1. 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 abou…Read More

  2. 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 sedent…Read More

  3. 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 id…Read More

  4. 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…Read More

  5. 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 addres…Read More

  6. Retaining Top Employees More Difficult

    Employers need to work harder to retain top employees as the labor market tightens, says the Society of Human Resource Management. Since 2012 it has become more difficult to retain employees at all levels of an organization. The cost of replacing highly skilled staff prompts more employers to look f…Read More

  7. Reduce Workplace Stress, Boost Morale and Productivity

    Sixty percent of workers say work-related pressure has increased in the last five years, according to new research from the staffing firm Accountemps. Millennials top this super-stressed list with 64 percent saying they’re overwhelmed at work, compared with 59 percent of 35 to 54 year-olds, and on…Read More

  8. From Triple to Quadruple Aim

    The Triple Aim—enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs—is widely accepted as a guide to optimize health system performance. At the same time, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers report widespread burnout and dissatisfaction. Burnout is associate…Read More

  9. Emotional Stress Predicts Heart Attacks

    A new medical study explains why there is a direct correlation between stress and heart attacks. Scientists discovered that increased brain activity in the area of emotional processing (the amygdala) directly increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Overwhelming emotions and traumatic memories l…Read More

  10. Common Caretaker Stressors & Our Solution

    The healthcare field is far from free of its fair share of stressors. So, it’s no stretch of the mind that nurses, doctors, and other caretakers are burning out. Statistics embody this truth: About one out of every five nurses quit their job in their first year of practice, and about one out of ev…Read More