Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of medicine. The 20th century introduced several immensely successful vaccines to combat diseases such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, and measles. Other major accomplishments were the development of the polio vaccine…

If you’ve been ill with anything more than the common cold in your lifetime, chances are you’ve been prescribed or told to take an antibiotic. From bronchitis to a staphylococcus, if it’s an infection, antibiotics can likely be used to treat it. But almost nothing is full proof when it comes…

Medical assistants are an integral part of the team at any hospital, clinic or private practice. They are often the first point of contact for new patients and are responsible for attending to the doctor’s needs. From conducting tests to starting a patient’s file to answering questions over the…

One of the main jobs of health care administrators is to help improve the efficiency and quality of medical care given by physicians, people with careers in medical assisting and other health care professionals.1 Increasingly, this means being tech savvy, because technology is changing the field…

Sometimes we forget how much we reveal about ourselves when we smile. Not only do we communicate happiness or sociability, but we also convey a lot about our way of living.

Surgeons and surgical technologists do everything they can to make sure that operations go smoothly, but a new study shows that sometimes technology may be at fault for operating room errors.
According to LiveScience, approximately 15 errors occur during a typical operation, and nearly…

Anyone with a career in health care, from nurses to those working in medical assisting, knows that technology is playing an increasingly important role in the field. While electronic medical and health records have long been discussed as a means of digitizing and improving health care, a new…