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2014 Top Nursing and Rehab Jobs in North Dakota

“Legendary” North Dakota Has Great Opportunities For You! According to the North Dakota Tourism Bureau you “arrive a guest, leave a legend”, and indeed this state is synonymous with legends of the American West: Lewis and Clark, Sakakawea, General Custer and Sitting Bull, to name a few.  Powwows, rodeos, reenactments, frontier forts and prairie villages ….

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Help Celebrate the 4th of July Safely!

Every year thousands of Americans are treated for dermatologic, opthalmologic and orthopedic injuries related to fireworks, with a small number of those injuries proving fatal.  Almost 75% of those injured are males and 40% are children under 15 years of age. Sadly,  almost 70% of those injuries are preventable. Still, the numbers continue to rise ….

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The Top Ten “Happiest” States in America

On February 20, 2014 Gallup released its “State Of American Well-Being” Report which uses 55 unique measures of “happiness” to arrive at their rankings.  While many similar indexes tend to focus on a single indicator, such as relative health of residents as measured by obesity, the Gallup polling presents a broader and dare we say ….

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Top Nursing & Rehab Job Openings in Massachusetts

“It’s All Here” Massachusetts – Especially for Healthcare Professionals! From whale-watching to dog-sledding, from Paul Revere to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and from awe-inspiring fall foliage to pristine white sands, The Bay State really does have it all!  This is the state that has sparked two revolutions, one for independence and one for industrial growth, and ….

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Four Tips For Seasoned Healthcare Professionals

Biennially, AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announce their “Best Employers for Workers Over 50” award.  Of the fifty 2013 winners, 23 were healthcare facilities or institutions.  Veteran workers have never been more valued as the greying of America and projected shortages for healthcare workers speeds up. The recent economic crisis and ….

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Centra Salutes

On this Memorial Day weekend, we honor all those who gave their lives in service to their country, along with those wounded in combat.  Our wounded warriors deserve the utmost respect and quality of care to help them recover from their injuries.  Therefore Centra also salutes the many hard-working  professionals who have dedicated their time ….

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Healthcare Professions Make the Top 100 List Again!

Following a trend, U.S. News and World Report has named many healthcare professions to their list of “The 100 Best Jobs” of 2014.  Entries are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected number of job openings for 2012-2022. Based on seven specific criteria the top 100 are ranked by sector and on a ….

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Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014

Do you want the culture and sophistication of a big city, with the walkability and friendliness of a small town?  Liveability.com has just released its 2014 list of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in America.  The site is dedicated to promoting the virtues of small towns and cities with populations of 20,000-350,000.  Eight ….

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Top Rehab Jobs in Illinois 2014

Illinois: Land of Lincoln, Land of Opportunity The vast prairie landscapes of tall grasses and rich black soil  that once covered Illinois have long ago morphed into furrowed fields and towering skyscrapers.  Three great rivers, the Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi and one great lake, Lake Michigan separate the state from its neighbors.  Illinois’ flat plains ….

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Is Your Diet, Heart Healthy?

Researchers at the CDC, Emory and Harvard have just concluded a study showing a clear link between increased sugar consumption and death from cardiovascular disease.  The study suggests that if your diet consists of 25% sugar, including the often overlooked sugar in processed foods, you are twice as likely to die from heart related issues. ….

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Top Ten Pediatric Cardiac Care Hospitals for 2013-2014

Not only is heart disease the #1 killer of women in the United States, but congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, according to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS).  PCICS also notes that cardiac care cases usually make up the bulk of pediatric critical care units.  With so much on the ….

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Top Rehab Jobs in Oregon 2014

“She Flies With Her Own Wings” and So Can Your Healthcare Career in Oregon. Last year, Oregon was the choice destination for a majority of interstate moves.  With a low cost of living and a reputation for forward thinking, it is easy to see why so many would want to move there.  To preserve, for ….

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Have a Heart: National Wear Red Day

Heart disease is still the number one killer of women, in the United States. This year the American Heart Association (AHA) will celebrate 10 years of its National Wear Red Day campaign.  Macy’s, the campaign’s founding national sponsor, has to date raised $46 million for the cause through the sale of select red dresses and ….

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Top Rehab Job Openings in Washington State

Washington State – Come to Play, Come to Stay Washington State is a feast for the eyes with temperate rainforests and  majestic snow-covered volcanoes to the west, and a semi-arid basin and fertile farmlands to the east and south.  The sheer beauty of the state’s mountains, waterways and lush forests make it an outdoorsman’s paradise ….

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Solutions Instead of Resolutions: Why Use Our Services?

Just like a blue rose, our resolutions often prove to be all too artificial and elusive.  In a  2012 University of Scranton poll, 52% of those surveyed made New Year’s Resolutions, but only 8% successfully kept them.  In an even more shocking admission, over 80% of 871 workers polled by Right Management, had resolved to ….

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Therapists and Nurses

Although Chanukah has passed, the Christmas gift-giving season is in full swing and if you are still looking for unique items for your therapy/nursing colleagues, family members or selves, we have a few ideas for you! Upgrade Their Tech:   We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… iPads/iPhones are useful tools in the rehab/medical ….

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Centra Says Thank You

As Thanksgiving, the holiday season and the end of 2013 draw near, Centra Healthcare would like to take this opportunity to thank its many exclusive healthcare clients who have put their staffing needs in the hands of our great team of industry experts.  We are grateful for your faith in our services and look forward ….

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