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February 26, 2021A buyer’s guide for your workplace needs
Find the best sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, and scrubs.
Advice & Tips for Work   Health Tech / HCIT  Shopping

February 25, 2021Communication as a health tool
Phone calls, texts, and even passports can all make us a healthier society.
Opioids   Psych / Mental Health   Health Tech / HCIT   Policy  Sleep

February 24, 2021How to better prevent…
…migraines, suicide, and COPD exacerbation.
Neurology   Psych / Mental Health   Pulmonology

February 23, 2021The vaccine is the change agent we needed
Today we look at some of the outstanding questions and concerns around the world’s vaccination campaign.
Antibiotics   Covid-19   Diversity & Inclusion   Vaccines

February 22, 2021For your other job as a parent
Keeping your kids’ mental health on the upside is a challenge. Understanding their lives better helps.
Psych / Mental Health   Parenting

February 19, 2021What the states are doing for nurses
Texas and Michigan are passing legislation to protect nurses and help them practice more easily.
Education   Policy   Stress Reduction  Workplace Safety

February 18, 2021Unlikely challenges to care
Whether it is weather, car crashes, or medical debt, there are challenges to care that are not always foreseeable.
SDOH   Real HCP Stories & Experiences

February 17, 2021Protect and support
Shield yourself and others from workplace stress, and communicate in a way that people can trust.
Covid-19   LGBTQ   Patient Communication   Advice & Tips for Work  Stress Reduction

February 16, 2021Where nursing and the FTC merge
Travel nurse salaries and counterfeit N95s may be on the investigation docket of the Federal Trade Commission.
Professional Outlook   Salary   Telemedicine  Workplace Safety

February 15, 2021Matters of the heart
Stress affects heart attacks, you can prevent fish burps, and health coaching decreases cardiovascular risks.
Cardiology   Food & Nutrition

February 12, 2021Finding light
Innovation, updates, and dinner makes the news.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Innovation  Food & Nutrition

February 11, 2021Payback
Nursing schools need to pay the government back. There are consequences for partaking in the CBD craze and more.
Cannabis & CBD   Education   Professional Outlook  Wellness

February 10, 2021The jobs report
Making your job better might mean looking for a new position—or dropping hints to management.
Advice & Tips for Work   Professional Outlook  Salary

February 9, 2021Facemask basics
Counterfeits, free ear savers, and care for your face.
Advice & Tips for Work   Self-Care   Workplace Safety

February 8, 2021Looking after your wellbeing
What does time management, coffee, and plant-based diets have in common?
Covid-19   Food & Nutrition   Sleep

February 5, 2021Just can’t get enough
We kind of wish Depeche Mode was playing the Super Bowl Halftime show.
Covid-19   Medical Devices   Food & Nutrition   Salary  Workplace Safety

February 4, 2021The word of the week: Vaccine
There has been so much Covid-19 vaccine news, we decided to devote an entire newsletter to it.
Covid-19   Vaccines

February 3, 2021What to know about
Here’s some helpful information you’ll need if you’re negotiating with HCA, finding a lost child, or reading for pleasure.
Hospital & Health Systems   Parenting   Salary  Wellness

February 2, 2021Look out for yourself
Covid-19 might affect life insurance, ways to counteract imposter syndrome, and a nutritional study that can add to our eating know-how.
Covid-19   Food & Nutrition   Personal Finance  Wellness

February 1, 2021Crafting a message
Communicating with others can help you and others—no matter the mode.
Covid-19   Leadership   Relationships  Wellness

January 29, 2021Preventative measures
Vaccines top the news today, but these are not the only preventative measures that help health.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Food & Nutrition  Self-Care

January 28, 2021Our ears are powerful
Who knew that our auditory system could unlock an emotional world?
HIV / AIDS   Patient Care   SDOH   Parenting   Work-Life Balance

January 27, 2021Everyday things have importance
From hand sanitizer to social media, it’s the mundane that sometimes grab (and need) our attention.
Patient Safety   Leadership  Work-Life Balance

