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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    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.

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    Physician Assistants (PAs) in Kentucky: The Fight for Full Prescriptive Authority

    December 17, 2019

    One solution to the shortage of physicians in Kentucky is to give PAs full prescriptive authority, which is the ability of a medical professional to prescribe patients scheduled or controlled drugs. Over the last 30 years, most states have independently updated their laws to do so, and today, PAs have the ability to independently prescribe patients with controlled drugs in 49 states. The one outlier? Kentucky.