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Abandoned Hospitals: Dare to Enter

It’s been said that when a traumatic event happens to someone or something, a special type of energy from that event is released and left behind. This often leaves a lingering presence at that specifi . . .

The Evolution of the Bra

Whether you’re ready or not, there comes a time in every girl’s life when wearing a bra becomes part of the journey into womanhood. The bra or “brassiere" has been around in one form or fashion for hu . . .

Could Owning a Cat Improve Your Health?

When National Adopt-A-Cat Month comes around each year in June, it’s hard to resist those precious purring, biscuit-kneading feline friends looking for a “fur-ever” home. But did you also know that ow . . .

Mental Health Awareness: The Downfall of Mental Institutions

Over the last few decades, the disappearance of long-term care facilities and psychiatric beds has escalated. This trend toward the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric patients began in the early 20 . . .

Blessed be the Fruit: The Handmaid's Tale Nursing Edition

If you haven’t seen the show, it should be warned that it’s not for the faint of heart. As many of the characters in the show experience terrible tragedies and undergo life or death situations. Throug . . .

Winter is Coming: Nursing Edition

Throughout the show of Game of Thrones (GOT), it’s not uncommon for the key characters to get badly hurt or injured in battle, or through other unfortunate circumstances, and to go through a healing a . . .

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Nurses

Nurses suffer from back pain, neck pain, stress and anxiety on a daily basis. A relaxing massage might just be the trick to rejuvenate and energyze a worn down nurse during this holiday season.

Strange Science-The Medicine of Science Fiction

The way in which science fiction has influenced medicine is truly out of this world. From Frankenstein to The Fifth Element, medical technology and procedures have been pushed into actual practice. We . . .

You Can't Believe Everything You Read

Social media is a great place to learn interesting facts. It’s also a breeding ground for mis-information. That’s why we have compiled a few examples to keep you entertained and informed.

How Essential are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been all the rage, especially within the last several years. So, what exactly are they and what makes them so great? Don’t worry, we will delve into their history, how they are bei . . .

Great Deals for Nurses

Nurses and other professionals in the healthcare industry work long hours, save lives and often forget to take time for themselves. Although this work is often selfless, some companies recognize this . . .

Latest Apple Feature Adds Medical Records to iPhone

Apple is revolutionizing the way patients monitor their medical records by incorporating medical documents right into the Health app on iPhones. The records can include allergies, medications, immuniz . . .

Street Medicine Brings Health Care to the Homeless

Frustrated with the lack of health care in the homeless, Jim Withers, MD, decided bring healing directly to the needy on the street. In 1992, Dr. Withers started dressing as a homeless man to walk the . . .

Lifesaving Blood From the Sky: Drones Deliver Medical Supplies

One pint of blood can save as many as three lives but, blood transfusions cannot save lives if it is not easily accessible. More than 90 percent of roads in Africa wash out each year, creating a hurdl . . .

Old Wives' Tales: True or False?

We all know that if you swallow your chewing gum, that wad is going to sit in your stomach undigested for seven years. But how do we know that? Someone probably told us—a parent, a classmate—or else w . . .

Next generation tech at Human Engineering Research Laboratories

Air-powered wheelchairs, mobile-device-operated robotic arms, 3D printing and interactive kitchens are just a few innovative research projects forming in a Pennsylvania-based laboratory.

Would You Have Believed These Medical Hoaxes?

We’ve all fallen for a prank at one time or another. It’s okay to admit it; we’ve all been there for the rubber spider or cellophane under the toilet seat. But sometimes a hoax comes along and pulls t . . .

The Best (and Worst) Doctors and Nurses of TV

Hospitals, like courtrooms, are natural epicenters of drama and life-changing events. Is it any wonder then that we keep returning to them for entertainment? The doctors and nurses who walk the hallwa . . .

Stories to Tell around the Hospital Campfire

Working in a hospital, you’re bound to see some interesting things. Maybe miraculous, maybe terrifying, but occasionally just strange. You surely have your own stories to share around the campfire, bu . . .

