1. Only One in Six Parents Think Their Kids’ Diets Are Nutritious

    Even though most American parents believe good nutrition is important for their children, only one-third think they're doing a good job teaching their kids healthy eating habits. A poll of more than 1,700 parents with children aged 4 to 18 discovered that half of the respondents believe their childr…Read More

  2. Can Physical Activity Reduce Cancer?

    Physical activity can reduce breast cancer mortality by about 40 percent, according to researchers Julia Hamer, HBSc, and Ellen Warner, MD, HBSc, division of medical oncology and hematology, Odette Cancer Center, Toronto. They defined physical activity as either a half hour of moderate-intensity…Read More

  3. SelfCare for HealthCare Promotes Patient Safety

    All healthcare givers and leaders agree that when we take better care of ourselves we can take better care of patients. Patient Safety Awareness Week is a perfect time to explore that proof. No one can deny that working in healthcare is stressful. Stress has been regarded as an occupational hazard s…Read More

  4. Yoga and Breathing Decrease Depression

    A new study finds that participation in yoga and deep breathing classes can help people with depression. Researchers discovered that practicing these exercises at least twice weekly plus at home can supplement pharmacological treatments for depression. The findings published in the Journal of Alte…Read More

  5. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Harms Critical Care Nurses

    Critical care nurses often experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when asked to recall unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate patients. One study published in the American Journal of Critical Care analyzed the results of an online survey of 490 critical care nurses. “Finding w…Read More

  6. 11 Questions That Reignite The Passion For Nursing

    Why Am I Still a Nurse Anyway? Most nurses didn’t choose this career because of great hours and working conditions. As trite as it may sound, most of us entered the profession of caring to help people...in their toughest times. I often say that nursing is a calling. That’s why we sign on and sta…Read More

  7. 29% of HealthCare Professionals Plan to Change Jobs Next Year

    Healthcare salaries are on the rise, but providers are falling short in motivating employees to stay at their jobs; 29 percent of healthcare professionals expect to change employers in the next year.  The Health eCareers' annual Healthcare Salary Guide surveyed 19,754 healthcare professionals in Ja…Read More

  8. Get Moving At Work

    If your head starts to nod mid-afternoon and you could really use a nap or a candy bar, you’re not alone. The afternoon slump is real; it’s your body's response to a drop in your blood-sugar as well as its natural circadian rhythm. In fact, one of our strongest urges to sleep comes between 1 p.m…Read More

  9. Healthy Caregivers = Better Care

    The well-being of patients' informal caregivers is associated with perceived quality of care among patients with cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Perceived quality of care is becoming an increasingly important metric of patient satisfaction and reimbursemen…Read More

  10. Job Dissatisfaction Affects Mental Health

    20 and 30-year-olds who are generally unhappy with their jobs may experience some health backlash by the time they reach their 40s, new research suggests. Researchers from The Ohio State University found that happiness on the job (or lack thereof) appears to have the biggest impact on midlife mental…Read More