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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Five Health Related New Year’s Resolutions to Consider

With New Year’s fast approaching, many are considering how best to start off 2017. There are millions of people who make pledges each and every year to fulfill one obligation or another: from health to wealth, from better relationships to better job performance, many different goals are set. Unfortunately, many people either fall short on planning healthy changes or quickly abandon them as the new year arrives. If you are ready to commit to a healthier new year, then you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll discuss five health-related new year’s resolutions that you must consider before the clock strikes twelve on December 31. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Using Cloud Storage for Medical Imaging

The Benefits of Using Cloud Storage for Medical Imaging

The Benefits of Using Cloud Storage for Medical Imaging

 

The variety of technologies  has changed many industries everywhere. The medical world has gone through a lot of changes, especially in the past couple of years, as cloud technology spread across the globe. It offers a variety of benefits for hospital staff, improving and making the workflow much better. These are some ways in which cloud storage is significant for medical imaging. Continue reading

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Examining the Current Drug Abuse Problem In America

Over the past few years, doctors throughout the United States have begun to prescribe painkillers more frequently than ever before. Opioids are now commonly utilized by millions of Americans on a daily basis. While these medications can undoubtedly provide relief, they are not entirely flawless. These drugs are incredibly addictive and an opioid addiction can come with enormous consequences. According to statistics, doctor wrote more than 75 million prescriptions in 1991. That number jumped to almost 220 million by the year 2011. What is the country doing to combat this problem? Continue reading

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