Try Some Healthy Treats for Fall

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These delicious options will help you power through the season When you think fall, you might envision warm sweaters and walks through brightly colored foliage. A neighborhood game of flag football. Raking the back yard. Pumpkin picking and carving. These fall activities—in addition to your daily routine of school and/or work—can help you work up a mighty appetite! Eating local produce is a great way to celebrate the fall. The color palette of hearty and healthy fall foods range from squashes in deep oranges and yellows to red delicious apples, to a range of earthy greens, and delicious brown nuts and seeds. A rainbow of tastes and textures are likely to satisfy those who like sweet, salt or spice. From soups and smoothies to muffins, pies, and breads, there’s something…
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Sample Practical Nurse Resume

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Get started writing your resume today If you are almost finished with your Practical Nurse training program, it may be time to start updating your resume with your new skillset. You want your resume to reflect all the marketable skills you have learned, so that employers know what you can offer. Here’s a sample practical nurse resume to get you started! Sample Resume: Practical Nurse Jayne Johnson 222 Main Street – Manchester, NH 03101 Cell: 123-456-7890 – Email: firstname.lastname@youremailhere ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUMMARY/OBECTIVE As a licensed practical nurse, I am seeking to provide first rate patient care and to bring my clinical skills, compassionate care, and professional attitude toward a position at Whitehall Nursing Home. PRACTICAL NURSING SKILLS Measuring vital signs and monitoring blood pressure Caring for patients with ventilators, catheters, tracheostomies Dispensing…
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4 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

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Learning how to make the most of your time is a key to success Life is busy. Your schedule is probably packed with classes, studying, internships, work, household chores, family events, and responsibilities—maybe even more so now that it’s fall. Do you find yourself wondering why there aren't more hours in a day? Building on an idea from Tiffiney Isabelle, Registrar at the Salter School of Nursing, here’s a list of ways to increase productivity. These are useful whether you’re a student, working full-time, taking care of your family, or all of the above. See if you can identify some that might work for you: Establish a routine. For starters, this might mean setting your alarm for the same time every (weekday or working) morning, and leaving yourself enough time…
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Sample Job Interview Questions

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Practicing will make you more confident and less nervous Job interviews are your opportunity to prove to the hiring manager that you are the right person for the position. And as any job seeker knows, job interviews are nerve-wracking! There’s a lot of pressure to say the right thing, dress the right way, and show the interviewer you’re likeable too. A good way to face the pressure is to prepare ahead of time as much as you can. The more prepared and confident you are, the less your nerves will get the better of you. Sample questions are a great way to practice what it’s like to be in the interview seat. Try these questions to get your wheels turning: Job interview questions: examples 1. Why are you applying for…
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Be More Flexible in September—It’s National Yoga Month

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This simple practice can bring you peace of mind with just a few minutes on the mat September is a time for transitions, as many of us resume a more routine schedule, send kids back to school—or go back to school ourselves! With this often comes a lot of stress and anxiety, and there’s no better way to make it through than by taking a moment to yourself to breathe deeply. Which is the foundation of all yoga! Yoga is now big business, but you don’t have to go to a studio to pay for a class to get the benefit. It’s actually quite simple: the breath is the basis of all poses in yoga. Even if all you have time for once a day is a pose called savasana…
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Self-Care Tips for Nursing Professionals

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In a giving profession, you need some TLC yourself! Is there any profession that is more giving than the nursing profession? Nurses are the unsung heroes who improve the lives of others every minute of every day! If you are in nursing school or working in the nursing field right now, the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health wants to show our appreciation! Nurses work hard every day, spending most of their shifts on their feet, and making important decisions both small and large that affect the care of their patients. This line of work can be very personally gratifying, but at the same time, it can take a physical and mental toll if you’re not careful. To help avoid nursing burnout, here are some tips for the self-care…
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Educate Yourself for Thyroid Awareness Month

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This little organ plays a vital role in your body’s functioning September is Thyroid Awareness Month—a great time to educate yourself about thyroid cancer, so you can protect against this disease, which is more common than diabetes or heart disease. Some basic facts Thyroid cancer: is a disease of the thyroid gland, located in the base of the throat below the voicebox and above the collarbones. is one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence rates over recent years. occurs in people of all ages. has several types: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic, as well as variants of those. Treatments for thyroid cancer radioactive iodine treatment external beam radiation therapy chemotherapy surgery to remove most of the thyroid gland thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Factors associated with thyroid cancer…
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September is Fruits and Veggies Month

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Fruits and vegetables are a key to fighting obesity, diabetes, and more As public health issues such as obesity and diabetes are on the rise in our country, it’s a good time to look at our eating habits. September has been designated as Fruits and Veggies month, and the message is: More Matters! The “Fruits and Veggies—More Matters®” health initiative wants to promote all the great reasons why more fruits and vegetables will improve our health. The key recommendation to remember is this: Half of your meal plate—whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner—should be devoted to fruits and vegetables. The other half should go towards proteins and grains. Balancing your plate in this way helps to avoid overindulging in fats and starches, and to focus on the great nutrients that fruits…
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