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3 Healthcare Job Trends to Look Out for in 2023

Healthcare Job Trends

One of the top news stories as of late has been “the Great Resignation,” a term coined to describe record numbers of employees willingly leaving their jobs in the masses. Few industries were hit as hard as healthcare, which has lost as many as 551,000 employees per month in 2022. While employees have their own personal reasons for… Read More

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Roles in Healthcare: Rheumatologist vs Endocrinologist

Rheumatologist vs Endocrinologist

If you are in the healthcare field, you may be considering which specialty you want to pursue. Two specialties you may want to consider are rheumatology and endocrinology. Although there is some overlap between the two, their primary focuses differ considerably. Here’s what you should know about the difference between a rheumatologist vs endocrinologist, as… Read More

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Sinus Infection vs Cold: Here’s How to Tell the Difference

Sinus Infection vs Cold

When you have symptoms like a runny nose, persistent cough, or headache, your immediate thought might be that you have a common cold. But in some cases, these common symptoms can actually be a sign of a sinus infection. So, which is it: Sinus Infection vs. Cold? Although the two conditions share symptoms, and a… Read More

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Cardiologist vs. Pulmonologist: 5 Key Considerations for Choosing the Medical Specialty that’s Right for You

Cardiologist vs. Pulmonologist

Selecting a medical specialty is one of the most important and personal decisions you’ll make as a future physician. Two popular specialties, cardiology and pulmonology, offer rewarding and promising careers. While there are some similarities, there are also many differences between the two career paths. Let’s take a closer look at how the two compare… Read More

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Do Hemorrhoids Go Away on Their Own? We Answer This and Other Top Questions


If you have hemorrhoids, you probably have a lot of questions about the conditions, such as how long they last and if they can go away on their own. You may also be wondering how serious hemorrhoids are and if there are other conditions that have similar symptoms. Let’s look at these and other common… Read More

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Flu Season in CT for 2023: Here’s What the Experts are Predicting

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Flu season is upon us once again. Combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a surge of RSV cases in children, the U.S. could be facing what some experts are calling a “tripledemic.” That means a lot more people may be getting sick this year than they have in previous years.

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PACT CEO, Dr. David Simon, M.D. in the News on How the Primary Care Provider Shortage is Affecting Connecticut

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Physicians Alliance of CT CEO | Dr. David Simon, M.D. | Primary Care Shortage in Connecticut Many states across the U.S., including Connecticut, are feeling a shortage of primary care providers (PCPs). The CEO of PACT, Dr. David Simon, recently discussed the implications of a dwindling healthcare workforce with Eyewitness News 3. According to the… Read More

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6 Tips for Developing Good Bedside Manner

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Medicine is changing quickly, but one thing has always been true: when doctors deliver compassionate, patient-focused care with excellent bedside manner, patients have better outcomes. While medicine is evidence-based, complete patient care also involves skills that encourage trust, compliance, and a positive view of health in patients. There is no universal method of teaching bedside… Read More

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Dr. Wu Rivas of PACT Primary Care- Orange Receives the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

Dr. Wu Rivas PACT Primary Care

Dr. Lena Wu Rivas, M.D., FACP Internal Medicine, of PACT Primary Care- Orange, was recently awarded the highly coveted Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for her commitment to furthering healthcare education. This award celebrates clinical faculty at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. The Frank H. Netter MD School of… Read More

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5 In-Demand Healthcare Jobs in Connecticut Moving into 2023

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A mass exodus of healthcare workers moving into the next decade has experts projecting a shortage of over three million employees by 2026. And while the data has some healthcare systems concerned over a diminishing workforce, it also presents new opportunities for those currently in training or considering a profession in healthcare as their future career. If you’re… Read More

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