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Radiation Protection for Radiologic Technicians

Editor's Note: This article has been updated for more recent advancements within the radiologic technician field. This article was originally published in February 2014. Radiologic technicians (also called X-ray techs) prepare patients and equipme...
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5 Healthcare News Stories You Should Know About

If you work or plan to work in healthcare, you should stay as informed as you can about the industry, but you may struggle to find time between night classes or night shifts. If so, here are five healthcare news topics you should catch up on: The Futur...
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What Does a Radiologist Do?

Radiologists are doctors, who are specialized in the use of radiology to diagnose and treat diseases and medical conditions. Like many other types of doctors, radiologists complete at least four years of residency after graduating from medical school. R...
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Sterilizing Medical Equipment: The Top Three Techniques

The sterilization of medical equipment is an important part of health care. The process protects both health care workers and patients by preventing infections, and it allows devices to be used again instead of thrown away after one procedure. Before st...
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Changes in Nursing Schools: From Sources of Free Labor to Respected Institutions

Whether you have completed nursing school or are juggling it right now, you may be surprised to learn that the nation's first nurses did not need any education. This is because nursing did not start out as an organized profession. In the early history o...
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A Career as a Healthcare Professional: Five Reasons You Know It's Right For You

Are you contemplating a career in healthcare but aren't certain if it's the right field for you? While there is no guarantee that you will be happy in any given job, workers in this field typically share certain traits. If you recognize yourself in the ...
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Clinical Nurse Leader: The Specialized Generalist

If you are a practicing nurse and want to take on a leadership role, but still focus on patient care, consider becoming a clinical nurse leader (CNL). While some other nurse management jobs will be largely administrative, this unique position allows you...
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Doctors without Borders: A Good Fit for Nurses?

As a nurse, you may think the volunteer program Doctors without Borders is not necessarily for you. Despite the misleading name, nurses play key roles in the organization's mission to deliver emergency medical care to people suffering from disasters suc...
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Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist: High-Tech Equipment and High-Stakes Procedures

If your heart beats for high-tech health care, consider becoming an invasive cardiovascular technologist. Cardiovascular techs help doctors diagnose and treat cardiac problems. By specializing in the invasive field, you will participate in procedures wh...
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Concierge Medicine: Less Paperwork, More Patient Care

The nursing demand in many parts of United States makes the profession a good career choice, but it also means that a nursing job is often hectic and long shifts are common. Concierge medicine, where patients pay a membership fee to a health care provid...
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Gregory House: A Revolutionary in Diagnostic Medicine

Revolutions do not happen without victims, and the medical revolutionary Gregory House, titular character of the Fox TV show "House", is no exception. Whether or not House is a good doctor is debatable; his ethics are questionable, and he is rude to bot...
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2 Things in FOX's "House" That Relate to Med Tech Professionals

If you are a med tech professional, you might find some value in watching "House, M.D.", where the antisocial physician Gregory House solved puzzling medical cases. The FOX show, which ended in 2012, was unique among hospital shows in that it possessed ...
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Florence Nightingale and the History of Nursing

If you play a word association game and hear the word "nurse," you may immediately think of hospitals and clinics — the most common work places for nurses. But the history of nursing reads very different than today's reality. Nursing originated in the h...
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"Private Practice": The TV Show Where Nurses Are Receptionists

Why would a nurse work as a receptionist? That is one of many puzzling questions you may have if you watch "Private Practice", which aired on ABC from 2007 to 2013. The show included one of the worst portrayals of nursing on TV: Dell Parker. Despite hav...
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Top 3 Recent Medical Advancements in Surgery

The operating room of the future is already here. In the past decade, medical advancements such as robotics and noninvasive surgery have changed procedures in the OR. These technologies have not yet reached their full potential due to their novelty and ...
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How Attending a Nursing Convention Can Benefit Your Career

Nursing education does not end with the completion of a degree. Nurses continuously learn new skills on the job, but sometimes you may need to branch out to grow in your career. A nursing convention can help you stay up-to-date with the latest research,...
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5 Reasons Why Meet the Parents' Gaylord Focker Would Be a Great Nurse

In "Meet the Parents", nurse Gaylord Focker sets a roof on fire, spray paints the tail of a cat, is detained by airport security and gets entangled in a web of lies. But he would still be a great nurse. Here are five reasons why.He goes out of his way t...
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As Cancer Mortality Rates Decline, What's the Takeaway For Nurses?

In addition to treating patients, nurses play a crucial role in preventing disease. This is especially true of cancer, because most types of cancer are caused by preventable factors. Cancer mortality rates continue to decline, and control of risk factor...
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Three Recent Advancements in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technology plays an important role in diagnosing medical conditions and diseases. The field originated when Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-rays in 1895. When you hear the word radiologic technology, you may also think of computed tomography (CT...
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Three Reasons Scrubs' Carla Espinosa Would Be a Great Real Nurse

TV shows nowadays don't offer many role models for aspiring nurses, mostly because hospital shows tend to focus on physicians. To this end, one of the most sympathetic nurse characters on TV appeared not in a reality show or drama series, but in the som...
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