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    Physical Therapists Help Obese Patients Get Moving

    Physical Therapists Help Obese Patients Get Moving
    For many overweight and obese Americans, exercise is a real pain -- in the back or the knees or the ankles. Even simple actions such as walking or climbing stairs can cause discomfort. Excess weight stresses joints, affects proper movement and predisposes them to osteoarthritis, tendonitis, overuse injuries and a host of other health problems. Using various methods, physical therapists (PTs) ...
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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside
    When providing bedside care loses its luster, working in a nonclinical specialty can renew your love for nursing and draw on your clinical experience. The following positions exist at most healthcare institutions and are well-suited to experienced nurses. However, only a few such jobs may be available at a given facility. h4. Case Managers Case managers choreograph all aspects of patient ...
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    Expressive Arts Therapy for Elderly Patients

    Expressive Arts Therapy for Elderly Patients
    "I just got all around the music and let it get all around me.” This is the way Lorna Smith, a resident at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor in Saint Johns, Michigan, described her experience during one of the regular music therapy sessions offered by music therapist and gerontologist Dr. Stephen Hale. The program facilitates long-term care for residents who suffer ...
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    Radiologic Technologists Explore Career Options

    Radiologic Technologists Explore Career Options
    While the paths in rad tech careers hasn't been as clearly marked as in other healthcare professions, radiologic technologists (RTs) can still pursue a variety of career options within and outside healthcare. In the clinical environment, RTs can branch out into one of the imaging specialties. In industry, RTs can develop rewarding - and lucrative - vocations in sales, training, consulting ...
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    Career Guide: Psychologist

    Career Guide: Psychologist
    Nature of the Work Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior. Research psychologists investigate the physical, cognitive, emotional, or social aspects of human behavior. Psychologists in health service fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings. Psychologists employed in applied settings, such as business, industry, government, or nonprofit organizations, provide training, conduct research, design organizational systems, ...
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    Career Guide: Massage Therapist

    Career Guide: Massage Therapist
    Nature of the Work The medical benefits of “friction” were first documented in Western culture by the Greek physician Hippocrates around 400 BC. Today, massage therapy is being used as a means of treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. This is done by manipulating the soft tissue muscles of the ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Appliance, Dental Lab, and Ophthalmic Lab Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Appliance, Dental Lab, and Ophthalmic Lab Technicians
    Nature of the Work When patients require a medical device to help them see clearly, chew and speak well, or walk, their health care providers send requests to medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians. These technicians produce a variety of implements to help patients. Medical appliance technicians construct, fit, maintain, and repair braces, artificial limbs, joints, arch supports, and other surgical ...
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    Career Guide: Optometrist

    Nature of the Work Optometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs, are the main providers of vision care. They examine people’s eyes to diagnose vision problems, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, and they test patients’ depth and color perception and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. Optometrists may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses, or they may prescribe or ...
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    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales

    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales
    [widget:training_channel_clinical_lab_tech] h4. I chose this career because.... I chose to become a Medical Technologist because I always knew I wanted a career in healthcare. My parents were both teachers and education was always a priority in our house. They encouraged my brother and me to pursue a higher education and consider careers in top fields such as engineering, law, and medicine. ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Appliance Technician

    Career Profile: Medical Appliance Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical appliance technician because it allows me to be an integral part of helping disabled people regain their mobility and independence. After graduating from high school, I worked for a number of years in the repair and manufacture of boats. My grandfather's wide knowledge of tools, and my mother's appreciation ...
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    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire
    h4. What do you do at your job? I run the First Breath program, which helps pregnant women quit smoking. I travel around the state and meet with the people who counsel pregnant women. They need resources on how to motivate women to make healthy lifestyle choices. One of the challenges our public health nurses and other educators face is how ...
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    Medical Social Workers

    Medical Social Workers
    An elderly person who doesn't know his name is abandoned in an emergency room. A cancer patient can't work and is behind in his rent. A teenager has just given birth and has nowhere to live. For medical social workers, dealing with such crises is an average day's work. While clinicians treat patients' physical health, medical social workers -- also called ...
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    Pediatric Radiologic Technologists

    Pediatric Radiologic Technologists
    A trip to the medical imaging lab can stir up fear and concern in even the most well-informed patient. But what if the patient is a child? That's where pediatric radiologic technologists (RTs) step in, exercising a special set of patient-interaction skills that help them get the image they need. Because they deal with crying infants, antsy toddlers, or otherwise uncooperative ...
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    Nursing Reality Shock: The New-Nurse Survival Guide

    Nursing Reality Shock: The New-Nurse Survival Guide
    For second-career nurses, the transition from nursing school to working with real patients can range from somewhat uncomfortable to highly shocking. These rookies often have given up secure, well-established careers, only to discover on-the-job demands never mentioned in the textbooks. However, the right attitude can help you weather your first few months on the nursing unit. For those who overcome the ...
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    Career Profile: Genetic Counselor

    Career Profile: Genetic Counselor
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a genetic counselor because I loved genetics and wanted a career combining the life and social sciences. My interest in the natural sciences began in high school when I had an excellent teacher. My initial interest in genetics began in my advanced biology class as I worked on an extended project ...
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    Career Guide: Respiratory Therapist

    Career Guide: Respiratory Therapist
    Nature of the Work Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians—also known as respiratory care practitioners—evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Respiratory therapy technicians follow specific, well-defined respiratory ...
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    Career Profile: Surgeon

    Career Profile: Surgeon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgeon because I was always interested in anatomy and science, and felt surgery was a unique way to unite the two. In addition, I wanted to practice in a highly respected and challenging profession. The field is quite rewarding because you can make an immediate positive impact on a patient’s ...
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    Career Guide: Chiropractor

    Career Guide: Chiropractor
    h4. At a Glance • Job prospects should be good; employment is expected to grow faster than average because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. • Chiropractors must be licensed, requiring 2 to 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • About 52 percent of ...
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    How Speech Pathologists, Audiologists Work with Aging Patients

    How Speech Pathologists, Audiologists Work with Aging Patients
    Of the many types of healthcare practitioners who care for the elderly, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists may have the greatest potential to actually improve the quality of life for older Americans. SLPs, who evaluate and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders, and audiologists, who identify and treat hearing and balance disorders, can help restore a person's fundamental ability to communicate. ...
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    How To Start A Career In Social Work

    How To Start A Career In Social Work
    Over 600,000 social workers strive every day to make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you're passionate about helping individuals, families, organizations, and communities, a career in social work might be right for you. Social workers find themselves helping people from all walks of life in a variety of atmospheres from schools to hospitals to prisons to nursing ...
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