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Well, have we? Has the world let you know how much you are appreciated for being out there doing your job every day during these past two crazy years of pandemic mode? Here’s a big shout-out to all the travel nurses, RN’s, professional healthcare professionals and everybody else out there on the front lines showing up every day to give your patients the level of care they deserve. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You are still in high demand, all over the country, in all specialties. Top pay and benefits await you if you are feeling like it’s time to take your how on the road. So many opportunities abound in the industry right now and in the coming years. There is no slowdown in site at this point for caring, qualified professionals. The baby boomers are aging and not as gracefully as they would have wished for I’m sure. It is not as easy to age as we all think it is when we are young and full of vigor. Life and loss takes its toll for sure. So, maybe it’s time for you to live a little and enjoy your down time as much as you can. Start an adventure in a new place and get some exploring in this summer. Now is your time to earn top pay and benefits, all while enhancing your career. We can help! Just click here and fill out our Request for More Information form and we will put you in touch with some of the top agencies in the travel healthcare industry today. Let’s get this show on the road and enjoy life. Stay safe!
Do you take multi-vitamins every day? I know I sure do. I cannot rely on my diet to provide all the vitamins and minerals I need. I take multi-vitamins plus a few in addition to them. It is true that most experts agree that if you are a “normal” healthy adult and eat a balanced diet every day you should not need a multi-vitamin. Well, I don’t know about you, but I guarantee that I don’t eat a balanced diet every day no matter how hard I try. I eat healthy but sometimes with our busy schedules and crazy life, it’s hard to adhere to a strict regime. There have only been a few studies on the specific benefits to your health of a daily dose of multi-vitamins. I would want to add that the variety of multi-vitamins available today can be overwhelming. I have done some research in my case and stick to an all natural course of vitamins and stay away from most of the big names.   Most of us are interested in staying healthy and keeping our immune system in top notch shape. And, of course, the experts will tell you if you think you have a deficiency in your diet, then make improvements there first. But they also mostly agree that there is no harm in taking a multi-vitamin if you think your diet is lacking in certain areas. I would also say do some research and find one that is safe or buy a small bottle first and see how you feel after a couple of weeks. Experts do warn not to take too much of vitamins A or E, as those can actually be harmful if you do take high doses. Be safe and stay healthy! Our insane society needs caring travel nurses and professional healthcare travelers, more than ever!
National Nurses Week is from Friday, May 6 until Thursday May 12, 2022 this year. National Nurses Day is May 6. It ends on May 12 which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This helps make it a nationally recognized annual event. National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday during those dates. Nurses are essential in every aspect of the healthcare industry. Providing the best care for your patients remains the core of all the different sides of nursing, from bedside care to educating the patients and family how to improve outcomes of their loved ones, as well as themselves. Nurses provide their compassion and concern to their patients, whether it’s in the hospital, health care offices and home. There are many promotions available to nurses during this period, and some are even good all month. A few that I found were: Discounted rental car rates from National Hyatt’s offering its Friends and Family through June Outback Steakhouse offers 10% off Heroes Discount and includes medical staff as well as nurses 25% discount from AT&T on unlimited plans Join Costco and get a $20 Costco shopping card 15% discount on Levi’s clothes And there are many more, Verizon, Uniform Advantage, Reebok, Purple Mattress, Nike and so many more. Just google it of course and find the ones that will work for you. So we hope you are able to take advantage of some of these perks available to you. Everybody wants to show you the gratitude you deserve for your hard work during trying times. Happy National Nurses Week to all, be you travelers or resident healthcare providers.
