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The Top Five Medical Breakthroughs in History

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Throughout the history of mankind, humans have been searching for the secret to living a longer life. While people continue to search for the fountain of youth, quicker results in life expectancy have come from advances in the medical field. Many of these medical breakthroughs have occurred in the last century and have been huge leaps for the world of healthcare. In this blog, we take a look at what we think have been the five biggest medical breakthroughs in history.

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7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)

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Though doctors, nurses and other health industry professionals often lead healthier-than-average lives (gone are the days of 9 out of 10 doctors recommending a particular brand of cigarettes,) there are a few vices that would still be good to kick while you’re asking your patients to do the same.

7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)

It’s no joke that doctors (and other medical professionals) are often the worst patients.

Though doctors, nurses and other health industry professionals often lead healthier-than-average lives (gone are the days of 9 out of 10 doctors recommending a particular brand of cigarettes,) there are a few vices that would still be good to kick while you’re asking your patients to do the same.

As far as bad habits go, scientific advances, knowledge, and common sense haven’t quite curbed all of the below in the halls of clinics and hospitals: Continue reading “7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)”

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Medical Conferences for Physicians in Exotic Locales

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Though the main purpose of such meetings is to enlighten your mind, add to your skill set, and allow you to collaborate with your peers, it doesn’t hurt when the venue for your latest professional development opportunity doubles as a post-meeting vacation paradise.

Let’s be honest, you’d rather go to a conference in a sunny, tropical, interesting, and/or exciting location rather than, say, Delaware (sorry Delaware…)

So file your delegate bag and tear-off that lanyard: We’ve got the first and best list of select general and specialty 2010 medical conferences with serious exotic locale potential (not that you’re there for anything but the sessions…)

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Infographic: Medical Job Interview Questions and What they Really Mean

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Job prospects in the medical industry are rosier than perhaps anything but I.T. right now, but landing the job of your dreams isn’t a foregone conclusion.

To do so, you’ll have to stand out from the crowd and impress the powers-that-be at the institutions you’re interested in working at. That means mastering the art of the interview…and part of that means decoding what the interview questions really mean.

Look over our handy guide and you just might be doing yourself and the hospital you’re courting a favor …

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Hospitals Doing More with Less

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A compelling PubMed article entitled “Retooling Without Layoffs” highlighted the great need of hospitals to intelligently cut expenses while maintaining their greatest strength: people.

What’s interesting is that the article was written in 1996, before either recession hit (the aim then was to retool in preparation for expected restrictions in the growth of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.)

What the successful hospitals in the article learned was that the pink slip usually isn’t the best way to achieve cost reductions.

With the medical industry once more in a severe crunch to reduce operating costs, hospitals are again looking to do more with less.

Hospitals doing more with less

A compelling PubMed article entitled “Retooling Without Layoffs” highlighted the great need of hospitals to intelligently cut expenses while maintaining their greatest strength: people.

What’s interesting is that the article was written in 1996, before either recession hit (the aim then was to retool in preparation for expected restrictions in the growth of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.)

What the successful hospitals in the article learned was that the pink slip usually isn’t the best way to achieve cost reductions.

With the medical industry once more in a severe crunch to reduce operating costs, hospitals are again looking to do more with less.

Here’s a look at some of those who are doing it well… Continue reading “Hospitals Doing More with Less”

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