Health Guide (Page 97)

How to Become a Pharmacist

Students interested in becoming pharmacists can begin the process as early as high school finishing with the completion of a Doctor of Pharmacy, or a Pharm.D. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for pharmacists will grow this decade.  High School To prepare to earn a Pharm. D., students can start in high school by taking courses in math and science. Biology, chemistry, physics and... ❯❯❯

Your Guide to Health Insurance

Insurance is one of the biggest gripes each year for a lot of people seeing it as more of a financial burden than a form of protection. By the time you’ve paid your car insurance and home insurance the last thing you want is for another renewal to land on your doormat, but health insurance is one of the most important investments you could ever make. There are a lot of companies out there... ❯❯❯

What is Orthopedic Surgery?

The medical profession is full of all kinds of complex terminology that a lot of people don’t understand; it’s like a completely different language! After all, without any training how are we meant to know what aneurysm is or the difference between a cut and a laceration? One such example is orthopedic surgery. This is, as the name suggests, a procedure that aims to correct conditions involving... ❯❯❯

Simple But Effective Options for Cutting Stress Out of Your Day

As explained by the official Mayo Clinic website, stress can affect your behavior, feelings, thoughts and body. Chronic stress that's not addressed can also play a role in health problems like diabetes, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure. Because those are very serious issues, you don't want to let stress have free reign over your life. Instead, if you feel like there's too much... ❯❯❯

Protect Your Smile and DON’T Do It Yourself

The appearance of our smiles have never been more important with the increase in optional dental procedures that give us the perfect teeth to rival those with the ideal Hollywood smiles. There are various procedures that can be undergone to ensure we have the straightest, whitest teeth in an attempt to create the epitome of appearance-based beauty. Dental work can be expensive, time consuming... ❯❯❯

5 Things You Should Know Before Applying to Med School

Applying for medical school is a huge leap. You can think of it like going from a warm, shallow hot tub to an enormous icy cold pond – at least that is what it will feel like when you go from your four-year university to medical education training. Everyone always says that the first few years are tough – really tough, but the truth is that it keeps getting harder and harder. Get used to multiple... ❯❯❯

How to Become Certified As a Home Health Aide

If you want to go home after a hard day’s work comfortable in the knowledge that you made at least one person’s life a little bit better, you owe it to yourself to consider becoming a home health aide. Although it’s not the most glamorous job in the world, a home health aide fills a crucial role in our society. These are the people that come to the residence of an elderly, disabled or sick person... ❯❯❯

5 Healthy Eating Tips After Heart Surgery

Heart surgery can be one of the most invasive surgeries there is. No matter if you have a blocked artery or if you need a bypass surgery, not only is the procedure intense, so is the recovery. Recovering from heart surgery requires a number of special precautions, like not driving a car or operating heavy machinery. However, doctors will recommend that patients get plenty of exercise and eat a... ❯❯❯

5 Important Health and Safety Tips for Nurses

As a nurse, safety is everything. Knowing the basics of all the safety precautions is crucial – even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital. One slip up will not only potentially cost you your job, but you could also put one of your patients’ lives at risk. Not only that, but there are safety tips to keep in mind for nurses too. With all the dangerous equipment, like heavy... ❯❯❯

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture Treatments

Usually, when we think of alternative forms of treatment like acupuncture, we tend to shy away. For one thing, the thought of having a lot of little needles sticking out of bodies is not really the most pleasant visual. Plus, in the field of traditional medicine and therapy, it’s not something that is widely discussed (or according to some doctors, even recommended). This doesn’t mean that it... ❯❯❯