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    Having The Courage To Let Go

    Having The Courage To Let Go
    Death is such a taboo word in the world of health care. Heck, it’s a taboo word everywhere. Somewhere along the way we began viewing death as that ‘one thing’ we need to avoid at all costs. That ‘one thing’ we need to dodge and prolong its arrival as long as possible and at all costs. That ‘one thing’ that causes ...
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    How Do I Deal with Nurse Bullies?

    How Do I Deal with Nurse Bullies?
    Any nurse who has been rejected by a nurse clique or has been the victim of another nurse’s malicious gossip wonders, “Weren’t we all supposed to grow out of this?” Unfortunately, no. According to one study, 38 percent of working adults have experienced bullying at work and 42 percent have witnessed bullying behavior. And while most workplace bullies are men, women ...
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    Tips for Working Mothers

    Tips for Working Mothers
    Fulfilling the role of Mom while also holding down a job can be dizzying. But with a little planning and family cooperation, moms can make routine tasks easier, get family members involved and helping instead of asking for things, and reduce everyone's stress level. Try these tips out. h4. Teach Cleanup Do you clean up toys, hang up coats, stow shoes, ...
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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 ...
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    Stressed Out? How Health Care Professionals Can Regain Some Calm

    Stressed Out? How Health Care Professionals Can Regain Some Calm
    One third of Americans are stressed out. They live with extreme stress as a part of their daily lives, and according to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), New York, nearly half of all Americans believe their stress has increased during the past five years. As a health care professional, you certainly feel the pinch—and probably deal with ...
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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, as we "spring forward" to warmer days. What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning ...
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    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects

    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects
    Mad that you were passed over for a big promotion again? Livid that the bootlickers always seem to get ahead in your organization? Perhaps it's time to consider whether the anger itself, however legitimate, is holding you back. Evidence suggests many of us are walking around the office feeling resentful, though we may be unaware of the cumulative toll bitter actions ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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    5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

    To most people, doctors are usually considered to be respectable, knowledgeable, impartial, and — above all — healthy. Patients go to doctors hoping to have their questions answered, their ailments fixed, and — most importantly — for peace of mind. When doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, they are promising to serve to the best of their ability but, at the ...
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    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more ...
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    10 Inspiring Stories from Health Care Professionals

    Whether you’re an active professional, student, or job-seeker, the health care industry is certainly not for the faint of heart. From pushy patients to HOBET studying stress to looking for a job in the tough economy, it’s easy to get down in the dumps, regardless of what stage you’re in in your career. That’s why we’ve put together the 10 ...
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    5 Tips for a Healthy 2010

    Making a fresh start is a popular New Year's promise. Many of us want to drop 25 pounds, stop smoking or cut back on our alcohol consumption. We talked with two local physicians and a nurse about five other ways you can improve your health in 2010. A couple of the ideas probably won't surprise you, but perhaps the others ...
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    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

    The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn't just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, ...
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    10 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

    Ah, Thanksgiving — a time for family, friends, tradition, and most importantly, deliciously indulgent comfort food. From dinner rolls to stuffing to mashed potatoes and gravy, Americans look forward to this holiday as the quintessential day to feast with no remorse and certainly no counting calories! But did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal will set you back anywhere ...
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    10 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

    If you're ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Doing this simple act, while avoiding certain behaviors -- smoking, excessive drinking and eating too much -- can dramatically improve your health, said internist William Meller, who specializes in evolutionary ...
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    Stop Your Emotional Eating and Be Happier!

    Stop Your Emotional Eating and Be Happier!
    One late night while working Boston’s needle exchange van I realized the early stage of drug addiction is no different than the sugar or coffee cycle many of us fall prey to in our daily lives. This particular evening a young man walked into the van, and we talked about his drug use and life in the gay community. He had ...
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    Health Workers' Safety in Spotlight

    Health Workers' Safety in Spotlight
    An angry patient kicked a nurse in the chest and she suffered a cardiac contusion. One patient was mad at a hospital employee because she wouldn't let him smoke. So he left, came back with a can full of gasoline, doused her and set her on fire with his lit cigarette. She died a month later. Both incidents happened at an ...
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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
    Kim Danger, nationally-recognized savings expert and founder of www.mommysavers.com, has teamed up with Uniroyal Tire to release a series of e-books for the frugal-minded. The team’s e-books and videos can be found here, and they are available for free. My latest e-book, Pamper Yourself for Less, is all about making yourself a priority and creating some “me time.” The best place ...
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