January 26, 2021A little bit of everything
Is napping a sign of dementia? Are kids afraid of PPE? Can immigrant HCPs help the care crisis?
Patient Care   Psych / Mental Health   SDOH  Staffing Grids

January 25, 2021Recharge
Energizing your body and mind are important. Use these tips to find calm and relief from stress.
Covid-19   Stress Reduction  Workplace Safety

January 21, 2021Has the coronavirus calvary arrived?
New executive orders focus on Covid-19, insight into burnout, telepsych is here to stay, and money makes us happy.
Covid-19   Advice & Tips for Work   Personal Finance  Telemedicine

January 20, 2021The stress doesn’t stop…
…but you can control how you handle it and how it can affect you.
Relationships   Stress Reduction  Workplace Safety

January 19, 2021The golden rule as long-term effects
Treat others as you would like to be treated whether at home or in the workplace.
Cardiology   Diversity & Inclusion   Parenting   Sleep  Stress Reduction

January 18, 2021Finances and fantasy
Today we look toward the future to make you richer in resilience and stability.
Patient Communication   Personal Finance   Wellness

January 15, 2021Finding solutions
There’s no reason to complicate life. Find simplicity in companions, language, mood, and meals.
Patient Communication   Pediatrics   SDOH   Vaccines   Food & Nutrition

January 14, 2021Finding solutions
What to know about pain alternatives, vaccine roll-out, PPE, and ICU staff mental health.
Covid-19   Pain Management   Vaccines   Self-Care  Workplace Safety

January 13, 2021What do horror flicks and exercise have in common?
For the answer, you will need to read more. Plus, here might be a new option for opioid use disorder.
Cardiology   Patient Care   Management & Treatment

January 12, 2021Figuring out what works
Rest isn’t sleep, mindfulness isn’t for all, and nurses get advanced care planning done.
Patient Care   Self-Care  Sleep

January 11, 2021A bit of everything
Sometimes we need to balance what is right for us and for our patients. Today’s news does that.
Cardiology   Psych / Mental Health   SDOH   Food & Nutrition  Healthy Living Tips

January 8, 2021It all comes down to food
Whether traveling or staying home, food is the secret to keep you healthy, and possibly, happy.
SDOH   Food & Nutrition   Stress Reduction

January 7, 2021Stay focused on your needs
During crazy times, focusing on what you can control can bring calm.
Food & Nutrition   Research   Stress Reduction  Wellness

January 6, 2021Hello?
Communication is the bedrock of health care. Today we look at the future of EHRs and the confusion around DNR orders.
Patient Care   School Nurse   Advice & Tips for Work   Health Tech  Policy

January 5, 2021What’s the outlook?
Looking at 2021 nursing trends, a new use for AMPing, and how the vaccine rollout could fail us.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Professional Outlook  Stress Reduction

January 4, 2021You, as a leader
Today, we focus on you as a healthcare professional on social media and in the workplace.
Patient Communication   Leadership   Salary  Workplace Safety

December 31, 2020Good-bye 2020. Hello 2021!
January will mean much of the same, courtesy of the coronavirus. Today we try to provide solutions to find rest and create calm.
Healthy Living Tips  Innovation

December 30, 2020Stronger and smarter
Today we continue our foray into the new year using possible goals to guide our way.
Patient Communication   Fitness   Healthy Living Tips

December 29, 2020Looking forward to the new year
While resolutions are passé today we focus on the quick, easy ways to care for yourself physically and fiscally.
Healthy Living Tips   Food & Nutrition  Personal Finance

December 23, 2020Helping patients through the holiday
Today we focus on how to have better conversations about self-harm, and preventing readmission and overdoses.
Orthopedics   Opioids   Patient Communication   Policy

December 22, 2020Declutter your brain
Here are a few ways to clear barriers that can preoccupy you—starting with your head, then moving to your body, and then your wallet.
Healthy Living Tips   Personal Finance  Wellness

