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Revolutionary Device Aids in Stroke Rehabilitation

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A stroke can wreak havoc on a person's life and recovering from such a major health event can be a long and difficult road. The good news is that a revolutionary new device offers patients a fun, easy, and effective way to assist in healing after a stroke.

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Topics: Healthcare

Be Your Word - An Example of Integrity in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is your worth? How a person answers that question gives an insight into the moral makeup of their personality. Financial success, admiration of others, physical possessions, degrees, honors, and awards are all things people strive for and others admire. But these are worthless if the person who claims them has no honor, no moral framework, honesty or integrity.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

How to be Mentally Healthy in 2019

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How did you feel last year? Do you wish you had been better able to handle the stressors that life throws at you? Maybe you struggled with your feelings or had to cope with a difficult situation. You are determined to improve your emotional well-being. Here are some ways to nurture your mental health in 2019.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical Therapy Based Tips When Shoveling Winter Snow

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You wake up and it's everywhere. It's all over the yard, the driveway, the cars, some of it even got on the front porch, and the back one for that matter, It's that terrible, cold, nasty white fluffy stuff, snow. You got it, it snowed last night and you woke up way too late to have to be dealing with this right now. You are going to have to shovel and you know it. As you think to yourself "this must be why people have kids," remember that there are a few preemptive steps you can take before you charge out into the great white expanse that is currently your front yard and get yourself hurt. 

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Topics: Healthcare

Tips on How to Thrive in an Entry Level Position

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Working in an entry-level position can feel like the ultimate thankless task, no matter what industry you're in. If you find yourself starting a new job, chances are you'll be coming in at the ground floor. It may not always be fun, but depending on how you choose to approach your new job can determine how much you get out of the experience and how well you do. Here are a few pieces of advice to not only survive, but thrive in any entry-level position.

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Topics: Career Advice, Staffing & Onboarding

Terminally Ill With Down Syndrome - Shannie Gets Her Wish

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A bucket list is something people in retirement often speak of; there are places to visit, landmarks to photograph, hang-gliding, hiking or even finishing degrees or reenacting their wedding. There are things to do before you die. But 17 year old Shaltell "Shannie" Pooser has a list of things she wants to accomplish; and she's calling it her bucket list, because Shannie is terminally ill.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Physical Therapy for Male Pelvic Pain - Yes It's Real!

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When most people hear the phrase "pelvic pain", they associate it with women who have given birth, had a hysterectomy or bladder problems. Everyone knows that "Kegels" is a woman's exercise. But not so fast, world renowned Mayo Clinic touts the benefits of Kegel exercises for the male pelvic floor. Male pelvic floor? Yep, everyone has a pelvic floor. Pelvic floor integrity is essential to good core health for both sexes.

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Topics: Healthcare

When Being Wrong is the Smart Move for a Leader

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How do you know you're smart? Is it credentials, degrees, experience, intuition? Could it be a perfect academic record, a flawless record of success in business, the charisma to persuade others to adopt your beliefs and behaviors?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Wildfire Survivors May Experience Mental Health Damage

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most often associated with veterans and those who have been in combat. This serious mental health disorder can also be found in victims of natural disasters. When Camp Fire burned through California in 2018, killing 86 people and destroying 13,972 homes, it left in its wake many homeless evacuees suffering from mental trauma and illness.

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Topics: Mental Health

Getting Your Groove Back Through Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Depression is a major mental health issue all across the world. Here in America we spend $71 Billion treating it and much of that expense is for medications. Primary care practitioners routinely refer their depressed patients to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. In the recent past, medical professionals are looking to other specialties to help alleviate the symptoms of depression with a goal to decrease medication and alleviate the condition itself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

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