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Five In-Demand Nursing Specialties

The nursing field is a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals who can be experts in everything from legal matters to progressive care and emergency...

[Infographic] The American Midwife: A Quest for Professional Respect

From prenatal to postpartum care, midwives have long been experts on bringing children into the world. Their place in the delivery room, however, has...

Medical Assistant vs. Physician Assistant

For many people, pursuing a career in healthcare typically revolves around a desire to help others. But with so many jobs in the medical...

U.S. Receives D+ on Emergency Care Report Card

States Grades on Access to Emergency Care from ACEP Emergency Care Report Card 2014 Emergency care in the United States has a lot of room...

Survey: Healthcare Professionals Feel Good About Career Prospects

Healthcare workers are increasingly confident that they chose the right career path with job security, according to a new poll. Respondents posted a confidence level...

Study: Sleep-Deprived Nurses More Likely to Regret Clinical Decisions

Lack of sleep and on-the-job fatigue are taking a toll on nurses, leaving them at greater risk of making errors or regretting decisions while...

Hospitals Using Obesity Suit to Better Understand Patients

Employees at two hospitals have been donning a specialized suit as a learning tool in how to treat obese patients safely and with respect. The...

Massachusetts Nurses Sue Healthcare Company in Wage Dispute

Unionized nurses in Massachusetts have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming their employer owes them overtime pay. In the lawsuit filed in December 2013, Baystate Visiting...

Poll: 30% of Americans Delay Medical Treatment Due to Cost

Nearly one-third of Americans said they or a family member have put off seeing a doctor for fear that they cannot afford treatment, according...

U.S. Citizens Living Longer Than Ever, but Not as Long as...

Life expectancy for American citizens has increased, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from 2009 was used...