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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    Applied Behavioral Analysts in New York: The Fight for ABA Access for NYC Schoolchildren

    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.

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    Health Careers on the Rise: The Doulas Coaching Patients through Life…and Death

    May 11, 2020

    To support people and their families through what can be an emotionally difficult time, end-of-life doulas help individuals and families facilitate advanced care planning, settle logistical affairs, create legacy projects, prepare home funeral arrangements, and if requested, end-of-life doulas can be present for a dying person’s transition from life to death.

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    Respiratory Health & Vaping: Interview with an Expert

    May 5, 2020

    Replacing tobacco with vape liquid means there are numerous new substances being inhaled into the lungs, and they can be extremely detrimental to a user’s health. One major offender appears to be vitamin E acetate. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 48 out of 51 EVALI patients had vitamin E acetate in the fluid collected from their lungs.

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    Deaths of Despair: Interview with an Expert on Mental Health in the U.S.

    April 6, 2020

    The American Dream is integral to the moral and ethical fiber of the United States. As the “Land of Promise,” all citizens are told that with hard work, gumption, and good old-fashioned American ingenuity, anyone can be successful.

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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.