It’s a big year for the Zika virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a public health emergency — and predicted up to four million infections this year alone. Mosquitoes are the main culprit behind the spreading virus, though it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set for Rio de Janeiro — the epicenter of the outbreak — all eyes are turning to the unnerving epidemic.
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Before you get too swept up in all of the hype, you still have some questions: What is Zika virus exactly? And as it encroaches closer to home, what does it mean for you? We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus.
Healthcare is an ever-evolving field. Stay ahead of the curve by learning all about healthcare’s latest buzzword: meaningful use. We spoke to HIT experts to unravel the mystery of what meaningful use is and what it means for your healthcare career.
Why are employers struggling to fill medical coding jobs? What does this position entail? How can you take advantage of the exciting opportunity? Keep reading to find the answers to all of your burning questions.
We used real-time market intelligence from Burning-Glass.com to dig into 3.3 million healthcare-related job postings over the last 12 months and identify the top three companies in each state with the most vacancies.
The struggle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa has been the source of a lot of foreboding-and some would say alarmist-stories about the spread of the disease. As medical professionals, nurses need to be prepared for how to ensure the safety of their patients while also addressing their concerns about this deadly disease. To help we've compiled this list of six Ebola virus facts to help nurses understand the disease and address the concerns of their patients.
Lauren Ramirez is the medical assisting program coordinator at Rasmussen's Tampa/Brandon campus, and she has always made an effort to provide multiple venues of learning for her students. She employs teaching practices that are not only educational, but also engaging and fun.
The medical industry is arguably one of the most exciting and anticipated places for innovation. Who doesn't dream of a cure for genetic diseases or elimination of cancer? These are topics that hit home for everyone and, as such, healthcare innovations themselves can often be as sensitive as they are sensational.
A patient often trusts that when they are unconscious lying on an operating table all the hospital staff performing their surgery is credentialed, but for some hospitals, that's not a requirement. Currently, the only hospital staff position in the operating room that is not required to meet minimum education and certification standards is a surgical technologist, or surg tech.
When someone has the flu, most of us will stay far, far away - and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year we've experienced one of the worst flu seasons in 10 years and sadly, one of the deadliest. As of early February 2013, there have been 127 flu-related deaths in Minnesota alone.
A lot take places between the time you arrive and leave a clinic, and it's the Health Information Technician who ensures the process runs smoothly. This position is responsible for ensuring everything is transcribed correctly on the bill and is the newest and hottest upcoming healthcare profession.
As the new school year nears, many of you are probably trying to soak up those last few weeks of the summer sun, especially if you've been stuck inside all summer. For many of us though, protecting our skin outdoors is an afterthought. Check out our infographic below to make sure you are protected from the summer sun.