TV's Worst Hospitals

As a nurse, you know the ins and outs of a hospital better than your average med show binge-watcher, including the moments when they add a little extra blood or romance for drama’s sake. To be fair, f . . .

Are You a Nurse Working the Holiday Shift? Here’s 5 Reasons to Embrace It

While we embrace the notion that nurses are superheroes, we’re also like everybody else. Most of us would like nothing more than to be home with family, eating delicious food, laughing at old stories . . .

CEUfast Presents Quiz Guru, a Fun Learning Platform

After months of development, CEUFast is excited to introduce something that’s loads of fun, and sure to keep your nursing skills sharp as a tack.

How Coffee Helps (and Harms) Nurses

One thing that nurses always need more of is time, but it’s a limited commodity that’s not for sale and you can’t get it back. So many of us make up for it with hard work and long hours energized by o . . .

When The Nurse’s Scrubs Are Off: Making Time for Your Relationships

Nothing feels better than a fulfilling relationship, but nursing can be one of the least forgiving careers when it comes to investing the time to make it happen.

Night Shift Nurses May have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

September is breast cancer awareness month, a condition that many nurses have treated. But did you know that working the night for an extended period of time increases your chances of developing bre . . .

Top 4 Picks for a Nurse's Netflix and Chill

You’re a nurse who is finally free, yippee! You may think to yourself, “Will I go shopping? Maybe the gym? A night out with my friends, perhaps?” Then it hits you, it’s your weekend and you don’t want . . .

Q and A Series: Getting to Know Author, Blogger and Social Media Influencer “Nurse Eye Roll” Kati Kleber

Kati Kleber is a neuro critical care RN in Charlotte, North Carolina who has practiced nursing for the last 6 years. Kleber, a married new mother of one also is a popular nurse blogger who parlayed he . . .

Trying To Make Healthy Food Choices, Nurses? Don’t Fall For These Traps

Twelve-hour shifts and “barely there” lunch breaks can make a healthy, fit lifestyle a bit of a challenge for any nurse, but at least you can make healthy choices with the foods you do eat, right?

Nurses Week Winning Memes in Our Caption This Contest!

We want to thank all of the nurses who entered our Nurses Week “Caption This” contest in May. We had quite a few funny, creative entries, but the following quotes were the creme of the crop, so we ha . . .

Don't Give Up: 3 Tips for Accomplishing Those New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the first week of the new year and many of us nurses are ready for a fresh new start and a brand new lease on life. Just one problem. As many of you know, the inspiration and motivation to kee . . .

6 Easy Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Nurses In Your Life

Nurses are some of the hardest working people on the planet and if anyone deserves to have something nice in their stocking this holiday season, it’s them. However, the Christmas holiday is so close, . . .

The Holiday Blues: Dealing With Depression During the Happiest Time of the Year

We all know the holidays are generally a happy-go-lucky, celebratory time of the year where family and friends get together to celebrate, but for many people, it can be a dark and painful time. Depre . . .

7 Ways Nurses Can Stay Healthy & Keep Off the Pounds This Holiday Season

Nurses, the holidays are right around the corner, so that means lots of cheer, friends, family and yummy food. Working in the healthcare industry does little to stop us from indulging in a piece of p . . .

A Nurse’s Guide to Black Friday 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for family, friends and great food--but the following days are all about the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Congratulations to the CEUfast Nurse Stethoscope Winners

Thanks to all who entered our Nurses Stethoscope Giveaway! In case you missed it, here’s the list of winners. Be on the lookout for our next contest promotion.

7 Ridiculously Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Busy Nurses

So you still don’t have any costume ideas for halloween? No worries! You’re a nurse, you’re busy saving lives, and you shouldn’t have to rack your brain trying to figure out a costume, so we’ve throw . . .

First MakerHealth Space in Hospital Let's Nurses Build Solutions For Healthcare

As a nurse, you come in contact with problems all the time and you likely Macgyver your own solutions everyday. If you’ve ever wished for the ability to create real tools that would make your job easi . . .

Become a Nurse Expert in the Dr. Oz #NURSESEARCH

Think you’ve got what it takes to be considered a nurse expert? What about a nurse celebrity? The 3 time emmy-winning show Dr. Oz, that’s who!

