• 07Feb

    Becoming a medical assistant presents the unique opportunity for someone to pursue a career in which they are able to take on meaningful work while simultaneously earning a competitive salary. It is without a doubt that there are a number of benefits in becoming a medical assistant. Take for example that the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported jobs for medical assistants will grow by thirty four percent through 2018, meaning those entering the field will have a very high chance of being employed. What are often times left out of the conversation about pursuing the position of medical assistant, however, are the challenges one must face upon gaining employment.

    Much like the position of a nurse or doctor, a medical assistant faces an abnormal amount of stress in the workplace. This is due to the work at hand: medical assistants deal with life or death situations such as serious surgeries and potentially harmful operations. Unlike most other professions, when a medical assistant makes a mistake it could cost someones life. Additionally, many medical assistants have noted that doctors tend to be very stern or condescending towards them, often times taking their superior position a bit too far. Experts recommend that those looking to become medical assistants should be able to work competently under stressful situations and have many refer to as thick skin when dealing their superiors.

    While the standard job for Americans operates from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, medical assistants are often expected to work additional hours, nights, and weekends. Depending on where a medical assistant is employed be it inpatient, outpatient, hospital, medical office, or clinic they may be expected to work around the clock or at odd hours depending on the centers unique needs. Also, because medical assistants are often designated to work with specific patients they might have to work undesirable hours depending on emergencies, complications, or a patients needs. Medical assistants have reported extreme fatigue and exhaustion from working long, odd hours and end up feeling worn down by the end of a work week.

    With any job, it is very important to consider every aspect before jumping into the field head first. While the position of medical assistant has a number of perks, it is important to consider the significant amount of stress and fatigue that medical assistants have reported as a result of their job.

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  • 06Feb

    I want to begin this article by stating that I myself am on the fast track to baldness. In my case I have come to accept the fact that I am going bald, and have embraced it by going for the shaven headed look for several years now.

    For me it’s not really a major problem. However for many men it is of course a real concern, and I have noticed that a lot of these people will spend lots of time looking for anti-baldness treatments.

    At the moment it seems as if hair growth supplements are really popular with many bald and receding men because Har Vokse, for example, recently sold 50,000 in its first week after going on sale in the UK for the first time.

    So why are these hair growth vitamin supplements so popular right now?

    Well I have spend some time visiting some of the hair loss forums and communities, and it would appear that some of these products not only help to prevent any further hair loss, but also help to stimulate new hair growth as well.

    I think we have all heard about products such as Rogaine and Propecia because they are heavily advertised on TV. However whilst they do work for some people, users may also experience certain side effects when using these treatments.

    When you take hair growth supplements, however, there are generally no side effects at all because they are essentially supplements that contain a large number of healthy vitamins. There are generally no added ingredients that may cause any problems.

    This is one reason why these supplements are really popular right now. Another reason is simply because the only other alternative (apart from wearing a wig) is to undergo hair transplant surgery, like Wayne Rooney for example.

    As you probably know, this can cost thousands and thousands (Rooney’s hair transplant reportedly cost 30,000), and in this economic climate people simply cannot afford this treatment, particularly when there are no guarantees that it will actually work. They would much rather spend a tiny fraction of this cost on hair growth vitamins that could give them similar results.

    So to sum up, I think there are two reasons why these supplements are really growing in popularity right now. The first reason is because many of them have proved effective both in clinical studies and in real life case studies, and the second reason is because they are substantially cheaper than some of the hair transplant procedures that are available.

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  • 06Feb

    A good example of the burdensome regulations applies directly to nurse management jobs. There is a provision in the law requiring medical facilities to allow breaks for employees who are also nursing mothers, in order to allow them time to express milk. For a nurse manager this presents a whole new set of problems.

    For instance, the law states breaks must be “reasonable” in terms of length. But who decides what “reasonable” is? If one nursing mother can express her milk in 15 minutes while another takes 30, there will be questions about fairness and equal time. Then there’s the question of workers who have babies brought to the workplace to nurse rather than expressing milk and putting it in the refrigerator.

    Just this one little regulation is already causing a lot of headaches for nurse managers. It provides further evidence that the health care overhaul is not all it’s cracked up to be.

    Nurse Management Jobs Still Worthwhile

    Despite the changes in the healthcare regulations, don’t be discouraged if you want to get into the healthcare field. Nurse management jobs are still very attractive for a variety of reasons. They offer excellent pay, a good working environment, and room for professional advancement.

    Furthermore, working as a nurse manager brings with it a measure of personal satisfaction by being able to help make the lives of patients better. By your willingness to put your best foot forward your nursing staff will be encouraged to do the same and your patients will benefit.

