1. Nurses in Poorer Health 71% More Likely for Medical Errors

    Years of research has shown that depression among registered nurses is extremely common. In fact, RNs suffer from depression at nearly twice the rate of people in other professions. Now, new research is linking this depression to a significant uptick in medical errors. The study, published in the…Read More

  2. Employee Wellbeing Programs Dramatically Reduce Turnover

    A decade ago, people thought employee well-being was fluff. Now it’s hard to ignore the mountain of science proving the benefits of employee well-being. Leaders still tend to look at well-being in terms of ROI through healthcare cost reduction. But it is much more than that. Employee well-being co…Read More

  3. Workplace Stress is Increasing

    Workplace pressure is increasing. According to this Business News Daily post, an Accountemps study revealed that more than half of U.S. workers say their work-related stress levels have increased over the last five years. This is particularly true of younger workers, who are 5% more prone to feelin…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. “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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Caring for Your Health and Your Heart

    For women, heart disease is a more common threat than cancer. One in three women live with a cardiac condition, although many of those women don’t know it! That’s why it’s so important for women to be cognizant of their heart health. Let’s discuss heart health, cardiac problems, and strategi…Read More