The era of wearable technology has arrived and with it came something right out of a sci-fi movie — the Google Glass. This eyeglass-esque computer device was released for trial earlier this year. Participants, called “explorers,” were able to snag a pair for a hefty price of $1,500. During this trial, Google aims to make improvements to the Glass and to finalize a product eligible for mass production. Recent reports say the Google Glass could retail approximately $300 when it finally becomes available to the public.¹ [click to continue…]
More than 3.4 billion people will have smartphones or tablets with access to mobile health apps by 2017.¹ Mobile health is not only changing the way healthcare technologies are being developed, but it is also changing the way people on the front lines, such as doctors and nurses, are providing care.
School nurses play an important role in the safety of students every day, but efforts in treating and preventing sports and recreational injuries such as concussions often go unnoticed. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can affect the way the brain works. Even when mild and non-life-threatening, they may have serious effects. [click to continue…]
The career choices doctors make affect the lives of every patient they treat. Like anyone, doctors sometimes discover they’re not on quite the right career path, while some just take time to find the specialty that suits them best. Either way, without doctors and the knowledge and skill they provide in caring for their patients, many people would suffer the effects of illness more acutely, and our lifespans would be dramatically shortened. Dating back to 1933, Doctors’ Day gives patients and their families the chance to show their appreciation for the people who spend their lives helping and healing others. [click to continue…]
Using Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Healing
With the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, many educators, therapists, school nurses, and school psychiatrists are asking how we can treat our children in the wake of a tragedy. Perhaps a student body has suffered the loss of a classmate, professor, or friend. Using therapy dogs as a tool to aid in healing, awareness, and mental health is a great way to help students recover from any ailment. Therapy dogs can be used to combat stress, ease mental distress associated with a close personal loss, or even simply provide comfort and a calming presence to an overworked teen during final exams. [click to continue…]
The healthy state of the healthcare industry presents tremendous opportunities for job seekers and may be critical to turning around the national economy. Check out our infographic below to find out which jobs are in-demand and where the healthcare industry is headed next. For more information on trends and issues in healthcare, contact a Soliant representative today. [click to continue…]