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Healthcare Employment
07 Dec

In 2011, historian David McCullough spoke at the National Book Festival.  The topic of America’s loss of manufacturing came up, and he said it didn’t worry him. He looked at his home town of Pittsburgh as a model of what can happen to a city when it loses manufacturing jobs. He went on to explain how cleaner businesses such as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Carnegie Mellon, and Highmark have replaced the dirty steel industry.

Stress-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
30 Nov

Stress. What is it good for?  Absolutely nothing.  That really isn’t true according to recent reports.  A little stress has been shown to help your memory and ability to think clearer.  It is also said it can help improve your immune system, and prompt you to get things done.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
23 Nov

Dear friends and loyal readers of the An Apple A Day blog,

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you.  We wish you safe travels and a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends, and delicious food. 

On behalf of all of us at Fashion Seal Healthcare and Superior Uniform Group, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. 

A Healthy Lifestyle in the United States
16 Nov

Our local governments are hard at work passing laws to get us to be healthier.  In 2011, San Francisco banned toys in fast food meals, like the McDonald’s Happy Meal.  The ban was implemented because having toys included with these fast food meals caused children to favor unhealthy meals, instead of healthy meals.  New York City has tried to ban the size of soft drinks, again, all in the name of public health.  Now, New York City is passing a law that will make the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products 21.  Some are using the argument, “they’re old enough to go to war, bu

A Millennial's Approach to Healthcare
02 Nov

Major retailers like Nike, Apple and Coca-Cola have all chosen to change the way they market to millennials and now healthcare providers are jumping on the band wagon as well.  This year Millennials overtook the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation, that’s a whopping 75.3 million people that will need a healthcare provider during their lifetime.  Similar to making a retail purchase, Millennials like to do their homework before choosing a healthcare provider.  But the Mil

Prescription Drug Company Advertising - Beneficial or Harmful?
26 Oct

We can’t miss the endless amount of commercials for prescription drugs when watching television. There seems to be an advertisement running for some drug during every commercial break.  In the 1980’s, prescription drug companies started direct-to-consumer advertising, instead of just advertising through doctors.  According to ProCon.org, for every advertising dollar spent, the drug company “increases retail sales by $4.20.”

TBT: Dr. Watson – Transforming the Relationship Between Doctor & Patient
20 Oct

Remember Watson?  He is the IBM supercomputer which debuted on Jeopardy in 2011 and put us meager humans in our place intellectually (or so he thinks).  Watson was the result of IBM’s $6 Billion commitment to research that began in 2006.  The project was called “Deep QA” and was a collaborative effort between IBM and leading universities.

A Device For Needles
12 Oct

A few years ago while I was being prepped for surgery, the nurse was having a hard time finding a vein.  After a while, she gave up and called in the anesthesiologist for assistance.  I’ve also had similar issues with my veins when donating blood.

Engaging Millennial Nurses
05 Oct

The nurses entering the work force today are tomorrow’s nurse leaders.  Yet, traditional nursing schools do not always train nurses for leadership roles.  Today’s leaders need to mentor and coach these upcoming Millennial nurses. 

Press Ganey CNO Christy Dempsey states the key qualities of nurse leaders include the ability to:

1.      Foster trust and teamwork

2.      Model compassion and empathy

3.      Provide support in the form of human, material and emotional resources

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