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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.

Physical Therapy Career Paths

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There are more than 210,000 Physical Therapists (PTs) practicing in the United States today, but by no means do they all have the same job.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, PT jobs are expected to grow by more than 34% over the next decade. Let’s review the typical skills and practice settings for Physical Therapists and see if a career as a PT is the right fit for you.

National Physical Therapy Month

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Annually, the month of October is utilized to recognize the great work that physical therapists are doing to help patients optimize movement and enrich their lives.  Known as National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), the American Physical Therapy Association℠ has announced that this year’s theme will again focus on the damaging Opioid epidemic in the United States.

Important Factors in Choosing a Travel Hospital

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Sometimes travel nurses get so hung up on finding the perfect destination for a travel assignment that they overlook another very important consideration, the actual hospital or facility for the assignment.  While the destination overall is what draws people to an assignment, you also want to make sure that you are working in a facility that is welcoming and fits you personally. 

Five Tips for Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

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In healthcare, as in every other industry in the United States, we are working with a more diverse group of co-workers than ever before.  No matter the size of your workplace, from the largest mega-hospital to a small private practice, you are all working alongside at least one person that challenges your patience on a daily basis. 

Trends in Hospital Patient Care

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The Health Care industry continues its rapid evolution partly in response to legislative changes and also due to technological advances and financial pressures.  As one would expect with all of the industry tumult, patient care is undergoing its share of change as well.  Let’s take a brief look at four emerging trends hospital patients are seeing in 2017.