​Believe it or not, there are several travel nurse agencies that cater specifically to you, as a travel nurse and pet owner. Yep, you can get great travel assignments in places you've always wanted to visit, and bring your pet along for the adventure. There are several agencies we work with who help travel nurses and professional healthcare travelers bring their pet friends along for the travel assignment. The goal is to keep you, the travel nurse, happy. When you’re happy in your new environment, it will definitely lead to better performance on your job, and you providing the best healthcare for your patients. Many assignments are available all across the US as the travel nurse and healthcare travel industry is booming.  Here is a link to our jobs board  so you can see what's available right now. And, of course, if you would like us to help you find that pet friendly travel nurse agency to work with,  just click here  and we will put you in touch with some great recruiters at the best agencies to get you started.
The practice of using generic drugs instead of the original brand name drug saves patients billions of dollars each year. At this point, some 80% or more, of prescriptions filled in America's pharmacies are generics. It has been estimated that you can save up to 65% on your prescriptions by using generics. We are sure that ass healthcare professionals and travel nurses in the industry today you see that most of the medicine administered is generic. FDA reports have concluded that generic drugs can be trusted to provide the same quality as the brand name but for less money. Generic drugs are tested by the FDA just like the brand name drug. The concluded that that generics can be used the same reason and in the same applications. The FDA only approves a generic if is the same as the brand name which means: method of ingestion, active ingredient, strength, use and effect, testing standards and the ability to reach the patients’ bloodstream in the same time and to the same extent. There are differences between generics and brand name. They may be a different color or shape and come in different packaging. Generics can also add flavoring and preservatives that are different from the brand name and as long as the FDA considers the additives safe. The expiration date can be different with generics as well. Some states have restrictions against generics for some drugs. There is a narrow margin between safety and toxicity with some widely used drugs. Additional monitoring while taking these medications is usually required. Some health insurance carriers require the use of generics when they are available to reduce prescription drug costs. If the brand name drug is used instead the patient may end up paying the difference in cost, which can be very costly. Overall, generics are considered safe and a cost effective alternative to brand name drugs. Discuss with the prescribing physician if you have questions. 
It sure does mine. How do you feel about that? I have found that my day is so much better if I have some good music playing while I’m working or, of course, when I’m working out. Even my yoga app has background music. I have quite a diverse taste in music, old and new. Music can change your mood, make you happy, make you sad and so many feelings in between. All you have to do is put your jam on and it can help you with whatever you are doing, from working out, focusing on work, or even dozing off at night. Check out all these benefits I found listed when I looked up the health benefits of music: Elevates your mood Reduces Stress Helps manage and ease pain Stimulate memories Relieve symptoms of deression Heart Healthy Even helps some people eat less Boost your immune system Boost creativity Improve memory and cognition I am sitting here working and listening to music as I write and do my daily work. It makes my day so much better and when I am done working I like to put on some workout music and go for a brisk walk or unwind with some gentle music and yoga. However music works for you, I personally highly suggest daily dose of your favorites! Be safe and take care of yourself.
HealthCareTravelers.com, HealthCare Employment Network, is here to help you, the travel nurse, or professional healthcare traveler. find the right job, at the right time and in the right place. Have adestinations in mind? Are you a seasoned traveler ready for your next adventure, or maybe you just started thinking about giving travel nursing a try? We are here to help you either way. For the past seven years, more than 100,000 healthcare professionals and travel nurses, just like you, have allowed us, HealthCare Employment Network, to help them find out more and get in touch with top agencies in the medical travel field today to explore a career as a travel nurse or professional healthcare traveler. What do you think? Are you interested in locating that perfect travel assignment job? Are you looking for great compensation as well as a leading benefits package? All of these benefits while enhancing your career and expanding your horizons all at the same time. Plenty of 8, 13 and 26 week nationwide travel assignments are available now. We can be your solution if you are overwhelmed with the number of healthcare travel agencies and we know you are unsure which company is your best option. That’s where we come in! We work with the country's top agencies. Fill out our More Information Request Form and we will put you in touch to some of the top agencies in the country. There is no charge or obligation to you and your information is only shared with our clients.  Click here to get started  on your first….or next adventure!
