5 Fast Fixes for Your Sore Throat

You can get a sore throat anytime of the year. Like it or not, it hinders your eating and speaking habits as well. Sore throat oftentimes begins with pain, irritation, or itchiness in the throat. Swallowing food might be difficult, and the pain may worsen when you try to speak. A sore throat starts with throat pain, and if left unattended will even lead to the flu. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Fast Fixes for Your Sore Throat

Advanced Research Programs Are Bringing Stunning Improvements

In a study done by Northeastern University and its AACSB online MBA department, there are 12 top startups that are known for their advanced research programs and practical solutions to healthcare problems. Since healthcare is one of the leading industries on the market today, it is very interesting to see these startups investing billions in research programs that focus on anything from genome sequencing to DNA testing and practical mobile apps. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Advanced Research Programs Are Bringing Stunning Improvements

Tips on How to Choose the Best Health Care IT System

Are you thinking about purchasing a new health care IT system? If you are deciding to introduce a new IT system to a health care facility you work for, it’s vital to carry out some research first before you commit to this type of investment. Once you are happy with your findings, you will have greater peace of mind and be able to use this type of system to its full potential once it has been installed. Below are ten tips on how to choose the best health care IT system for your requirements. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Tips on How to Choose the Best Health Care IT System

Self-Care and Healthcare Workers

We often see healthcare workers and professionals devoting so much of their time and energy to treat patients. We also believe that such devotion is a good way of improving patients’ care. Recent studies by Case Western Reserve University, however, prove otherwise. Self-care for social workers and healthcare professionals is a trait that must never be neglected. Naturally, we can’t really care for others when we don’t fulfil our needs and feel positive about our lives too. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Self-Care and Healthcare Workers

At What Age Should We Stop Screening for Breast Cancer

Over the past few decades, advice on when women should begin and end having routine mammograms has changed at least once. Also, the frequency at which screenings should be undertaken has changed a few times as well. Sometimes, this is due to an increase (or decrease) in the number of actual tumors found and other times it is because of other factors such as the economy and the cost of mammograms, as well as research that indicates we are screening too often or not often enough. As evidence is forthcoming, advice changes accordingly and this is why there tends to be a disparity in terms of when women no longer need regular screenings. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on At What Age Should We Stop Screening for Breast Cancer

Why Social Workers are Important Especially During the Holiday Season

Social workers play an important role in health care and it is sadly often one that is undervalued and underestimated.  This is usually because people don’t understand what being a social worker entails and it has received the added stigma of being the reason families are separated or why there is an increased number of children awaiting adoption. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Why Social Workers are Important Especially During the Holiday Season

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

Many of us are aware of, or have witnessed, the outward symptoms of drinking too much alcohol; a stumbling walk, slurred words, lapses in memory and impaired judgement are just some of the things that heavy drinking can cause. People who’ve drank too much can often have problems with their balance, coordination, and their judgement, which is why it’s so dangerous to drive or attempt to operate heavy machinery whilst under the influence of alcohol. All of these physical signs of drinking occur due to the ways in which alcohol affects the brain and central nervous system. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on How Alcohol Affects the Brain

How Often Should Mammograms Be Done?

For those students currently enrolled in the Bradley University online MSN nursing administration program, there are all kinds of information you are responsible for learning. It goes further than your studies though, as it’s also a good idea to be on top of the latest news, developments, and innovations in the health industry as a whole. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on How Often Should Mammograms Be Done?

Understanding the Physiological Effects of Heroin On the Human Body

Regardless of the way heroin is taken: injected, smoked, snorted, ingested, it can have serious and devastating physiological effects. Even when you take that first step and recognize you have an addiction; heroin will continue to give you problems. If you are a user of heroin or you suspect someone of using heroin, you should be aware of these conditions so that you are in a better position to do something about it. Read on to for a list of major organs and systems that are commonly affected by heroin. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Understanding the Physiological Effects of Heroin On the Human Body

The Rules and Regulations Behind Manufacturing Medical Technologies

The history of questionable medical devices is a long one. As far back as Dr. Perkins’ traction device, worn by George Washington, medical devices have been used without a basis in science. In 1976, congress passed the Medical Device Amendment which expanded the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to include medical devices. Today, we protect against medical equipment deception and error with a multitude of regulations: Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on The Rules and Regulations Behind Manufacturing Medical Technologies