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Top Ten Anxiety Fighting Foods

The foods you eat play an important role in how effectively your nervous system operates and consequently how relaxed or stress you feel throughout the day. High sugar and refined grain foods negatively affect your blood sugar levels and can generally be considered stress promoting. Conversely, natural foods like vegetables, nuts and healthy protein sources are much slower digesting and usually provide a calmer and significantly more stable energy. Even eating a healthier diet though, there a certain anti-anxiety foods that are particularly good at reducing stress levels and relaxing your body and mind. Ahead are ten of the best and what makes them so good for relieving anxiety and tension. 10 Foods That Naturally Reduce Stress 1. Raw Pumpkin Seeds Raw and importantly unsalted pumpkin seeds are an amazing source of anti-anxiety nutrients. They are particularly effective if you replace sugary or salt laden junk food snacks with a small handful of pumpkin seeds (perhaps mixed with the two nuts coming up ahead). Pumpkin seeds are rich source of magnesium, a mineral vital for maintaining a healthy nervous system, regulating energy production and relaxing your body’s muscles. Many people are at least mildly deficient in magnesium as it is often processed out of packaged foods and soil levels are low in most Western countries. Magnesium deficiency may well contribute to anxiety and is known to stimulate food cravings...

History’s Worst Healthcare Practices

Healthcare has come a long way since the beginning of time. One-hundred years ago, mercury was used to treat irregular bowel movements, not knowing its insane long term health repercussions. Luckily, we are at a time in modern medicine that allows us to discern which practices work and which ones don’t. Thanks to healthcare policy and reform, medical students and aspiring healthcare professionals have an easier time distinguishing which practices are good and which one’s aren’t. However, it begs the questions: what were the worst healthcare practices throughout history? This infographic details such practices that were once prescribed by health professionals in the past for cures. If you’re interested to see what the future of healthcare looks like, check out what the future hospitals have that other’s don’t! Many leading hospitals are already making profound changes and improvements that could not even have been imagined a decade ago. Science and technology working together are bringing hope and progress to patients and medical staff alike. What does the future of hospitals look? Some are incredibly optimistic, with hospitals developing more specialized technologies and groups to optimize their systems and to tread as many patients as possible. Even in 2015, we saw developments in prosthetics. Futurism reported that by 2030, hospitals may be a thing of the past: Predictions from the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council, Melanie Walker, say we’ll soon enter a post-hospital world due to advances...

Here’s How To Deal With Hospital Bullies

Individuals often need to develop stronger self-esteem and be more accountable for their words and actions; both can feel emotionally risky since they each require assuming more power and personal agency. Dealing with hospital bullies can be scary if we lack confidence; it can also exacerbate other insecure feelings (eg: being uncertain whether we’re right, or worrying about someone judging us). In addition, the workplace culture needs to be a safe environment for speaking up. Related: Five Ways To Keep Social Media From Hurting Your Career A confident person in a safe culture will feel comfortable saying, “I don’t know,” whereas a person with low or fragile self-esteem working in a culture where blaming or bullying exist may feel intimidated. For better or worse, this combination of individual and organizational behavior are ongoing and interrelated phenomena that impact communication. I’m always amazed at how powerful some toxic behaviors are and how unaware some professionals are of how their behavior impacts others. In my classes or workshops on organizational conflict, communication, and leadership, there always seems to be one or two notorious people; everyone in the organization knows them. They may be physicians, nurses, or administrative leaders; they may have a tendency towards aggressive or passive-aggressive behaviors, and no one knows quite what to do in response. Generally, such individuals constitute a relatively small number of people with a disproportionate amount of power....

