HD Blog

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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    Exercise Physiologists in Michigan: Fighting for Access to Exercise in School

    March 23, 2020

    “It’s an exciting time to be an exercise physiologist because there are so many ways and places to apply this knowledge to help people,” Paulson says. “Now is the time when it serves us all to know more about exercise, not less!”

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    Mentors in Health: Interviews with Two Mental Health Counselors

    March 16, 2020

    Two clinical mental health counselors open up about their career journey, including their advice for prospective professionals in this field.

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    Mentors in Health: Interview with a Physical Therapist Assistant

    March 13, 2020

    Britany Cunningham is a licensed physical therapist assistant (also known as a PTA) who works at several clinics in Nampa and Caldwell, Idaho. As a “PRN” (short for the Latin phrase pro re nata), she has a floating schedule and works with multiple clinics as needed.

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    Genetic Counseling and the Fight for H.R. 3235: Interview with an Expert

    March 11, 2020

    Genetic counselors play a crucial role in educating individuals on their predispositions to diseases and helping them cope with what results mean for both the patients and their families. We explore why genetic counselors are necessary in a world where genetic tests are readily available on websites like 23andMe—and why the passing of a new bill could help bring these healthcare providers’ services to more patients in need.

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    Fighting the Coronavirus: The Minds that Wage Wars Against Society’s Biological Threats

    March 4, 2020

    As new cases of the infected around the world began to rise from the double digits into the triple, social media channels from Twitter to TikTok turned into a free-for-all of fear, finger-pointing and conjecture, while political and health leaders continued to tout different perspectives, adding to the confusion. Depending on which source is narrating, the problem can seem alarmingly serious or mildly disconcerting.

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    Mentors in Health: An Interview with a Doula

    March 2, 2020

    In response to concerning statistics about the maternal mortality rate in the United States, obstetrics and gynecology organizations are calling for increased maternal support before, during, and after childbirth. One allied health profession that serves the emotional and physical needs of expectant mothers during their birth experiences are doulas. They are professional health coaches dedicated to supporting women and their families.

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    Mentors in Health: An Interview with a Pharmacist

    February 7, 2020

    Pharmacists make people feel good again. As medication specialists, they dispense prescription medications to patients and also act as consulting experts on the safe use of those substances. This is no small task: two-thirds of American adults already use prescription drugs, and an increasingly aging population will push these numbers higher.

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    Issues in Chiropractic Care: The Legislative Fight for Medicare Coverage

    January 21, 2020

    Since 1972, Medicare coverage has included only one chiropractic service: manual manipulation of the spine. Currently, seniors who require treatment beyond manual manipulation of the spine must either pay their chiropractor out of pocket for those services or find another provider who is allowed under Medicare to provide them.

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    What Are the Top-Paying Biomedical and Laboratory Careers in 2020?

    January 9, 2020

    Top-paying biomedical and laboratory careers require dedication to the craft and post-baccalaureate education.

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    Mentors in Health: An Interview with an Integrative Nutritionist

    December 17, 2019

    Interested in pursuing a career as a nutritionist? Read on to learn more about the daily life of a nutritionist in an interview with featured healthcare mentor Audrey Laurelton, Integrative RDN.