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Pain is defined by Wikipedia as a distressing feeling caused by destructive stimuli.  Pain can affect any person at different points in their lives and is often unique to each individual.   Many people can say over the course of their lifetime that they have experienced...

Understanding basic medical terminology is becoming more and more helpful in everyday life. But, if you are working in any aspect of the healthcare industry, having a little background can be a useful tool for a successful career. Medical terminology is a language defining the human...

Most of us are familiar with the terms nursing home or senior living or maybe even skilled nursing facility.  All of these facilities provide Long Term Care to their patients.  Long Term Care can range in duration from short term to long term, depending on...

Have you ever wanted a job where you are in charge of planning an event and coordinating the implementation of the event?  And do you love working with people and enjoy creating activities they can also enjoy?  If you said yes to these, then an...

Our mission as healthcare providers and educators is to improve the health and healthcare of those worldwide. In order to support this mission, we must think critically in our everyday work and activities. Critical thinking is defined by Webster as “the objective analysis of facts...

Drug interactions are when a drug is taken along with another substance that then causes the drug to perform differently.  Drug interactions are important to be aware of and know how to avoid because of the potential harm they can cause.  According to a recent...

  The holiday season is upon us and is not slowing down!  The holidays are a special time of the year filled with celebrations, family, friends, traveling and much more.  With these occasions, come added responsibilities and potential stressors that could weaken the immune system. A weakened...

In 1983, President Reagan declared November to be the national Alzheimer’s disease awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million Americans today, compared to less than 2 million when November was first termed the national awareness month.  It is important to know and be able...

7 Tips To Improve Your Bedside Manner Today Have you ever wondered how you can connect better with your patients, or have higher satisfaction scores and decrease overall complaints?  Improving your bedside manner is the answer!  Bedside manner, by Wikipedia definition, is a term describing how...

The "sandwich generation" describes those of us who have the responsibility of caring for our kids and our parents at the same time. It's a path filled with a curious combination of blessings and stress. It is a blessing as the family is able to spend more time together across generations making...

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