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There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

In recognition of Pain Awareness for the month of September, we looked at what pain is, types of pain and resources for pain management and more.  Now let us look at ways one can describe pain to healthcare providers. Pain is individual and is based on...

The month of September is recognized nationally as Pain Awareness Month, also known as PAM.  Pain Awareness Month began in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) to raise awareness of pain. Most people experience pain of a certain degree at one point in their...

Earlier this week we explored what a certified nurse aide is, and what the necessary skills are.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a certified nurse aide.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering...

Do you enjoy building strong relationships with others?  Are you an excellent listener, compassionate and dependable?  Are you looking for a job with a strong job outlook and/or an entry into the medical field?  If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be...

A large part of healthcare for the elderly or those in emergency situations can be dictated by advance care planning.  Advance care planning is predetermined healthcare that one would want if they were too ill to communicate it to their healthcare provider(s) them self.  Because...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

Many of us have been visitors or possibly even a patient at a hospital, at one point in time.  A hospital can be a confusing place to visit because of the unique terminology that is used to differentiate departments and sections of the hospital.  It...

This summer are you looking for a new career path?  Or are you considering advancing your career?  Consider exploring a home health aide!  Here are three questions and answers about what a home health aide is all about. What is a home health aide? A home health...

Earlier last month, we explored what a Restorative Aide position is and the necessary job skills.  Here is a closer look at the job duties, education requirements and the job outlook. These are important to be aware of, if you are considering this career or...

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