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Continued Education - How Medical Professionals Can Improve Their Skill Set

May 2, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

It is no doubt that medical professionals go through extensive training and education in order to be able to practice their specialty. When it comes to any given practice, staying current and up to date on the latest and greatest trends could quite possibly be the biggest challenge for anyone in any heathcare profession.[read more]

Educating Medical Professionals and Healing with Virtual Reality

April 29, 2016 by David Kirby

Virtual reality stands poised to innovate the field of healthcare education.This opportunity allows medical professionals to prepare for rare medical scenarios, gaining experience they’re unlikely to get any other way.[read more]

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A story about the pharmaceutical industry, doctors and patients

April 18, 2016 by Paul Tunnah

As a father of two small children I am familiar with the value of a good story. Every night sees a ritual take place that is repeated in family households all over the world, where bedtime books are read to ease the passage of little people into sleep.While it can be easy as a parent to tune out once you’ve read a particular favourite...[read more]

Tackling the Side Effects of Parkinson’s Treatment

April 17, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly developing progressive disorder which is estimated to be the second most common neurodegenerative disease. At present, the disease affects 5 million people and the numbers are projected to reach 9 million by the year 2030.[read more]

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How That New Drug Goes From Idea to Market

April 16, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The development and approval of new drugs is mandated by FDA's CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) center, the apex government body governing this segment. So how is a drug conceptualized and then developed, marketed, and then transported to various parts of the country for storage, management, and transportation of drugs?[read more]

In-Demand Healthcare Support Jobs

April 16, 2016 by Michael Jones

If the healthcare field is something you’re considering, you have several choices. In fact, that’s one of the great things about a career in the medical profession. There are so many jobs from which to choose. So how do you know what path to take?[read more]

First U.S. Insurer to Build Medical School

April 14, 2016 by Michael Jones

When it comes to HMOs, it doesn’t get much bigger than Kaiser Permanente. When they make a move, the medical establishment takes notice. But their latest announcement was a bold one – the Oakland, CA based firm is launching a medical school.[read more]

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How Physician Offices Can Improve Patient Health Care

March 31, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Doctors and their staff want what is best for patients. Yet in physician offices across the country, it’s becoming an increasingly challenging feat to provide the best level of care for patients despite best intentions. Many are swamped with appointments, understaffed, and stretched thin on resources.[read more]

Physician-Patient Collaboration: A Conversation With Dr. Danny Sands

March 27, 2016 by David Harlow

Danny Sands joined me recently to discuss the state of physician-patient collaboration, the nudge forward given to this notion by value-based purchasing trends in health care, and the need to focus on what happens in between office visits as the key to helping patients manage their own health. This is the bridge between doctor and...[read more]

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Medical Advances Aid Fight Against Pollution-Caused Skin Conditions

March 21, 2016 by Ryan Kh
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A study conducted by Environmental Health Perspectives found evidence that a group of chemicals in the polluted air called phthalates are likely absorbed directly through the skin as well as inhaled. New research and advances in treatment are being developed to counteract the premature aging effect air pollution has on skin.[read more]

A Nurse’s Letter to the Interns

March 17, 2016 by Michael Jones

It happens every summer – a new crop of interns show up on my hospital unit. It’s a nice rite of passage – a handful of new baby docs show up and spend a few months shadowing our unit’s physicians. It’s one of the perks of being a part of a teaching hospital – the patients get the benefit of some extra attention, and maybe even a new perspective. Nurses, on the other hand, aren’t always so lucky with the new docs.[read more]

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Dramatic Early Clinical Trial Success for New Cancer Treatment

March 14, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Attendees at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. were astounded by what they heard. Dr. Stan Riddell, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, shared his ongoing research study and clinical trial results on immunotherapy, an experimental cancer treatment.[read more]