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What Nurses Should Know About Smoking Cessation and Seasonality

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Did you know that contrary to popular belief, cigarette sales in the U.S.peak during the summer months? While there have only been a few studies focusing on the influence of seasonality on smoking behavior, research suggests that there are “several factors contributing to the effect of seasonality on cigarette consumption” including weather conditions, summer vacation, timing of cessation efforts, and smoking restriction…

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The Power of the Mind July 2012

Dear Fellow Nurse, As July 4th approaches, I am reminded of a surprising story about Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Strikingly, these founding fathers both died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826! Herbert Benson, MD, a world-renowned leader in mind-body medicine shared this remarkable story during a training program to illustrate…

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Nurses’ Health Study Findings May 2012

Dear Fellow Nurse, Did you know that thanks to over 235,000 female nurses we have gained a greater understanding of the factors that influence women’s health? The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), which began in 1976 and was expanded (NHS II) in 1989, collects data from dedicated nurse–participants about disease, hormone use, menopause status and lifestyle factors. Amazingly, response rates to…

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Healthy Eating on a Budget September 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, Not surprisingly, eating a healthier diet can come with a higher price tag. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at the economic impact of following the new U.S. dietary guidelines, which recommend eating more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium, and avoiding saturated fat and added sugar. They discovered that eating according to the new guidelines…

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