1. 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. …Read More

  2. 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

  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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Save Money: Exercise

    Staying fit not only adds years to your life, but dollars to your wallet, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers reviewed data from a survey of some 26,000 Americans over the age of 18 and found that people who said they met the recommended criteria …Read More

  10. High Stress: Poor Health Behaviors

    Research proves that high levels of stress lead to negative health behaviors among healthcare professionals. Researchers measured stress and health behaviors, such as exercise, nutrition, and sleep, by examining the results of series of five annual surveys administered to employees at Mayo Clinic wh…Read More