New heart attack risk calculator appears flawed

A new online tool that is supposed to help doctors calculate a patient's risk of heart attack has been experiencing problems.

Leading heart organizations in the United States recently released a new set of guidelines intended to clarify rules on reducing cholesterol. However, one of the key components of that effort – an online heart attack risk calculator – has been suffering through some early glitches, hampering the…

4 best entry-level jobs in health care

There are many exciting entry-level jobs in health care.

When beginning a career in health care, the odds are already pretty good that you’re going to find employment – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care is the fastest-growing job sector in the United States.1 However, many positions within the industry require years of education…

4 tips for making your college experience a happy one

Regular exercise is a key component of staying healthy while in college.

Earning a diploma and preparing yourself for a professional career are generally considered the two most important aspects of the college experience. At the same time, though, you’re going to want to make sure your time in school is happy and personally satisfying.
Here are a few tips you’ll…

Government scrambles to deal with ACA problems

Glitches with HealthCare.gov have hampered the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been plagued by problems, and the issues with the website – HealthCare.gov – which is the main portal for people who are looking to sign up for insurance, have been among the most important of those difficulties.
According to the government’s own…

Fraud Alert!

Fraud Alert

Financial concerns are high priority for those considering colleges, it is important to stay on top of any frauds or marketing scams for financial aid!
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert regarding a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has created two…

Surgical techs are valuable part of operating room team

Surgical technologists have an important role to play in the operating room.

You know the moments on television hospital dramas when doctors ask for their scalpels? Ever wonder who handed it to them? It’s the surgical technologists, and they’re an extremely valuable part of any operating room team.
As a part of the health care profession, surgical technologists are…

4 ways to eliminate stress from your work day

Eliminate Stress

When you have a career in health care, stress is sometimes going to be a necessary part of your day – that’s what happens when so many people rely on you for quality care. Of course, any profession comes with a bit of stress now and then. Whether you have a job as a certified medical assistant…