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March 11th through March 17th is 2018‘s Patient Safety Awareness week. This week is dedicated to focusing on improving patient safety and recognizing that we can all play a part in this effort. According to the Campaign for Patient Safety 4 out of 10 Americans report to have...

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...

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...

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...

There are many misconceptions about what it means to be mentally strong. At its core, mental strength is about regulating your thoughts, managing your emotions, and behaving productively, despite the circumstances you find yourself in. Building mental strength is similar to building physical strength. You need to develop healthy...

Most advice that claims to help elevate your self-esteem eventually falls flat for the same reason that, as Sancho proclaims in Cervantes’ Don Quixote, “Many words will not fill a bushel.” In addition, successfully remedying deficits in your self-image can't be done linguistically. What works? Pro-active behaviors that function to...

It’s over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments – and could we even prevent dementia from...

Most people need one or two (maybe ten) motivational triggers to start working out. Science works really hard to provide you with those triggers. Here’s one you probably didn’t know about: your physical fitness actually correlates with the size of your brain. Run Forest, run Researcher Nicole L....

When it comes to benefits of volunteering, a lot of people think that’s it’s all about the warm and fuzzy feeling you feel after helping someone. As it turns out, that’s far from the only benefit. What a lot of people don’t realize...

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