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One More Reason to Eat a Balanced Healthy Diet!

As though there aren’t enough reasons to eat a healthy balanced diet, researchers have come up with one more-Vitamin B6.  A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition shows a strong association between chronic inflammation and Vitamin B6; those … Continue reading

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Testing Your Sleepiness

Do you really know when you are sleep? too sleepy to drive or perform an activity? This question is front and center as people are getting fewer hours of sleep each night than ever before. Studies show that consistently getting … Continue reading

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Preventing Cardiovascular Events

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. Several studies have reported a higher prevalence of coronary risk factors among rotating shift workers. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Think about Seasonal Affective Disorder Again

seasonal affective disorder affects 6% of people. If you apply the six degrees of kevin bacon concept to this many more are impacted. Continue reading

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Imagine a Hamster with Jet Lag?

Jet lag and shift work have a lot in common. Learning and memory problems exist and can continue for up to a month after returning to a normal schedule. Continue reading

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A Primer of Sleep Disorders for Shift Workers

The DSM is being rewritten with the new DSM-5 expected to be published in 2013. There are many new proposals regarding sleep disorders in the new version of the encyclopedia of psychiatric disorders. Many shift workers are impacted by sleep disorders. Continue reading

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2010 Sleep in America Poll Released!

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has just released the 1st poll to examine sleep among four ethnic groups in the United States: Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics and Whites-the 2010 Sleep in America Poll. Although significant differences in the sleep habits … 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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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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