We work and play in environments where smoking is now banned, and we are well-versed on the effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke. However, tobacco is still the single most preventable cause of death1 and disability in our country. It is important that we, smokers and non-smokers alike, understand the facts surrounding tobacco usage. READ MORE

Every woman is at risk for breast cancer, and men are not immune either. Michelle Pry Isacson, MSN, WHNP-BC, APN, maternal-child nursing and informatics instructor at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Ill., provides the following proactive tips to monitor breast health and help reduce your risk of breast cancer. READ MORE

Patricia Fedorka, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNE, professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing, is on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses’ national committee and is an editorial reviewer for its publication Nursing for Women’s Health. Dr. Fedorka provides the following information to educate women about ovarian cancer and increase the likelihood of early detection. READ MORE

You might want to think twice about putting your sleep on the back burner. Sleep deprivation is proven to cause lasting effects such as memory loss and heart disease, as well as a shortened attention span and increased stress throughout the day. For adults 18 years and older, it’s recommended you receive between 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night. READ MORE