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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So You Want to Be a Small Town Pharmacist?

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If you want to be a small town pharmacist, there are a few things you must consider first.

If you want to be a small town pharmacist, there are a few things you must realize. First, you must be a people person, as there will be lots of personal interaction required of you. Second, you need to be willing to give limited medical advice. Finally, you need to be prepared for what the new environment will mean for your down time as well. Be sure to take all of these things into consideration before accepting a position at a small town pharmacy.

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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:

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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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9 Killer Telemedicine Apps That Will Revolutionize Healthcare

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video_windows_telemedicineThe days of the house-call-making country doctor might just be back, due in part to emerging technology.

Not only could telemedicine systems bring doctors to patients in far-flung areas, but it could also decrease wait times and hospital stays, as well as bring world-class medicine to the developing world.

If you’re not already using such technology, take a look at our guide to off-the-shelf applications that could have you and your team diagnosing in the sub-arctic, sub-Saharan Africa or the middle of the Pacific with time and budget to spare…

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