8 Secret Untold Ways to Improve your Brain Power

April 30th, 2011

The brain can be in a sense exercised just like muscles can. And just as muscular exertion and exercise increase muscular power, various exercises, activities, and habits can increase brain power. Your brain is like the interface between your consciousness and the world “out there” so you want to make sure it is sharp. The following are 8 ways you may not have heard of to improve your brain power.

Eat the Right Foods

Did you know that various foods are directly related to an increase in brain power? You may have already heard of the main ones – fruits (especially berries like blueberries) and vegetables rich in vitamins A, E, B, C, Magnesium and Folate. But there are some foods you may not have thought would increase brain power which, in fact, do. One of these is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the [...] Continue Reading…

Facts About Occupational Therapist

April 13th, 2011

The occupational therapist career is one that is growing and will show increasing demand in coming years. Occupational therapists work with mentally and physically disabled patients, assisting them in coping with the tasks of daily life at their workplace or at home. Let’s take a close look at what this career path entails.

Work

The work of an occupational therapist is to bring people who are experiencing various disabilities back into norms or work and general living. These people may have physical or mental problems that make getting daily tasks taken care of difficult. They may have mobility problems, for instance, due to an injury, making basic tasks like going shopping or moving around the house difficult. Or they may have psychological problems or developmental difficulties that affect their ability to work and handle their daily responsibilities.

This is where occupational therapists come in. They assist these individuals in getting to [...] Continue Reading…

Fun Facts About Being a Ultrasound Technician

February 14th, 2011

Most people, when they hear that I am an ultrasound technician, think about babies and pregnant women right away. And it’s true that many ultrasound technicians spend most of their careers working with women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant. However, we have an important role in many other parts of medicine as well, and it is not unusual to see an Ultrasound Technician who has never worked around pregnant women since they were still in school.

1) An Ultrasound Technician can make a pretty decent salary. We help a lot of people, and our paychecks usually reflect that. Depending on many different factors, someone working full-time in this field, with the appropriate education and licensing could expect to make 45,000-75,000 dollars a year.

2) You would be hard-put to walk through a hospital and not be on a floor or in a department that we aren’t in. [...] Continue Reading…