Patient-centered medical homes are gaining popularity

Patient-centered medical homes are replacing traditional doctor's offices

For students preparing to be medical assistants, nurses and doctors, one career option is to explore the growing trend in patient-centered medical homes. An increasing number of federally qualified health centers in the U.S. are providing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) options. In homes…

How baby boomers will affect the health care industry in the U.S.

Baby boomers will change the face of American health care

Medical students in the U.S. today are the future face of the American health care system. As they study to become doctors, nurses and medical assistants, those interested in a career in health care should be aware of how the aging population in the U.S. will change the medical industry, and how…

Evolving treatment options for PTSD sufferers

Therapies for PTSD are changing over time.

Medical professionals in the U.S. today have reported more instances of individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than ever before. According to studies conducted by advocacy groups in conjunction with information from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of…

Ways to improve the provider-patient relationship

Ways to improve the provider-patient relationship

Every patient that arrives for medical care is different. Whether they have experienced an emergency or are there for a routine checkup, individualized and personal attention can make a huge difference in their comfort with their doctor or medical assistant. The process of recovery can also be…

Community clinics gaining popularity

Community clinics are growing in popularity

The popularity of community and walk-in clinics is growing throughout the U.S., and medical assistants are in demand to fill positions there. Many people that want to avoid long waits or high costs at traditional doctor’s offices are finding treatment at retail clinics and community-run…

Bed bug reports are increasing

Recent reports of bed bugs are increasing

Bed bugs have become a growing nuisance for homeowners, travelers, medical assistants and doctors in the past few years. Recent reports have found that the cases of bed bugs have been increasing within the last few months, but a seasonal pattern is emerging.
The Philadelphia Department of…

Exposure to harmful chemicals is reduced through bans on their use

After it was found that certain chemicals used in plastic children's toys could be harmful, governments around the world have moved to ban them.

Human beings’ exposure to chemicals in everything from toys to household cleaning products to food has long been a concern. Fortunately, according to research from George Washington University’s School of Public Health, that exposure has been declining in recent years, as governments around the…