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Grief Counseling: When Does A Loved One Need Help?

Grief Counseling:  When Does A Loved One Need Help?

4 Signs That Your Loved One May Need a Mental Health Professional Observing a loved one exhibiting mental problems is a difficulty that many families face. Such behavioral patterns are not only difficult to accept, but they are equally difficult to bring up with the person exhibiting the problem. In many cases, the loved one experiencing the mental problems is in need of consultation with a mental health professional. The following are four signs that will help you to determine if your loved one fits this scenario. They Resist Getting Professional Help Even though everyone else is able to see

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4 ideal avenues for the venting nurse

4 ideal avenues for the venting nurse

Nursing is hard work, and the stress levels are incredibly high. Sometimes, a nurse just has to vent all of their frustration and stress onto people that care. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.mightynurse.com A short article about the stresses of nursing and how a nurse can vent and release the stress from the job If you are in nursing and are interested in attaining healthcare certifications, then please review our certification page and see if any of the program meet any of your needs.#healthcarecertifications

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All in the balance: Nurse practitioners are ready to help meet baby boomers’ growing needs

All in the balance: Nurse practitioners are ready  to help meet baby boomers’ growing  needs

As they grow older, about 70 million baby boomers will test the mettle of the nation’s healthcare system — particularly its supply of primary care providers — like never before. Will there be enough PCPs to meet boomers’ needs? Some say no and are working toward securing nurse practitioners’ expanded scope of practice across the country, which will allow NPs to meet the growing need for more providers. Source: news.nurse.com Good to see an increase in the role of the Nurse Practitioner in various states as more and more people need medical help and assistance. If you are interested in

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Preventing Falls in the Healthcare Environment

Preventing Falls in the Healthcare Environment

Orthopedists see fractures from falls more than they would care to.  Even a relatively young patient in the confusing situation of a hospital room can end up falling if the healthcare provider isn’t careful.  However, it is the older adult that is at the greatest risk for falls and for complications from the falls.   Unfortunately, when falls occur and bones break, some patients are too debilitated to fully recover from the injury and subsequent surgery.  For this reason, it is vitally important that that those patients at high risk of falling receive special attention when they are under the

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Do You Snore? You May Actually Have Sleep Apnea Snoring is a typical issue for individuals of all ages as well as both genders and affects around 90 million adults in the U.S. alone. Snoring can occur either intermittently or nightly. People who are most at risk include individuals who are overweight and males. However, snoring is an ongoing problem for both males and females, although it’s possible that females don’t complain as often as men do. The problem can result in un-refreshing and fragmented sleep that leads to poor functioning throughout the day (sleepiness and fatigue). Nearly 50 percent

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Medical Care: How to Find the Right Health Care Provider

Medical Care: How to Find the Right Health Care Provider

 How to Find the Right Health Care Provider   At times it becomes necessary to seek a new family practitioner or a physician who specializes in a specific area of medicine. The reason for searching for a new physician may be because of moving to a new city, because a family physician retires, or because of changes in a family’s health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act. One possible method of locating a new doctor is to ask the opinions of family, friends, and co-workers. The type of insurance a family possesses may determine who they choose as their

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How Health Information Technology Is Improving Healthcare

How Health Information Technology Is Improving Healthcare

How Health Information Technology Is Improving Healthcare Health Information Technology (HIT) is an array of technologies that store, share and analyze organized health information through the internet between healthcare providers, consumers, government agencies, and insurers. It can be the primary means of providing continuity of care for each patient, between the primary care physician and supplementary care from other doctors. If a patient were admitted to the hospital, all hospital caregivers and the primary care doctor would have easy access to the patient’s same medical records, lab results, vital signs and medical orders. This accurate report reduces medical errors through

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Getting Older: How Men Can Increase Their Energy in Their Everyday Life

Getting Older: How Men Can Increase Their Energy in Their Everyday Life

Getting Older: How Men Can Increase Their Energy in Their Everyday Life   No one should ever feel as if ongoing fatigue is a simple fact of growing older. While workouts may become less rigorous and naps become appealing each afternoon, there are some basics steps that men can take to up their energy levels no matter their age. Rule Out Major Health Problems The first and most important step for those that are struggling with low energy levels is to have a full checkup with their primary healthcare provider. There are a myriad of health issues that could be

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4 Neonatal Diseases and How You Can Prevent and Treat Them

4 Neonatal Diseases and How You Can Prevent and Treat Them

Healthcare Professionals and Neonatal Diseases According to the World Health Organization, each year three million babies die within their first month. Many of these infants suffer from common complications that can be prevented, treated during gestation, or treated upon birth.   Anemia Development of anemia results from an inadequate amount of red blood cells. In a healthy fetus, iron is stored during the last months of pregnancy to be used for production of red blood cells after birth. Babies born in unhealthy conditions or those born before term may not be able to properly store iron. It is essential for

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The 5 Most In-Demand Healthcare Careers

The 5 Most In-Demand Healthcare Careers

The 5 Most In-Demand Healthcare Careers Even with difficult economic times now and in the foreseeable future, healthcare personnel continue to find jobs faster than just about any other industry. Baby boomers are aging, and their children have had their children. Who is getting hired at such staggering rates? Nurses For the last 20 years it has been nurses, and for at least the next 10 years it will still be nurses. Job openings for nurses are expected to number 500,000 in the next three years. Baby boomers will be needing more nurses and more of the baby boomer nurses