The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Antibiotics

The Good The Bad The Ugly - Antibiotics

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…

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…

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…

2 trends in health care and what they mean for you

Whats Next Health Care

The health care landscape is quickly changing due to the Affordable Care Act—commonly called Obamacare. Since it was signed into legislation, this act has been the cause of a lot of buzz across the United States and is responsible for growing trends in 2014. You might be hearing a lot about…

The homeless and their health care needs

The homeless population in the U.S. needs access to medical care

More than 600,000 people in the United States are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.1 That number takes into account all the individuals in the country that are living in shelters, their cars, on sidewalks or on heat grates. It also includes those individuals and…

H1N1 flu threatens most vulnerable populations

Certain people are more susceptible to the H1N1 virus

Doctors, medical assistants and nurses are all preparing to deal with the increase in cases of the H1N1 flu virus that has been spreading across the nation. According to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu,…