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Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility
December 1, 2014 8:54 AM by Guest Blogger
By Susan Salka, President and CEO, AMN Healthcare Most public companies dedicate some resources to good corporate citizenship. They choose to spend these resources - time, money or both -- on endeavors aligned with the company's mission and goals in win-win Read More...
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Table for Two at the Hospital
August 1, 2011 9:45 AM by Stacey Miller
During winter and summer breaks from college, I worked in the kitchen of the hospital in my hometown. Once I was done delivering carts filled with patients’ breakfast and lunch to their respective floor, I’d grab my own meal from the cafeteria. Usually Read More...
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Body Image & the Young
July 5, 2011 5:25 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
A couple of weeks ago I turned on Good Morning America while getting ready for work and was struck by a report about Taylor, a 6-year-old girl in Houston who had come home from school and asked her mother why her tummy was so fat. "A girl in the bathroom Read More...
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Michelle Obama & Breastfeeding
February 18, 2011 2:21 PM by Rich Krisher
I saw a news item last week about the Internal Revenue Service ruling breast pumps as a tax-deductible medical expense . The catch is most new moms will need to have a pretax medical spending account established to take advantage of the deduction. Otherwise, Read More...
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Are You 'Really' Allergic to That?
January 17, 2011 10:16 AM by Joe Darrah
If you're one of the 30 percent of Americans who “claims” to have a specific food allergy, a new report may be enticing enough to convince you to be retested to ensure you “really” are allergic to those foods you're avoiding. According to the report “Guidelines Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ethical or Criminal?
April 14, 2010 2:31 PM by Gail Guterl
In the latest episode of Nurse Jackie (played by Edie Falco in this Showtime series), Jackie is quintessential Jackie. In past shows, we saw Jackie acting as a medical Robin Hood, never hesitating to rob from the rich (those who bestow health insurance) Read More...
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Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural
January 13, 2010 11:49 AM by Chuck Holt
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they Read More...
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Facing the Future
January 6, 2010 11:45 AM by Candy Goulette
In the movies, 2010 has been portrayed as a year of odyssey, finding answers to difficult questions and then finding a way to work together with others toward a common goal. That view sums up my entire list of New Year's resolutions this year, and if Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 3
August 20, 2009 8:47 AM by Valerie Newitt
Another visit with the former football coach-turned-diet cheerleader is in the bag. And in one week of following his advice of (1) chew, chew, chew, and (2) drink, drink, drink (water only!) -- four pounds disappeared . That doesn't exactly make me the Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 2
August 11, 2009 2:12 PM by Valerie Newitt
Having just chewed (exactly 25 chews per bite) one half of a green bell pepper and one half of a red bell pepper, I have made a discovery. They don't taste the same. Blindfolded I can tell one from the other. I'm not so sure I could have made that claim Read More...
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