The Top Five Medical Breakthroughs in History

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Throughout the history of mankind, humans have been searching for the secret to living a longer life. While people continue to search for the fountain of youth, quicker results in life expectancy have come from advances in the medical field. Many of these medical breakthroughs have occurred in the last century and have been huge leaps for the world of healthcare. In this blog, we take a look at what we think have been the five biggest medical breakthroughs in history.
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The Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Rankings – 2010

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After more than 10,000 votes to whittle down 50 entries, Soliant.com visitors have put San Diego’s Sharp Memorial Hospital at the top of its second-annual “20 Most Beautiful Hospitals In America” list.

After a 2009 list chosen by the Soliant.com editorial team, we turned the 2010 decision over to you, with an exciting roller-coaster ride of nominations and votes that saw some of the most inspiring medical architecture around vie for your accolades. Continue reading “The Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Rankings – 2010”

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7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)

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Though doctors, nurses and other health industry professionals often lead healthier-than-average lives (gone are the days of 9 out of 10 doctors recommending a particular brand of cigarettes,) there are a few vices that would still be good to kick while you’re asking your patients to do the same.

7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)

It’s no joke that doctors (and other medical professionals) are often the worst patients.

Though doctors, nurses and other health industry professionals often lead healthier-than-average lives (gone are the days of 9 out of 10 doctors recommending a particular brand of cigarettes,) there are a few vices that would still be good to kick while you’re asking your patients to do the same.

As far as bad habits go, scientific advances, knowledge, and common sense haven’t quite curbed all of the below in the halls of clinics and hospitals: Continue reading “7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)”

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Medical Conferences for Physicians in Exotic Locales

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Though the main purpose of such meetings is to enlighten your mind, add to your skill set, and allow you to collaborate with your peers, it doesn’t hurt when the venue for your latest professional development opportunity doubles as a post-meeting vacation paradise.

Let’s be honest, you’d rather go to a conference in a sunny, tropical, interesting, and/or exciting location rather than, say, Delaware (sorry Delaware…)

So file your delegate bag and tear-off that lanyard: We’ve got the first and best list of select general and specialty 2010 medical conferences with serious exotic locale potential (not that you’re there for anything but the sessions…)

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Infographic: Medical Job Interview Questions and What they Really Mean

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Job prospects in the medical industry are rosier than perhaps anything but I.T. right now, but landing the job of your dreams isn’t a foregone conclusion.

To do so, you’ll have to stand out from the crowd and impress the powers-that-be at the institutions you’re interested in working at. That means mastering the art of the interview…and part of that means decoding what the interview questions really mean.

Look over our handy guide and you just might be doing yourself and the hospital you’re courting a favor …

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Should Doctors be Scientists? 10 Reasons Why

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With a science background, a doctor can question, experiment, and generate conclusions he or she might not have otherwise had the benefit of. Here are 10 discussions to consider when it comes to adding a scientific outlook to a days’ doctoring.

“Some doctors are scientists – just as some politicians are scientists – but most are not,” writes Richard Smith. The former British Medical Journal editor notes that such doctors’ exposure to science starts, and often ends, in med school.

A pity, since having and using a scientific background in daily clinical work could yield benefits for both doctor and patient.

With a science background, a doctor can question, experiment, and generate conclusions he or she might not have otherwise had the benefit of. Such benefits tend to turn clinicians into more curious people: “the kind of people who brush their teeth on only one side of their mouth to see whether brushing your teeth has any benefit,” as Smith puts it. Mixing science with medicine also tends to lead to innovation, career fulfillment, and breakthroughs in both fields.

With that in mind, here are 10 discussions to consider when it comes to adding a scientific outlook to a days’ doctoring: Continue reading “Should Doctors be Scientists? 10 Reasons Why”

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