Entries for 'healthcare'

Expanding Rural Healthcare Access

Most of us associate “rural” with agricultural, but that’s not necessarily the case. A Georgetown University study notes rural areas actually may be counties with a city as large as 10,000, or more. However, when it comes to healthcare...
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Honoring Surgical Technologists

For more than 30 years, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors has earmarked the third week of September to recognize surgical technologists for the work they do. As we mark National Surgical Technologists Week (September 17-23), t...
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What Are the Best Non-Patient Focused Healthcare Jobs?

When most people think about careers in healthcare, they envision jobs caring for patients – many times in traumatic circumstances. In truth, there are a number of healthcare jobs that don’t involve any direct patient care…or, for tho...
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Can You Change Healthcare Jobs Without Going Back to School?

Sometimes, students preparing for a career in healthcare aren’t completely sure what field will ultimately be best for them. That raises a question: if they graduate from a Medical Assisting program, for example, will they be able to change their ...
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What Machines Do Radiologic Technologists Use?

We’re happy to spend November 8-14 celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week! R.T.s play an important role is diagnosing and treating many medical conditions. They are the medical specialists who perform diagnostic imaging exams and administer cer...
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Healthcare: Two-Year Diploma Successes

Much has been made about the value of graduating from college, but four-year college degrees aren't for everyone. So, what about a diploma that takes shorter than two years? Turns out, if you're interested in a career in the healthcare field a less-than...
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How The Healthcare and Nursing Industries Differ

People sometimes consider nursing professionals and healthcare workers to be one and the same. In a nutshell, all nurses are healthcare providers, but not all healthcare providers are nurses. The healthcare industry, also called the medical industry, c...
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Dentist Puns to Lighten Your Day

Aren’t Dentists Punny? Did you hear about the dentist who married a manicurist? They fought tooth and nail! Ouch! When we run across something we dislike or that scares us, we often joke about it to  make us feel better about the peril we’re facing....
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The Evolution of the Toothbrush (Infographic)

Attention to dental hygiene dates all the way back to 3500 BCE with the Chew Stick in Egypt and Babylonia. Centuries later, we have seen tremendous advances in the dental hygiene industry, much centered around the toothbrush as seen in this infographic....
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A New Migraine Remedy for Your #MedTechToolbox

For the millions of migraine and cluster headache sufferers in the world, a new migraine remedy is on the way. A California-based company, Autonomic Technologies, has developed an implant that stimulates the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) nerve cluster. ...
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Google Glass Augments Reality in Healthcare Industry

Google Glass is poised to change the perception of the health industry like never before. The wearable computer device presents itself in the form of an optical head-mounted display, that showcases information very similar to the interface of Android sm...
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A Rewarding Career in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, have very interesting and rewarding careers. Their job is exciting because they work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the healthcare industry as they care for patients of all ages, e...
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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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A Career in Dental Hygiene Offers Many Reasons to Smile

The best way to put a smile on someone’s face might be by cleaning one. Dental hygienists, an integral part of a dental team, are the advocates of bright smiles and healthy gums. Education, prevention, and dental therapy are just a few of the many...
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RDH: Registered Dental Hygienists Make a Dentist's Practice Run

The relationship between a dentist and a registered dental hygienist (RDH) is a unique one in the dental and health care field. Here are some of the tasks a dental hygienist might be required to complete when taking care of a patient: Make sure a...
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Principal Tools for Dental Procedures

During a trip to the dentist, services range from simple cleanings to major dental surgeries, and the instruments and equipment that are used depend on the particular dental procedures. Dental Tools For Assessment Initially, patients will complete a h...
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The Benefits of Being a Dental Hygienist

A registered dental hygienist has more than a few reasons to love his or her job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as oral health and overall health are becoming more intertwined through recent research, the need for this profession is...
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Dental Hygiene Schools: The Learning Experience

Dental hygiene schools are becoming more and more popular around the United States. Dental hygienists have a great job with good pay, and the field has an above average outlook for job openings nationally over the next 10 years according to the U.S. Bur...
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Dental Hygienist Requirements

The dental hygienist is an important member of any dental care team: As specialists in preventive oral care, they clean teeth, apply sealants to protect teeth and talk to patients about how their diet can affect oral care. Dental hygienist requirements ...
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What You'll Learn in Dental Hygiene Programs

There are many things to consider when you're researching dental hygiene programs and the schools that offer them. You'll want to make sure the courses you're taking and the training you receive puts you exactly where you want to be in your career path....
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