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Expressing Yourself with Speech-Language Pathology
Blair Armstrong thought she had an idea of what she wanted to do when she started college. “I originally thought I would go into nursing and just happened to take a class called Language of the Mind. That class was what really got me thinking that it was what I wanted to do.” Once she graduated with her degree, she started looking for a job in the field of speech-language pathology.
By Katie Dashiell May 21, 2019
My SHC Story: Finding My Voice
I’m from a small town in Alabama. The kind of small town that when people ask you where it is, you try to reference larger towns nearby but no one has heard of those places either. It still takes three dirt roads to get to my childhood home, and the cable company just laughs at you when you ask when high speed internet is coming.
By Alex Acton May 16, 2019
National Nurses Week Deals 2019
Ever since 1993, the American Nurses Association has promoted May 6th through May 12th as a nationwide celebration of America’s 4 million registered nurses. National Nurses Week is a time for all of us – individuals, employers, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to take time and recognize the compassion, professionalism, skill, and positive impact that nurses have on our lives.
By Supplemental Health Care May 6, 2019
Highlighting Better Hearing and Speech Month 2019
Beginning in 1927, the month of May has been promoted as Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Each year, ASHA aims to raise awareness about different hearing and speech problems encouraging individuals to take actions if a problem exists. This year’s campaign is "Communication Across the Lifespan," highlighting the important role communication plays at every stage of one’s life. Better Hearing and Speech Month is also an opportunity..
By Supplemental Health Care May 1, 2019
Top Five Benefits for Nurses Working the Night Shift
With competition for nurses to fill open positions at higher levels than in recent memory, people might question why a night shift nurse doesn’t switch to a daytime position. Would it surprise you to hear that working the night shift can be awesome? Once you figure out the best sleep schedule for your body, working the night shift has a lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits for nurses who work the night shift.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 30, 2019
Care More Spotlight: The Carolina Care Champion
If you were ever to ask Luxley Daniels, RN why he chose a career in healthcare, he would probably tell you that it’s the family business. Luxley, an RN since 2003, joins an uncle, his aunts, and his sisters who have all chosen a career in healthcare. Caring for others is in his DNA!
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 25, 2019
Celebrate Earth Day in Your Workplace
As a healthcare professional, there are no shortages of health-related observances. One of the most important observance day for all of us, not only healthcare professionals, is Earth Day! While we are busy saving lives, we should also be prepared to do our part to save the planet! In case you weren’t aware, the 46th annual Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd, and we wanted to share a few tips that will go a long way toward reducing our carbon footprint and help us develop “greener” habits.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 22, 2019
My SHC Story: Inspired by Occupational Therapy
I’ve been the caregiver of my Abuelo (grandfather) for the past five years, and 2018 was by far the toughest for us. Caring for a 95-year-old man that escaped a concentration camp run by the Castro regime and fled Cuba has been an interesting experience to say the least. He has been independent and stubborn all his life and still insists on using climbing ladders to change light bulbs and working on projects around the house. Some have joked that he is invincible, which is kind of true when we..
By Corey Wagner Apr 18, 2019
Five Perfect Spring Travel Assignment Destinations
For people living across much of the United States, now that April has arrived we can finally start to thaw out and think about the nicer weather ahead.  Spring is not only a time of renewal and rejuvenation, but it is also a great time for a travel assignment.  Let’s look at some of the best spring travel assignment destinations so you can start packing your bags and head out onto the road.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 16, 2019
What You Should Know About Taxes and Traveling
The month of April is usually met with renewed spirits as spring begins to bloom and everything suddenly feels fresh and new again. Unfortunately, April also contains the single most hated day of the year… Tax Day! Whether you are doing your taxes by yourself or hiring a professional, tax time is never very much fun, especially for travel nurses and therapists. Here are a few important considerations to help you make it through filing with a minimum amount of pain and suffering.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 11, 2019