December 21, 2020Talking points
Information to fuel conversations about whether Covid-19 is worse than the flu, taking the vaccines, and staffing ratios work.
Covid-19   Influenza   Vaccines   Staffing Grids

December 18, 2020For the kids in your life
Today we examine how clowns can be healing partners, being a proxy teacher is stressful, and nature’s role in the pandemic.
Covid-19   Patient Care   Vaccines   Healthy Living Tips

December 17, 2020We just want to be heard
Nurses respond to staffing orders, pulse oximeters are fallible for some, and validation can be a powerful mood stabilizer.
Covid-19   Patient Safety   Relationships   Staffing Grides  Workplace Safety

December 16, 2020Are we turning the coronavirus corner?
Today we focus on prevention and challenges of Covid-19 that will continue until herd immunity is reached.
Covid-19   Patient Safety   Vaccines   Workplace Safety

December 15, 2020Everything revolves around food
Food nourishes the body and the soul. Today we look at three roles food plays in our life: stressor, sleep aid, and snack salvation.
Food & Nutrition   Relationships   Sleep  Wellness

December 14, 2020Appreciation is the word of the day
The 7 p.m. clapping has stopped; instead people are adopting healthcare professionals and taking your social media posts to heart.
Covid-19   Leadership   Personal Finance  Wellness

December 11, 2020Coronavirus Considerations
Covid-19 is top of mind with the FDA advisory panel meeting yesterday. Here we examine transmission and distribution of the vaccine.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Hospitals & Health Systems   Policy  Workplace Safety

December 10, 2020Pandemic particulars
Covid-19 anxiety is a thing. Here are the particulars about stabilizing your finances, the Oxford vaccine, and the home care business.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Nutrition & Food   Personal Finance  Practice Management

December 9, 2020After the pandemic considerations
Making changes to your career and workplace may sound daunting during a pandemic, but information can make the transition easier.
Education   Mentor / Mentee   Practice Operations  Staffing Grids

December 8, 2020Everyone needs a hero
Governors ask retired healthcare professionals to serve as reinforcements, Marvel makes nurses the newest comic book hero, and more.
Covid-19   Food & Nutrition   Grief  Wellness

December 7, 2020We like lists
We promise that there are no to-do lists, just information about the HHS secretary nominee, peer reviews, HAIs, and more.
Cardiology   Infection Prevention   Patient Safety   Leadership  Professional Outlook

December 4, 2020Finding your ground
Get inspiration from a lone voice, tips for giving a talk, and rethink how you discharge a patient, plus more.
Covid-19   Patient Safety   Vaccines   Advice & Tips for Work

December 3, 2020Working smarter
Workplace professionalism doesn’t look the same to everyone, telemedicine may have a role in the ED, and Covid-19 vaccine skepticism.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Advice & Tips for Work  Telemedicine

December 2, 2020Look out for your health sometimes
HCPs will be the first in line for the Covid-19 vaccine, a greener Mediteranean diet is better, and strange clues to health risks.
Covid-19   Gynecology   Vaccines   Lifestyle  Food & Nutrition

December 1, 2020Compassion and innovation in the workplace
Find out how to put compassion and innovation to work and how emergency department APPs are invaluable.
Cardiology   Patient Care   Innovation  Staffing Grids

November 30, 2020Where men and women differ
Science uncovers the differences between men and women when it comes to diagnosing pulmonary embolism, how they handle divorce, plus more.
Diagnostics   Mental Health   Patient Care   Relationships

November 25, 2020We hope you’re hungry
Hunger can take many forms: a need for social interactions, a want for knowledge, a grumbling stomach. We’re serving them all up and more.
Cardiology   Gastroenterology   Mental Health   Vaccines   Food & Nutrition

November 24, 2020Find nourishment where you can
Sleep, hugs, food, decisions, travel—all can nourish the body in different ways. Sometimes we just need to tweak a few things to make them do so.
Hospice / End of Life   Patient Care   Food & Nutrition  Wellness

