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.
pharmacy tech handing medication to patient

There is a growing need for pharmaceutical services and employees, largely fueled by increased demand for prescription medications. The role of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow especially quickly. Pharmacy technicians play an important role in pharmacy operations, distinct from the role of a pharmacist.

The Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement recognizes Dr. David Gaba’s unique contributions to medicine and healthcare quality through the use of mannequin-based simulation and unique protocols to reduce human error in hospitals.

Despite the health benefits and convenience of being able to perform dialysis treatments at home, the percentage of dialysis patients in the U.S. that do the treatment at home compared to in-center is still very small. More than 90 percent of patients undergoing maintenance dialysis use conventional in-center hemodialysis, as opposed to home-based dialysis. Compared to other areas of the world, the U.S. is behind.

medical assistant at keyboard

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.

doctor and nurse consult with dialysis patient

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.

Young scientists analyzing substances in laboratory

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.

surgical team in the O.R.

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.

nurse types on laptop

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.