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What Nurses Should Know About Smoking Cessation and Seasonality

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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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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Healthy Relaxing Summer June 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, I hope that your summer is off to a great start! Do you have plans to take some time off? I hope so! Vacations can lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and help you live longer. There’s even evidence that a stress-relieving vacation may make you smarter. When you do take time off this summer,…

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