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Top Four Reasons to Be a Certified Nursing Assistant

Doctors and nurses increasingly rely on certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to perform crucial patient care. As a critical member of a medical facility, there are many reasons to choose a career as a CNA, from the emotionally rewarding nature of the work to the variety of possible work environments. Here are the top four reasons…

How to Stay Positive in a Health Care Job Interview

Job interview questions can be especially challenging for health care professionals. In a people-oriented field with so much on the line, employers need to know that prospective employees are friendly, competent, and positive – people who would make a definite contribution to the hospital at which they are applying. Putting a positive spin on difficult…

Four Ways Travel Nurses Make a Difference

In the high-stress, high-stakes medical industry, travel nurses provide many benefits to patients and medical facilities. Because they go where they’re needed most, create their own schedules to avoid burnout, and help hospitals function more efficiently, travel nurses are an indispensable part of the medical field. Providing Fresh Eyes Since travel nurses see a wide…

What Everyone Should Know About the Zika Virus

With ongoing reports of the Zika virus epidemic, US citizens are concerned about its spread within our borders. Misinformation and unfounded worry surround the virus. People need proper information about Zika to increase their awareness and begin taking the appropriate precautions. Who Is at Risk? Pregnant women are at the highest risk when it comes…

4 of the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

Some medical conditions are more difficult to diagnose, and some mimic the symptoms and signs of other conditions—making diagnosis even more difficult. We’ve gathered a list of four commonly misdiagnosed conditions for you to consider in case you’ve experienced any other symptoms. You may want to seek a second opinion. Fibromyalgia  This chronic condition typically…

A Helpful Guide for Your Digestive Health

Your digestion is a critical system in your body that can be easily overlooked, but it needs as much attention as every other aspect of your health. We’ve highlighted some of the things you should be mindful of when it comes to your digestive well-being as well as some unhealthy patterns to avoid and more…

Fighting the Phantom Pain: Breakthroughs in Prosthetic Research

The loss of a limb is physically and mentally devastating. Some amputees never fully recover from this experience. After the initial scars heal, the psychological trauma can last a lifetime. “Phantom pain” is a term used to describe the sensations amputees experience, which appears to come from the lost appendage. They may feel stinging in…

How Massages Can Help Neurological Disorders

For most people, massage therapy is a way to relax by relieving the tension that accompanies everyday stress, but massages can also have incredible benefits for individuals suffering from several neurological disorders. Those who suffer from multiple sclerosis, migraines, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system can benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy…

Medical Breakthroughs Over the Horizon in 2016

As technology evolves, so does the world of medicine—and 2016 will show us some exciting new techniques and breakthroughs that will change how we approach several diseases and conditions. While some may be unproven or still in the development process, these new innovations could change millions of lives for the better. New treatments and devices…

Nursing and Your Health: How to Stay Healthy on the Go

Nursing focuses so much on helping others that we often forget to take care of ourselves. But you’re better equipped to provide for your patients if you rest and follow a health-enhancing lifestyle. It isn’t acceptable to use the excuse of long hours or shift work for not exercising or eating healthy. Discover how other…