November 23, 2020A cornucopia of news
Looks like the Thanksgiving holiday will strain healthcare resources, isolation has physical effects, plus other news.
Cardiology   Covid-19   Mental Health   Quality & Performance Improvement   Skilled Nursing Facility / LTACH   Vaccines

November 20, 2020Taking care of you
Information you need to reduce some stress and nourish your body and soul.
Cardiology   Food & Nutrition   Parenting  Stress Reduction  Wellness

November 19, 2020Innovations in patient care
Discover the latest innovations to patient care developed by nurses, because no one knows patient care better.
Cardiology   Patient Care   Patient Safety   Quality & Performance Improvement

November 18, 2020A crazy 24 hours in the pharma space
Amazon launches a pharmacy, FDA approves an at-home Covid-19 test, and a Covid-19 vaccine is heading to the FDA for EUA.
Covid-19   Diagnostics   Management & Treatment   Vaccines

November 17, 2020Seeing past the dumpster fire
Today we find a fantastic quote about research, talk about BMI screening in schools, and discover the happiest songs.
Covid-19   Psych / Mental Health   School Nurse   Vaccines   Stress Reduction

November 16, 2020Understanding limits
Why some don’t take the coronavirus threat seriously, what mindfulness can and cannot do about stressful situations, and more.
Covid-19   Diabetes   Patient Safety   Communication   Stress Reduction

November 13, 2020The proactive will survive
Today we examine how being proactive wins during the pandemic, whether you’re a nurse, a vaccine volunteer, or a sweet-hound.
Diabetes   Vaccine   Food & Nutrition   Advice & Tips for Work

November 12, 2020Keys to a sane existence
A competent response to Covid-19, restful sleep, more reading, and more nurses in leadership makes the world better.
Covid-19   Neurology   Leadership   Sleep  Stress Reduction

November 11, 2020Yesterday was a good day for disease prevention
Write professional papers that sing, how safe are disposable isolation gowns, and the pandemic’s effect on #nurselife.
Covid-19   Advice & Tips for Work   Policy   Professional Outlook  Workplace Safety

November 10, 2020Yesterday was a good day for disease prevention
Coronavirus vaccines, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, and a task force announcement fill the day.
Covid-19   HIV/AIDS   Rheumatology   Vaccines
November 9, 2020It’s a new week
Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week. President-elect Biden makes his first personnel announcement today. Plus, jobs and pizza.
Covid-19   Patient Care   Career  Food & Nutrition
November 6, 2020Strengthen your game
You do you—better. Use these strategies to make your patient-care and self-care games stronger.
Neurology   Pain Management   Patient Care   Fitness   Stress Reduction

November 5, 2020A good alternative to doom-scrolling
Discover how to make ambulatory blood pressure monitoring easier, new symptoms for Covid-19, plus ways to keep your mood light.
Cardiology   Covid-19   Gastroenterology   Neurology   Stress Reduction

November 4, 2020Find comfort in diversity
Male nurse burnout, LBGTQ+ patients’ burnout, roasted potatoes, and nature.
Covid-19   LBGTQ   Patient Care   Food & Nutrition

November 2, 2020Insight you can use to beat staff shortages and burnout
We start this week hopeful for solutions to end healthcare shortages and burnout.
Fitness   Mentor/Mentee   Sleep  Stress Reduction

October 30, 2020Let’s have some fun! Tomorrow is Halloween.
Halloween is Saturday. Get into the mood with news of a twindemic, stew recipes, fun charcuterie boards, and other recs.
Covid-19   Influenza   Food & Nutrition  Holidays

October 29, 2020Nurses are healthcare leaders
How nurse leaders can help their ranks, where new hospitals are opening, and what patients are doing during telehealth visits.
Covid-19   Hospitals & Health Systems   Leadership   Telemedicine

October 28, 2020Mindful self-care is the secret to better quality of life
Mindful self-care can improve quality of life and an update to colorectal cancer screening guidelines.
Covid-19   Diagnostics   Wellness

