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Hiring in Healthcare 6 Tips for Success

Hiring in Healthcare 6 Tips for Success

Hiring in Healthcare 6 Tips for Success Career or job fairs are a great opportunity for you to network and get yourself noticed by potential employers. On the other hand, employers attend job fairs to get themselves in front of a high-volume of candidates and to win face time with top talent.  Job fairs are different from traditional interviews in that you have less time to set yourself apart from the crowd and score that additional opportunity to advance in the interview process. During the event, employers look...

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8 Signs You Should See an ENT

8 Signs You Should See an ENT

August is wellness month, and a resource to help you in your overall wellness is an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, or ENT. An ENT specializes in all ailments of the ear, nose and throat, and can help you with the following eight conditions.    #1 Hearing Loss If you feel like your hearing has gotten worse, or if you often find yourself turning up the volume on your devices, it may be time to seek hearing help from an ENT. Your ENT can work with an audiologist to uncover the cause of your hearing loss....

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UV Awareness Month: How to Detect Skin Cancer

UV Awareness Month: How to Detect Skin Cancer

If you’re like most people, you love the sun. On a breezy summer’s day, nothing feels better than the sun’s warm rays on your skin. While the sun helps plants grow and sustains life on Earth, it can also damage your skin and cause skin cancer, especially if you don’t always wear sunscreen or take other preventative measures. During UV Awareness Month, we wanted to give you some practical tips for detecting skin cancer, and provide some insight on the diagnostic process. However, it is important to remember that...

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How Doctors Find the Cause of Pain

How Doctors Find the Cause of Pain

Living with chronic pain can be debilitating, especially if you don’t have the answers as to why you’re feeling the way you are. Fortunately, if you are living with pain, there are a variety of things your physician can do to help determine the cause.  Most likely, your doctor will begin with bloodwork. From there, they may order a number of tests to help diagnose the cause of your pain. We’ve listed the eight most common below, and what you can expect from each of them.  MRI: An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance...

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5 Most Common Surgical Procedures

5 Most Common Surgical Procedures

It is estimated that 234 million surgeries are performed each year worldwide. This means that 1 out of every 25 people will have a surgical procedure done each year. Having to undergo surgery may seem frightening, but if you have a painful condition that can be cured with surgery, it is beneficial to consider it. While no surgery is without risk, weighing out the benefits versus risks is a good way to make that kind of decision.  Some surgical procedures are a lot more common than you may think, and doctors have...

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About An MRI

9 Things You Didn’t Know About An MRI

So your doctor says you need an MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of organs within a patient’s body. If this is your first time getting an MRI, there are some things your doctor may not have mentioned that you will probably want to know. Keep these tips in mind so that you will be more mentally and physically prepared.    1. It’s loud. Expect loud banging sounds during your MRI....

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Women’s Medical Contributions Throughout History

Women’s Medical Contributions Throughout History

March is about commemorating and observing the vital role of women’s contributions in history. Townsen Memorial is celebrating by highlighting some of history’s most influential women that have changed the field of medicine.   Metrodora (c. 200-400 AD) Metrodora was a Greek female physician and author of On the Diseases and Cures of Women which is the oldest known medical text written by a woman. Her work has been referenced often by other medical writers. Metrodora is known to have covered all areas of...

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Heart Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention

Heart Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention

Each February, we celebrate American Heart Month by motivating each other to adopt healthier lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Being physically active, eating healthier foods, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and finding healthy ways to reduce stress can help prevent heart disease. And, when we take care of our hearts, we set an example for those around us to do the same.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States claiming the lives of over 600,000 Americans every year. Heart disease...

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Eight Health Issues for Women Over 65

Eight Health Issues for Women Over 65

As women age, the chances of developing certain health issues begin to increase. Your biological makeup plays a role in how predisposed you are to certain illnesses. We have compiled a list of the most prevalent health concerns impacting women who are over 65 and what can be done to manage those risks.    1. Heart Disease  More women die of heart disease than any other condition. Heart disease is a general term used to describe different consequences of blocked arteries that include Coronary Artery Disease,...

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Preventative Screenings Worth Scheduling

Preventative Screenings Worth Scheduling

When it comes to your health, taking a proactive approach by taking preventative measures can give you the best quality of life. Preventative screenings can detect issues early on which gives you the best chance at treatment. Far too many Americans are dying from preventable diseases that can almost always be treated if found early. With the medical advancements today, we all have the ability to achieve more successful outcomes than ever before.  Lung CT Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the...

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