I just finished up a cleanse for my internal organs and it was pretty simple and do-able at home. I was on my own for the week so I didn't have to worry about feeding anybody else, so it worked out really well. If you feel so inclined, here are the steps you can do to help your body. And I would suggest buying organic items for better quality of ingredients. 15 minutes before breakfast squeeze the juice of a lemon in a medium glass of hot water and drink it down. For Breakfast: 8 ounces of Orange Juice (you can have more if you like) 1 hard boiled egg Fresh fruit (at least 8oz of fruit, one fruit or mixed but No Bananas or Avocados Coffee or Tea - 1 cup if desired but no sugar or cream. Between breakfast and lunch, drink fruit and vegetable juices. Also you may eat fresh raw vegetables and fruit. The move live food you consume, the more thorough the cleansing will be. If you cannot get fresh juice, use canned. For Lunch: Vegetable Broth (recipe below) - 2 cups Salad - make a salad of fresh raw vegetables from this list. Try to use at least four of these veggies and eat at least 8 level tablespoons or more if you desire. (artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, celery, dandelions, endive, eggplant, fresh corn, fresh green peas, green peppers, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, lotus, okra, onions, parsley, parsnips, pumpkin, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips) (leave and/or tops can be included) No coffee or tea with this meal Between lunch and dinner you may drink fruit and vegetable juices if you like. Carrot and celery sticks are good if you need something to eat in between. Dinner: Vegetable Broth 2 cups Cooked Vegetables - use the same list above and pick 2 or 3 of those vegetables and cook them with butter. No potatoes. Bread - i medium slice of Whole Wheat Bread with butter. Dessert: apple or fresh fruit No coffee or tea at this meal If you need additional food after dinner eat only fresh fruits or vegetables. Recipe for Vegetable Broth: Take 7 carrots and 1 small bunch of celery and cut it up fine. Place in 2 quarts of hot water and boil for 15 minutes. Add 1/3 bunch of parsley and a large handful of fresh spinach, cut fine. Boil for 10 minutes more. Drain off the juice or broth. Flavor with salt of onion, okra, tomatoes, green peppers or garlic. Mix with one quart of V8 juice. I am not a fan of V8 original juice so I did not mix it with my broth. I did have to make broth three times to finish out the 7 days recommended. The first batch made with above instructions only provided me enough broth for a day and a half so I would suggest doubling up on the amounts if you plan on doing it for sufficient time to cleanse your organs. Refrigerate it of course and I heated mine up to room temperature or above.  It is the high concentrations of vitamins and mineral in the food and broth that helps your body cleanse. Be safe and take care of yourself!    
Well, I can assure you I didn’t know much until I had to take care of my aging mother and she had a bout with Gout occasionally. Turns out it is hereditary as well and of course, last week I suffered my first gout attack. And let me tell you it is not something to sneeze about. It is very painful and causes inflammation and swelling in the affected joint. I started researching it even more a couple of years ago when my son, healthy and in his 30’s, had his first gout attack. He couldn’t even walk for days because of the pain in his foot. Uric levels are very high in your system when this happens and it is from your diet as well as your genes. There are several factors that can contribute to high uric acid concentrations in your body which lead to a gout attack. I have found that most dietary causes are: alcohol,  red meat, lamb, pork, shellfish, too much sugar, meaning soda, organ meats such as liver, kidneys and others. So, the good news is there is medication that can help and many people take a daily medication to prevent future attacks and another medication when they have an attack. This is how some of my relatives deal with it. Changing the diet is also a great way to take control of your body and change it naturally. I’m hoping this way will work for me. I am in the midst of many changes because I do not want to suffer from another attack in the future. But I believe that being in touch with your body is the key and for some of us, that is a hard thing to do. With all the stresses of your jobs as healthcare professionals and travel nurses, added to the everyday stress of surviving and thriving in the world today, sometimes it is hard to take care of ourselves. But that is the most important person you must take care of, if not you, who? Be safe and take steps to improve your health and your diet now, before it’s too late. It will make each day easier! Smile and safe travels!