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    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist

    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist
    h4. At a Glance • Faster than average employment growth and excellent job opportunities are expected. • Clinical laboratory technologists usually have a bachelor’s degree with a major in medical technology or in one of the life sciences; clinical laboratory technicians generally need either an associate degree or a certificate. • Most jobs will continue to be in hospitals, but employment ...
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    Physical Therapists Stand Out with Specialty Certification

    Physical Therapists Stand Out with Specialty Certification
    When it comes to opening doors and opening eyes, specialty certification lets employers, colleagues and patients know that a physical therapist (PT) possesses advanced clinical skills in a particular area. Board-certified therapists truly stand out from their peers, considering fewer than 10 percent of the roughly 63,000 members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) have obtained this voluntary advanced credential. ...
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    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care

    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care
    A decade or so ago, patients could leave the hospital without seeing, speaking with or even thinking about a vital member of their healthcare team: The pharmacist. Tucked away from patients, pharmacists typically dispensed medications that physicians prescribed and nurses administered. Today, pharmacists have more clinical training and are eager to use it as they step onto patient floors and assume ...
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    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?

    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?
    While their career options have broadened over the years, most pharmacists still work in either retail establishments or hospitals. In which environment would you thrive? Here's a look at pharmacy work in each setting. h4. Retail Reality Retail pharmacists prepare and dispense medications, advise customers about how to use medications and warn them about possible drug interactions. Retail pharmacists also consult ...
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    Find Your First Medical Assistant Job

    Find Your First Medical Assistant Job
    Are you a new medical assistant (MA) who's ready to dive into the working world but can't seem to get off the starting block? Jump-start your job hunt - and land your first MA position - with these tips. h4. Ace Your Externship Excelling as an extern can greatly improve your chances of finding a job after graduation. "Many, many students ...
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    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?

    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?
    How do you define a healthcare career? Do you have to heal someone or make them feel better using medicinal avenues, or is there more to it? Holistic health has been used around the world for thousands of years, but with the onslaught of medical technology, holistic health became passe and even rejected by the masses. However, in recent decades, holistic ...
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    Career Guide: Athletic Trainer

    Career Guide: Athletic Trainer
    h4. Nature of the Work Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for people of all ages. Their clients include everyone from professional athletes to industrial workers. Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic trainers often are one of the first heath care providers ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Health Educator

    5 Steps to Becoming a Health Educator
    Health educators promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. They collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. They may also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may ...
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    Nurses Use Holistic Approach to Heal Patients, Themselves

    Nurses Use Holistic Approach to Heal Patients, Themselves
    Physically and emotionally burned out after two decades of hospital nursing, Sue Collins, RN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, was desperate to find a way to continue treating patients without depleting herself. She found her answer in holistic nursing. By treating the whole person -- mind, body, spirit -- nurses can change the way they care for patients and themselves. For Collins, becoming a ...
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    Get Started in Health Information Management

    Get Started in Health Information Management
    If you want to work in healthcare but in a nonclinical role, check out the fast-growing health information management (HIM) field. A local school's health information technology (HIT) department can provide the necessary education. "We get a lot of people who want to work in the healthcare field without patient contact," says Anita Taylor, MEd, RHIA, CCS, chair of the HIT ...
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    What is Holistic Health?

    What is Holistic Health?
    Holistic medicine, or “holistic health”, is a belief that both the physical and mental aspects of life are closely connected and factor into the overall health and wellness of a person. Holistic health is usually associated with the topic of alternative medicine, but it is becoming more mainstream in this day and age. The concept of holistic health is not new. ...
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    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction

    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction
    "Two steps forward, one step back" is an inescapable reality for substance-abuse social workers, in-demand counseling professionals who assist alcoholics and drug abusers on the road to recovery. These social workers recognize that chemical dependency is a chronic condition with a high rate of relapse, for which there is rarely a quick fix. "I've worked with people who have been in ...
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    The Holistic Approach to Healthcare

    The Holistic Approach to Healthcare
    It is estimated that over 47 million people in the U.S. alone are living without health insurance. Ironically, those who do have healthcare coverage are often paralyzed by the exorbitant and prohibitive out of pocket expenses they are often required to cover themselves. Now more than ever, scores of people around the world are searching for alternatives to traditional medical care ...
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    Clinical Pharmacists Play Critical Roles in Direct Patient Care

    Clinical Pharmacists Play Critical Roles in Direct Patient Care
    With more pharmacists growing weary of day-in and day-out pill-dispensing duties, clinical pharmacy is attracting druggists who want to play a vital role on the healthcare team. Unlike many other pharmacists, clinical pharmacists are directly involved in patient care. The average hospital-based clinical pharmacist makes rounds with doctors, suggests drug therapies and monitors patient responses. In ambulatory care clinics, clinical pharmacists ...
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    Alternative and Natural Healing Methods Grow in Popularity

    Alternative and Natural Healing Methods Grow in Popularity
    After years of being ostracized by conventional medicine, alternative and natural healing methods have gained popularity with America's over-drugged population. According to a recent study of 18 major HMOs and insurance providers, 14 offered at least 11 of 34 alternative therapies or natural healing methods. Of the most frequently covered natural healing methods, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and herbal remedies are ...
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    Online Pharmacists

    Online Pharmacists
    Through online pharmacies, consumers can order and receive drugs and refills their physicians have prescribed without waiting in line or even leaving home. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] This level of convenience, as well as the privacy afforded through online transactions, makes Internet pharmacies appealing to customers, says Steve Hall, RPh, manager of clinical pharmacy operations for drugstore.com. "Customers provide us with health information and ...
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    Holistic Medicine As Compared With Other Medical Practices

    Holistic Medicine As Compared With Other Medical Practices
    Holistic medicine is health care that comprises all the aspects of one' s personality to obtain the optimum state of wellness. It encompasses the process of looking into the wholeness of the person including nutritional, physical, environmental, spiritual, lifestyle and social values. Holistic medicine includes virtually all treatments and diagnosis known to achieve balance in personality. It upholds the responsibility of ...
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    Go Above and Beyond in Disaster Relief

    Go Above and Beyond in Disaster Relief
    Disaster relief nursing allows licensed nurses to utilize their medical skills in the event of a disaster. For days, or even weeks, at a time, nurses help to care for the victims of disasters like Hurricanes Katrina, The World Trade Center bombing and 9/11, and the recent Midwest floods. Volunteer service is exhausting, rewarding, and potentially dangerous. For those up to ...
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    Music Therapists

    Music Therapists
    The idea that music embodies healing powers goes back at least to the days of ancient Greece, but only recently has music therapy gained recognition as an effective way to treat the ill, the elderly and the physically and emotionally disabled. "A lot of healthcare facilities that wouldn't have considered hiring a music therapist 10 years ago would consider doing so ...
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    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?

    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?
    Now that all freshly minted pharmacy grads have PharmDs, the degree is no longer the distinction it once was. So ambitious pharmacists are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. For a small but growing number of them, specialty certification offers one way to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge. But which certification is right for you, ...
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