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We Need to Talk About Clinical Trials
While clinical trials can lead to life saving medical breakthroughs, they often fall short of their enrollment goals. Here’s how we can start raising awareness.
Why a Caribbean-Based Medical School Might Be for You
Despite what you may have heard, Caribbean universities are still a great place to get your medical degree, and, for some, may even be a better option.
A Patient’s Guidebook to Clinical Trials
Considering clinical trials as part of your treatment plan? The decision can be overwhelming. Here are the basic facts every patient needs.
Concluding America’s Legacy of Malaria Prevention
U.S. leadership in the fight to end malaria is the epitome of American greatness, and has put us on the path to eliminating the disease in our lifetimes.
Glimpsing the Future of Nursing with Simulation
As simulated environments grow more advanced, we’re making leaps and bounds in how we prepare nurses — from the everyday procedure to the worst-case scenario.
Why Patients in Clinical Trials Are True Medical Heroes
In medicine, we tend to think of doctors as the heroes. But they couldn’t make any breakthroughs without the selfless participation of patient volunteers.
Why Physician Assistants are Filling the Doctor Gap
For many people in rural small towns, physician assistants are becoming the convenient medical care alternative to large city doctors.
When a Clinical Researcher’s Work Hits Close to Home
Do researchers ever get to see the effects of their work? One nurse shares how her own research ended up making a critical difference in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
7 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burn-Out
Caregivers often encounter prolonged stress leading to caregiver burnout. The “Power of 7” may be the prescription for better Sandwich Generation wellness.
Black Males and the Barrier to Medical Careers
Fewer black men are entering and being accepted into medical schools now than in the 1970s.
Why Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Focuses on Preventing Illness
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, the youngest appointed U.S. Surgeon General in modern times, shares the inspiration behind his career in medicine and his commitment to a healthier nation.
Before You Brew: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Caffeine Overdose
When doctors and nurses work long hours, coffee and energy drinks seem like a no-brainer—but at what price?
The Importance of Paying for Value in Health Care
Switching from fee-for-service to value-based health care models could create a seismic shift in the cost and quality of care for all Americans.
Lance Armstrong Speaks: How He Turned Illness into a Cause
After his own battle with cancer, the professional cyclist drew from his own experience and founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation in order to educate and support others.
6 Nursing Lessons My Mentors Taught Me
The programs in place today to educate and nurture tomorrow’s nurses can be the best place to meet unforgettable teachers. One leader shares some of her own.
As Nursing Shortage Nears Crisis, Need for New Applicants Grows
There's growing demand for replacement nurses in the U.S., with a rising number of job openings expected over the next five years.
How Hospitals Can Optimize Their Infection Prevention Programs
Infection preventionists are working toward a vision of health care without infection. Here’s how leadership can effectively leverage these specialists to make their facility as safe as possible.
Investing in Women’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s
The statistics around Alzheimer’s are startling, and the number of Americans affected is only set to soar.
Upcoming Roundtable Aims to Generate Critical Debate on Health Care
Drug pricing, value-based care, consumerism and policy shifts create ripe opportunities for innovation in health care.
Increasing Diversity in the Medical Field
The U.S. population is growing more diverse, but its medical schools aren’t keeping up and the problem is impacting patients.
7 Questions to Make Sure You Land the Right Nursing Job
Nursing is a lifelong commitment to helping others. You need a workplace that will help you grow. Here’s what you should be asking on your job interviews.
Myth-Busting the Practice of Midwifery in Hospital Settings
While a lot of people believe midwives only perform home births, more of them work in hospitals than you think.
How Health Care Professionals Must Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health crisis that must be addressed through scientific research.
A New And Important Certification for Those Called to Serve
CCCTM, a certification that can empower nurses to manage complicated cases, is helping the growing number of Americans that live with more than one chronic illness.
Improving Clinical Trials Through Thoughtful Collaboration
While clinical trials can lead to many medical breakthroughs, they’re often weighed down by inefficiency and red tape. To fix the system, we need to reach across fields.
