Human Trafficking 101–In Case You Missed It

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.  There are 40.3 million victims worldwide.  It can happen anywhere to anyone.  Many states have instituted required training for health professionals to identify situations that may occur in the healthcare facilities and should be reported to authorities.   In 2019, the Texas Legislature updated the Texas Occupations Code, Ch 116, which affects all health care … Continue reading Human Trafficking 101–In Case You Missed It

7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

There are about 5.13 million registered nurses in the United States and over 900 thousand registered PNs. Nursing is a growing industry, and it can become hard to stand out when there are many other applicants going for the same opportunities. As a staffing agency, we discover applicants’ hard skills through their resumes, by seeing their performance level in a skills checklist, and seeing proof … Continue reading 7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

5 Common Misconceptions About Autism and How You Can Help End the Stigma

The earliest description of Autism in a person was first recorded in 1799, though the term “Autism” wasn’t coined until 1911 in Germany. However, the definition for “Autism” initially described severe hallucination and schizophrenia in children and was later changed by Michael Rutter, leading child-psychiatric researcher, in 1972. Rutter stated, “the autistic child has a deficiency of fantasy rather than an excess.” Autism through the … Continue reading 5 Common Misconceptions About Autism and How You Can Help End the Stigma

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Celebrating Women’s Achievements: A Salute to RT(R)(M)

This month we have been paying tribute to women who make a difference. There is no greater impact in women’s health than the radiologic technologists who specialize in mammography. From the list of more than 200 different types of cancers identified, breast cancer is diagnosed with the greatest frequency (excluding skin cancer). The soldiers and pioneers on the battle ground against breast cancer are the … Continue reading Celebrating Women’s Achievements: A Salute to RT(R)(M)

AHEC Cares: How You Can Help Ukraine

Just a few weeks ago, no one would have imagined that a country would be invaded, or that nearly 7% of the Ukrainian population would have left their homeland.  It was reported on Monday that 2.8 million of the approximately 44 million Ukrainians have emigrated to other countries, with Poland taking on a significant number of these refugees. It seems a world away to some, … Continue reading AHEC Cares: How You Can Help Ukraine

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Perks of Traveling 2.0

The pandemic has increased the need for travel personnel in response to increased hospitalization and a decrease in the workforce. Even as COVID-19 seems to be winding down, travel contracts for healthcare facilities around the world continue to prevail, and many travel contracts are extending early in the contract. Being a traveler is a different experience than being a permanent facility staff member. Depending on … Continue reading Perks of Traveling 2.0

Laughter Is the Best Medicine: 7 Medical Puns to Get You Through the Day

Advance Health Education Center and MEDRelief Staffing would like to encourage you to take a moment to laugh this weekend for World Laughter Day and International Day of Happiness. Merriam-Webster defines Laugh as “to show emotion (such as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound.” According to an article of the New York Times, laughter triggers the production of endorphins through … Continue reading Laughter Is the Best Medicine: 7 Medical Puns to Get You Through the Day

10 Facts You Need to Know About Kidneys

An air conditioner needs an air filter to clean out dust, and when it gets too dirty, it can be replaced. It’s recommended to filter water before drinking it, such as with Brita filters. Coffee filters and tea sachets are used to keep the grounds and leaves out of your drink. Even cloth masks can have filters put in to prevent catching diseases, such as … Continue reading 10 Facts You Need to Know About Kidneys

The Raddest Women in Radiology

March winds bring forth a month of remembering and celebrating women and their achievements and contributions to history and society. Women have been pivotal in every aspect of society, including radiology. Without the contributions of well-known scientists and radiologists, such as Marie Curie, modern medicine would not be at the level it is currently. In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight prominent … Continue reading The Raddest Women in Radiology