“Don’t Ban Plastic Straws” | The Disabled Speak Up
Jul18

“Don’t Ban Plastic Straws” | The Disabled Speak Up

We have all probably seen the video: a sea turtle with a plastic drinking straw stuck up its nose. The environmental impact of human trash and waste is often heartbreaking, but it’s something we typically don’t (or choose not to) think about. However, over the past few weeks, many cities and businesses have pledged to ban plastic straws completely. Seattle, for example, implemented a ban on plastic straws and utensils that...

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7 Things to Never Say to a Patient
Jul12

7 Things to Never Say to a Patient

As an allied health professional, there are probably things patients say to you that really grind your gears. Maybe it’s when they try to guess their diagnosis because of what they’ve found on WebMD, or when they assume you know everything there is to know about medicine. Either way, it can be frustrating. On the other hand, there are also certain things to never say to a patient as an allied health professional....

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Allied Health in Correctional Facilities | Using Telemedicine and More
Jul05

Allied Health in Correctional Facilities | Using Telemedicine and More

Despite the situations that brought them there, prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities are patients too. No matter the reason for their sentence, people serving time in prison still have the right to basic healthcare services and medical attention. Still, this doesn’t mean that individuals actually receive the time they need with healthcare professionals providing their services to America’s prison population. While...

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6 Surprising Benefits of Good Posture
Jul03

6 Surprising Benefits of Good Posture

Growing up, our mothers may have scolded us to “sit up straight!” And of course, we’d roll our eyes and just sit up in our chairs without ever asking why. So, we may have grown up knowing that sitting up straight was what we were supposed to do, but we never really got any explanation why it’s good for us. In the past, we wrote a blog on the negative effects of bad posture, so I decided to investigate the...

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Now Streaming Allied Heatlh | Tips for Telepractice Therapy
Jun26

Now Streaming Allied Heatlh | Tips for Telepractice Therapy

If you thought your career as a traveling allied health professional couldn’t get any more flexible, think again! Today there are all sorts of profitable new ways to apply your skills in healthcare and therapy thanks to technology. You could be between assignments or even on the road, but either way, you might want to consider starting a telepractice to supplement your income! The convenience and comfortability that telepracticing...

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