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Shift work linked to cognitive declines

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Nursing home staff on shift schedules might experience diminished memory and thinking skills, recently published findings suggest.

Why it really is the most wonderful time of the year

Why it really is the most wonderful time of the year

It's back to school time. For most of the world, figuring out childcare just got easier. But it isn't so easy when you have to be at work before school starts, or after it ends AND you're making the money a nursing assistant makes. Here's a possible solution.

Good news for (yawn) shift workers and residents

Good news for (yawn) shift workers and residents

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Long-term care professionals around the country cheered wildly last week when the Food and Drug Administration approved Belsomra, a new sleep drug. Shift workers applauded the addition to their medicine cabinets, already well-stocked with sleep aids. "I've tried melatonin and Ambien, but I didn't feel great on either one of those dr—" said certified nursing assistant Susie Sleepless, interrupted by a yawn.

Nursing: the happiest job in the world ... or not

Nursing: the happiest job in the world ... or not

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Even if I hadn't been raised by a nurse, and even if I didn't write about the basic functions of their jobs on a daily basis for McKnight's, I would probably still idolize them. That much was clear to me recently when I had the rare opportunity to witness, quite possibly, the best and worst parts of a nurse's job.

Shift workers at higher risk for stroke, heart attack, study finds

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Shift workers, especially those working overnight, are at a higher risk for having a stroke or heart attack, an analysis finds.

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