ATTN Joy Behar & THE VIEW: Don't Mess with Nurses

Comedian Joy Behar learned an important lesson over the last 24 hours. DONT. MESS. WITH. NURSES. The hashtag #NursesUnite took over social media after Behar made comments that made nurses across the w . . .

Whip Nae Nae Dance Story

If anyone’s ever doubted whether patients are more than just a number to doctors and nurses, then they should hear the story of 12-year-old Sophia Petikas. This young patient got the surprise of a lif . . .

Stop Bashing Prenatal Fitness: Working Out While Pregnant is More Than Okay

Exercise is widely accepted as a healthy, necessary activity that keeps weight under control and prevents a myriad of diseases, but when it comes to pregnant women working out, it makes a lot of peop . . .

Nurses, Enjoy These 4th of July Deals!

Whether you’re off from work, taking in the fireworks or at a hospital treating folks who have injured themselves from the freak accidents that are all too common on the 4th of July, nurses should be . . .

8 Things Only Nurses Understand

As a nurse, you’ve clocked thousands of hours in your hospital, doctor’s office or clinic. You’ve built unbreakable bonds with your team and gone through similar victories and frustrations. So it’s no . . .

Nurses Week 2015: For All the Nurses Who Rock

It’s your week---National Nurses Week, that is! It kicks off today, May 6, and ends on May 12, the birthday of nursing trailblazer Florence Nightingale.

Enter Our Nurses Who Rock 2015 Nurses Week Contest, Win Big!

The year is flying by, and before you know it Nurses Week 2015 will be here. CEUFast appreciates everything healthcare professionals do and we want to honor 7 deserving nurses.

Great Last Minute Valentines Day Gifts for Nurses!

If anyone deserves some love on Valentine’s Day, it’s nurses. You recognize that nurses deserve something special on this holiday of love, and while personalized items like mugs with “RN Jane Doe” is . . .

How Nurses Can Reduce Stress, Improve Health in a Few Minutes with Meditation

Most people who enter the nursing field do it because they love it, but that doesn’t mean that the job is without its difficulties. It’s demanding nature and long hours create a high stress atmosphere . . .

CEUFast Holiday Recipes

Some of the best holiday moments happen as friends and family are sharing delicious foods, so we here at CEUFast have decided to share some of our favorite recipes! In one way or another, these deligh . . .

First FDA Approved Smartphone Thermometer by KINSA Will Track Health Trends Locally & Globally

When most of us think of thermometers, we think of a tool that reads our temperatures, but KINSA, the maker of the first FDA approved smart phone thermometer, has released a thermometer that is slated . . .

What Are Normal Sexual Averages?

Sexual health is an important part of a healthy adult lifestyle. Having sex is good for us; our bodies were designed for sex. People are caught

The Biology of Chronobiology

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Or are you one of the many who believe that there is no such thing as morning people and night people?

Old Wives' Tales: Truth or False?

We all love old wives' tales. They are not only fun to learn, but some of them are actually true. I caution my patients to avoid relying upon them solely, however, because wives' tales can also be - w . . .

March Madness

College hoops fans go crazy in the month of March. March Madness is an NCAA tradition gluing tons of sports fans to their television sets.

Why Your Team Losing May Be Affecting Your Health

You’ve managed to get through the holidays without overdoing it too much, I hope, but we have yet another impending junk food trap: the Super Bowl.

Evolution of the Stethoscope

A stethoscope is a medical instrument used to listen to the sounds produced by the heart, lungs and chest. The word is derived from the French and Greek as the Greek word "stethos" means chest and the . . .

Tips On Living Well in Colder Temperatures

Many people fret over the increased risk of catching a cold or the flu during the winter months. The chances of you or your patients

North America's First Hospital

Whether a person is injured, sick, bringing new life into the world or in the end stages of their life, he or she will often end up in the hospital.

Best Resources for Healthy Baking

During the holiday season many of the people who live in the U.S. celebrate with family, friends, and good food. Often, the traditional

Moderating Holiday Calories

As nurses, people turn to us for advice on a number of healthcare issues, and one of the most common problems people face is how to