Interviews & Features

These medical technology features offer insights from seasoned professionals in the field through interviews and expert-written content. They explore issues within specific medical field communities, what to know before entering various careers, and valuable perspectives from contemporary leaders and professors.
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Medicine and treatments used to treat cancers with radiation fall under the category of nuclear medicine. A number of Medicare recipients often experience difficulty when making claims under their coverage for certain nuclear medicine treatments.

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Nursing isn’t the only healthcare career that requires less time in school than becoming a physician or surgeon and still pays a decent wage. Different kinds of medical technicians and technologists receive higher pay than you might think. For instance, certified surgical technologists (CSTs) make good money and are in high demand.

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Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman who lived from 1920 to 1951. She has come to be known as the “mother of modern medicine,” though during her lifetime, she had no inkling of how great her impact on science—and society in general—would be.

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Colorado is one of 40 U.S. states that does not require any formal education or credentials for its surgical technicians. In fact, surgical technologists are the only members of the surgical team not required to meet certain educational standards or hold a certification. This comes as a surprise to many, considering that these medical professionals have access to supplies like drugs and equipment in medical centers.

As we begin to return to normal, it’s time to think about shedding the extra pounds we may have put on during the quarantine. We talked to nutritionist Richelle Rada to break down the main causes of weight gain over the pandemic so that we can understand how to reverse its effects.

For nearly 100 years, the US has been the global leader in scientific research, a position predicated upon its ability to pull in the greatest minds from across the world. Between 1901 and 2015, over 40 percent of all Nobel Prizes have gone to Americans, nearly a third of whom were foreign-born.

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Each day, over 4.5 million nursing assistants provide 80 to 90 percent of the direct care received by residents and clients in America’s long-term care facilities. This may include taking vital signs and helping residents with skincare, eating, bathing, and other daily activities; in certain states, it may involve dispensing medication.

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ONC’s Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine Project has focused on two areas of standards of current importance: mobile health, sensor, and wearable data; and social determinants of health (SDOH) data. Presenters shared progress on two different use cases in these areas, walking attendees through what it takes to put a new data standard into practice for the collection of patient data outside of the clinic, for inclusion in patients’ electronic health records (EHRs).

Female and male EMT's respond to an accident

In honor of National EMS Week (May 16-22, 2021), we spoke with Murphy about her journey to becoming an EMT, what she wishes the public knew about life as a first responder, and her advice to those who are considering the profession.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Supported by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s set to coincide with the peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and it seeks to educate patients, family, friends, and advocates about these diseases. It’s also an opportunity to recognize the evolving role that respiratory therapists and other health professionals in treating asthma.