Career Talk: 5 Healthcare Burnout Prevention Tips
Sep06

Career Talk: 5 Healthcare Burnout Prevention Tips

The healthcare field is undeniably a challenging industry. Long shifts, striving for patient satisfaction, and working amongst a busy team can affect you both physically and mentally. This, in turn, can affect how you feel about your career that you have undoubtedly worked hard for. So, how do you avoid burnout in allied health careers? Below we’ve outlined five simple healthcare burnout prevention tips! Keep reading! Healthcare...

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What is Pet-Assisted Therapy?
Aug16

What is Pet-Assisted Therapy?

Also called animal-assisted therapy, pet-assisted therapy improves a patient’s social, cognitive, motor, and emotional function with the aid of animals. However, this unique type of therapy is much more than simply spending time with an animal or having one as a pet. Depending on a patient’s needs, pet-assisted therapy involves different therapeutic goals and the use of various techniques. Below, we’ll delve deeper...

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“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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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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Muscular Dystrophy Treatment | Allied Health’s Role
Jun22

Muscular Dystrophy Treatment | Allied Health’s Role

Muscular dystrophy, or MD, refers to a group of muscle diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass over time. Primarily, MD is caused by a genetic mutation in genes that control the production of muscle protein. Unfortunately, the disease is incurable, but treatment and management are vital. So, for allied health professionals, it’s important to recognize the different muscular dystrophy treatment options...

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