Interviews & Features
Are you considering a career in anesthesiology but want to be sure that you can pay for school? Luckily there are a number of anesthesiologist scholarships available for medical students, nurses, and anesthesia assistants. With the right documentation and tenacity, you can get help paying for an anesthesia education and jumpstart your healthcare career.
Physical therapy assistants (PTAs) play a vital role in physical therapy treatment. They work alongside physical therapists to help patients exercise, stretch and do other exercises written in a treatment plan. PTAs also help patients with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing.
During the popularization of apps, computer scientists and medical professionals saw the opportunity to use the format to benefit the healthcare industry. So they joined forces to apply the format to innovate patient treatment.
CBD is a natural component of the plant Cannabis sativa. There are over 500 chemical substances naturally occurring in Cannabis sativa and over 100 of those are cannabinoids. CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most well-known cannabinoids. THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis; conversely, CBD does not cause any intoxication or high in the user.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) hosts the annual Better Hearing, Better Speech Month each May. This annual event offers the public opportunities to learn about communication disorders and the treatment provided by audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Cytotechnology might be the most important field you’ve never heard of. Broadly speaking, cytotechnologists are lab professionals who study cells and cellular anomalies. Working closely with a pathologist, they evaluate cell samples and look for the sometimes subtle signs of cancerous or precancerous lesions, infectious agents, and inflammatory processes; this allows them to detect serious diseases when they’re still at a treatable stage.
We use our skeletal muscles every day to carry out even the simplest of tasks. Our muscles are constantly adjusting and adapting to our activity. Skeletal muscles are specifically designed to adapt to the increased demands of exercise both physical and metabolic. Studying muscle metabolism is valuable for the creation of nutritional and exercise recommendations.
The approximately 335,500 medical laboratory professionals in the U.S. are the unsung heroes administering these tests on top of their pre-existing duties in the lab. Up until recently, these professionals have gotten little recognition for the behind-the-scenes work that they do.
March is National Kidney awareness month. The aim of this month is to educate the public about this unknown and often undetected disease. “It is about getting the word out there that kidney disease is a very common deadly disease, and we have ways to prevent it,” shares Dr. Susan Quaggin, president of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).
Demand for medical testing is expected to grow in coming years due to the introduction of new genetic tests to the market and an aging population, but there is a concerning shortage of laboratory professionals plaguing hospitals, doctor’s offices, and labs that is only expected to get worse. We investigate why there aren’t enough laboratory technicians and technologists to go around and what a career in medical laboratory sciences looks like.