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Beginnings… The Nursing Assistant Podcast is coming soon (really!)

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own podcast. Beginning next week, the Nursing Assistant Podcast will feature exclusive expert interviews to help you advance your medical career. Whether you’re a CNA or medical assistant, or training to become one, you’ll learn about the education and job opportunities available to you.

Join us next week as our host Patricia Laramee, RN kicks off the first few episodes. You’ll be able to subscribe to the new podcast in Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play, or Stitcher. Or, you can listen here on our podcast website.

20 Useful Online Tutorials for Nursing Assistants

Becoming a nursing assistant is harder than it sounds. Everything from taking classes to passing the CNA exam can all be a lot for any student to handle. And nursing students, especially those who are taking classes online, can find themselves with more questions than answers. To keep from sending in an email to your online professor or signing up for an in person class, why not look up the answer on the web?

There are many who have become nursing assistants who share their knowledge on the web, often times at no charge. To help connect you with them, we have listed 20 useful online tutorials for nursing assistants. They can help everyone from the nursing assistant student to the practicing CNA. Continue reading

15 Informative Q&A Sites to Learn About the Duties and Responsibilities of Nursing Assistants

Working in health care can be a very rewarding career. Nursing assistants have the satisfaction of seeing how their efforts can help others. Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) can provide you with the ability to help others, while earning a good salary.

However, before you decide on a career as a CNA, it is important to understand the job, and some of the duties you will be expected to perform. Learning about the career before you start taking classes is important, and can help you determine if being a CNA is really the path for you. If you want to learn more about being a nursing assistant, here are 25 informative Q&A web sites that can answer most of your questions:

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40 Useful Job Sites for Nursing Assistants

Because nurses are more in demand, so too are nursing assistants. But how can you take advantage of this growing opportunity? As sure as there are more and more jobs out there, the number of qualified candidates is also sure to grow. Although not all nursing assistant schools are the same, the way to apply for these jobs is shifting to an almost exclusively online endeavor.

To help keep you ahead of the latest trends and job opportunities, we have assembled 40 useful job sites for nursing assistants below. They can tell you about the latest job openings, give you useful tips and timely news, and even tell you more about nursing options overseas.

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25 Painless Tips to “Cheat” Your Way to Happiness, Health and Wellness

If you are working in medical assisting, or any other health profession, you know that optimum health cannot be achieved without some hard work and dedication. However, it is possible to “cheat” your way to better health and even happiness if you know how to do a few of the little things that can add up to big changes. No matter your career path, current level of health or degree of contentment with your life, here are 25 things you can do to “cheat” your way to increased happiness, health and wellness. Continue reading

Top 40 Medical Career Blogs

If you are interested in a career in the medical field, it can help to get advice from people who have already been there. Many professionals write blogs now, and they can provide helpful insight into what you need to do in order to become successful in a variety of medical careers. Here are 50 of the top medical career blogs: Continue reading

Top 25 Healthcare Policy Blogs

Are you concerned about health care policies and reform? You can learn more about the direction that health care policies are taking through the blogs listed below. We discovered writers who were doctors, attorneys, journalists and politicians who all lend their perspectives to the volatile and ethical issues surrounding health care reform.

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Wellness.Edu: 25 Bookmark-worthy Cheat Sheets for Healthy Living

Why a cheat sheet? Because it takes less energy to use what’s available than to re-create the wheel. You can then use that energy to change your bad habits and to develop a healthier lifestyle in the process. Plus, you have no room to procrastinate once you click on any link provided below, because cheat sheets eliminate thinking. Just follow the advice, and you’re good to go.

The following twenty-five bookmark-worthy links are categorized, and each link is listed in alphabetical order within each category. This method assures our readers that we do not favor one resource over another. Continue reading

25 Ancient, Proven Home Remedies With Science Behind Them

What did the Mayans use for an enlarged prostate? How did Native Americans relieve bronchial congestion? Herbalism, or herbal medicine, has been overlooked during the twentieth century by many physicians and hospitals. But, new research, especially by the Mayo Clinic and other research facilities, show that some herbs hold their own as scientifically-sound remedies for many ills.

With that said, some — such as the plants in the nightshade family — might be avoided, especially for individuals who suffer from arthritis. And, some people might experience adverse affects from some herbs, just as they would from other manufactured medicines. Finally, mixing herbs and medications might not be a wise idea, so check with your doctor before you attempt to treat anything with herbs. Continue reading