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Want to Increase Your Productivity At Work? Follow These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Do you ever leave the office after working tirelessly all day and wonder what you really accomplished? You're not alone in that feeling. Most people are constantly searching for ways to be more productive at work. That search might lead them to work longer hours or cram additional tasks into their already packed schedule. What they're not realizing, however, is that productivity has a lot more to do with the strategies you use at the office than checking items off a lengthy to-do list.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Elder Care: Why In-Home Care Might Be the Right Choice For Your Family

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Deciding how best to care for an elderly loved one is often a stressful and emotional experience for families. Many elderly people are resistant to the idea of leaving their homes for a nursing facility or an assisted living community. When faced with this situation, family members might consider in-home senior care for their loved one. While in-home elder care isn't the right choice for everyone, it can prove to be a very beneficial arrangement for many elderly people and their families.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Physical Therapists Play Critical Role in Breast Cancer Healing

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Each October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. You might not have ever noticed that physical therapy month is celebrated in October because of all the pink ribbons you see promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month which also takes place in October.

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Topics: Healthcare, Charity & Philanthropy

9 Key Steps to Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're happily employed, employed but actively seeking another opportunity, or unemployed, you need to have a LinkedIn profile. With over 200 million members worldwide, it is a professional social networking site that offers users the ability to showcase their skills and work experience online. LI users are also able to build professional networks that can potentially lead to career advancements, research and discuss industry issues with other users, join groups to ask and answer questions, and much more.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Increased Need for Speech Therapy in Children From Technology Usage

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It's virtually impossible to go anywhere these days without encountering someone completely engrossed in an electronic device. You see it everywhere-- the driver next to you at the stop light scrolling through his iPod, the person in front of you in the drive-thru line scanning a coupon with her smart phone, and the college student sitting at the local coffee shop, totally absorbed in an article on his tablet. It's not just adults that are technologically savvy either. Children are being introduced to mobile devices earlier and earlier. In fact, 7 out of 10 children younger than 8 years of age have used a smart phone or tablet.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Mental Health First Aid Should be a Priority

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

When tragic events of mass violence occur, the nation is often left reeling and wondering why. Why would a gunman open fire on a packed movie theater? What would cause a young man to enter an elementary school and commence a shooting rampage? While there are undoubtedly many factors that lead to these deadly events, there is virtually always one common denominator involved: mental illness.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

5 Traits of the Best Boss - An Employee's Perspective

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that October 16th is Bosses Day? Woo hoo, a day to celebrate those without whom a company would struggle! A Boss is a crucial part of a company, particularly in the health care industry.

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Topics: Management & Leadership

How the Autism Barrier Can Be Overcome

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The growing awareness regarding Autism has brought about various efforts to identify and offer assistance in helping those who are afflicted with the various spectrums of this disorder. It is a completely normal reaction for parents of children who are struggling this to focus on the future. What will happen as their child grows older? How will they live? Where will they live? And, how close to "normal" will they be able to function?  Many answers to those types of questions can be directed to things that are happening today, in the present (more on that later).

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

The Importance of Starting Speech Therapy Early

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM

For the past several months, you've been growing increasingly concerned about your toddler's speech and language development. As he approaches his second birthday, his babbling is very limited and he has no real words. Well-meaning friends and family members brush off your concerns. They assure you that all children develop differently. They insist that your son will catch up in his own time. They might even share a story about a distant relative who didn't talk until he was three and went on to become a neurosurgeon.

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Topics: Healthcare

Excel in Your Job by Being Likable

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 9, 2014 8:30:00 AM

When you consider what determines your success at work, a number of thoughts might come to mind. Perhaps you think about your hard-earned degrees or certifications. You might consider all of those late nights that you put in to ensure that a particular deadline was met. What you might not consider is a factor that is becoming increasingly important in workplace successlikability.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

The True Face of Mental Illness in Society

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Mental Illness strikes across the boundaries of race, age, and gender without discrimination.  It affects roughly 6% of the population in the United States and costs over $300 billion per year in lost earnings, health care expenses, and disability benefits. Unlike a physical disability, the stigma associated with mental illness is much more difficult to deal with and overcome.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Celebrate Physician Assistant Week

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that October 6th -12th is Physician Assistant week? The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) dedicates this week to inform, educate, and make the public aware of just how important this field truly is!

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Topics: Healthcare

Communication & Language in Speech Therapy - The Same or Different?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM

A lot of the public tends to interchange the terms speech, language and communication. It’s natural for adults to do so, because they have been automatically communicating for many years. Even learning a new language is just that—learning the language. Communication as a whole is a different story, and this is important for anyone involved with speech therapy to remember. However, there are significant differences between speech, language and communication, so here is a primer on each.

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Topics: Healthcare

The Critical Connection Between Down Syndrome & Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 1, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapy. Down Syndrome. While these are not topics that the average person would necessarily put together, there are actually some natural connections between the subjects.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

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