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Shift Work Health

How To Survive The Night Shift

Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan for U.S. News Working nights is tough. Sleeping when the sun is out and working when it's dark can take a real toll on your sleep sche...

The Impossibility Of The Night Shift

Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Avital Andrews Maintaining a regular circadian rhythm is crucial for human health. But almost 15 percent of full-time salaried workers in the ...

8 Ways Working The Night Shift Hurts Your Health

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan and Sarah Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Almost 15 million American adults don't work the typical 9-to-5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These employees clocking...

How To Overcome The Negative Effects Of Shift Work

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

In addition to long-term effects, shifting your sleep has an immediate impact on how you feel and function. If you are unable to change your work time, you can still minimize the short-term negative effects of shifting your sleep schedule with behavioral interventions such as light therapy, keeping a consistent shift, moderate caffeine consumption and scheduled naps.

Shift Work Not Linked To Cognitive Decline In New Study

Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Liza Baskin Working overnight shifts can disrupt sleep patterns and potentially have negative effects on a person's long-term health. It's p...

Work The Night Shift? How To Maintain A Healthy Weight

Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Mike Roussell for Q: I work a rotating shift so it is hard to have a regular eating and sleeping routine. What can I do to jumpsta...

8 Ways Working The Night Shift Could Hurt Your Health

Posted 10.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Working the night shift might raise a man's risk of prostate cancer by nearly three times, according to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemi...

A Serious Health Risk Of Working The Night Shift?

Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Working the night shift is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer in women, a new study suggests. HealthDay reported that breast cancer ris...

More Evidence Ties Shift Work And Sleep Deprivation With Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.13.2012 | Healthy Living

More bad news for shift workers. A new study is providing even more evidence that poor sleep increases the risk for a number of health problems. R...