    You and Your Staff

    To excel as a nurse manager requires a way of thinking that’s slightly different from what you did as an active floor nurse. In other words, before moving into management your primary focus was your patients. As a nurse manager you’re still focused on patient care, but you’re more focused on your staff as the vehicle to provide that care.

    Nurse management jobs are therefore more about encouraging the success of your staff. When you’re nurses are doing well, so will your patients. When your nurses are not performing up to standards patient care will suffer.

    Nurse Managers also have the added responsibility of representing their staff before upper management and other members of the healthcare team. This requires a certain amount advocacy which some nurse managers find difficult. Nonetheless, it’s part of building a solid team.

    In the United States there is currently a significant shortage of nurses and nurse managers. There are nurse management jobs available in big cities, small towns, and through temporary staffing agencies. If you’re qualified and want to work, it’s out there for the taking.

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  • 05Feb

    Universal Healthcare is being strongly considered in the United States. Universal Healthcare basically means that every citizen will be eligible for health coverage, regardless of their ability to pay for it. There are pros and cons of such a system.

    First of all, let’s take a look at the pros of Universal Healthcare (also known as Socialized Medicine). The benefits are fairly obvious. If we cover each and every citizen with affordable or free health insurance, they will be able to maintain their health regardless of their income.

    One major advantage of such as system is that it can literally save lives. People die in our country each day because they cannot afford healthcare. And that includes working Americans. That is a travesty! It’s heartbreaking that there are millions of people who are contributing tax dollars to our national economy who are not in turn given their most basic need: maintenance of their health.

    It almost seems obvious that it’s time to take the cue from Canada and implement Universal Healthcare. Their citizens seem to be fairly happy with the system, and it has been saving lives there on a daily basis.

    However, as is true with any system (no matter how good a system it is), no healthcare solution is without fault. There are some notable disadvantages to Universal Healthcare which are worth acknowledging.

    One negative side effect to providing universal healthcare is that spreading something too thin causes it to lose its inherent value. If we try to spread out our healthcare, it is possible that the quality of care will go down. Why? Because the hospitals and doctors offices will have more patients to deal with!

    Naturally, no doctor would deliberately decrease his or her quality of care. Unfortunately, however, if your patient count multiplies, it can be hard to keep up. This could be overcome by the increased funding from the government under a socialized system, since that could cover a boost in medical staffing.

    The other disadvantage that could result from Universal Healthcare is a lack of availability of care, causing a decrease in access to healthcare for everyone, including those who could afford to pay for it. There could be waiting lists that could prevent people from getting the care they need.

    At the end of the day, we have to decide if the few drawbacks are worth it, in order to help out our fellow Americans who cannot afford to have any care whatsoever.

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  • 05Feb

    Read planet hospital review and make out whether surrogacy option is correct for having baby or not.

    Medical tourism is vast industry that can guide you with different medical treatment you need to go for while facing different health problems. How to make out whether hospital or doctor you selected is reliable or not? You do not have to do much as online is the best option available for you that can offer you with some planet hospital reviews related to surrogacy treatment. Going through surrogacy reviews can provide you with crystal clear idea related to the available treatment.

    The medical tourism company you select should take every possible measure to get you through the required treatment at affordable rate without getting in to any kind of chaos. There are companies that can make arrangement of your stay if you plan to gain treatment in different state or different country. They will take care of your traveling, accommodation, food, etc in order to protect you from any kind of inconvenience.

    Planet hospital review you plan to read should cover some of the issues like:

    Possibility of having surrogacy baby

    There is no point in spending time and money over traveling, if there is no possibility of having surrogacy baby. The medical tourism company you select will guide you with some of the factor like ability of surrogate to bare pregnancy or the age of egg donor. Examining details related to IUI and IVF and can also assist in knowing the possibility of having a baby. But this is secondary because first you need to know the basic possibility. It is important to inquire about the age of women for surrogate baby because she needs to be efficient enough to provide healthy egg.

    Risk involved with Surrogacy

    What type of surrogacy treatment you planning to undergo? Is it full or partial treatment? Risk involved can be determined on the basis of treatment you planning to undergo and on the age of surrogate mother. Screening is very much essential while opting for fertility treatment in order to prevent risk of transfer of diseases like hepatitis and HIV. The medical tourism company you select should assist you in finding the registered donor and licensed clinic because generally donors associated here are screened properly.

    Get through planet hospital review and know the legal issues involved with fertility treatment. Before coming to final conclusion it is very much essential to gain legal advice in order to not get in to any kind of trouble in future.

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