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Work-Life balance is always necessary, but it’s especially important for healthcare students and professionals.

Developing a Work-Life Balance at Ameritech

  Work-life balance is essential both for healthcare students and healthcare professionals. Healthcare is an involving and often demanding field. Much will be required of your mind, time, and emotions. Not properly caring for yourself, not managing your time, or being worked too hard can lead to nurse burnout, a persistent problem for healthcare professionals. ...

Father’s Day is almost here! Here are some ideas for what to get the dad in your life who works in healthcare.

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads in Healthcare

Father’s day is coming up! Dads can be notoriously hard to shop for, but if the dad in your life is a nurse, medical assistant, or other healthcare professional, we have a few ideas about what to get him. 1. Scrubs and underscrubs If your dad has the type of job that requires scrubs, he’s ...

Going to school as a single parent presents all sorts of unique challenges. Here are seven tips for surviving the experience.

7 Tips for Single Parents Going to Nursing School

Not everyone knows what they’re going to do right out of high school. In fact, a lot of people don’t. Plenty of folks find amazing career paths after they’ve lived a little, tried other jobs, or had kids. If you’re a single parent who wants to become a nurse, Ameritech is here for you. First, ...

7 tips for living a healthier lifestyle

Health Hacks for a Busy Lifestyle

  We all begin the year with the best of intentions: We’re going to lose weight, read more books, and start going (back) to the gym. Aaannnd, every year, real life thwarts our good intentions and we get bogged down in obligations and commitments. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important throughout the year. It’s especially ...

What are the biggest personality traits needed for healthcare

What Are the Top 5 Personality Traits Needed in Healthcare?

  Some personality traits, like respect, patience, and punctuality are valuable skills at work and in life. And other traits, like inflexible thinking and emotional whimsy, make any job harder. Healthcare is different. A very specific personality profile seems to shine brightest. It’s not for everyone. People who have specific personality traits see the most ...

How to communicate better in the clinic and in the lab

How to Improve Clinical and Lab Communication

  Good communication comes in handy a hundred times a day, but in a healthcare setting, it’s a matter of life and death. Decades of studies have shown a clear and significant correlation between a clinician’s ability to explain, listen, and empathize with biological and functional health outcomes — not to mention patient satisfaction. With ...

6 ways to approach problem-solving holistically

6 Ways to Approach Problems Holistically

  Whether you’re the kind of person who loves a splash of drama or you avoid conflict at all costs, obstacles are a fact of life. You can worry about them or pretend they don’t exist, but what you’re really trying to do is take control of your life. You want that complication gone! But ...

Celebrate National Family Health History Day at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day

In 2004, the surgeon general designated Thanksgiving as National Family Health History Day. If you’re lucky enough to be with relatives on this day of gratitude, it’s easy to see why. The same mischievous smile on your grandfather’s face lights up the face of your son. Your cousins all share the family nose. And your ...