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    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays

    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays
    Denver, Colo. - With the holidays upon us, already stressful times become even more challenging. The headlines scream of economic downfall, corporate giants crumbling, jobs balancing on a thread, and expectations of Norman Rockwell holiday bliss cause great stress for even the most balanced individuals. Concierge Resource, a life management firm providing on-site and virtual assistance to employees of hospitals and ...
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    Make Your Work Life Merry During the Holidays

    Make Your Work Life Merry During the Holidays
    It's tempting to rationalize that no one's hiring until the new year, so you might as well dump your job search down the chimney and focus on the holidays at hand. Alas, my frosty snowman, you're wrong. The holidays are among the best times to look for a job. Business slows down now, so when you call to try to get ...
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    10 Ways to Lose Your Healthcare License

    10 Ways to Lose Your Healthcare License
    Although we would like to believe that every healthcare professional is a good person with good intentions, we can't ignore the fact that every year, state boards revoke dozens of licenses. While some of these men and women lose their ability to serve as healthcare workers because of non-healhcare related activities, others suffer the consequences of patient endangerment or worse. The ...
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    Nurses Pioneer Family Presence in the ER

    Nurses Pioneer Family Presence in the ER
    Janine Dubina, RN, held a woman’s hand as the two watched an emergency room team try to revive the woman’s husband. Dubina, a nurse manager at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, explained to the wife that the team was doing CPR to help blood flow through the man’s body, and that they were giving medication to try to ...
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    10 Small Ways to Gain Respect as a Leader

     10 Small Ways to Gain Respect as a Leader
    Respect is not something handed to you when you take on a new leadership role. It is an essential leadership quality that you must build over time. Unfortunately, there is no step-by-step method for gaining respect in a leadership role. Several major areas require your attention, but many leaders overlook small gestures that get big reactions from staff members. You hear ...
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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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    Are You Underpaid?

    Are You Underpaid?
    Are you making as much money as you should be? If you've been pondering this question, you're not alone. A 2006 survey by staffing services company Randstad USA and Harris Interactive found that 39 percent of employees surveyed believe their salary is lower than market rates, up from 28 percent surveyed in 2005. Meanwhile, 50 percent of employers think the salaries ...
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
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    Set Priorities for Your First Paychecks

    Set Priorities for Your First Paychecks
    You’ve populated your cubicle with desk supplies, hung your recently earned college diploma and found your way to the break room without assistance. Now it’s time for that crucial reckoning with your financial conscience. By your right ear, a fluttering spirit whispers, “Save!” On the other side, a troll shouts, “Are you kidding? Spend!” To be sure, in our consumer culture, ...
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    How Much Will a Career Change Cost You?

    How Much Will a Career Change Cost You?
    A new job in a completely different career field may fill your soul with joy, but it can also empty your wallet. Estimating the cost to shift into a new field can make the difference between a smooth fiscal transition and a personal budget crisis, so before you make a move, consider and plan for these costs: h4. Earning a Degree ...
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    7 Secrets to Career Success

    7 Secrets to Career Success
    Best-selling author and entrepreneur Keith Ferrazzi offers six secrets to help you get ahead and stay ahead when it comes to your career. It's more than just a great resume and flawless cover letter. Landing your dream job or scoring a big promotion means going the extra mile, utilizing the skills you have, and striving to learn something new every day. ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Cope with Working the Holidays in Health Care

    Cope with Working the Holidays in Health Care
    Are you a healthcare professional who's feeling anything but merry about working yet another holiday shift? Healthcare veterans offer tips on how to banish your inner Grinch and make the most of another holiday on the job. h4. Plan Ahead Healthcare professionals say one of the worst aspects of working a holiday is missing family events. Diane Speranza, RN, a certified ...
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    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job

    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss -- the executive director of the organization -- ...
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    Survive the Night Shift in Healthcare

    Survive the Night Shift in Healthcare
    Healthcare isn't a 9-to-5 job. It's an around-the-clock profession, and working evening or night hours is a way of life for many health professionals. Such shifts can take a physical and emotional toll on workers, experts say, but there are ways to prevent the damage. Here are suggestions for surviving - and even thriving - despite a draining schedule. h4. Understand ...
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    When Pharmacists Say "No"

    When Pharmacists Say "No"
    Pharmacists tend to believe that they provide dispassionate service and care for their customers who are, after all, patients. But in the 2000s, a passion-filled controversy is dividing pharmacists, engendering activity in Congress and dozens of state legislatures and creating questions about future practices in this field. The crux of the matter: Should pharmacists have the right to refuse to dispense ...
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    Confidentiality in Social Work

    Confidentiality in Social Work
    Clinical social worker Jim Hardeman almost landed in jail once for refusing to turn over confidential client records. Hardeman, who was managing a corporation's employee assistance program at the time, had counseled both parents involved in a heated custody battle. Because of his work with the pair, the court ordered Hardeman to turn over his therapeutic records regarding the couple. "I ...
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