Pediatric dental coverage to be expanded in California

Pediatric dental coverage is being expanded in California.

Covered California, the state’s marketplace for the Affordable Care Act, recently announced that seven insurers have signed up to offer small-group, child-only dental coverage as part of the health insurance marketplace.1
While the new plans are currently set for only the first year of the…

Dental Clinics Provide Students Practical Experience with Kids

Boise Dental Clinic

Halloween was just a couple of weeks ago and many of us still have some leftover candy sitting around. According to the Halloween Fun Facts infographic by the American Dental Association, for children, the largest amount of candy consumed is on or following Halloween.1
Since a balanced diet is…

Can disease outbreaks be predicted?

Will scientists soon be able to predict disease outbreaks?

When working in health care, whether you have a nursing career or a job in medical assisting, the prevention and treatment of disease is an important part of your job description. Over the last decade, disease outbreaks like SARS1 and H1N12 have caused researchers to ramp up their efforts to…

E-cigarettes fall into regulatory gray area

Do e-cigarettes help people quit their traditional counterparts or get more people to start smoking?

Over the past few decades, there has been a nearly global push to get people to stop smoking. Government campaigns, higher taxes on cigarettes and advocacy efforts by health groups have all contributed to an overall reduction in the harmful habit.
However, the recent rise of e-cigarettes and…

Study: Diet soda won’t help you lose weight

According to a new study, diet soda can be detrimental to your health.

For those with careers in health care, like medical assisting and nursing, it’s important to keep up to date on new medical research so they can provide the best information possible to their patients. For college students who rely heavily on diet soda to stay awake during long study sessions,…

Study: Patients appreciate electronic communication

Patients appreciate electronic communication from their physicians, according to a new study.

Anyone with a career in health care, from nurses to those working in medical assisting, knows that technology is playing an increasingly important role in the field. While electronic medical and health records have long been discussed as a means of digitizing and improving health care, a new…

What to do if you don’t get the job

What to do

While anyone who has completed a practical nursing program or earned a medical assisting degree certainly has a better chance of quickly finding a job than most – the health care industry is expected to create 28 percent of the┬ánew jobs in the U.S. between 2010 and 20201 – on occasion, you may…