Archive for January, 2011

Choose Your Attitude with a Morning Crossroads …

January 30, 2011

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Some people wake up and automatically see the world painted with possibility. Each day dawns with a rosy glow, packed chock full of potential. I wish I could say that I’m one of those people…but I’m not. In fact, sometimes I wake up and my attitude is positively dismal. I have to make a conscious […]

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The Quest for Perfection and Certainty

January 26, 2011

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“The quest for perfection and certainty is one of the greatest stumbling blocks our profession faces. Too many learning leaders are paralyzed because they don’t want to make a decision without perfect information and without diligently addressing all the uncertainties and possible outcomes. My advice: “Just do it.” OK, let’s back up a minute. Of […]

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How Do You Kill ANTs?

January 15, 2011

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Automatic negative thoughts, or ANTs, are thoughts that come into our mind automatically and ruin our day or send us into a negative tailspin.  Dr. Daniel Aman, who developed the concept, talks of the destructive power of negative thoughts and how they alter the physical and chemical composition of our brains and literally destroy our […]

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Cancer Registrars Combat Cancer

January 13, 2011

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The American Cancer Society reports that in 2010 more than 1,500 people each day will die of cancer.  It is the second most common cause of death and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States.  Cancer Registrars are the cancer data management experts that review the medical records and code, […]

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Learn Like a Beginner

January 9, 2011

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“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you are willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” ~ Barbara Sher   (image from http://www.endemicworld.com/can-of-inspiration.html)

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SEER Hematopoietic DB

January 4, 2011

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The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results, or SEER, program announced today a new release (v1.6.2) of the Hematopoietic & Lymphoid DB.  This reference tool is an incredible resource that all working cancer registrars and cancer registry students must have.  Formerly called “the Red Book,” by most cancer registrars it contains the reportability instructions and rules for […]

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