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Night nurses and exercise

How regular activity can increase sleep quality and quantity. Takeaways: Working at night disrupts nurses’ circadian rhythms and impacts their physical and mental health. Nurses...
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The opioid epidemic—a crisis within a crisis

Opioid overdose deaths are skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Author Jennie Burke movingly wrote of her brother’s death from a heroin overdose in May...
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Catching up to stay ahead

Getting back on track with routinely recommended vaccinations The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dramatic declines in adolescent vaccinations, which began in March 2020 and...
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Students support individuals with cognitive disabilities during COVID-19

Videos educate patients while meeting students’ learning needs. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article for the May 2021 issue of American...
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Seven reversible causes of dementia in older adults

Early identification and accurate diagnosis can improve patient outcomes. Takeaways: Some causes of dementia can be reversed through proper identification, intervention, and treatment. Nurses play...
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Navigating the loss and grief of a nurse suicide

With employer support, nurses can help each other after a colleague’s death. Takeaways: The bonds created among nurses make the loss of a colleague difficult...
Nurse Suicide

Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...

Medications & daily exercise: Potential adverse reactions

One of the most important care suggestions nurses and other healthcare providers may have for their patients is to exercise more. A recent article...
How to Recover from Night Shifts

How to Recover from Night Shifts

Nurses are no strangers to the ill-effects of working night shifts. Aside from being physically draining, a graveyard schedule can also put them at...
Positive

The power of the positive

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership. — Ralph S. Marston, Jr., author and publisher of The Daily Motivator website Nurses may encounter...

Exercise your right to be fit!

Nearly all of us—especially nurses—know exercise is good for our physical and mental health. But incorporating it into our busy lives can be a...

When asthma escalates to an emergency

In asthma, airway inflammation leads to airway obstruction, which may be chronic or arise as an acute symptom exacerbation. Asthma signs and symptoms range...

Study: Efforts to reduce smoking may reduce suicide

A study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reports that population interventions (cigarette excise tax, smoke-free air policies) seem to reduce the incidence of suicide....

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