Weighing the Benefits and Risks of At-Home STI Test Kits

Research has shown that social stigma creates a major barrier to testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), resulting in the underutilization of prevention services. In recent years, at-home test kits for STIs—which allow an individual to collect a sample at home instead of at a clinic—have become more common, making testing more accessible and appealing … Read moreWeighing the Benefits and Risks of At-Home STI Test Kits

A Sleep Hygiene Guide for Shift Work

Shift workers are vital to many industries, but working unconventional hours can be challenging, as  Meghan Bonnar, RN, who works night shifts in the intensive care unit, can attest. “Nursing in and of itself has unconventional hours because we work 12-hour shifts,” Bonnar said. “[Working night shifts] is really hard. Some people can find a … Read moreA Sleep Hygiene Guide for Shift Work

How to Talk to Teens About Performance-Enhancing Substances

American Assembly for Men in Nursing member Rasheem Wynn, BSN, RN, remembers traveling to basketball games with his daughter, then a nationally ranked high school player, and observing her world up close. Wynn would notice the other players’ habits, particularly the unhealthy behaviors.  “You’re sitting on the sidelines, and you see nothing but the Monsters … Read moreHow to Talk to Teens About Performance-Enhancing Substances