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Nurses Cut Stress 40% With Relaxation Steps At Work

Ohio State study shows dramatic stress reduction among ICU nurses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  May 2015 – More than 40 percent of Americans say their job is “very” or “extremely” stressful, which not only costs our economy billions of dollars each year, it also takes a significant toll on our health.

 

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Crusade For More Babies To Have 'Preemie Pacifier'

Nurse who developed special pacifier pushes for more babies to have access

Orlando, Fla - The nurse who developed the groundbreaking “preemie pacifiers” is asking the American Academy of Neonatal Nursing to make sure more babies to have access them. Harriet Miller, Ph.D, ARNP, is a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando. After years of working around preemies in the  world’s largest NICU under one roof, she developed the special pacifier after noticing that the tiniest of her patients in the NICU did not have a voice.

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Patients Who See Doctors In Groups Are Healthier

Growing trend called “shared medical appointments” has patients going to the doctor in groups - and in one group, the results are raising eyebrows

Orlando, Fla -  Maria Lehan had just finished a check up with her doctor recently, when he suggested something unusual. He told Maria he would like to see her again in a month and, if it was okay, there would be at least a half dozen other patients there, too.

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Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

National survey: women are largely unaware of many symptoms and risks of strokes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2015 – A new national survey shows that most women don’t know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey, released byThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, found that only 11 percent of women could identify female-specific risk factors for stroke from a list and nine out of 10 weren’t aware that hiccups combined with chest pain are among the early warning signs of a stroke in women.

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Include Men In Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines

Osteoporosis affects more men than prostate cancer

DENVER, CO --  Most people associate osteoporosis with women. But the truth is, one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of this condition. That’s more men than will have prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

 

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