pharmacist

Earlier this week we explored job roles of a pharmacy technician.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a pharmacy technician.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering this career or are interested in additional...

What is a pharmacy technician? This week is highlighting the role of a pharmacy technician.  A pharmacy technician has a significant role in assisting to keep a pharmacy safe, organized and efficient.  A pharmacy technician is part of a team that takes care of patients, specifically...

The 2017/2018 flu activity has been a popular topic across the United States due to its prevalence and severity.   Influenza, also known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.  Typically, the timeline of the flu can range from October through...

Customer service is crucial, no matter the position you hold or desire in the healthcare field.  Patients are customers and have a choice in their healthcare today.  Patients can choose from multiple doctors or pharmacies or clinics depending on their insurance.  Many patients even have...

Understanding basic medical terminology is becoming more and more helpful in everyday life. But, if you are working in any aspect of the healthcare industry, having a little background can be a useful tool for a successful career. Medical terminology is a language defining the human...

Drug interactions are when a drug is taken along with another substance that then causes the drug to perform differently.  Drug interactions are important to be aware of and know how to avoid because of the potential harm they can cause.  According to a recent...

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding healthcare improvement, since President Trump declared the opioid crisis a health emergency in the United States on October 26, 2017.  Leading the discussion of healthcare reform in the United States is the Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference.  The...

Close your eyes and take 30 seconds to think about what makes you happy about your work.  What types of things came to mind?  Is it simply your job duties that you enjoy, is it your coworkers, or are there additional factors?  Are there things...

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and — of course — take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, recent studies skew in the...

Carving out time to learn new job skills on top of your existing job responsibilities can be a challenge. So making the most of limited learning opportunities is essential. "More learning is happening outside classrooms these days than in any classroom," says Robert Bjork. He is a...

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