Looking back on health care in 2013

With 2013 now having come to a close, it's time to take a look back on some of the highlights from the past year in health care.

With 2013 now behind us, it’s worth taking a look back at some of the biggest health care stories of the year and examining how they affected the national narrative. As usual, health care news played an important role in American society in 2013, with some stories, discoveries and developments…

Obesity rates are climbing steadily around the world

The world's population of overweight and obese people is steadily rising.

Obesity has long been a problem in the United States, but it has now become a major issue in developing countries as well, creating a worldwide health epidemic. According to a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a British think tank, rates of obese and overweight people – those…

Obama administration releases report on ACA enrollment

According to a report released by the Obama administration, people 45 and older make up a majority of enrollees through the ACA.

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act has been picking up swiftly throughout December and January, but contrary to expectations, more than half of the new enrollees are 45 or older, according to a report released by the Obama Administration on Jan. 13.1
Considering how much of an emphasis the…

FDA approves new drug in attempt to corral growing diabetes rates

Diabetes has several severe health consequences, including gangrene limbs.

Diabetes rates have been growing over the past three decades, as more people in the United States and around the world lead increasingly sedentary lifestyles and consume fattier foods.
Health professionals have been working diligently to reduce the instances of diabetes for quite awhile, but…

New developments in the fight against breast cancer

Recent advancements in breast cancers are making the disease easier to treat.

The fight against breast cancer is far from over, but there have been several recent developments that make better treatment, and even a cure, seem within reach.
Researchers across the United States are developing┬ámedicines and discovering techniques to treat and prevent breast cancer. In fact,…

College financing and flexibility options for single parents

There are plenty of resources available if you're looking to go back to school in order to get into the health care field.

For single parents, going to college is an integral part of building a better future for themselves and their children. In order to realize that dream, single parents may return to school to pursue an unfinished degree or pursue a profession that offers better financial opportunities than their…

Must-have skills for a veterinary technician position

Being a veterinary technician requires a broad range of skills.

If you love working with everything from kitties and puppies to bunnies and guinea pigs, a veterinary technician position may be perfect for you. With this job, you may work in a local veterinary clinic or you might be assisting with the care of livestock and other farm animals. Either way, a…