October 27, 2020Understanding emotions better
Postpartum depression may last longer than once thought, sleep could be an emotional equalizer, and PPE shortages still a concern.
Antepartum & Postpartum   Covid-19   Healthy Living Tips   Sleep   Wellness

October 26, 2020A new approach to flu season
UnitedHealthcare attempts to be proactive this flu season, a smartphone picks up on stroke symptoms, and shiftwork’s effects explained.
Covid-19   Diagnostics   Patient Care   Quality & Performance Improvement   Advice & Tips for Work   Research

October 23, 2020Your stress-less guide
Start the weekend unloading your mental distress and restoring your resiliency zone.
Nutrition & Food   Stress Reduction

October 22, 2020Today’s theme is government agencies
A tale of a memory supplement and the FDA, the CDC redefines close contact, and what you need to know about working out with YouTube.
Covid-19   Infection Prevention   Patient Safety   Fitness   Policy

October 21, 2020Introducing an unlikely stress reliever
Pandemic-themed video games may be the release we all need, masking in small spaces holds promise, and not all hospitals are closing.
Covid-19   Infection Prevention   Hospitals & Health Systems   Stress Reduction

October 20, 2020Nurses are an important brain trust
An editorial touts nurses as the missing link in public health policy, past pandemics give us insight into mental health woes, and more.
Covid-19   Diagnostics   Policy   Wellness

October 19, 2020How patient care is changing
A healthcare system rolls out social determinants of health screening, while some clinics are registering people to vote.
Covid-19   Patient Care   SDOH

October 16, 2020It’s Friday. Let’s focus on you.
Managing emotions, sleeping to stay present, standing can lower mortality, and recipes that make cleaning up easy.
Healthy Living Tips   Nutrition & Food  Self-Care   Sleep   Stress Reduction   Wellness

October 15, 2020Gen Z and Millennial health spotlighted
New reports look at the mental health of millennials and how obesity affects Gen Z. Plus, an update on coronavirus vaccine efforts.
Covid-19   LGBTQ   Vaccines   Policy   Wellness

October 14, 2020It’s National Emergency Nurses Day
Today is National Emergency Nurses Day. It brings a documentary highlighting the amazing feats that ED nurses do each day, plus more.
Covid-19   Emergency Medicine   Conferences / Events   Scope of Practice   Sleep

October 13, 2020Rethinking staffing, blankets, hospital wards, and more
Vermont staffs up, weighted blankets may help you sleep, Covid-19 free wards may keep patients safer, and a new (but old) earworm.
Covid-19   Patient Safety   Management & Treatment   Sleep   Staffing Grids   Workplace Safety

October 12, 2020What French and British nurses are experiencing
A look at nursing worldwide, a sleep routine that could make you rest better, and an astonished baby.
Covid-19   Fitness   Sleep   Trends 

October 9, 2020No coronavirus talk today
Friday is here and we hope that you take the time to nourish yourself with food, family, and fun.
Health Tech/HCIT   Healthy Living Tips   Nutrition & Food  Personal Finance

October 8, 2020The Google Doc you should check out regularly
Aerosol scientists have laid out all the information you should know about aerosol transmission of Covid-19.
Covid-19   Medical Devices   Patient Safety   SDOH   Workplace Safety

October 7, 2020Not all Excel spreadsheets are created equal
Telehealth may have changed in-office primary care, and an excel spreadsheet may have stopped Covid-19 reporting in the UK.
Communication   Covid-19   Patient Care   Reimbursement/Payment

October 6, 2020Covid-19 vaccine updates, AI tools, and PPE shortages
Today the White House blocks the FDA guidelines for approving a vaccine under emergency use. A Covid-19 AI tool is approved.
Covid-19   Diagnostics   Medical Devices   Patient Safety   Practice Operations   Research  Workplace Safety

