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Find Joy by Volunteering During Your Holiday Travel Assignment

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By their very nature, nurses put the needs of others ahead of their own.  For many, this means taking on travel assignments during the holiday months because it is such a high-demand time of year for travel nurses.  Being away from family and friends between November and January can be difficult, but there are ways to ensure you are making the most of your opportunities to help and care for others.

American Diabetes Month: A Look at Treatment Advancements

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Each November is recognized as American Diabetes Month® to bring awareness to the chronic disease that impacts nearly half of all American adults.  Diabetes is an illness requiring lifelong management and Diabetes month sheds light on strength, courage, and determination of those suffering from Diabetes and also their caregivers.

Working Tourist: Three Years of Adventures

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Three years ago, Jessica Beattie was in between jobs and trying to decide if she wanted to move across the country.   Then, as with so many things in life fate arrived in the form of a phone call from Supplemental Health Care.  Ever since that timely phone call she has been a travel nurse.

Power Up for School Psychology Awareness Week 2017

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The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) wants to remind everyone that November 13 – 17, 2017 is School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW).  This year’s theme is Power Up! Be a Positive Charge to highlight how small positive actions, or sparks, create connections leading to positive change.

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2017

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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners™ (AANP) wants everyone to know that November 12th to 18th is National Nurse Practitioner Week 2017.  This week serves as an opportunity to recognize the more than 234,000 skilled health care providers who are providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care.

Year of the Healthy Nurse November: Mental Health and Wellness

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In our continuing support of the American Nursing Association (ANA) Year of the Healthy Nurse Campaign, we are covering this month’s theme “Mental Health and Wellness.”  With the days getting shorter and darker as the winter months barrel in on us, mental health and wellness take on added importance. 

Career Spotlight: Opportunities for Radiology Technologists

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Did you know that the x-ray was discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895?  That special date serves as the cornerstone for National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW), an annual event to recognize the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in modern healthcare settings. 

Protect Yourself for Flu Season 2017 – 2018

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The most dreaded season of the year is upon us, the one that has everyone young and old dreading its arrival and waiting for it to end.  No, I am not referring to the Holiday Season, I am talking about “Flu Season.”  According to the CDC, flu season typically arrives in October and can last until May.

Embrace the Cold on Your Next Travel Assignment

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Recently in this space, we wrote about planning your next travel assignment to ‘Escape the Cold.'  Well, what about those of us who enjoy the brisk air and lovely blanket of white that covers the ground during the winter months.  When you are adventurous, you can find plenty of activities to fill up your days off in your travel city. 

American Diabetes Month

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One in 10 Americans is suffering from Diabetes making the month-long awareness and education campaign of American Diabetes Month® very significant nationwide.  The American Diabetes Association® promotes their mission as preventing and curing diabetes and also helping to improve the lives of everyone is impacted by the disease. 

The Traveler: A Halloween Story

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“It’s unusually quiet so far tonight,” Janice claimed as she glanced up and down the empty hall in the Surgical Recovery Unit.  “I spoke to Emma down in the ER, and she said it’s dead down there too!”

Plan Your Next Travel Assignment to Escape the Cold

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Do the changing leaves, and the approach of Halloween send shivers down your spine?  And by shivers, I don’t mean shivers of fright from all of the scary decorations, but shivers from the dropping temperatures and the inevitable arrival of winter.  If you’re like me, then you know that now is your time to escape the cold by planning a travel assignment in a warmer state. 

New Technologies in Physical Therapy

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As part of National Physical Therapy Month, it seems natural to extend the conversation about the amazing care being provided by our nations’ Physical Therapists to also touch on new technologies that are or will soon be available.  As in every industry, technology is having an impact, and in the world of physical therapy, advancements are helping to improve treatments and provide greater access to care.

Top Five Travel Assignment Cities for Couples

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Are you planning to bring your significant other on your next travel assignment?  The only thing better about being a travel nurse or therapist and having the opportunity to explore new cities and places for 13-weeks is doing it with someone you love.  Here is our list of the best cities for a travel assignment as a couple.

Biggest Challenges Faced by Physical Therapists

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Throughout National Physical Therapy Month we have used this space to highlight the Physical Therapy profession and the incredible work being done by selfless practitioners around the country.  As with any career, having a Physical Therapy practice is not without its challenges and pitfalls.  Let’s take a brief look at a few of the most common challenges faced by Physical Therapists today.

The History and Impact of Physical Therapy

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The year was 435 BC when Hippocrates began advocating the use of massage, hydrotherapy, and manual therapy techniques to treat his patients.  This is believed to have been the very first origins of what would become today’s physical therapy.

2017 Physical Therapy Trends and Treatments

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As a continuation of our content geared toward Physical Therapy Month, we decided it was time to look at newer developments in PT treatments and industry trends.  With the Opioid epidemic in our country, it is clear that Physical therapy is going to play a major role in pain management over prescription treatments. Here are some others we found enlightening.

Turning Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Beginning in 1985, the month of October has become synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness.  First observed in the United States, October is now known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.  In 1993, the Breast cancer Research Foundation was formed, and the pink ribbon was chosen as the symbol for breast cancer awareness.

5 of the Best Physical Therapy Apps

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By now, most physical therapists are using tablets or other mobile devices during their interactions with patients.  From demonstrating how a therapy exercise should be performed to illustrating how different parts of the anatomy work together, technology has become an invaluable tool in every facet of the healthcare industry.