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Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior Read More...
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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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Exercise: Are you getting enough?
August 23, 2011 3:09 PM by Barbara Mercer
I've been thinking a lot lately about time and how strange it can be. There's never enough when I'm working on a project, it goes much too fast when I'm enjoying the company of friends, and it can unfold in a wonderfully slow way over Sunday morning coffee Read More...
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Stressed Out? Here Are 12 Ways to Find Your Chi
June 15, 2011 4:36 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
OK, so I've been wanting to write a blog for some time now about stress; what the signs are, its impact on daily living and the ways to relieve it. So, what's stopped me you may ask? It finally hit me the other day while talking to a co-worker: I've been Read More...
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Soul Searching
March 11, 2011 8:46 AM by Barbara Mercer
Whether you are religious, faithful or spiritual, completely or in fits and starts, some sincere self-discipline can go a long way toward creating a feeling of accomplishment. But does self-discipline mean avoiding sweets and walking each day? Could it Read More...
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Fibroid Follow Up
November 30, 2010 9:48 PM by Barbara Mercer
Back in August, I wrote about my battle with uterine fibroids, and my decision to undergo a surgery to remove them. The unfortunate fibroids were causing uncomfortable and life-disrupting symptoms that had progressively worsened. Since my husband and Read More...
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NHS Looking For Volunteers
October 26, 2010 2:42 PM by Candy Goulette
In 1976, more than 120,000 female registered nurses signed on to the first Nurses' Health Study to volunteer information that would be used to assess risk factors for cancer and heart disease in older women. In 1980, questions were added looking at diet Read More...
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Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural
January 13, 2010 11:49 AM by Chuck Holt
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they Read More...
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Facing the Future
January 6, 2010 11:45 AM by Candy Goulette
In the movies, 2010 has been portrayed as a year of odyssey, finding answers to difficult questions and then finding a way to work together with others toward a common goal. That view sums up my entire list of New Year's resolutions this year, and if Read More...
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Drummer Boy Delivers Exceptional Gift to Father
December 28, 2009 4:19 PM by Valerie Newitt
There has never been a heart attack in my family, at least not within the boundaries of my memory. Family members have succumbed to cancers of various types; for counter balance, a fortunate handful have made it well into old age. But a couple days before Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 4
August 27, 2009 8:50 AM by Valerie Newitt
Just when you least expect it, great advice pops up. "The Association of Weight and Health Promotion Practices of Middle Aged Women" is the erudite title of the doctoral dissertation of Ann Townsend, DrNP, MSN, APRN-BC, RN and director of Our Lady of Read More...
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Take It Off, Take It All Off
July 29, 2009 8:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
Relax, the headline was meant only to get your attention. What I want all of us to take off is extra poundage. And yes, I know, I know... you don't want to hear one more holier-than-thou voice saying "you really ought to lose some weight..." or "you have Read More...
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