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If you aren’t best friends with a dog you may want to fix that, especially if you are single. A study done at Uppsala University in Sweden using 7 of the country’s databases say owning a dog is good for your heart. The study of 3.4 million Swedes ages 40 – 80 over a 12… Read more »

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Summer is here and it’s time to get out and play! LifeMart, one of the Perks of working for Elite, does a great job of keeping the cost of having fun within budget. Save up to half on all the great waterparks across the country from Disney, Wet N Wild, Six Flags and more. There… Read more »

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Doubled! In just 20 years!! The number of counties where blacklegged ticks, the kind that carry Lyme disease, have taken up residence. There aren’t many states left that are not affected by ticks. What to do? Wear Insect resistant clothing-permethrin is an odorless, bug repelling shield for clothing that protects the wearer for up to… Read more »

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Preparing for your first travel assignment can be challenging and a little scary. Here are a few insider tips for new nurse and allied travelers to help get you on your way. If your license doesn’t allow you to work in other states you will need to file for reciprocity. For nurses, google the board… Read more »

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Just because you are constantly on the go doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy meals and snacks. There are plenty of options to create variety within your diet. Summer is coming to end and that means a lot of the healthy foods you’ve come to enjoy are going to be done for the season. Rather… Read more »

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Nursing is a demanding profession whether you are on the road or not. It’s easy to give in to the temptation to come home, put on yoga pants and crash in front the TV with some takeout. And many evenings, that’s exactly what you should do. But once in a while, it’s fun to get… Read more »

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Whether you plan to travel for your entire career or just a few years, there is much to learn as a travel nurse that you may never encounter if you remain in local facilities. Learn new skills. Each assignment is a little different. Working as a travel nurse may mean working in hospitals and facilities… Read more »

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The stress of working as a nurse can quickly take its toll on even the most seasoned vets. Identifying those on the verge of burning out and providing relief can prevent a difficult issue from getting unmanageable. Provide your team with coping skills, show them that they are valued and add per diem or travel… Read more »

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Finding places to eat when on a travel assignment can be a burden or an adventure – it’s up to you. Sure, you’ll want to prepare simple, healthy meals for yourself most days, but once in a while it’s fun to treat yourself to a meal out. What’s the best way to find good quality,… Read more »

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The Affordable Care Act has brought many changes to the healthcare industry from patients to doctors, facilities and billing practices. With these changes brings a great deal of concern over the security of jobs and quality patient care. As a travel nurse, you have been hearing about these changes for many months now and may… Read more »