1. How Americans Rate their Health-related Behaviors

    The good news is that 7 out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, questioned 2,032 U.S. adults. Participants were asked about their work, sleep, and exercise …Read More

  2. Lack of Sleep Leads to Increased Diabetes Risk

    Maintaining a consistent pattern of seven to eight hours of sleep during early to middle adulthood may lessen the risk for diabetes in women, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston identified sleep duration trajectories based on data…Read More

  3. Severe Global Nursing Shortage

    A severe global shortage of nurses is putting the lives of millions of people at risk and is particularly worrisome at a time when the world is doing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization collected data from 191 countries and found that the critical work performed by nurs…Read More

  4. More Reasons to Think Positive!

    A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study at University College London. Negative thinking behaviors such as rumination about the past and wor…Read More

  5. Obesity Affects about 40 percent of American Adults

    Obesity affects about 40 percent of American adults, an estimated 93.3 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a serious public health problem, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. One major reason people gain…Read More

  6. More Reasons to Avoid Processed Foods

    Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods to often you are greater risk of heart disease. About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, reports a new study aby Northwell Health's Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, in…Read More

  7. Can Your Profession Determine Your Heart Health?

    Scientists from Drexel University's School of Public Health, in Philadelphia analyzed data from more than 65,000 postmenopausal women in the United States and found that several jobs were associated with poor heart health. Compared to women with other professions, the risk of poor heart health was 3…Read More

  8. Nurses Rank Highest in Honesty and Ethics!

    For the 18th year in a row, Americans rate the honesty and ethics of nurses highest among a list of professions, according to Gallup’s annual report. Currently, 85% of Americans say nurses' honesty and ethical standards are "very high" or "high," essentially unchanged from the 84% who said the s…Read More

  9. Exercise Nurtures Brain Cells

    Exercise may do more than build body strength, it might also keep brain cells in shape. According to the study by Mayo Clinic, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. The study provided indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can hav…Read More

  10. Story from “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses”

    “It Was Really Stressful” Managing Stress Nocturnal Poet  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.   ~ Dalai Lama As a newly minted RN, I spread my wings to Los Angeles, California. I had been promised a position working days in the ER…Read More