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If you are looking to enter the healthcare industry, you need more than just admissions requirements and step-by-step guides. You need to catch up on what’s happening in healthcare and that changes all the time. 

The HealthcareDegree.com blog tackles topics relevant to both those joining the healthcare field and those already working within it. From updated salary figures to ongoing regulatory battles to interviews with professionals, we cover the issues that matter. Check out some of the posts below to learn more about where the healthcare industry is at right now, where it is headed, and how it all affects you.

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    Healthcare Career Scholarship Guide (2021-2022)

    October 25, 2021

    High-quality education comes at a price. It’s common for students to take large amounts of debt to fulfill their higher education dreams and it can take decades to pay off student loans. Fortunately for students in health-related careers, there are ample opportunities available for mitigating these financial burdens.

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    Issues in Respiratory Therapy: How New Legislation Can Help Tackle America’s Addiction to Nicotine

    October 25, 2021

    Smoking is still responsible for nearly half a million deaths per year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the next legislative steps in fighting back is banning flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, as the European Union did in a 2016 law that went into effect in 2020.

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    Health Careers on the Rise: An Interview for Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

    October 21, 2021

    Finding out that you have a genetic predisposition for a medical condition or life-threatening illness is not an open-and-shut case. The matter does not close upon receipt of test results. In fact, it can be the beginning of a long and complicated journey with unforeseeable outcomes.

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    National Physical Therapy Month: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide for PTs

    September 24, 2021

    What started as a profession primarily concerned with getting war veterans and casualties back up on their feet is now a highly scientific and broad-ranging field that helps people manage pain, recover from injuries, reduce the risk of future injury and chronic disease, and improve overall life quality.

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    Physician Assistant (PA) Week 2021: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide for PAs

    September 23, 2021

    There are over 129,000 physician assistants working in the United States. They are frequently referred to as physicians extenders because, like nurse practitioners and pathologists’ assistants, they are licensed health care providers who can provide many of the same services as physicians. However, the time investment and subsequent cost to become a physician assistant is a fraction of what it takes to become a doctor.

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    American Pharmacists Awareness Month: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide

    September 22, 2021

    The last two years have demonstrated the importance of pharmacists with the declaration of the global Covid-19 pandemic in March of 2020 and the subsequent rollout of testing and vaccines that followed.

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    National Community Health Center Week 2021: An Advocacy Guide for Providers

    July 30, 2021

    Community health centers, which are also known as Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or community clinics, are a vital force for widening healthcare access, reducing inequality, and improving health equity in America.

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    Immunization Awareness Month: An Expert Addresses Common Vaccination Myths

    July 19, 2021

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to educate the public on the importance of vaccinating people of all ages. In light of the pandemic, this message is more important than ever.

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    Health Equity 101: Meet the Lactation Consultants Working to Address Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding

    July 9, 2021

    From pregnancy to childbirth and postpartum, Black mothers are at a disadvantage. This interview with expert Earlisha Killen explores what can be done.

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    Men’s Health Month: An Expert Interview & Advocacy Guide

    May 12, 2021

    Men’s health is in need of urgent attention. On average, men live sicker and die younger than women. The more granular the data, the bleaker the picture: nine out of the ten top causes of death occur in men significantly more often than they occur in women; the rate of suicide in men is nearly four times higher than that of women; men are significantly more likely to engage in risky and unhealthy behaviors; and men are half as likely to visit a doctor for annual visits and preventive services.