September 12th, 2012
If you are interested, in jobs in health information technology, the possibilities are endless and they depend on your experience as well as your training. Naturally, you cannot apply for a job as a doctor, if you have only earned your Bachelor of Arts Degree. However, if you have a Bachelors Degree in healthcare then this opens the door to a number of opportunities.
Healthcare is a huge field in our present day. Workers are needed in the front offices in a hospital, as well as to fill a volume of nursing positions. If you are just starting out, and you need experience, but you have your degree, healthcare is an easier occupation to enter than many other jobs. One of the first things to consider is your resume. If you had volunteer work in a hospital, or you have matching extracurricular activities, then be certain to list each one. You should also study each job description so you fully understand the requirements. Next, try to tailor your resume to meet as many of these requirements as possible.
When the hiring manager reviews your resume, how can you improve your experience? The best answer is to include any part-time, temporary, or volunteer work that is related to your position. Also, be certain to include personal skills that can be helpful in your position. For example, if you are fluent in Spanish, this can be a major positive consideration. Be certain to include all of your technical skills, customer relation skills, and your ability to work as part of a team. If you are a recent graduate be certain to describe your course work that relates to the position. If you have school projects, internships, and so forth be certain to list this information as it can be very helpful.
Once you land an interview you need to be prepared. This means your should do your research which includes the company with whom you are applying, the key players, the complete job description and how you meet, and exceed the qualifications. Before your interview try to meet with people who already hold the position. Ask them questions. Prepare yourself to the best of your ability.
September 3rd, 2012
People of all ages are using Social Media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate, network, and more importantly to learn about new products and service providers. Here are some of the top tips for health care professionals to implement and properly utilize a social media outlet.
Instead of simply placing ads on your Facebook profile and hoping you get a new customer you should instead focus on networking. Networking is the key to properly utilizing social networks. By offering free and invaluable advice to people you can help to build up their trust and eventually convert some of them into paying customers. They know how much you supported them when they simply asked a question on the Facebook fanpage so these people will feel much more confident in actually visiting your office and getting your professional medical services.
Word Of Mouth:
Word of mouth advertising is the best way to get new customers and Facebook is one of the best places to help generate positive word of mouth advertising. If a customer comes in and is very happy with the services you rendered then it is important that you ask them to not only become a fan of your Facebook page but to also tag you in a post. If the customer makes a post talking about how great their teeth whitening appointment went and then tags your Dental office you will begin to be able to build up your client base with new customers and this method will also save a lot of money over traditional advertising.
It is vital that you are on your Facebook page daily and interacting with people. If someone asks a question or posts a comment on a post on your businesses Facebook fanpage then it is vital that you respond in a positive manner. You are not looking to make a quick sale but to instead focus on building up trust and relationships so when these potential customers need medical work they will think of your office first. These people who have interacted with you in a positive manner on Facebook will also be much more likely to recommend your services to their friends and family, even if they have never actually been to your office before or not.
Social networking can drastically increase your customer loyalty and help you to build up a larger base of clients; however you need to actually interact with people on the social networks and not simply try to sell them your services.
August 18th, 2012
In this day and age a lot of people are busy in life. When people get very busy it can be hard to keep a good diet. Vitamins aid in a lot of ways when it comes to staying healthy. Vitamins are supplements that give the proper nutrients to the body. Without the proper nutrients the body will not function the way it was meant to function.
Fish oils are very good supplements and they contain omega 3’s. Omega 3 vitamins aid in keeping down blood pressure, and they also help the brain. Not everyone eats the appropriate servings of vegetables each day. When it comes to eating vegetables many people frown. Vitamins will give the same nutrients that you would get from eating fresh vegetables.
All vitamins need to be taken with a meal or right after a meal. By taking the vitamins on a full stomach, it aids in the absorption of the vitamin, and it also prevents the vitamin from being too harsh on the stomach lining. A good multivitamin should be taken on a daily basis. As people age they need more support for the functioning of their body.
There are many brands of vitamins available, so one should consult their physician or doctor before taking any supplements. It is very important to get advice before indulging in any supplement. Vitamins are crucial for keeping a healthy immune system as well. Vitamins like A, C, and E are antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals that may cause cancer or other diseases.
Vitamins also help skin complexion as well. A person who eats takes their vitamins, exercises, and sleeps enough is person that is very healthy. Vitamins do not take the place of exercise and sleep. Anyone that is taking vitamins needs to remain active and eat the right foods. The great thing about vitamins is that they are inexpensive. With vitamins being inexpensive more people have access to them and don’t have to worry about paying an arm and a leg to stay healthy.
Vitamin C is a very good vitamin and it comes in a chewable form. Vitamin C helps asthmatics and it also is a good preventative measure against colds. Everyone can benefit from taking good vitamins and eating healthy. Research should be done to find out the vitamin that works best for the individual. With the right lifestyle vitamins can help just about anyone to stay healthy.
July 21st, 2012
The best way to keep the eyes healthy is to visit an ophthalmologist on a regular basis to have the eyes checked. Sometimes the symptoms of an eye disease like glaucoma are silent in the early stages, and it takes a physician to detect them.
The ophthalmologist should also be consulted whenever there is a deterioration in vision or a pain that’s recurrent or persistent. An ophthalmologist can support the health of the eye by performing eye exams, diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye while they’re in an early stage, and prescribing corrective lenses.
Other ways to protect the health of the eyes are for a person to wear sunglasses when he or she goes out during the day. As the ultraviolet rays of the sun can damage skin, they can also damage the eye and lead to disorders like cataracts. Sunglasses are simple, effective, often inexpensive and have no side effects. There are different strengths of sunglasses.
