1. More Reasons to Get Enough Sleep

    A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology discovered that 14.6% of pregnant women with sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea had preterm births, compared with 10.9% of those who didn't have sleep disorders. Even more alarming were the findings that showed the odds of delivery before 34 weeks…Read More

  2. Make a Life Balance Contract

    Most of us have contracts with our employers, outlining exactly the terms of our work agreements. What if we made contracts with our loved ones too? Life balance agreements. It may sound strange, but often we focus on keeping our work commitments and forget our home commitments. Take time with your …Read More

  3. Wellness Programs Increase Productivity

    Wellness programs can increase companies' productivity, suggests a new study titled "Doing well by making well: The impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity." Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found wellness…Read More

  4. Sit Less. Move More!

    Couch potatoes, take note: A new study warns older adults that excessive sitting, especially while watching TV, poses a significant health hazard. Researchers studied the activity patterns of 134,000 adults, aged 50 to 71. Watching more than five hours of TV daily and getting three or fewer hours of…Read More

  5. How to Reduce Physician Burnout

    Along with nurses, physician burnout is a growing problem. The Mayo Clinic offers these nine inexpensive strategies to improve physician engagement and reduce burnout: Admit there is a problem and then assess it. Identify physician leaders: Look for physicians who have the ability to listen, engag…Read More

  6. Stop Nurse Bullying

    I refuse to say or write a despicable phrase about our profession, but it is regarding the idea that we consume our offspring. I won’t speak or write it because it must stop. Now.   Nurse bullying continues to be a problem in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Nursing is stressful, and stres…Read More

  7. “Give Me a Break!”

    “Burnout.” That is the main reason most nurses are leaving the profession. One important factor in reducing burnout is making sure nurses take breaks. Many are working 12, 14, or 16-hour shifts and they need time to rest, time to recharge and renew. Break rooms must be available on every unit, a…Read More

  8. Creating Healthy Work Environments

    There are nearly 3 million registered nurses in the U.S. Most of them, 61%, work in a hospital setting. Creating a healthy work environment for them should be a top priority for employers. Some of the biggest issues in nursing today — recruitment, retention, burnout and bullying — can be address…Read More

  9. Improving Your Healthcare Environment

    Millions of Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours in the workplace. And that’s especially true in the healthcare field, where work hours can extend well beyond the 40-hour workweek. So, it’s spectacularly important to support our nurses by improving the work environment. Right now, n…Read More

  10. How to Boost Your Daily Energy

    If you’re tired throughout the day, you aren’t alone. Everyone goes through the doldrums at work. You know, it’s that moment where you sit down for a minute, and before you know it your head is bobbing and your eyes are as heavy as tire irons. What’s worse is that when you’re feeling slugg…Read More