5 Destinations for Your Medical Internship Abroad

As a medical student nearing the final year, there is a bucket list of things to do to complete the program. And one of the most important requirement is a medical internship abroad or at home. Are you interested in serving poor people who rarely receives medical treatment? Are you willing to work in an unfamiliar environment? Are you willing to work in a medical facility with substandard condition? If your answer is yes to any of these questions you are cut out for medical internships abroad. This is a brilliant way of sharing your gift of cure to people who don’t have access to reliable healthcare services. Make sure you do it for the right reasons. Internship in a foreign country is extremely rewarding. It will be a great opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives and it will also completely change your world forever. Hera are 5 destination spots where your medical expertise will be put to good use. India India is one of the most dazzling countries in the world with many forms of development in the past few years. Social issues like poverty, illiteracy, poor sanitation and healthcare facilities have to be addressed in order to provide a better life to the people. With a population of about 1.3 billion the drawbacks outweigh its gains making it one of the poorest countries in...

Never Say These Eight Things To Nurses

Nurses may be seen as saints, but they can still get pushed over the edge when one too many ridiculous statements come their way. Here are eight comments that can trigger a nurse’s involuntary face-slapping reflex: 8. “Nursing is easy. Some nurses work three days a week!” Anyone who says this has never worked three 12-hour night shifts and picked up an extra shift in between. 7. “Which doctor do you assist?” Nurses work for and with others; they are not simply handmaidens to physicians. 6. “Why didn’t you become a doctor?” As if becoming a nurse is somehow “settling for less” or aiming too low. 5. “This isn’t like on TV.” You’re right; if this was TV, you’d be dashing, 6’2”, not in a hospital gown, and taking me in your arms right now. 4. “Are you going to give that stethoscope back to the doctor?” Not even going there. 3. “Do you only date doctors?” Nurses are usually only attracted to Dr. Scholls. 2. “What happened to nurse so-and-so?” Believe it or not, nurses do go home eventually. 1. “Hey nurse.” While we do take pride in our profession, we also have names; I am not a servant, a waitress, or an otherwise objectified minion. Originally syndicated from Nurse.org with...

Top Five Graduate Degree Careers and Jobs

If you are wondering what you should ‘get a masters in’ by going back to school, you may want to consider one of the 5 fastest growing careers that require a graduate degree. All five choices represent occupations with the most projected growth between 2016-26 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), where the typical entry-level education is a master’s degree.i Earning a master’s degree is a big commitment. First, you likely want to make sure it’s worth the investment – of time, money and energy. In addition to considering your interest, it could be important to look towards your future career. Why not match your strengths with some solid data about job growth and salary potential? You could explore topics you love while preparing to pursue a potentially dynamic career path in the future. What Are the 5 Fastest Growing Careers That Require a Graduate Degree? The fastest growing careers that require a graduate degree are: (1) Physician Assistant – PA, (2) Nurse Practitioner – NP, (3) Statistician, (4) Mathematician, (5) Genetic Counselor. ii Just what does it mean to be in this category? Fastest Growing Careers That Require a Graduate Degree Courtesy of gradschools.com   Employment Outlook for the Fastest Growing Careers With a Graduate Degree (2016-2026) The number one factor in determining the top 5 fastest growing careers requiring a graduate degree is the employment outlook from 2016-2026. This is a...

The Pros and Cons of Having Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be described as a general term for disorders that hinder one’s ability to read and interpret words, pictures, and other visuals. While this condition can’t be cured, there are  treatment options available for those diagnosed with dyslexia and can be identified easily at an early age. Did you know that 10% of the population in the UK suffer from the disorder? Over 700 million people worldwide suffer from the disorder. Dyslexia brings along many unexpected boons, such as high creativity and superior thought processing, and can easily be overcome with the right specialist, attention, tutoring, therapy, and other treatment options. Famous figures such as Steven Spielberg and Albert Einstein suffered from the disease, so it is definitely possible to become a successful person even with the disorder. Researchers are working day-to-day looking for ways at a better quality of life for dyslexics. For example, the BBC reports that a new typeface – Dyslexie – helps dyslexics read, by tweaking some of the characters. There are even applications such as Snaptype and Mental Note developed for individuals with visual impairments. How does dyslexia affect the human person? How can dyslexic individuals challenge themselves to overcome its impairments? Here is an infographic by Wooden Toy Shop detailing its challenges and gifts, and how to learn and succeed despite its setbacks. The Challenges and Gifts of Dyslexia by Wooden Toy...