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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    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.

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    Nurses Month: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide for Those at the Heart of Healthcare

    April 28, 2021

    This May is National Nurses Month, a time to reflect upon the crucial role that nurses play in the American healthcare system. The nation’s more than four million registered nurses (RNs) carry out a wide variety of services: performing physical exams, supplying health education, administering medications and personalized interventions, and coordinating care in collaboration with other health professionals.

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    Genetic Counseling and the Fight for H.R. 3235

    April 22, 2021

    There’s intrigue surrounding the prospect of having your DNA analyzed, but discovering one’s genetic predispositions to diseases should be treated seriously.

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    Speech-Language Pathologists: The Fight for Universal Licensure & Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM)

    April 16, 2021

    The salaries among New York-based SPLs are attractive, ranking the fifth highest in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For students in speech pathology looking to begin their careers in New York, this is welcome news, but for the medical community and citizens of the state, the sharp projected increase in demand for SLPs presents a forthcoming challenge to fill new positions that needs to be addressed.

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    Occupational Therapy Month (2021) & OTs in Action: What to Know About This Growing Profession

    March 29, 2021

    Often, underserved populations are not covered by traditional medical or educational services, yet they still have occupational needs. As a result, some homeless services, housing organizations, and health providers are now bringing in occupational therapists (OTs) as part of their care coordination teams for the homeless population.

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    How Vision Zero is Making American Streets Safer, Healthier, and More Equitable

    February 25, 2021

    This new vision for safety shifts from the traditional approach, in which traffic deaths are viewed as inevitable and a matter of individual responsibility, to a “Vision Zero” approach that is based on the belief that traffic fatalities are preventable through systemic change.

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    Health Equity 101: When Access to Healthy Food is Physically (and Financially) Out of Reach

    February 19, 2021

    There are some proposals to combat food deserts and poor nutrition. First, healthcare providers should talk with their patients about what to eat and where to find it. Second, community initiatives can provide relief through farmers’ markets, food banks, and mobile food vans. Finally, changes at the policy level need to occur to improve infrastructure and incentivize supermarkets to invest in serving low-income, low-access areas.