How Does Radiation Therapy Work?

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Radiation therapy is a common form of cancer treatment, but few people understand how it actually works.

As you know, your body is made up of thousands of cells. A normal cell in the body will grow and divide to create new cells. Unfortunately, when someone has an illness such as cancer, the cancerous cells grow and divide much faster than the healthy cells and attacks parts of the body with illness and disease. These cells must be destroyed in order to rid the body of cancer, and radiation therapy is one method of doing that.

Radiation therapy is a treatment process that people suffering from certain forms of cancer, such as cancers of the bladder, neck, lung, and head, receive in order to battle the illness and kill off or deform the cells that are attacking the body. It is among the most popular forms of treatment of cancer, and it’s also one of the most effective. A patient can receive external treatment, internal radiation therapy treatment, or systemic radiation therapy as a means of destroying cancerous cells. Continue reading “How Does Radiation Therapy Work?”

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2009 Medical Healthcare Salary Ranges, Average Salaries, and Years of Training Required

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With the economy trending as it is these days, we’ve been receiving a large number of inquiries about the salary ranges of various healthcare and medical type positions, the average salaries of these positions, and even the number of years of training required for such roles.

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Top 25 U.S. Healthcare Worker Stories of 2008

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When looking back at 2008, there have been many memorable health care stories. There have been a number of achievements as well as health care issues that need to be addressed in 2009. Here are 25 of the top health care headlines for 2008: Continue reading “Top 25 U.S. Healthcare Worker Stories of 2008”

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18 Recession-Proof Jobs and/or Employment Industries

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With recent economic events, more people than ever are worried about job security. Even those who  have so called “secure” jobs want to know that their jobs are going to be needed in the future. Its only natural. Most of us want to be able to provide for our families in a consistent fashion.

With stability during recessions in mind then, here are 18 of the safest professions to hold during a recession: Continue reading “18 Recession-Proof Jobs and/or Employment Industries”

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Does Your Institution Know How to Motivate Nurses?

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If your hospital or other employer doesn’t know how to motivate nurses, it can be hard to do your job. See how your employer measure up to this list.

If your hospital or other employer doesn’t know how to motivate nurses, it can be hard to do your job. See how your employer measure up to this list.

With healthcare budget cuts affecting medical institutions across the country, nurses are feeling the crunch every day. Staff reductions make the workload harder for the nurses who remain, and mandatory overtime can add to the stress and physical toll.

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Hospitals and other institutions need to know how to motivate their nurses to keep them from burning out in these tough times. A little motivation can go a long way. Check out this list of simple things your employer could be doing to help motivate you, and see how they measure up. Continue reading “Does Your Institution Know How to Motivate Nurses?”

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