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Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility
December 1, 2014 8:54 AM by Guest Blogger
By Susan Salka, President and CEO, AMN Healthcare Most public companies dedicate some resources to good corporate citizenship. They choose to spend these resources - time, money or both -- on endeavors aligned with the company's mission and goals in win-win Read More...
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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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Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
January 21, 2014 4:08 PM by Chuck Holt
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information. The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Read More...
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Take Your Coat Off, Doc, Sit a Spell
October 9, 2013 11:39 AM by Chuck Holt
I have a confession to make: I suffer from White Coat Syndrome. My brow sweats, my heart pounds and my blood pressure spikes with each doctor’s office visit. Some call it White Coat Hypertension . Fortunately, I finally have a doctor who understands this, Read More...
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Get Your Pink Glove Groove On!
August 7, 2013 11:55 AM by Chuck Holt
From funny skits breaking into sillier dance routines to hundreds of very carefully and cleverly choreographed productions, nurses from all corners of the U.S., Canada — and this year Panama as well — are submitting their videos for Medline's third annual 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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Need to Get Away? Read a Good Book
September 21, 2011 4:04 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
When I was growing up in a small town south of Trenton, NJ, I spent the majority of my summer days outside, playing games with neighborhood friends created by our own imaginations or exploring the forest behind my house. It wasn't uncommon in those days 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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Lessons Learned
July 18, 2011 6:54 PM by Candy Goulette
As I write this, I'm preparing to go back to Michigan (from California) for my 40th high school reunion. In addition to thinking about seeing old friends (pun intended), I've been taking stock of some of the lessons I've learned in the last 40 years. 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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Sharing Medical Costs With Strangers, Sort Of
June 1, 2011 3:19 PM by Barbara Mercer
In case you haven’t heard, unless you don’t have insurance through an employer that offsets the cost, it can be very expensive (and even then, it can be pricey). For people requiring treatments or medications for chronic conditions, expenses can quickly Read More...
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‘Happy Nurse' Game Launches for Nurses Week
May 9, 2011 1:42 PM by Chuck Holt
It's official. Nursing, the Internet and wireless technology are now inextricably intertwined - even when it comes to de-stressing, as evidenced by the new mobile app from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future called the "Happy Nurse" Read More...
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Not So Sweet?
May 3, 2011 4:21 PM by Candy Goulette
Last year, through a combination of hard work and no food, I was able to lose 60 pounds. I was lighter than I had been in years and felt great. I got rid of all my “fat” clothes and got some new duds more fitting for the, well, more fit me. Unfortunately, Read More...
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Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 27, 2011 7:39 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving Read More...
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Why Is It So Tough to Quit Smoking?
April 25, 2011 3:08 PM by Valerie Newitt
Smoking is a lousy, smelly, costly habit. Even worse, cigarette packs come lined with the foil of disease -- think emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, and more. We all know smoking is bad for us. So do patients. Education is available and anti-smoking Read More...
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