How Health Care Administrators Keep Our Medical System Running Smoothly
Health care administrators work tirelessly to take care of details so practitioners can save lives. Here’s why we need to have a strong professional network.
3 Tips for Running a Vibrant Cosmetic Surgery Practice
In today’s competitive world, a cosmetic surgeon who follows these essentials to patient satisfaction is a happy cosmetic surgeon.
How Interprofessionalism Can Benefit the Health Care Industry
Breaking down hierarchical barriers in the medical world can streamline operations and potentially mitigate the physician shortage crisis.
Achieving a Career in Health Care Simulation
Not many know about simulation-based education in health care, but it is a rapidly-growing educational tool.
How the Nursing Gap Is Creating Opportunity for STEM Students
The shortages of nurses and nurse educators make this a perfect time to pursue an LPN, BSN, or advanced degree, leading to a rewarding career.
Meet the Faces Behind Clinical Trials
Raising public awareness of clinical trials is the focus of many initiatives, yet by and large, the people who carry out clinical trial operations remain unsung.
What Do We Do When We Run Out of Doctors?
The Association of American Medical Colleges projected that the U.S. will face a shortage of 61,700 to 94,700 doctors over the next decade.
Helping Cosmetic Surgery Patients Understand Your Qualifications
Anything the surgeon can do to afford his or her patient a complete planning process is a worthy investment for a comfortable and happy patient.
How to Avoid the Caregiving Wallet Drain
Apart from the emotional burden, a glut of unforeseen, actual costs can jeopardize the financial future of today’s caregivers.
Rising Care Costs Through 2024 Drives Projected Job Growth
Annual health spending is expected to grow an average of 5.8 percent from 2014 through 2024 a new study reports.
Accelerating Your Career in Nursing
For those who are able to put in the time, accelerated nursing education programs are an increasingly popular introduction to the workforce.
Bringing Teamwork to a Health Care Career
Becoming a physician assistant can provide you with an excellent career in health care while keeping you part of a team.
Make a Lasting Impression: Top 4 Tips for Health Care Job Seekers
Check out these helpful tips if you’re in the market for a new healthcare job and want to make a lasting impression with employers.
What Can Organ Donation Teach Us About Clinical Trials?
As Americans clamor for new treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s, and a wide array rare diseases, few individuals recognize the role that they themselves could play.
Respite: Time Out for Caregivers
The family caregiver’s role is a demanding one. Managing stress and burnout during the holiday season is critical to your health and well-being.
The Right Stuff: Will Tomorrow’s Doctors Be Prepared?
The increasing demand for health care professionals in the global workforce is at its greatest level in history.
Electronic Health Records: Improving Patient Outcomes and Health Care Efficiency
Electronic health records (EHRs) have become much more widely used across the country in the last five years. But why?
Holly Robinson Peete: Preparing to Care
Mediaplanet sat down with the television icon to talk about her caregiving journey.
Making the Rounds with Dr. Travis Stork
Dr. Travis Stork opens up about how he has become not only a renowned doctor, but also a household name.
Med School Reimagined: How Tech Is Transforming Education Outcomes
Medical students benefit from high tech resources, which help them track their training, keep patient records and be the best doctors they can be.
Meryl Comer Lends Her Support
Catching up with the Emmy award-winning reporter, president of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative and full-time caregiver.
Joan Lunden: 'Fear Is Common with Caregivers'
Joan Lunden, TV’s Good Morning America host for 17 years and now, a healthy living advocate, author, and spokesperson.
The Online Nursing Student’s Guide to Survival
From picking the right graduate program to navigating the ins and outs of financial aid, we’ve got you covered.
Shifting the Landscape: Growing Careers in the Medical Field
High unemployment has dominated headlines for the better part of the past decade What’s worse is the growing number of quality positions that remain unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates.
Nutritious Nurses: 6 Energy-Boosting Snacks for Health Care’s Unsung Heroes
Managing hectic schedules in a high-pressure environment, nurses need all the stamina they can muster.
