underestimation.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Mon, 2014-02-24 15:06
When you apply for a job, do you ever wonder if the hiring manager might think you are too old? Can you really age-proof your credentials so your talents and your capabilities shine thorough and not your age?