1. Top 3 Reasons Nurses Love Their Jobs

    In a poll of nurses, 95 percent of those polled told us that they love their job and their line of work. That’s an inspiring number, and it begs the question: Why do nurses love their jobs? What is the best part of nursing? Well, nurses responded, citing that their relationships with their patients, their skill at the job, and the joy they derive from their work contribute most to their passion…Read More

  2. Caring for Your Health and Your Heart

    For women, heart disease is a more common threat than cancer. One in three women live with a cardiac condition, although many of those women don’t know it! That’s why it’s so important for women to be cognizant of their heart health. Let’s discuss heart health, cardiac problems, and strategies you can employ to boost your cardiac health. SelfCare for HealthCare: Caring for Your Health and…Read More

  3. The Benefits of Exercise for Memory & Mental Health

    SelfCare for HealthCare: The Link Between Exercise and Memory from LeAnn Thieman on Vimeo. As LeAnn Thieman points out in the video above, exercise may be more important than most think; that’s because exercise isn’t just great for your physical health, it’s also great for your mental health. Studies show that consistent exercise improves both brain function and memory in older adults. Why?…Read More

  4. Quadruple Aim Demands SelfCare for HealthCare Workers

    The movement to add a fourth component to the healthcare industry's ideal of the Triple Aim is gaining steam. In its current form, the Triple Aim - better care, better health and lower costs - fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Care, Julianne Morath, of the Hospital Quality Institute, and Lucian Leape, of the Harvard School of Pu…Read More

  5. Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

    Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease. "We know walking is an excellent form of exercise, but research has been mixed on how successful a walking program can be in changing biological markers such as cholesterol, weight, blood pressure," said Pamela Stewart Fahs, an associate dean, professor, and chair in rural nursing at the Binghamton University Decker School of Nursi…Read More

  6. Most New Nurses Work Outside of Hospitals

    An increasing number of nurses are getting their first jobs outside of the hospital as the healthcare system moves from fee-for-service medicine to population health that focuses on outreach to keep patients well. In 2005, 76% of new nurses in the U.S. got jobs outside of hospitals, compared to about 87% of nurses in 2012, according to studies conducted by the RN Work Project at New York Universit…Read More

  7. Sitting Increases Aging!

    You might age faster if you sit too much, a new study warns. Researchers who studied nearly 1,500 older women found those who sat most of the day and got little exercise had cells that were biologically older by eight years than the women's actual age. "Our study found cells age faster with a sedentary lifestyle. Chronological age doesn't always match biological age," said lead author Aladdin Shad…Read More

  8. The Power of the Pause

    There is more discussion these days on “mindfulness” as a way to alleviate burnout. A key component of mindfulness is the idea that one can consciously pause and be in the present moment, no matter how pressing the demands at the time. The University of Virginia health center incorporated the idea of such a pause into their emergency department. After a difficult trauma or code, the staff stan…Read More

  9. Older Adults Need to Keep Moving!

    Even a little physical activity goes a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds. Older adults with arthritis-related joint pain and stiffness need to keep moving to remain functionally independent, yet only 10% meet federal guidelines of at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. However, a Northwestern University study found tha…Read More

  10. Workplaces Can Improve Employee Heart Health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 99% of the population has at least one of seven cardiovascular health risks. This cost is estimated to be $207 billion per year in medical expenditures and lost productivity. But a new study suggests workplace programs that address heart disease risk factors in daily working life could be effective in lowering the prevalence of …Read More