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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, as we "spring forward" to warmer days. What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning ...
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    Take Care of Loved Ones or Yourself with the FMLA

    Take Care of Loved Ones or Yourself with the FMLA
    You're at work, finishing up an assignment at your desk, when the phone rings. It's your 81-year-old widowed mother's neighbor calling to tell you your mom has been hospitalized with a suspected stroke. She'll be OK in the long run, you learn, but she's going to be laid up for some time and won't be able to meet her own basic ...
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    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects

    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects
    Mad that you were passed over for a big promotion again? Livid that the bootlickers always seem to get ahead in your organization? Perhaps it's time to consider whether the anger itself, however legitimate, is holding you back. Evidence suggests many of us are walking around the office feeling resentful, though we may be unaware of the cumulative toll bitter actions ...
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    Tips for Working Mothers

    Tips for Working Mothers
    Fulfilling the role of Mom while also holding down a job can be dizzying. But with a little planning and family cooperation, moms can make routine tasks easier, get family members involved and helping instead of asking for things, and reduce everyone's stress level. Try these tips out. h4. Teach Cleanup Do you clean up toys, hang up coats, stow shoes, ...
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    The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Healthcare Workers

    Are you gearing up for your summer vacation, but aren't sure which direction to go? When it comes to vacationing in the U.S., each city is unique. Which city is the best travel destination for a hard-working healthcare professional? We have rated 25 cities for vacationing by examining what each has to offer. Our criteria • We looked at the ...
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    What Your Natural Biology Is Saying About Weight Loss

    What Your Natural Biology Is Saying About Weight Loss
    Imagine a relationship with food and your body that leaves you nourished and fulfilled each day. Imagine having the confidence to relax and enjoy the food you choose to eat. If you’ve tried all the diets to strengthen your metabolism but have not achieved success, there’s one basic reason why: You’re moving too fast. Biologically, Stress Causes Cravings In a state ...
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    Fight Burnout in Social Work

    Fight Burnout in Social Work
    Question: How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: I'll do it, but I have 172 other lightbulbs to change first. Alternate answer: One hundred -- one to change the light bulb and 99 to handle the paperwork. These are social worker jokes. But if you're a social worker, you know they hold an element of truth, ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    Whether you’re an EMT dealing with life-or-death situations, or a home health aide caring for difficult patients, any job in healthcare can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant ...
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    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
    Kim Danger, nationally-recognized savings expert and founder of www.mommysavers.com, has teamed up with Uniroyal Tire to release a series of e-books for the frugal-minded. The team’s e-books and videos can be found here, and they are available for free. My latest e-book, Pamper Yourself for Less, is all about making yourself a priority and creating some “me time.” The best place ...
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    Reduce Nursing's Physical Strain

    Reduce Nursing's Physical Strain
    Nursing can be hazardous. There are infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, chemical exposures and workplace violence, not to mention the fact that caring for patients is just plain exhausting. How can you minimize the job's physical demands? Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, offers some healthy reminders. h4. Recognize the Risks You need to be ...
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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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    Find Extra Money for the Holidays

    Find Extra Money for the Holidays
    It's never too early to start tracking down extra cash for holiday gifts. And if you plan in advance, not only will you save money, but you'll also avoid the big credit-card bills that can last long after the holidays are over. "It's a matter of planning ahead so you don't have a horrible surprise in January," says Donna Skeels Cygan, ...
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    Stop Your Emotional Eating and Be Happier!

    Stop Your Emotional Eating and Be Happier!
    One late night while working Boston’s needle exchange van I realized the early stage of drug addiction is no different than the sugar or coffee cycle many of us fall prey to in our daily lives. This particular evening a young man walked into the van, and we talked about his drug use and life in the gay community. He had ...
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    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job

    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job
    You know the healthcare drill-long hours, high demands, and stressful situations leave you feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and...exhausted! You may feel like there's just no time in the work day to take care of your number one patient: yourself. Although the work you do for others is amazing, it is important to give yourself the same attention! Here are 10 ways to ...
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    Stressed Out? How Health Care Professionals Can Regain Some Calm

    Stressed Out? How Health Care Professionals Can Regain Some Calm
    One third of Americans are stressed out. They live with extreme stress as a part of their daily lives, and according to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), New York, nearly half of all Americans believe their stress has increased during the past five years. As a health care professional, you certainly feel the pinch—and probably deal with ...
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    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out

    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out
    The stresses and strains of working in the healthcare industry can take their toll on even the strongest personality. From persistent patients to strict regulations, healthcare workers are constantly facing challenges both big and small, physical and emotional. At some point, it is more than likely that the pressures of your job will get to you and you will wonder, "Is ...
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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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    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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    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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