More dangers added to the list of health risks from smoking

New risks of smoking reported by the Surgeon General

Medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and nurses are all responsible for informing patients of the dangers of tobacco use. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking tobacco. The CDC has reported…

Tips for dental assistants who treat kids

Pediatric dental assistants can help create a stress-free environment

The need for dental assistants in the U.S. is expected to grow faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That growth rate is predicted to be approximately 25 percent between 2012 and 2022.1 One branch of dentistry that is an option for students to explore is pediatric…

Could you work at a retail or urgent care clinic?

Retail Clinic

If you’re thinking of a career in health care you might picture yourself in a doctor’s office or a hospital. But have you ever considered working at an outpatient care clinic? Outpatient care clinics provide medical care or treatment that doesn’t require an overnight stay in a hospital or…

Many autistic children receive alternative medications

Different therapies are being introduced to treat autism

The focus on autism over the past few years has intensified due to more research being conducted that is leading to a greater understanding of the disorder. Health care professionals, from doctors to medical assistants, are learning about many new therapies and medications that are being…

Unlimited veterinary care is granted to VA-certified service dogs

Service dogs help veterans suffering from PTSD

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) recently collaborated with Trupanion, an established medical insurance company for pets, to create the U.S. Veteran Service Dog Program. This program grants unlimited veterinary care to certified service dogs that assist U.S. veterans. Trupanion has agreed…

Alternative treatments for common illnesses are becoming more popular

More doctors are suggesting alternative therapies

Harvard Medical School has conducted a survey to explore the trend of doctors prescribing alternative treatments for their patients’ symptoms. The report explained that an increasing number of doctors and medical assistants are advising their patients to try less invasive, more holistic…

How vet techs can counsel parents of destructive dogs

Veterinarians can help dogs that experience severe anxiety

Veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians are well trained in how to treat a variety of different species, from house pets to farm animals. A veterinarian can have a range of experiences with these different animals throughout their day, so understanding how to manage anxious pets is an…