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.
August 4, 2020
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.
July 20, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised their coverage in January of 2020 to include acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain. This is a first in the history of Medicare services.
July 16, 2020
Most cannabis-related jobs currently support the sale of recreational or medicinal cannabis, but the next wave of cannabis-related jobs could come from the more established—and more lucrative—pharmaceutical industry.
July 13, 2020
There are some proposals to combat food deserts and poor nutrition, including talking with patients about how to secure nutritious food, supporting community-based initiatives such as farmers’ markets, and implementing public policy changes.
July 9, 2020
Nursing home administration has a problem with high turnover. As far back as 2001, research found the average annual turnover rate for nursing home administrators (NHAs) to be 43 percent.
June 18, 2020
Radiation is used to cure cancer, prevent recurrence, or slow cancer growth. It is also used palliatively to ease symptoms such as pain or breathing difficulties. Using evidence-based practice, radiation therapy is adjusted over the course of treatment based on side effects and outcomes.
June 10, 2020
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.
June 3, 2020
The lessons to be learned from the VA’s experiment in high-quality, patient-centered care can have an impact on the way healthcare services are provided in the United States.
May 27, 2020
Telehealth has become a vital lifeline for rural residents, particularly seniors, people with chronic conditions, and those with limited financial or physical means to travel long distances to see providers.
May 19, 2020
Until 2012, the NYC Department of Education covered all services for children with disabilities, including individualized instruction, after-school services, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.