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How to Get the Most Out of Allied Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Patients often assume that there are no risks associated with seeing an allied health professional, such as a dental hygienist or physical therapist. Before seeing one of these professionals however, you should realize that the assumption that there are no risks involved is demonstrably false.

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Topics: Healthcare

A Difficult Career May Lead to Stronger Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

There are many valid reasons you may want to leave a job and look for a different position. Perhaps the hours don't fit your schedule well and you see your home life suffering. Maybe the people you work with are unpleasant and you struggle to get through the day because their attitudes are difficult for you to contend with.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Studio Promotes Art Created by the Developmentally Disabled

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Creative expression is an important part of the human experience. The more limited you feel in your daily experiences, the more important it is to have a creative outlet. With art you can express feelings that you might not be able to express verbally.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

3 Top Myths About Nursing Home Nurses

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Many people assume that nursing home nurses are different from their hospital counterparts, but in reality, they share many of the same types workloads and difficult, hectic schedules.

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Topics: Healthcare

Are You Using LinkedIn @Mentions Properly - Or At All?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn mentions can be a little bit confusing, especially if you're trying to expand your own professional network. To use this functionality when posting on LinkedIn, simply type the @ symbol followed by the name of the person. LinkedIn will auto-populate the name of the person. 

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Jobs For Those With Down Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Individuals with Down Syndrome experience a range of obstacles, especially in the workplace. Though many have some form of education and a diverse range of abilities, it can sometimes be hard for employers to see beyond certain skills that might be lacking, such as reading, writing, or speech.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Pediatric Physical Therapy Should be Fun!

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Adult patients often complain about their therapy appointments. Therapy is hard work. Learning to accomplish tasks that seem impossible at the beginning can be uncomfortable, overwhelming and even painful. Adults usually stick with their therapy because they know how important the end results will be to their overall quality of life.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Life Jacket: Staying Afloat at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Staying on top of your work is an important part of your career, but what happens when you feel like you're drowning in it? How can you better cope with work, especially if it seems that all others want to do is pile it on top? Here are a few ways to get your workload into something more manageable, while maintaining drive, direction, and purpose in the workplace.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

All-Autism Wedding Will Change Your Perspective

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

There are a lot of misconceptions that surround people with autism, especially when it comes to love, marriage, and interpersonal relationships. But this autistic couple is hoping to change those misconceptions with their own beautiful all-autism wedding.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Great Nurses Do Small Things

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The world of nursing can be exciting at times. ER nurses sometimes come across the kind of excitement you see on TV. There are times when he or she is the first one to assist in a life threatening situation. However, the vast majority of what they do is not exciting at all.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Self-Improvement Ways to Increase Empathy

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When we think about self-improvement, many of us sometimes don't think about the benefits of improving our sense of empathy. Usually, we think about empathy as a benefit for those around us. But building our own empathy actually helps make us more resilient to stress and unhappiness. And with less stress, means less of the negative physical and psychological consequences to your body and mind. In all, being empathic towards others helps create a positive cycle of empathy that allows the same people to help you.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Education Boost: How to Help Kids Fail Successfully

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In many moments in life, especially considering education, failure is often understood as a bad word. Losing or failing is all part of a cycle of trial and error that creates resilient kids and adults. Overall, treating mistakes and failures as part of a learning curve can improve a child's approach to life, new things, and new passions.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Standard Healthcare Procedures Trump Unreliable Online System Checkers

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

New technology improves our every day lives, saving us time and money, except when it doesn't. Sometime new technology points us in the wrong direction. A perfect example of this is the somewhat disturbing healthcare trend of patients searching their symptoms online before visiting a doctor.

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Topics: Healthcare

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