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A Helpful Guide for Your Digestive Health

Your digestion is a critical system in your body that can be easily overlooked, but it needs as much attention as every other aspect of your health. We’ve highlighted some of the things you should be mindful of when it comes to your digestive well-being as well as some unhealthy patterns to avoid and more…

Fighting the Phantom Pain: Breakthroughs in Prosthetic Research

The loss of a limb is physically and mentally devastating. Some amputees never fully recover from this experience. After the initial scars heal, the psychological trauma can last a lifetime. “Phantom pain” is a term used to describe the sensations amputees experience, which appears to come from the lost appendage. They may feel stinging in…

How Massages Can Help Neurological Disorders

For most people, massage therapy is a way to relax by relieving the tension that accompanies everyday stress, but massages can also have incredible benefits for individuals suffering from several neurological disorders. Those who suffer from multiple sclerosis, migraines, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system can benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy…

Medical Breakthroughs Over the Horizon in 2016

As technology evolves, so does the world of medicine—and 2016 will show us some exciting new techniques and breakthroughs that will change how we approach several diseases and conditions. While some may be unproven or still in the development process, these new innovations could change millions of lives for the better. New treatments and devices…

Nursing and Your Health: How to Stay Healthy on the Go

Nursing focuses so much on helping others that we often forget to take care of ourselves. But you’re better equipped to provide for your patients if you rest and follow a health-enhancing lifestyle. It isn’t acceptable to use the excuse of long hours or shift work for not exercising or eating healthy. Discover how other…

Will the Flu Affect Your Next Travel Assignment?

As of the New Year, the nation is experiencing an overall increase in flu activity, with some areas hit harder than others. The CDC confirmed that North Carolina has the highest level of influenza. Other states (Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire) show high levels of regional influenza activity. The CDC also states several…

The Joint Commission and Your Next Assignment

The Joint Commission certification is one of the most prestigious accolades a hospital can get, but how does it affect you as a medical professional? It means higher quality of staffing agencies and a more streamlined process for candidates to follow. It also means Joint Commission-certified staffing agencies are committed to serving clients by matching…

8 Things to Pack for Your Travel Nursing Assignment

Traveling nursing can be a rewarding career, but prepping for a 12-week assignment can seem daunting. The goal is to pack light while still having everything you need. Here are the essentials to consider when sorting your bags for your next assignment: Bedding. A bed in a bag is compact, and you don’t have to…

4 Jobs You Didn’t Know Nurses Could Do

When most people think of nurses, they think of working in hospitals, taking vitals, and assisting doctors. However, nursing is a highly diverse profession, and unique opportunities within nursing are growing every day. If you are a nurse, or considering a nursing career, there are several unconventional and fulfilling jobs you might be asked to…

3 Ways Nursing Will Be Affected by ICD-10

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has shifted healthcare’s focus to an early prevention of illness and injury. On October 1 of this year, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10), was unveiled to hospitals across the country. The ICD-10 will affect nursing in many ways, including training and patient care methods. Better…