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Be the Antidote

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

Where positivity remains, love, peace, and acceptance are certain to follow. While hatred and negativity whisper in corners, encouragement and optimism make their presence known. So press forth. Walk on. Rise up. Stand tall. Toxic energy can only move outward: it makes no upward elevation.

5 Times Nurses Made Their Patients Forget They Were In A Hospital

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

Nurses: the unsung heroes of the hospital. While doctors hurry through the halls, sweeping from one room to the next, nurses are the more constant pr...

Some Things Nursing Has Taught Me About Life

Martha Pasternack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

That is why I love coaching with people from all over the world helping them to make sense of all the things they have learned in a lifetime, how to make decisions, how to master the fear that gets in the way and how to have fun doing it.

Hospice Nurses Teach Us to Honor Life By Honoring Death -- and Listening

Rosemary Baughn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosemary Baughn

Is there a hospice care provider who has helped you or a loved one honor life by understanding and honoring the process of death? I encourage you to share your experience and continue this important conversation.

A Nurse's Guide to ER Survival

Carol Bryant | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Carol Bryant

Everyone should have at least one nurse in the family to share the inside scoop on hospitals and healthcare. For those who don't have a nurse to call your own, I have a few tips that should help you navigate your way through your next ER visit.

If You Only Knew What I've Seen as a Paramedic

Melina Arrowood | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melina Arrowood

If you only knew how proud I am to be a Paramedic, to be a life changer, a life saver, an all too often forgotten hero. Happy EMS Week to some of the most incredible people I have the honor of knowing and working alongside. You are heroes.

Remembering WIll

Carol Bryant | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Carol Bryant

Even now, on those nearly perfect days which I am acutely aware of how lucky I am to be alive, I remember Will and the lessons I learned from his final battle in life.

A Behind the Scenes Look at the People Helping to Usher in New Cancer Therapies: A Nurse's Story

Joan Lucca | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Joan Lucca

I imagine many of my colleague nurses across the country are excited about the promise of new therapies like immunotherapy. But I also imagine they are as nervous as I was in the beginning. Nurses are the front line for patient care and comfort, and it's critical we know what to expect, how to react with respect to side effects and post treatment care.

What 5 Nurses Keep In Their Medicine Cabinets

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Snooping inside a medicine cabinet while using the bathroom during a party is a particular guilty pleasure. What eye cream does your host use? What k...

To Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Thank a Nurse

Amanda Krantz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Amanda Krantz

Nurses are burned out and need our appreciation! In honor of National Nurses Week, we made this short video love-letter to nurses featuring the photos of care staff at partnering organizations.

Nurse as Leader: Is it time to change our strategy?

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Every May 6th-12th is International Nurses Week, a time where we celebrate nurses and shine a spotlight on a profession that is rarely glamorous. It i...

National Nurses Week -- The Voice on the Phone: New Era, Same Skill and Caring

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

This National Nurses Week, as we recognize the many wonderful ways that nurses make a difference in our lives every day, let's not forget those excellent listeners and reassuring voices who are standing by on the other end of the phone.

The Nurse We Needed

Jay Scott | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Alex Scott, with her brother, Joey. During my daughter Alex's treatment for neuroblastoma, we had so many wonderful experiences with nurses that...

An Open Letter to the Children of Nurses

Amanda Redhead | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Redhead

You did not choose this life but you have met every struggle with grace and love. You are not an ordinary child. You are the child of a nurse.

4 Myths About Nurses

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Research has shown that when you cultivate a healthy work environment for nurses, you also improve the quality of overall health care for patients.

The Business of Being a Bitch

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

It goes without saying that being a female has its challenges. Sure men struggle at times, but the ladies win all sorts of, "What the hell did I sign up for," battles: bleeding and birthing; wage gaps and "thigh gaps;" our safety and security during times of uncertainty, just to name a few.

How to Create a Culture of Safety in Health Care and Beyond

Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN

Health care has long been focused on quality improvement and error mitigation. But it is not enough. Safety must be engrained in the organizational culture -- from the top down -- to take hold.

A Thank You Letter to School Nurse's Offices

Cameron Schaeffer | Posted 04.22.2016 | Comedy
Cameron Schaeffer

You know what nurse's office? I think your the reason I'll never "peak" in college. Without knowing that you can convince my divorced parents and my instructors that I HAVE to take off a day to anxiously cry myself into relief and a Netflix binge, I know I will never thrive. Dare I call you my missing security blanket?

Mentoring a New Generation of Nurses in India―Saving Lives

Mariam Claeson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Mariam Claeson

© Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Prashant Panjiar Throughout the world, nurses are on the front lines, using their skills and passion to meet the n...

Why Working 'Just' Three Days a Week As a Nurse Is Utterly Exhausting

Brie Gowen | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Brie Gowen

You see, when you've mentally thought your way through keeping someone alive as long as your fizzled out mind can handle then a ten hour break away from the bedside seems like a much needed respite.

Who Nurses Really Are: Part 2 of an Education Do-Over

Billy Rosa | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Billy Rosa

We are the men and women committed to ethical and equitable health care delivery in the face of rapidly changing and uncertain times. We are your advocates, health care leaders, coaches, and care coordinators. We are your nurses.

A Kleenex Salute to the Helping Professions

Amanda Redhead | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Amanda Redhead

For all of you in helping professions of all kinds- I raise my soggy Kleenex in salute to you. May you live to fight another day and not be ashamed to purge the pain when you have to, in whatever way works for you. You are amazing.

What Nurses Really Contribute to Health Care: Part 1 of an Education Do-Over

Billy Rosa | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Billy Rosa

There is so much to say about this profession that goes unexplored and unpublicized, and yet, nurses continue to be at the forefront of patient care delivery every step of the way.

WATCH: How A New York Nurse Became An 'Addiction Angel'

HooplaHa | Posted 09.21.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

There are angels all around us, like Alicia Reddy. This selfless woman, also known as Addiction Angel, wants nothing more than to help those struggling with the disease of addiction.

A Thank You to the Nurse

Regan Long | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Today you did your job, but you also went above and beyond. You not only took care of me, but you also took care of my babies.