NurseZone Newsletter - 3/26/2012
March 26, 2012 
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More Employers Helping Nurses Pursue Work-life Balance 
More Employers Helping Nurses Pursue Work-life Balance  
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Does your life feel like a juggling act? You are not alone. Many people are constantly trying to balance so many responsibilities that they can't seem to keep up with everything, and 9 out of 10 consider work-life balance a problem, according to a recent survey. Nurses, especially, can find themselves trying to do too much.


Health Care's Growing Complexity Causing Greater Nursing Stress 
Health Care's Growing Complexity Causing Greater Nursing Stress 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

More than 75 years ago and long before health reform, endocrinologist Hans Selye defined stress as "the nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change." Today, with a rapidly evolving health care environment, nurses are facing additional stress, but there are ways to mitigate the effects.

Special Health Series by Holly Mosier 
Special Health Series by Author Holly Mosier 
Visit NurseZone's Time for You section to find a special health series by Holly Mosier, health expert and author of Stress Less, Weigh Less. Read all four articles:

1: Reduce Your Stress
2: Revamp the Way You're Eating
3: Revamp the Way You're Exercising
4: Easy, Healthy Recipes


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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on Health Reform Law This Week - Stay Updated with NurseZone 
Today, the Supreme Court began hearing opening arguments regarding the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What is happening, and how might it affect your work as a nurse? Stay tuned to NurseZone for daily updates to keep you informed. 

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 Spotlight on Nursing 
Nurses Rejuvenate at HUP's Center for Nursing Renewal
Nurses Rejuvenate at HUP's Center for Nursing Renewal 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor


Let's face it--caring for patients can prove stressful and emotionally draining, but the Center for Nursing Renewal at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia provides nurses with an opportunity to unwind and return to their units more refreshed and energized.  READ FULL STORY 

'Do Anywhere' Workouts for Nurses
'Do Anywhere' Workouts for Nurses 
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor


"Nurses need to understand that the job they are doing is very important and not everyone has the qualities it takes to do that job--but taking care of yourself is part of the job," said Casio Jones, BS, ACSM-HFI, wellness director for Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

Devices & Technology 
Manufacturers Keeping Nurses Safe on the Job 
Manufacturers Keeping Nurses Safe on the Job 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

Nurses' number-one priority is the safety of their patients, but in an environment where there are any number of potential workplace dangers--from infections to falls to accidental needle sticks--their own safety also has to be high on the priority list.

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Special Feature 
Getting Your Due: Last Minute Tax Tips for Nurses
Getting Your Due: Last Minute Tax Tips for Nurses 
By Melissa Wirkus, contributor


Ah, it's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, but that also means it's tax time. NurseZone asked several tax professionals to share some inside advice on deductions, filing and more to help nurses attend to their financial health.

Looking Ahead to the Next Issue: 
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