America's Nursing Shortage by the Numbers

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By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that America’s nursing shortage will be between 800,000 and one million nurses.

By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that it will be short between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.)

Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees.

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16 Places Common Diseases Do Not Occur, and The Reasons Why

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You’ve probably heard of a few such places: Areas of the world that – for reasons rare, bizarre, and so-simple-its-crazy – seem to be impervious to certain ailments. Here is a sampling from across the globe of such oasis and a look at what may account for their ultra health benefits.

low_disease_rates_soliantYou’ve probably heard of a few such places: Areas of the world that – for reasons rare, bizarre, and so-simple-its-crazy – seem to be impervious to certain ailments.

Below is a sampling from across the globe of such oasis and a look at what may account for their ultra health benefits:

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12 Innovative Hospitals Doing Things a Little Different Than Most

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Ever wondered if there was a better way to do things in a hospital? Ever knew there was a better way and wondered if it was doable? Check out a dozen little medical facilities around the world that could…and did.

Ever wondered if there was a better way to do things in a hospital?

Ever knew there was a better way and wondered if it was doable?

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Check out a dozen little medical facilities around the world that could…and did:
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9 Things Obama’s Plan Could Change for Healthcare Workers

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If it becomes reality, the Obama administration’s controversial proposal for a Canada-like option for those without a private insurance plan could dramatically impact healthcare workers. Positive or negative, here are nine things we think the plan could change.

If it becomes reality, the Obama administration’s controversial proposal for a Canada-like option for those without a private insurance plan could dramatically impact healthcare workers. Positive or negative, here are nine things we think the plan could change:

1. Doctors’ pay will come from different sourcessoliant_obama_health_surgery1

In Canada, doctors bill the provincial healthcare system. Among other things, the Obama plan could allow people who aren’t covered by an insurance company receive affordable coverage from the government. For health care professionals treating such patients, preventative medicine in America would become a paying practice. (And hopefully a healthier population.) Continue reading “9 Things Obama’s Plan Could Change for Healthcare Workers”

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Top 25 U.S. Healthcare Worker Stories of 2008

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When looking back at 2008, there have been many memorable health care stories. There have been a number of achievements as well as health care issues that need to be addressed in 2009. Here are 25 of the top health care headlines for 2008: Continue reading “Top 25 U.S. Healthcare Worker Stories of 2008”

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