Posts By Amy Ruff RN BSN

Research on Transcendental Meditation and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequent form of cancer in women but also the most survived form. The incidence of breast cancer is almost four times higher in women over […]

Overcoming Disadvantage and Prejudice: An Interview with Joyce Scott

Joyce Scott is often heard saying, “I’ve lived a life beyond my dreams.” She is a woman of vision, determination, skill, and heart. When I interviewed Joyce about her life […]

Remaining Calm in Crisis: Comments of a Single Mom/Nurse During Covid

Valerie Vetter is a nurse in Iowa. She exemplifies the kind of healthcare professional you want at your bedside when you’re ill: experienced, professional, thoughtful and kind. We were so […]

Help in Recovery from Disease

Doctors throughout the world know that the process of healing occurs spontaneously from within the human body when our lifestyle choices support the body’s own natural healing mechanisms.  We all […]

Heartbroken? Heart Disease, New Science, and a Simple Fix

It’s February, so everyone expects a good deal of media coverage on matters of the heart. I’m not one to offer relationship advice but I can address the subject of […]

Post-Surgical Relief

One of my friends just had a knee replacement. I read up a bit about the post-surgical experience and kept in close touch with her about her impressions in case […]

Is Transcendental Meditation the Same as Mindfulness?

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a U.S. government entity within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes meditation: “Meditation may be practiced for many reasons, such […]

Why Hospitals Should Pay for Nurses to Learn TM

Nurses make life and death decisions almost daily, rotate shifts, and are under constant time pressure and staffing challenges. These can lead to stress and distress, burnout (30 – 49% […]

At Last! Good News for Menopausal Women

A paper published in PubMed and in the Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences a decade ago could have saved post-menopausal women from years of vulnerability to heart disease—had they only know about it.

February is “heart health month”—shouldn’t every month be? So as a nurse specializing in cardiovascular health, and as….

Why Am I So Tired

As a nurse, I’ve had many women present concerns that were deeply troubling and caused by severe health imbalance. More commonly, women have told me they are worried about something that sounds simple but is disabling nonetheless: chronic fatigue. Women ask, “Why am I so tired all the time?”

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