Ten Times African Americans Made Healthcare History
  Since 1926, February has been recognized as Black History Month, a month-long observance recognizing the countless achievements and contributions to our nation by African Americans.  Throughout history, there have been numerous celebrated Black Americans in the Healthcare field.  Let’s take a look at just a few of the many:
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Top 5 Reasons Healthcare Jobs Have Better Perks
When you were making the decision to pursue a career in healthcare, you probably spent a lot of time thinking about the various benefits and perks that come with the job.  You may have wanted to make an impact on people’s lives, or you’ve always had an innate desire to help others.  Whatever your reasoning was at the time, the healthcare industry has continued to evolve and today the perks are better than ever. Let’s examine the Top 5 Reasons Healthcare Jobs Have Better Perks:
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January is National Blood Donor Month
The month of January is known for resolutions, cold weather throughout much of the country and since 1970, it has been known as National Blood Donor Month (NBDM).  
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The Search for the Perfect Scrubs
The start of the New Year is the perfect time to update your work wardrobe. Unfortunately, for nurses and most other healthcare professionals, this isn’t as simple as going to the mall and picking out a new outfit. Thanks to all the different materials, styles, and accessories, picking out scrubs can be harder than finding parking at the mall on the weekend. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you in your search for the perfect scrubs. 
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Take Stock and Plan for 2016
This is the time of year when everyone plans for their New Year’s resolutions.  Millions of Americans will vow to lose weight or quit smoking or to spend more time with their parents and loved ones.  While it is always a good idea to plan a resolution to be healthier, it is also a great time to create a resolution for your career.  Making a New Year’s resolution career-based gives you an opportunity to think about the “big picture.”  By stepping back from thinking about the day-to-day, you are focusing on yourself for the longer term.  This year, take advantage of the fresh start that January 1st provides and resolve to do something for yourself and your career.  Let’s take a look at how healthcare professionals can prepare to make the coming year a success.
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Supplemental Health Care #BestHolidayEver Cookbook
First, we would like to thank everyone that sent us a recipe. So much of the joy that is shared during the holidays happens at the dinner table. It almost doesn’t matter what is being served as long as you’re with loved ones, almost. Here is a small collection of delicious treats straight from the Supplemental Health Care family. Bon appetite!
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A Look at the Affordable Care Act: 2010 to Today
The United States Government has played a role in our nation’s healthcare since 1965, with the passing of Medicare and Medicaid.  In 2010, the role grew even more expansive when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law.  The clear intent of the ACA was to reduce the number of uninsured Americans and control the escalating costs of healthcare services.
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Holidays in Hospitals
With the holiday season upon us, most people’s thoughts turn to spending time with loved ones celebrating at festive gatherings filled with food, family, and life-long traditions.  For those who will be spending some or all of the season in a hospital as a patient or worker, it can be a sad and lonely experience.  However, holidays in the hospital do not have to be a bad experience.  In fact, with the right attitude and a little planning, you can create a festive atmosphere for both your work family and your patients.  Let’s take a look at ways that you can make the best of your time working this holiday season.
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The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Managing Diabetes
Each November, the American Diabetes Association sponsors a national effort to raise awareness and highlight treatment opportunities during American Diabetes Month® (ADM). Since 1940, the American Diabetes Association has led the mission to focus American’s on the impact and issues surrounding this chronic, debilitating disease. Today, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States suffer from Diabetes with another 86 million already at risk of developing the disease.
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Infection Prevention: The Role of Healthcare Professionals
In 1986, then-President Ronald Reagan designated the third week of October each year as International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW).  Since then, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has coordinated the effort to raise awareness about the important role that health care professionals play in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. 
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