• Cosmetic sunglasses can block at least 70 percent of the ultraviolet B radiation, about 20 percent of the longer wave ultraviolet A radiation and about 60 percent of visible light. These sun glasses are only lightly tinted, can be quite attractive and are good for everyday wear.
• General purpose glasses can block round 95 percent of UVB rays and 60 percent of UVA rays and 60 to 90 percent of visible light. These are good for wearing during daytime sports activities. These are the most popular type of sunglasses.
• Special purpose sunglasses block 99 percent of UVB light, 60 percent of UVA light and up to 97 percent of visible light. They’re very dark and are used in very bright conditions, as on ski-slopes.
June 17th, 2012
It is common knowledge that alcohol effects our judgment and impairs our ability to do normal activities such as operating a motor vehicle, however alcohol has a much greater effect. Alcohol is a poison that can cause long term negative effects on the health of our bodies. These consequences are additional reasons why we should not consume alcohol. Most people are not aware of the effect of alcohol on the health of our body and organ functions.
The consumption of alcohol increases an individual’s chances of developing hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, a serious condition that puts strain on the kidneys. Alcohol also affects the liver and can cause cirrhosis, which is scaring that can cause permanent damage. Both of these disorders can develop without symptoms, and many are not cognizant that drinking can be causing unseen damage.
Alcohol has also been shown to reduce the body’s ability to fight infection and can disrupt natural sleeping patterns. Both of these lead to an increase of illness and an overall decline in health. Its effects on mood are more than the temporary depressant that many consider “being drunk”, it also can lead to a long term depression and anxiety.
Heart disease is more prevalent among individuals that drink alcohol. According to the National Institute of Health, the consumption of alcohol also increases the risk of both fatal and non-fatal heart attacks. There are very few systems of the body that are not negatively affected by alcohol.
Alcohol is a detriment to more than just individuals operating motor vehicles and drinking should be avoided. The negative effects from alcohol on the body have more far reaching effects than the general public realizes, and should be kept in mind before choosing to enjoy a drink. When someone chooses to drink alcohol, they’re doing more to their body than just having a good time.
May 24th, 2012
Taking care of a sick pet is so important to the healing process. Although pets can sometimes be difficult to medicate it is so important to follow the veterinarian’s instructions. It is essential to make sure a pet’s activity level is promoting wellness.
The first part of taking care of a sick pet is taking it to the veterinarian. A veterinarian can diagnose and treat a sick pet. Prescribed pet medications should be administered exactly as the doctor instructs. It is important to ask questions during a veterinary exam. Knowing what to do at home is essential to helping a pet get well. The doctor will explain what is going on and how he or she plans to treat it.
It is so important to follow veterinary instructions for medication. Making sure a pet takes all of their medication is so important. It is imperative to continue an entire course of prescribed drugs even if a pet looks like it is feeling better.
Administering medication can sometimes be difficult with an uncooperative pet. Sometimes pets do not want to take their antibiotics or pain medications. Hiding a pill in for example cat food is a great way to get medication into a pet. Some cats and even dogs are so good at eating around pills though. Putting peanut butter on a pill is a great way to make sure a dog eats it. The peanut butter is sticky and dogs love it. Sometimes, a little bit of butter on a pill for a cat makes it easy to slide down their throat.
Some illnesses may require a pet to stay calm and have very little activity. Keeping a low activity level can be difficult for rambunctious puppies. Sometimes pets will need to be put in a crate or bathroom to keep from getting excited. In cases like heartworm, it is extremely vital that a dog stays calm during treatment.
Making sure a dog or cat has adequate food and water is crucial. Pets should have access to water at all times. Staying hydrated is so important for healing pets. Sometimes mixing a little bit of low sodium chicken broth with water is a good way to encourage liquid intake.
Following the veterinarian’s instructions is the most important part of the pet’s road to recovery. Maintaining a healthy activity level is incredibly vital to the healing process. Taking care of a sick pet is an important task.
May 11th, 2012
Whether you have recently become disabled due to an on-the-job accident, or if you are disabled due to a disease or another health issue, you may be wondering how you can make a living or generate an income, especially if you are confined to the home. There are many different ways to make money that will not disqualify you from collecting a disability check, if you are current receiving state aid and government aid. When you are disabled and interested in making some money around the home, all that is required is a bit of dedication to a craft and time to perfect it as well.
Selling Your Old Items:
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make money regardless of how you are disabled is to sell some of the items and belongings you have in your home that you no longer want or have any use for. You can sell your old items by having a local garage sale or by attending a craft fair. You also have the option of selling your old items from home online using auction websites such as eBay or even listings and directories such as Craigslist.
Launching an Online Store:
If you are familiar with working online, you can host your own online store to offer services or products you have to offer. Online stores can help you to generate a substantial income, depending on what you have available to your customers.
Make Your Own Website:
Making your own website is a way to make money while you are disabled whether you are selling merchandise and services or if you are simply using online advertising possibilities you help you with generating an income. When your website has a decent amount of page views and visitors, you can begin to offer advertising sales to help with boosting the income you are making while also sharing others’ links on your site simultaneously.
Work as a Freelancer:
Working as a freelancer when you are disabled is another option that is ideal if you have a specific skill set you can put to use. Working as a freelance writer, web designer, graphic designer, programmer, or another type of tutor to help others with a specific skill or subject you are able to teach will allow you to make an income on a client-to-client basis so you are still able to receive a disability check if you are currently eligible.