School of Health Sciences Blog

This healthcare blog features healthcare articles and infographics about career and educational paths within the healthcare industry. Written by healthcare faculty and students at Rasmussen College, you'll be sure to find relevant information about careers and educational paths in the medical field.

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What You Need to Know About the New Mammogram Guidelines

The American Cancer Society recently updated their recommendations on how often and at what age women should get mammograms. Curious about what this means for you? Read on to learn more about this life-saving procedure and the options available for testing.

6 Signs a Medical Lab Tech Career is Right for You

Making the decision to take on a new career can be difficult, especially if you're seeking to enter a completely new field. How can you know you're ready for a specific career? Well, for starters, earning a degree in your field is a good indicator of both interest and competence. If you're interested in healthcare, there are many options available to you. One career path that is an integral part of the medical team is that of the medical lab tech.

Healthcare & Hoarding Disorder: What the Medical Community Needs to Know

With the population aging, hoarding – a problem that emerges with force in elderly communities — is becoming increasingly prevalent. Many times the nurses, home aides and healthcare professionals who work closely with elderly patients end up at the frontline for recognizing hoarding signs and behaviors. Check out this article to learn about this devastating disease and find out how you can step in to help a hoarder seek the treatment they need.

21 Wellness Blogs to Help You Stay Happy & Healthy

Wellness blogs are great way to stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. From nutrition and fitness to spiritual and mental health, these websites are full of useful resources to help boost your well being.

8 Tips for Having a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

These days, most people realize that health and wellness is based on more than just your diet. But developing a holistic, healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. But it is possible to have a healthy holiday season! Despite what it seems, the holidays are a perfect time to implement some healthy habits and encourage your loved ones to do the same.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Medical Assisting Students

If anyone deserves a spectacular gift this holiday season, it’s these hardworking folks! But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to buy for. If you’re stumped on what to buy the soon-to-be healthcare professional in your life, you came to the right place. These practical present ideas will make this season as a student a bit easier and a lot more fun!

Putting a Microscope on Hospital Employee Health

Hospitals are one of the most dangerous places you can work. Does this mean you need to choose a new career path? No! It just means you have to be aware of the hazards and know how to prevent them. Keep reading to learn how you can stay healthy and safe in a healthcare work environment.

The Ultimate List of Healthcare Jobs You Can Launch in 2 Years or Less

Whether you're heading to school for the first time or you're taking the leap and switching careers, you're probably looking for an option that can get you in the field quickly. This list of healthcare jobs offers a snapshot of 11 in-demand careers that will allow you to start getting paid to make a difference in just two years or less.

What is it Really Like Being a Community Health Worker?

Before you decide to pursue a career as a community health worker, you need to know the ins and outs of the job. We connected with a variety of community health workers to give you a realistic view of the profession. Keep reading for a sneak peek into this rewarding healthcare career.

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