Category Archives: Nurse Tips

The nurse’s guide to buying shoes

I see many healthcare providers in my chiropractic office, including nurses who work eight- to 12-hour shifts. Nurses spend their days walking or standing on a hard surface that wreaks havoc on their feet as well as their knees, hips … Continue reading

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Mental illness is not prejudice—it can happen to you

Don’t call me NUTS! Over the course of the last 20 years as a mental health nurse, I have seen a lot of true mental illness issues. The staff on board, the public and even the doctors at one time … Continue reading

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5 ways to control portions on the go

Making compromises is usually a good thing, but not when it comes to food. And your hectic nursing lifestyle—12-hour shifts, double shifts and those night shifts that are particularly notorious for wreaking havoc with your eating habits—may lead you to … Continue reading

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Nurses are non-compliant?

Coughing my way to the nurses station, I plopped down next to a couple of my coworkers and took a swig off my diet soda while popping a couple Advil. “What’s wrong with you guys?” I asked, noting that one … Continue reading

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Double duty breakfast for nurses!

Our print magazine scored our online readers a special recipe from Food Network star and bestselling cookbook author Ellie Krieger, featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Scrubs. This decadent smoothie is perfect for nurses because it does double duty: … Continue reading

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The nurse who lives and works with arthritis

It started with eczema, a fairly common chronic skin condition. That was the diagnosis that registered nurse Terri Eggeman received in the late 1990s. But in early 2008 her skin lesions started to change, plus there were more of them … Continue reading

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Yummy Rx for aches and pains

Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis. With the long-term physical nature of a nurse’s work, chronic pain is an issue that every nurse should work to prevent before it happens. However, if you’re already experiencing … Continue reading

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