Doctors urge parents to closely monitor their children’s social media time

Too much time spent on social media can be harmful for children.

When it comes to improving health outcomes among children and teenagers, the major issues discussed usually include things like vaccinations, a healthy diet and screening for common diseases. But a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics points to an issue you may not have…

Healthy living tips for nurses

Use these tips to stay healthy while working as a nurse.

While having a nursing career means you spend your time trying to improve the health and lives of others, you can’t do your job well if you are tired, sick or stressed. Nurses sometimes have to work long hours and stay on their feet,1 and if they don’t make their health a priority they could get…

New FDA guidelines suggest limiting access to painkillers

Proposed FDA guidelines would limit the availability of painkillers.

On Oct. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a major change in the way painkillers will be distributed to patients in an effort to reduce abuse of prescription drugs in the country.1 This news will have far-ranging ripple effects on the way pharmacists and pharmacy technicians…

FDA moves to ban trans fats

In recently proposed rules, the FDA announced it plans to all but eliminate trans fats from the nation's food supply.

Soon, physicians, certified medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and other health professionals may no longer have to worry about the dangers artificial trans fats pose to their patients. A measure recently proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will almost entirely eliminate the…

How to stay focused on your studies during the holidays

When the holidays come around, it can be hard to focus on your studies.

Once the calendar turns to late October, it’s time to start celebrating some of the most popular holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The weather is usually still crisp and cool in most places, people are excited to spend time with their friends and…

Birth control pills may lead to higher risk of glaucoma

Researchers have found a connection between birth control use and glaucoma.

Birth control pills have become ubiquitous in American culture, with millions of women taking them on a daily basis.1 For the most part, they are viewed as a vital part of women’s health, but a recent study has found that long-term use can lead to an increased risk of glaucoma, a leading cause…

The 4 best jobs for millennials

Some of the best jobs for millennials are in the field of health care.

Millennials (also known as Gen Y) are the generation comprised of people born between roughly 1980 and 2000. While there has been a lot of negative press for what has been termed the “me, me, me generation,” those who are familiar with the 20-something crowd tend to view them as hard working,…