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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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    Career Profile: Licensed Practical Nurse

    Career Profile: Licensed Practical Nurse
    h4. How did you get interested in nursing? Actually I started out in radiology, but I realized right away it wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to start over, and my mom suggested nursing because there are so many areas to specialize in within the field. So I switched to the LPN program at Riverside Regional Medical Center. I liked it ...
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    Career Q&A: Technician

    h4. What will I do? Interview with Kely Metroka, Cardiovascular Technician at Sentara Heart Hospital Technician opportunities offer exciting positions at the front lines of medicine that can usually be had with a two-year degree from a community college. Careers as cardiovascular technicians and veterinary technologists are two examples. Cardiovascular technicians help physicians with certain test and treatments that involve surgery ...
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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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    Career Profile: Interpreter

    Career Profile: Interpreter
    h4. What do you do every day? We are responsible for everything [the patients] need from the moment they arrive in Cleveland. We go to appointments with them and interpret for them. Even if they know the language, we escort them to their appointments. If tests are ordered we make sure they are scheduled. And we tell patients if there’s any ...
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    Taking Care on the Road

    Taking Care on the Road
    You're a healthcare traveler because you enjoy new places, faces and experiences. But at times it's still tough to maintain a positive attitude and keep your energy level high. After all, you're always the new kid on the block who has to prove yourself, and you're far from your support network of family and friends. Lynn Blissard, an ICU nurse and ...
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    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome

    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome
    While most travel healthcare professionals are prepared to hit the ground running when they arrive at a hospital, they do need the support of their permanent counterparts to get up to full speed quickly. These tips will help you orient travelers and welcome them into the fold at your facility. h4. Overcome Resentment Many overworked permanent employees are thrilled to see ...
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    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist

    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a prosthetist because of an unforgettable event, a family tradition, and training opportunities. As a teen, I attended a charitable function for disabled children sponsored by The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of the USA with my father. There, for the first time, I saw kids wearing braces. I never ...
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    Career Q&A: Physician

    h4. What will I do? Physicians are on the front line of health care. Patients turn to physicians first when they are sick or injured. They depend n their doctors to identiy the right clues, order the right tests, and ultimate, make the diagnosis. Not every doctor can be an expert on every condition, so they often turn to their specialist ...
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    Career Q&A: Interpreter

    h4. What will I do? Medical interpreters listen to what the doctor says and translates that message into the patient’s language. In this way, the doctor can ask questions about how the patient feels and the patient can describe what’s wrong. An understanding of both cultures is very important,because a certain expression my mean one thing in one culture and something ...
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    Healthcare Careers for Biology Grads

    If you dissect the healthcare job market for people with college degrees in biology, you discover something intriguing: There's abundant variety in both the types of health-related careers you can pursue with a biology background and in the day-to-day activities of the jobs themselves. For example, Shelly Feaver, a 1998 biology graduate of North Central College, is now an epidemiologist ...
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    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews

    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews
    The wide range of career possibilities in the healthcare field means that there are limitless choices when it comes to choosing a direction. One of the best ways to learn about a potential career path is to learn about it straight from the horse's mouth. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a student trying to find your way in this ...
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