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    Three Tips for a Successful Internship

    Three Tips for a Successful Internship
    This summer I came inches away from foregoing the traditional internship route. I had decided that a few good but physically distant opportunities would put too much stress on my young children. And I was uninterested in many opportunities that would have sounded great to me eight or 10 years ago. I was weighing my nonconventional options, mainly pro bono work ...
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    Turn Postgraduation Panic into Action

    Turn Postgraduation Panic into Action
    If the only thing you have planned for after graduation is panicking, you're not alone. But you'll be far better off if you transform your fear into the kind of action that will boost your chances of landing the job you really want. Start with these key activities: Expand Your Industry-Specific Skills "If you're keeping a part-time job to make ends ...
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    Quiz Results: How Well Do You Know Your Healthcare Acronyms?

    Quiz Results: How Well Do You Know Your Healthcare Acronyms?
    AllHealthcare created the Alphabet Soup: How Well Do You Know Your Healthcare Acronyms? quiz to test how well you know your health care acronyms. Here are the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Alphabet Soup: How Well Do You Know Your Healthcare Acronyms? quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1. HIPAA ...
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    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay
    Writing an essay often seems to be a dreaded task among students. Whether the essay is for a scholarship, a class, or maybe even a contest, many students often find the task overwhelming. While an essay is a large project, there are many steps a student can take that will help break down the task into manageable parts. Following this process ...
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    You’ve Been Flunk’d! Now What?

    You’ve Been Flunk’d! Now What?
    "Failure paves the way to success!" is the last thing you want to hear when you fail a class. A bad grade isn’t life or death, and maybe you can improve the situation. Remember, every school has their own policies, so check with your college to find out its policy for failed classes and withdrawals. h4. Situation 1: I feel an ...
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    College Class Online

    College Class Online
    After you research your next car, book a flight and find a scholarship, why not do one more thing online -- earn a degree. Lots of busy people are trying out this new alternative to the traditional college career. h4. All Kinds of Programs The number of online education options has grown tremendously over the past several years. There are schools ...
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    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships

    If you're on the fence about whether or not to pursue an internship during college, the statistics alone should convince you to do one. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions, and they have a variety of self-serving reasons for feeling that way. How do you ...
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    Failed the NCLEX? Strategies to Put You Back on Track

    Failed the NCLEX? Strategies to Put You Back on Track
    You've completed your nursing education but didn't pass the test that signifies you're ready to become a full-fledged nurse: The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). How do you bounce back after failing? Nurses who've been there, as well as experts, say it takes inspiration, dedication and diligence. "Don't give up," advises Cheryl, a South Carolina RN who passed the NCLEX-RN in ...
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    Answers to the Nutrition IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Nutrition IQ Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the Nutrition IQ quiz to test how much you know about eating right. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Nutrition IQ quiz yet, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Skipping meals — a great ...
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    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Health Care Scholarship…PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started

    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Health Care Scholarship…PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started
    Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the BEST way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic plans, ...
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    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs

    An MBA is an admission ticket to careers in finance and consulting. It's tough to enter the inner circle without one. But now the degree is opening less-traditional doors, too. Case in point is Tim Walter, CEO of the Bethesda, Maryland-based nonprofit Association of Small Foundations (ASF), which provides investment and grant-making advice to small, philanthropic foundations with few or ...
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    Heading Back to School? Tips for Juggling Work, School and a Personal Life

    If you’ve decided to pursue a higher degree after working for a few years, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. h4. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working healthcare professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow ...
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    AllHealthcare's 10 Favorite Medical Movies

    AllHealthcare's 10 Favorite Medical Movies
    Movies with a medical theme cause many emotions. They make us want to crawl under the covers, they cause us to hope for the best, and they tug at our heart strings. These movies are full of love, suspense, and humor. It doesn't matter if you're a doctor, medical assistant or a student. Medical movies resonate with the public because they ...
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    Advance Your Career with a Healthcare Master's Degree

    These days, you need a master's degree to move up the administrative ranks in most healthcare facilities. But choosing from the many types of graduate programs, including the MHA, MBA, MPH, MPA and MSN, can be confusing. Here's a look at this higher-education alphabet soup: [photo:26853] h4. *Master's of Health Administration (MHA)* h4. *Master's of Business Administration (MBA)* h4. *Master's of ...
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    For-Profit School's Offer New Financial Aid Strategy

    A changing lending environment is hurting for-profit colleges but may help students by compelling them to use often-overlooked federal loans In January, Sallie Mae (SLM), the largest student lender, pulled out of the subprime market, a development that leaves many prospective students with fewer options to help pay their tuition bills, and the colleges themselves in a financial bind. The for-profit ...
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    What It Takes to Get into Pharmacy School

    What It Takes to Get into Pharmacy School
    The well-publicized pharmacist shortage has led to stiffer competition for students with apothecary dreams. Colleges big and small, flooded with promising talent, are forced to become more selective about who gets acceptance letters. What can you do to give yourself a competitive edge in the admissions process? A lot depends purely on academics: higher-than-average grades in math and science and good ...
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    Many Think Healthier Eating Will Only Help OTHER People

    Many Think Healthier Eating Will Only Help OTHER People
    A person’s attitude (perceived consequences) about nutrition is a main predictor of eating habits. But how much we think eating healthy will benefit us can be very different from how much we think it will benefit others. In a study looking at perceived benefits of produce (fruit and vegetable) intake to reduce cancer risk, of 1649 randomly-selected phone interviewees who ate ...
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    Attitude is a Main Predictor of Eating Habits

    Attitude is a Main Predictor of Eating Habits
    Ideally, life should be long and lived to its fullest. We can then experience and share more with family and friends. Achieving this goal is a natural instinct, but is re-enforced in childhood (attachment theory) and is psychosocially influenced as an adult, meaning that our environment impacts our attitude and behavior, particularly when we form habits while young. Nutrition plays a ...
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    Continuing Ed for Med/Lab Workers

    Continuing Ed for Med/Lab Workers
    Medical lab workers could be described as the detectives of the healthcare industry. Just as detectives use fingerprints to help police and prosecutors find, arrest and convict criminals, medical technologists use patient specimens to help doctors diagnose, treat and monitor diseases. Likewise, just as detectives must strive to keep up with the latest sleuthing techniques and technologies, medical lab workers must ...
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    How We View Ourselves Affects How We View Our Environment, Which Affects How We Eat

    How We View Ourselves Affects How We View Our Environment, Which Affects How We Eat
    Eating an unhealthy diet is a high-risk behavior. It offers a dopamine reward-response, is addictive, and has inevitable drawbacks that literally outweigh the rewards. Unfortunately, wanting to eat healthy is not usually enough to actually achieve nutritional health. We live in an environment that makes it difficult to eat right. Whether it is us or what surrounds us that is the ...
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