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Should I Be Worried About Monkeypox in Connecticut?

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Since May 2022, an outbreak of monkeypox is spreading in countries that don’t normally report the disease, including the United States. So far, there are over 20,000 reported cases in the U.S. with some states having much higher rates than others. Here’s what you need to know about the disease, the virus that causes it, and your… Read More

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The Role of Advanced Practitioners in Healthcare (and Why You Should Consider Joining the Field)

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The healthcare landscape is still trying to find stable ground after dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Association of American Colleges estimates there will be approximately 124,000 fewer physicians in the healthcare industry by 2034, widening a gap that can’t afford to get any bigger. With so many hospitals and healthcare offices needing… Read More

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7 Insider Tips for Shadowing a Nurse and Making an Excellent First Impression

Shadowing a Nurse

Shadowing a nurse is one of the best ways to gain insight into the career. While observing their time with patients and elsewhere, you’ll learn what it’s like to work in different specialties and environments as well as day-to-day responsibilities as a nurse practitioner. Getting hands on experience is invaluable and can help you advance… Read More

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Roles in Healthcare: Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

When you visit the doctor’s office, you may be seen by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner instead of a physician. Both provide many of the same services as a physician and are essential for delivering quality healthcare to patients. While physician assistants and nurse practitioners share some similarities, there are also several key differences… Read More

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What the Shortage of Healthcare Workers Means for Your Career

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Healthcare workers are the backbone of any healthcare system. A diminishing workforce, however, has experts believing there will be a shortage of more than three million healthcare workers by 2026. While the demand creates some obstacles, it also presents new opportunities for current and emerging healthcare workers in today’s workforce. What exactly is causing the shortage… Read More

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4 Tips for How to Choose a Medical Specialty that is Right for You

How to Choose a Medical Specialty

At some point during your journey as a health practitioner, you’ll face the choice between general medicine or going down a different route into a specialty field. While your options are vast, the choice isn’t always simple. The specialty you choose has a profound impact on your future career and daily responsibilities. If you find… Read More

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What SPF Should I Use? Here’s What to Know About Chemical vs. Mineral SPF

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Summer is in full swing, which makes August the perfect time for Summer Sun Safety Month. UV rays are emitted from the sun and help your body naturally produce vitamin D when exposed to them. However, too much exposure to UV rays can lead to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association… Read More

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Here’s What Patients Can Expect During Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery, from Preparation to Recovery

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While it may not be the most pleasant topic to talk about, hemorrhoids are a common health condition that affects about 1 in 20 Americans. In fact, approximately half of adults fifty and older have hemorrhoids. If you have hemorrhoids, you may be wondering whether or not you need to have them removed.

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What is the Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis?

Eczema and Psoriasis

You’ve tried it all – creams, ointments and other over-the-counter products to treat your itchy, red, patchy skin, but nothing will do the trick. If this sounds familiar, you may be dealing with something more than just irritated skin. You may have a condition called eczema or psoriasis. Although eczema and psoriasis share symptoms, they… Read More

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8 Tips for Choosing Between Multiple Nursing Job Offers

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Nurses are in high demand right now, especially in specialist teams. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 9% in the next decade which means it is a growing field. However, there are global shortages of registered nurses and other health care professionals, which means that… Read More

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