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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 2018

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The month of June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.  The Alzheimer’s Association is promoting the need for families to discuss memory and cognitive challenges sooner so treatments can begin as soon as possible.  Early diagnosis has many benefits, including medical treatments and effective lifestyle interventions.  If a loved one is showing warning signs of Alzheimer’s or other cognitive distress, it is important for family members to encourage them to seek medical attention.

Feeling At Home While on a Travel Assignment

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One of the keys to a successful travel assignment is finding ways to help yourself make your living space feel like home for the 13-weeks you are on the road.  One of the ways many travelers are accomplishing that today is by bringing a piece of their home with them. 

National Safety Month: No One Gets Hurt

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The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month (NSM) and thousands of corporations across the country are participating in safety-related awareness events. This year’s theme is “No One Gets Hurt,” and that includes healthcare workers. 

Protect Your Skin This Summer!

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Once Memorial Day weekend is in the books, everyone’s attention immediately turns to summer vacation mode.  Children are wrapping up their school year, and dreaming of heading to the beach, lawns and gardens are waiting to be tended, and fun summer festivals are right around the corner. All of these activities and more come with a fair share of danger to your skin, but the good news is that it is a preventable danger. 

Celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 13th - 19th

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In addition to Sunday, May 13th being Mother’s Day this year, it also marked the beginning of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This is the 19th year that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health, has dedicated an entire week to serve as a reminder for women to prioritize making health and wellness a larger part of their life.

Celebrating Nurses - Nurses Week 2018

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In 1954, the first National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 – 16 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. In the years following, various legislators tried and failed to have a formal resolution passed to recognize registered nurses in various ways.

Wrapping Up the 2017-2018 School Year

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Amazingly enough, another school year is winding to a close.  Even though most of us are dreaming of sunshine and warmer days ahead, Supplemental Health Care understands school professionals are focused on executing final checklists in preparation for the end of the school year. 

Did You Know OTs Work in All of These Settings?

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If you are someone who thinks that Occupational Therapists only work in hospitals or a clinic, you may want to think again.  OTs have been educated in the basics of health and healing to include anatomy, psychology, neuroscience, and more.

Update: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact News

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Because of the importance of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) to those of us in travel nursing, we are continuing to provide our readers with periodic updates on where non-compact states are in the legislative process.

April is Occupational Therapy Month

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If you or a loved one has a disability, or have ever had to recover skills after an injury or accident, then you already know of the impact Occupational therapists, and OT Assistants can make on our everyday life.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

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April 2nd is recognized internationally as World Autism Awareness Day.  For the past 11 years, this day has been used to raise awareness, increase understanding, and foster worldwide support for the millions of people affected by autism.

Focusing on People First

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From the talented healthcare professionals who are providing care to patients on a daily basis to the recruiting teams and administrators who play a similarly important role behind the front lines of care, the foundation of Supplemental Health Care is our people.

Diabetes Alert Day: Are You At Risk?

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Let’s talk numbers.  I am going to list a series of numbers, and you can see if you know what the numbers represent.  Are you ready?  Here we go 30.3 million, 1.25 million, 25.2%, 84.1 million, and finally 252,806.  Considering the title of this article, how many of those numbers can you decipher?

Take the Time to Recognize and Celebrate Achievements

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I was blessed to have grown up with parents who lived with a “celebrate every chance you get” mentality.  From celebrating every achievement to recognizing milestones and birthdays, and even having “Sunday Fun Days”!  There was always a reason to draw attention to something and have fun with it.

Top Healthcare Issues for 2018

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In 2018, there is no shortage of issues impacting those in the healthcare industry.  Healthcare industry organizations are navigating changes from Washington regarding tax reform and regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act.  New technologies, industry mergers, and rising costs all contribute to the stress being experienced throughout the industry.  While any listing of issues impacting the healthcare industry could easily turn into a novel-length dissertation, for brevity sake we will choose five topics that will be newsworthy in 2018 and beyond.

Don’t Snooze on the Importance of Sleep

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One of the most under-rated aspects of a healthier lifestyle is good sleeping health.  The National Sleep Foundation is trying to change that through the promotion of this year’s Sleep Awareness Week, March 11th through March 17th.  The campaign for 2018 is “Begin with Sleep” to highlight the benefits of optimal sleep and how it affects your health, well-being, and safety.

March is National Nutrition Month®

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“Go Further with Food” is the year’s encouragement put forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for National Nutrition Month® (NNM).  This annual campaign started in 1973 as a week-long event focusing on the importance of making better food choices and encouraging people to create healthy eating and physical activity habits.