Crafting a Career in Health Informatics
As our health system reinvents itself to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of a fast-paced digital world, health informatics professionals will play an increasingly vital role.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Goes Global with Cloud Technology
As a world-renowned freestanding pediatric hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, has unrivaled expertise and information to guide the care it provides to its patients.
30 Percent Spike in Physician Assistant Jobs by 2020
With a projected growth of 39 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts physician assistants will be the second fastest growing health profession in the next decade.
Leveraging Tech for More Efficient Health Care
Gone are the days of misplaced medical paperwork and outdated patient charts. We asked an industry vet to weigh in on the ways technology and health care make for a wonderful couple.
APRNs Usher in a New Era of Primary Care
Increasingly, Americans are relying on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to treat a routine illness, conduct an annual physical, manage a chronic condition or offer guidance on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
International Medical Graduates are Getting Jobs in Record Numbers
For the twelfth consecutive year, the number of first-year residency positions offered through the National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match has increased.
Using the MCAT as an Admissions Tool, Not as a Barrier to Entry
Medical students applying in the fall of 2016 will be faced with a new, revamped Medical College Admission Test, well known as the MCAT.
Knowing When It’s Time to Move Your Loved One to Palliative Care
At no time is the role of family caregiver more challenging than when a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness.
Silver Surfers: How Technology Helps Seniors and Caregivers
Some of the latest and greatest tech gadgets and services are geared to keeping seniors safe and reducing unwanted feelings of isolation.
To Keep Those with Alzheimer’s Safe, Evaluate Your Environment
If you are a family facing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, safety at home is likely an important aspect of your overall care management plan.
The 3 Toughest Challenges of Caregiving
Gail Hunt, CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, summarizes the three most daunting stressors caregivers face.
Informed and Involved: How to Navigate the Healthcare System
Knowing the proper information and how to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals are invaluable skills that will save you much needed time and energy.
How Do We Improve the Path to New Medicine?
Three leading medical specialists provide their inside take on the state of clinical trials, from the public misconceptions to the modern realities to the benefits sown by the remarkable few who volunteer.
Fighting Alzheimer’s: An Update from the Frontlines
New investigational drug treatments are changing everything we thought we knew about Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical Student Panel: How I Found My Path
A handful of medical students convene to reflect on their individual paths to taking the Hippocratic oath, what’s proven their biggest challenge so far and what prospective students ought to keep in mind.
Demand for Physician Assistants Surges in New Era of Health Care
The physician assistant is changing how patients view health care, and becoming one of America’s most enticing jobs.
How Nurses Influence Health Care Delivery
An industry insider sheds light on what young or aspiring nurses should keep in mind as they enter, and shape, the medical field.
When Caring Takes A Toll: 4 Ways to Restore Intimacy
There is an emotional cost to caregiving that doesn’t get the serious attention it deserves – when illness or disability deprives you of the intimacy you once enjoyed with your loved one.
Charting the Demand for Health Data Analysts
Technology has spurred a growth in demand for professionals who can analyze health data and turn it into useful information.
11 Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew
In honor of Tooth Fairy Day on February 28, make your dentist proud by taking these tips to heart (and tooth).
Where Has Our Prolonged Battle with Infectious Disease Left Us?
A panel of experts discuss the seemingly never-ending battle with infectious diseases and where we stand as of right now.
Health Care Students Talk Goals and Dreams
Four students sat down with us to chat about what inspired them to pursue careers in health and what aspiring students should know.
6 Inspiring Reasons Why Nurses Are True Jacks-of-All-Trades
A volunteer aboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship shares a heartfelt tribute to the ways her colleagues defy the job description.
Why One Cancer Survivor Wants All Patients to Consider Clinical Trials
When melanoma unexpectedly returned after a successful surgery twelve years prior, T.J. Sharpe was both a husband and a father. Second, third and fourth opinions later, Sharpe was finally offered a life-changing option.
The Challenges and Joys of Nursing
The Innovations and Challenges of Today’s Health Care System
Individuals at the top of their field weigh in on how to bring health care up to speed with the modern world and give credit to some major achievements already being made.
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