Category Archives: Health Care

Nurses, doctors, and shift workers who use health care

Seeking a Real Quick Route to Better Health? Eat More Red!

Red grapes, sweet potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes and red wine are all great foods and drinks for shift workers looking to lower their risk of heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading

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How Do You React to Stress?

Stress can be managed. When you allow yourself to feel the stress, if you are mindful of the causes, you are actually taking the first step towards making the changes necessary to more permanently alleviate your angst. Don’t run from stress or you’ll be stuck in the status quo. Continue reading

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Insomniacs with Nighttime Awakenings Have a Huge Impact on Health Care Costs and Workforce Management

Nighttime awakening insomniacs with depression and anxiety perform lower, incur greater health care costs and have less quality of life. Continue reading

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Restorative Sleep Improves Memory and Creativity

While we sleep our brains are busy working integrating all that we’ve done during the day into our long term memories. REM sleep is especially important to building our creativity. Continue reading

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Feeling Grouchy and Touchy? Read This!

Shift workers only sleep 5-6 hours a day, leaving most feeling tired and irritable. Bad tempers can lead to job loss or divorce if not managed properly. Continue reading

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New Study Supports Claims that Oatmeal is Good for Shift Workers!

Soluble fiber improves the immune system – try nutrition bars. Continue reading

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Working Nights President, Betsy Connolly, to Chat with Nurses on NurseTogether.com – Join us Tomorrow at 6 pm est.

Chat about shift work with Working Nights President Betsy Connolly and nurses on NurseTogether.com Continue reading

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Teach Children about Working Nights and Learn Something New Yourself Too!

Children’s book for 4-8 year olds covering topics about shift work, including getting sleep, eating well, exercising and saving time for fun and recreation. Continue reading

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Like Crossword Puzzles? Try Out this Working Nights Puzzle for Shift Workers!

Working Nights crossword puzzle for shift workers is a good educational tool to enhance knowledge of health and safety in shift work operations. Continue reading

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A Great Book to Read over the Holidays – “My Stroke of Insight,” by Jill Bolte Taylor

Book Review “ My Stroke of Insight “ a Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Taylor’s book provides a unique education about our brains, in particular, about how the two different hemispheres of our brains work. together … Continue reading

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Try and Take Full Advantage of Recovery Days – Especially over the Holidays

Recovery days are important for health, safety, and productivity at home and at work. Instead of finding other ways to cope with working shifts, use your recovery days to re-group and de-stress. Continue reading

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New Shift Work Information on Weight Loss and Apnea, Craving a Smoke, and the Combined Effects of Caffeine and Alcohol

A dramatic weight loss can improve moderate to severe sleep apnea in obese men. Craving a cigarette while performing a cognitive task increases the chances of a person’s mind wandering and they don’t even realize it is happening. Drinking a cup of coffee may actually make it harder for people to realize they’re drunk. Continue reading

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New Research Proves “ You are what you eat“ More than Ever!

Low fat, high carb diets help shift workers raise serotonin levels. Continue reading

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WSJ Covers Heart Risk at Work and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Two articles in today’s Wall Street Journal are significant to shift workers. One story is about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and the other’s about a new study reporting that men who didn’t confront colleagues or bosses who treated them unfairly doubled their risk of heart attack.
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The Problem of Migraines and Shift Work

One major factor in the development of migraines is lack of sleep. Migraine headaches are associated with more than double the likelihood of the most common kind of stroke – those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off by the buildup of plaque or a blood clot.
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