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How to Effectively Treat and Build a Relationship With Patients Who Have Eating Disorders

August 26, 2016 by Holly Whitman

Eating disorders affect around 24 million people in the United States every year, and more than 70 million around the globe. As a medical professional, it's important to remember that a core feature of your treatment plan should focus on the mental side of eating disorders.[read more]

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Call for Contributors

August 24, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

Did you know that you can contribute to HealthWorks Collective? That’s right, HWC has an open call for contributors and is looking for new voices to join our community. What does it mean to be a contributor? A HealthWorks Collective contributor provides content to be published on the site. That can be original writing produced...[read more]

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How To Get a New Nursing Job Efficiently

August 15, 2016 by Phil Cohen

In the past, nurses had to look in the classifieds or even job to a physical hospitals/doctor’s offices to see if there were jobs available. While these tactics can still be effective, they are in no way efficient especially with the numerous job seeking websites available. The nursing community is a close one so joining a website geared towards those in nursing can do a multitude of things. First, these sites generally have job openings in a certain section that might not be posted on general job websites. Second, asking those who have switched jobs in nursing can be quite illuminating and their tips can be quite beneficial. Lastly these sites have numerous articles on all things nursing including getting jobs. Research jobs and do not be afraid to ask those in the community how they enjoy their field.[read more]

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The Risk of Concussions in Contact Sports

August 13, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Concussions have now been hoisted to the center of attention in contact sports, not only among past athletes but current athletes as well. Each hit in rugby, football, hockey, or boxing adds up over time and leads to medical difficulties athletes will face in the future.The National Institutes of Health has linked concussions to a...[read more]

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Google's Upcoming Changes: How it Will Hurt the Growth of Private Practices

August 11, 2016 by Travis Schneider

Google has started rolling out a testing program to decrease that number again, from three local results to just two, replacing the third entry with a paid advertisement.[read more]

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Telehealth: How Companies are Managing Employees' Mental Health

August 5, 2016 by Sarah Daren

Untreated mental illness, such as depression, cost employers in America about $44 billion annually in lost workplace productivity. Fortunately, employers across America are turning to electronic mental health services to remedy this situation.[read more]

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Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Medical Malpractice – Talking with Your Doctor

August 3, 2016 by Richard Jaffe

While Medical malpractice is not one hundred percent preventable, there are numerous steps you take to reduce the chances that your doctor may commit medical negligence. Regardless of whether you will be undergoing a procedure, being treated with medication, or simply going to the doctor for a checkup, it is crucial that you do everything you can to protect yourself.[read more]

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Health Systems Technology Reducing Surgical Errors And Infections

August 2, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

In the not-so-distant past, going to the hospital was risky business. You were just as likely to die or be harmed by complications or hospital acquired infections as you were to get better. But recent advances in medical technology, as well as the integration of everyday innovations, like RFID tagging, have changed this situation for the better.[read more]

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How Financial Barriers are Slowing Down Telehealth Adoption

August 1, 2016 by Andrew Deen

Telehealth is a modern healthcare option that is attractive to both doctors and patients for many reasons. It’s cheaper and more convenient than traditional consultations, and can improve overall quality of healthcare by connecting patients with the best physicians for their needs—no matter how far away those physicians might be.[read more]

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5 Ways Health Providers Can Help Reduce Patient Stress Without Drugs

July 27, 2016 by Ryan Kh

5 Ways Health Providers Can Help Reduce Patient Stress Without DrugsWhether you’re treating a high-powered executive or a trembling tot, always keep in mind that your patient’s visit can be a daunting experience for them. Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience white coat syndrome (a phenomenon in which blood pressure surges...[read more]

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Six Tips To Help You Provide Better Patient Care

July 22, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

To ensure that you succeed as a health care professional, there are a number of ways to provide better patient care to meet each person's needs. By making simple changes with your interactions, you can excel in the industry and enhance the level of care that is provided to those who are suffering or want to improve their health.[read more]

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How the Mobile Revolution Will Change Healthcare

July 22, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

There’s no denying it, as of last year the amount of web traffic coming from mobile devices exceeded that of desktop computers. The mobile revolution is clearly upon us. It’s already changed the way we communicate with each other. But how will it change the healthcare industry?[read more]

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3 Doctor's Telemedicine Questions Answered

July 18, 2016 by JT Ripton

There is no way around it, if you are a rural hospital then you represent one of the most endangered hospitals out there today.In fact, there are 673 hospitals that are in danger of shutting down due to financial vulnerability, with 62 hospitals shuttered since 2010, according to iVantageIndex. This is out of a total of 2,078 rural...[read more]

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How Healthcare Workers Can Smoothly Change Careers

July 14, 2016 by Cris Antonio

Changing careers in healthcare can be scary – but it’s not impossible.Whether you’re looking to switch jobs or find better alternatives, here’s how to make the transition smoother.[read more]

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Challenging the Status Quo of Addiction Treatment

July 13, 2016 by Howard Wetsman

Dr. William Osler, author of “The Principles and Practice of Medicine,” is quoted as saying, “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than to know what kind of a disease a patient has.” Most of the healthcare industry still feels that way, as evidenced by a significant shift toward maximizing and ...[read more]

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Hurricanes, Zika, and Healthcare Collapse

July 12, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Puerto Rico, with a population of 3.5 million people, is suffering through one of the hardest economic conditions while combating the spread of Zika. Zika is a virus primarily spread through infected mosquitos, it has mild symptoms that can last over a week but the main concern is microcephaly, a birth defect that causes smaller heads in...[read more]

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3 Universal Factors Hospital Administrations Need to Keep Nurses Satisfied

July 12, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Every hospital administration should always aim to maintain its nurses. There is a shortage of nurses and losing one will take more resources to get another.[read more]

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How A Doctor's Perception of Patients Can Impact Patient Satisfaction

July 11, 2016 by Travis Schneider

Some doctors only focus on a patient's physical health, but physicians need to pay attention to more than the physical needs of a patient. Providing care to patients is not just about why they are visiting the care center; it also deals with nurturing the patient as well. This is especially important because patient satisfaction is playing a bigger role in the medical industry.[read more]

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Are Wearables the Future of Clinical Trials?

July 8, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

For decades, paper-based survey methods have been the cornerstone of clinical trials. In fact, the majority of label claims on the market today are the result of paper-based surveys.Yet there is a growing shift toward electronic data collection in clinical trials. Electronic data collection is faster, more reliable, and more cost...[read more]

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Zika Virus Legislation, Diagnosis, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

July 8, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

A lot has happened over the last year related to the Zika virus. As healthcare professionals, we have an obligation to keep abreast of current legislation, science, and technology related to recent outbreaks. Education is the key to prevention and health care reform. Now’s the time to educate ourselves and our patients, as well as our friends, families, and communities.[read more]

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