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Series of articles pertaining to healthcare, specifically regarding the role of sonography, medical imaging, and allied health.

8 Stretches for Sonographers

It’s common for sonographers and ultrasound technicians to experience work-related pain or to develop musculoskeletal injuries. Affected areas can include the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and the upper and lower back. Disorders can range from temporary injury to having to give up work due to the development of a permanent disability. Consider these statistics: Between 63%… Full Article

Health Sciences College, namesake of Dr. John B Coleman

Houston, Texas

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the many important contributions African Americans have made to the country. One such champion in the health and medical field is Dr. John B. Coleman. Dr. John B. Coleman (1929-1994) was a Houston, Texas-based physician, businessman and humanitarian.  HCC Coleman College in Houston was named in… Full Article

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

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Patrick Swayze, Michael Landon, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta Moten Barnett…these are some of the celebrities who have died from pancreatic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Facts & Figures 2014” report, it is estimated that throughout 2014, there will be 46,420 new cases of pancreatic cancer among Americans, and 39,590 Americans will die from… Full Article

Five of the Best Medical Heart Programs in the Country

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Becker’s Hospital Review is one of the publications produced by Becker’s Healthcare. The highly reputable magazine–its advisory board, for example, is made of hospital and health system presidents and CEOs–covers a range of hospital-related topics, from financial management and IT to leadership. Each issue also features one or more lists. One of their lists is the “100… Full Article

Patient Safety in U.S. Hospitals

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You might be very interested in what the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  (AHRQ) is up to, whether you are already working as an allied health professional, medical doctor, nurse or pharmacist, thinking of pursuing a healthcare career or are genuinely concerned with the country’s health care system. One of the AHRQ’s undertakings has… Full Article

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recently released a draft recommendation that individuals, who are at a high risk of developing lung cancer, undergo yearly CT scans. Specifically the imaging modality is characterized as low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Those who are considered high risk are defined by their age and their history of… Full Article

MRI and Sports Medicine

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What do Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova and Toronto Bluejays pitcher Josh Johnson have in common (besides being professional athletes)? They’ve all made recent headlines for having MRI exams done or scheduled due to injuries—Hinrich for his left calf; Nova’s MRI revealed his right triceps were inflamed, placing him on… Full Article

A Hospital’s Unsung Heroes

“We’ve all heard the old African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Well, it takes a village to save a life, too. [Dr.] Kim and I needed more than 20 people working as a team to save John [an 18-year old ER patient who had been in a head-on collision]. Take one… Full Article

New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2013? If so, you are part of the approximately 45% of Americans who regularly sets such goals, according to a study recently published by the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology. The U of S study also revealed the ten most common resolutions that are made… Full Article