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Careers in Healthcare

Everyone worries about their job prospects, but medical professionals have less to fear. The health industry has continued to do well in terms of job growth even throughout the economic recession. Why is this the case, and will the job outlook continue to look promising in the years to come? This article explores these questions, starting with the current job landscape and finishing off with job predictions.

How It’s Going


The year 2011 wasn’t an exception to the norm in regards to medical industry employment growth. As of New Years Day, there were about 100 jobs listed under the “nurse practitioner” subheading of Nurse.com, and that’s only one of dozens of subcategories. The website posts thousands of job openings from around the country, and they don’t appear to be in short supply. [click to continue…]

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Everyone worries about their job prospects, but medical professionals have less to fear. The health industry has continued to do well in terms of job growth even throughout the economic recession. Why is this the case, and will the job outlook continue to look promising in the years to come? This article explores these questions, starting with the current job landscape and finishing off with job predictions.

How It’s Going


The year 2011 wasn’t an exception to the norm in regards to medical industry employment growth. As of New Years Day, there were about 100 jobs listed under the “nurse practitioner” subheading of Nurse.com, and that’s only one of dozens of subcategories. The website posts thousands of job openings from around the country, and they don’t appear to be in short supply. [click to continue…]

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The Year in Review – 2011's Top 10 Pharma Stories

by Tera Tuten on January 13, 2012

10. The Food Pyramid is history.

Since 1992, the Food Pyramid has represented the epitome of healthy eating. It was retired last year, replaced by MyPlate, a visual pie-chart representation that emphasizes controlling portion sizes as well as making healthy choices.

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How Patients without Family Celebrate Holidays

by Tera Tuten on November 29, 2011

When everyone is so concerned about being home for the holidays, many patients are stuck in a medical facility, and some of those people don’t have families to celebrate with. When members of the community realize this is the case, they volunteer to help spread the happiness to hospitals and nursing homes in wonderful, creative ways. Here’s a look at some of the most common and heart-warming actions.

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Caroling

This video shows staff from The Methodist Hospital in Houston caroling in the halls to brighten the patients’ days. Music has always been a way of lifting people’s spirits and putting smiles on faces, and this is especially true during the holidays. These hospital employees sing classics like “Feliz Navidad” and “White Christmas,” while Santa visits every patient.

It’s not only doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who hope to make the patients happier — many volunteers from the community will also contact the local hospitals and nursing homes to sing some of their favorite Hanukkah and Christmas songs. It’s a thoughtful way to put talent to use for a great cause.

If you like to sing, this could be the perfect opportunity to help someone. Volunteer tip: Talk to a local church choir to see if they’re already planning on volunteering. Then, ask if you can participate or if there’s any other way you can get involved.
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Health care may be a hot topic in the United States, but it’s also an extremely important issue in countries all over the world, many of which operate very differently compared to our system. It’s easy to lose sight of these various approaches, but it’s helpful to learn about other methods and identify the advantages.

Canada’s Breakdown

Canada employs a government-run universal health care system. This means that Canadians pay higher income and sales tax, and as a result, every Canadian has full coverage. While they don’t have to pay out of pocket for general care, optometry, outpatient prescription drugs, and dentistry aren’t included in the coverage. [click to continue…]

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What It Takes to Become a Doctor?

by Tera Tuten on November 15, 2011

The desire to heal the body is not enough to become a doctor. An aspiring physician must put forth exceptional effort to achieve this lofty goal. In fact, a doctor never stops improving her craft. Think you have what it takes to become a doctor? The following details reveal what is required to accomplish this feat.

Preparation Should Start in High School

Monetary Investment: Free if you attend public schools.
Time Investment: 4 years


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