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    Ergonomics for Rad Techs

    Ergonomics for Rad Techs
    Whether performing diagnostic imaging exams or administering radiation therapy treatments, radiologic technologists (RTs) spend many of their working hours reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, scanning or just plain hustling to keep up with their increasingly demanding workloads. [widget:quiz_are_you_ready_to_be_a_radiologic_technologist] These rigorous physical demands can lead to injuries of the back, neck, shoulders, wrists and other body parts. But there are ways RTs ...
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    Master a Healthcare Merger

    Master a Healthcare Merger
    Is your hospital about to merge with another facility? If so, you're probably experiencing a roller coaster of emotions, including fear, uncertainty and anxiety. Three merger-veteran nurses share their stories and offer the insights they gained during those white-knuckle moments. Follow their advice not only to get through the transition but also to make the most of the change and the ...
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    6 Tips to Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Job

    6 Tips to Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Job
    Are you a healthcare professional with high career aspirations? Before you take over the hospital (or, heck, the whole healthcare system), you’ll first need your bosses to recognize you as a rising star. Experts offer six tips on how you can stand out from your peers and get noticed. Focus on Your Individual Talents >> [page] 1. Focus on Your Individual ...
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    Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Serve and Connect

    Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Serve and Connect
    It's 2:37 a.m. when the phone wakes you in your Brooklyn apartment. An urgent message from New York City's voluntary Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit asks you to report to the nearest of the city's 24 points of dispensing by 6 a.m. - prepared to spend days there in case quarantine restricts your movement. Your mission: To help vaccinate 300,000 frightened ...
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    Get Past Your Midlife Expiration Date

    Get Past Your Midlife Expiration Date
    • Do you feel unmotivated about your work after being downsized, reengineered or merged out of a job? • Have you lost your zeal for work and fear you are becoming jaded and cynical? • Do you feel guilty about what work has done to you, and are you trying to find a new work/life balance? • Are you burned out ...
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    10 Ways You Can Be a Team Player

    10 Ways You Can Be a Team Player
    In work, as in sports, it’s not enough to know your position – you must be able to work with others. In any medical office or environment, doing your specific job well is expected, but you work as a small part of a much larger whole. What does “teamwork” actually mean, and how can you help turn your hospital or clinic ...
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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
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    Volunteering Can Boost Skills, Advance Careers

    Volunteering Can Boost Skills, Advance Careers
    Sure, volunteering shows the world that you're well-rounded and altruistic. But does giving to the community give anything back to your career? "Yes" is the answer given by large majorities of workers responding to the Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey, fielded by Opinion Research in 2005. More than three-quarters of full- and part-time workers polled said that volunteering helped them make networking ...
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    Beat Burnout in Home Health

    Beat Burnout in Home Health
    While burnout is a constant threat for healthcare workers in many settings, those in home health aide careers face some unique stressors that can wear down even the most energetic and enthusiastic caregiver. These tips can help you avoid burnout in this emotionally and physically demanding field. h4. Nurture Your Client Relationships Research shows that home health aides' longevity in the ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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    How To Deal with Pushy Patients

    How To Deal with Pushy Patients
    Every healthcare professional encounters patients who are short-tempered, belligerent or just plain rude from time to time. But the frequency of these encounters may increase as the stress level rises among patients and providers. Experienced physicians and nurse practitioners offer five tips on keeping your cool when tempers flare: Give Patients the Benefit of the Doubt >> [page] Give Patients the ...
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    5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

    To most people, doctors are usually considered to be respectable, knowledgeable, impartial, and — above all — healthy. Patients go to doctors hoping to have their questions answered, their ailments fixed, and — most importantly — for peace of mind. When doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, they are promising to serve to the best of their ability but, at the ...
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    Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18)

    Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18)
    Thursday, June 11 kicks off the 32nd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18, 2009). Nursing assistants, also known as nurse aides, direct care workers, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies, home health aides, or hospital attendants, provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. More than 2.5 million nursing ...
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    25 Great Gifts for Healthcare Professionals

    Whether you live in a city that is covered in snow, or you are able to enjoy the beach year-round, you can't deny that the holiday season is upon us. It seems that each year decorations go up earlier and folks finish their shopping before the Thanksgiving turkey is in the oven! The growing popularity of online shopping means that there's ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    10 New Year's Resolutions for Your Career

    10 New Year's Resolutions for Your Career
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. [page] h4. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself ...
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    From Med Tech to Manager

    From Med Tech to Manager
    "These times are pretty good for lab workers who want to get into management," says Robert Neri, executive vice president of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association. This is good news for staff medical technologists (MTs) who are ready to rise above those endless racks of test tubes but don't want to leave this promising field. The need for talented supervisors and ...
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    Lead a Professional Healthcare Association

    Lead a Professional Healthcare Association
    Do you have what it takes to help shape the future of healthcare? If you're a problem solver with strong leadership skills who is bold enough to stand up for your beliefs, and if you're willing to work hard and sacrifice your time, then you could be the next elected official of an influential healthcare organization. [page] h4. A Different Breed ...
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    Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    Love Conquers All Workplaces

    Love Conquers All Workplaces
    When Cupid's arrow pierces flimsy cubicle walls, the integrity of careers and private lives can be punctured as well. But with professionals spending more time in the office than they did 20 or even 10 years ago, love and the paycheck are inseparable. Who has time to seek a partner for life - or lust - anywhere else? "Work life has ...
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