The World Health Organization is urging countries worldwide to invest in fighting 17 neglected tropical diseases, according to an official news release.1
The organization released a progress report showcasing that many neglected tropical diseases are in fact petering out, but that increased…

For health care professionals, such as certified medical assistants, there’s nothing more important than ensuring patients are safe from infection during standard procedures such as vaccinations, surgeries and other medical procedures.
However, according to the World Health Organization, reusing…

Reading a doctor’s handwritten prescription can feel like trying to understand a foreign language. Between confusing pharmacy abbreviations, complicated medical names and other bits of information, it’s natural for your eyes to glaze over after just a few seconds. Whether you’re a…

Whether you’re becoming a doctor, a nurse or a certified medical assistant, you’ll probably have to draw blood countless times over the course of your career.
While this process is one of the more basic tasks that you will be assigned when working in a hospital, clinic, or medical practice, it…

Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of human 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…

While yellow fever may be rare for visitors to northern countries, including the United States, it is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, so care should always be taken. For most people, there will be little to no symptoms of the illness. Few will go on to have severe problems, potentially…

As you might have glanced from the “History of Vaccines” section, smallpox was one of the deadliest diseases known to mankind. It is a very serious, highly contagious and occasionally fatal disease. Smallpox is also the only disease so far to have been completely eradicated across the world…