October 5, 2020Regeneron, healthcare job report and PPE management
What you should know about Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment, healthcare added jobs, plus a simple way to manage PPE.
Covid-19   Patient Care   Hospitals & Healthcare Systems   Management & Treatment  Stress Reduction

October 2, 2020Covid-19, The White House, the latest non-treatment, and more
The latest pseudo treatment for Covid-19, a way to possibly boost your career, a treehouse to social distance in, plus Trump tests positive.
Covid-19   Management and Treatment   Patient Safety   Advice & Tips for Work

October 1, 2020HCP-friendly bills are signed
California focuses on health care, a reason to take a social media break, and the voice as a diagnostic tool
Covid-19   Diabetes   Psych / Mental Health   Health Tech   Innovation  Wellness

September 30, 2020Changes coming to telemedicine coverage
Accessible healthcare made popular by the pandemic may go longer be covered by insurance, PTSD only affects a few, and more.
Diversity & Inclusion   Psych / Mental Health   Conferences / Events   Research  Telemedicine  Wellness

September 29, 2020Health is the heart of the economy
How heart disease affects GDP, health workers ask for hero bonuses, and the link between acid reflux and type 2 diabetes.
Cardiology   Covid-19   Healthy Living Tips   Hospitals & Health Systems  Salary

September 28, 2020Four innovations that could make the second wave easier
Months into the pandemic, researchers, and companies are creating solutions to the challenges to diagnosis, treatment, and safety.
Covid-19   Diagnostics   Innovation  Research

September 25, 2020We have exciting news
It’s Friday and we have an invitation for you. Plus, a winning meal strategy, and more vaccine news.
Covid-19   Vaccines   Healthy Living Tips  Policy

September 24, 2020Are we doing enough for new nurse graduates?
A new survey looks at the future of nursing. The FDA issues Black Box Warning requirements for benzos, and more.
Covid-19   Management & Treatment   Nurse Graduates

September 23, 2020Time to go for an awe walk
Taking in your surroundings, changing vaccine timelines, and expanding retail healthcare.
Covid-19   Hospitals & Health Systems   Self-care  Stress Reduction

September 22, 2020Checks and balances in medicine
Black doctors to review the work of the CDC and the FDA, insight on transgender healthcare, and its effect on mental health.
Covid-19   LGBTQ   Rural Care   Practice Management

September 21, 2020Strength looks good on you
Start this week focusing on your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Healthy Living Tips  Shopping  Stress Reduction  Wellness

September 18, 2020Life with Covid-19 from care to career
The pandemic takes its toll on women’s ability to perform professionally, and keeps people from seeking medical care. Plus, recipes.
Covid-19   Infectious Disease   Nutrition and Food  Professional Outlook  Research

September 17, 2020How strong are patient responsibility statements?
Covid-19’s testing future, the pandemic’s risky pass time, stopping patient harassment plus more.
Covid-19   Communication   SDOH   Innovation  Workplace Safety

September 16, 2020Covid-19 antivirals, PPE fit, and remote nursing
Remote nursing is booming, the race for a treatment is quietly moving forward, and how your PPE fits can make a difference.
Covid-19   Safety   Advice & Tips   Practice Operations  Wellness

September 15, 2020What TPS means for healthcare and compassion fatigue
Paul Rudd helps you laugh about face masks while Mexico’s latest COVID policy will make you think, plus more.
Policy   Practice Operations  Wellness

September 14, 2020Nurses strike, the resilient zone, and a big idea
The field of nursing has its challenges. Today, we look at ideas that are fighting for it, strengthening it, and growing it.
Cardiology   Innovation   Professional Outlook  Wellness

September 11, 2020Climate change, N95 masks, and recipes
Innovative ways to expand N95 masks availability, an eye to how medical education should address climate, and good food.
Medical Devices   Education   Innovation  Healthy Living Tips

September 10, 2020Camp school, healthcare proposals, and drug delays
Welcome to the Daily Huddle: Helping you stay up-to-date whether you’re home or tending to patients.
Covid-19   Patient Care   Lifestyle   Policy