Health and Wellness

Nurses are no strangers to the ill-effects of working night shifts. Aside from being physically draining, a graveyard schedule can also put them at risk for several health issues like high blood pressure, obesity, and abnormal cholesterol levels.

Despite these negative effects, working night shifts are still inevitable for . . .

July 2015 Vol. 10 No. 7

Author: Paige Roberts, MBA, BSN, RN, PCCN, and Kaitlin Strauss, BSN, RN, PCCN

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership. — Ralph S. Marston, Jr., author and publisher of The Daily Motivator website

Nurses may encounter many challenges and stressors in the workplace—long hours, rotating shifts, inadequate staffing, poor teamwork, and pressure to achieve higher performance levels . . .

January 2015 Vol. 10 No 1

Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CHUC, CCRN

Nearly all of us—especially nurses—know exercise is good for our physical and mental health. But incorporating it into our busy lives can be a challenge. The only types of exercise some nurses have time for are working long shifts, juggling life’s demands, balancing the books, jumping on . . .

October 2014 Vol. 9 No. 10

Author: Amanda D. Gaudy, MSN, APRN, CNS-BC

In asthma, airway inflammation leads to airway obstruction, which may be chronic or arise as an acute symptom exacerbation. Asthma signs and symptoms range from mild to severe and may proceed to life-threatening complications, including respiratory failure and even death. What’s more, an asthma attack can cause fear . . .

July 2014 Vol. 9 No. 7

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

A study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reports that population interventions (cigarette excise tax, smoke-free air policies) seem to reduce the incidence of suicide. Read more . . .

June 2014 Vol. 9 No. 6

Author: Cindy Lefton, PhD, RN

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein, according to a meta-analysis published in Neurology. Read more . . .

June 2014 Vol. 9 No. 6

Author: Cindy Lefton, PhD, RN

Adults who watch TV 3 hours or more a day may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more and read the study abstract . . .

May 2014 Vol. 9 No. 5

Author: David Foley, MSN, RN, MPA

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in rates of obesity and overweight in both adults (28% increase) and children (up by 47%) in the past 33 years, with the number of overweight and obese people rising from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013, according to . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

On April 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Read more . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

Researchers who reviewed studies looking at the impact of “animal interventions” in healthcare settings for children find that the evidence base for these interventions is lacking, according to a study published in Anthrozoös. Read more and read the study abstract . . .

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