How Dental Care Can Affect Your Overall Health

How Dental Care Can Affect Your Overall Health

Most people seem to take their mouths and teeth pretty much for granted. They do not often give them a second thought as they go throughout their daily lives, and this may cause many people to lapse and fall into bad habits when it comes to oral hygiene and care. What many people may not […]

Top Medical Schools in the US, 2014

University of Washington

U.S. News & World Report has released its ranking of the top medical schools in the US, derived from data from 114 accredited medical schools throughout the country. The data includes student selectivity, research activity, and multiple other factors, to create several top ten lists, including those for specific specialties, and for general primary care. […]

Veterinary Technician Salary

veterinary technician salary

What is a Veterinary Technician A veterinary technician (also known as Veterinary Technologist, Vet Tech, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician, and Veterinary Laboratory Technician) assumes many of the technical duties and care in a veterinary setting, working under a veterinarian. They are generally the first person to handle an animal on its visit […]

Medical Billing and Coding Salary

medical billing and coding salary

What is a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist A medical billing and coding specialist (also known as Health Information Technician, Health Information Coder, Health Information Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Medical Coders, and Medical Records Specialist) is someone that works on the administrative side of the medical industry, coding the medical services provided to the patient, and creating […]

Dosimetrist Salary

dosimetrist salary

What is a Dosimetrist Medical dosimetrists are medical professionals trained in the use of radiation therapy for the purpose of treating cancer. Working with radiation therapists, they diagnose and treat cancers with radiation; the dosimetrist specializes in establishing the optimal dose of radiation for each individual, with the goal of maximizing treatment while minimizing the […]

Medical Billing and Coding Job Description

medical billing and coding job description

Individuals in a health-care facility who create and maintain patient records, and facilitate payments and reimbursements, are called medical billing and coding specialists. They code information to create invoices that are sent to patients and third-party payers like insurance companies, then follow up to ensure that payments are made. Most medical billing and coding specialists […]

Medical Transcriptionist Salary

medical transcriptionist salary

What is a Medical Transcriptionist Medical transcriptionists are people who listen to the voice recordings of physicians or other medical professionals and transcribe them in to a written report. They will also need to review and edit medical records created using speech recognition technology. Finally, transcriptionists may also need to interpret medical terminology and abbreviations […]

Trauma Surgeon Salary

trauma surgeon salary

What is a Trauma Surgeon Trauma surgeons are medical professionals who specialize in the quick diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with life-threatening conditions. Often, this will mean an injury, though some illnesses may also be included in their work. Usually their work involves the treatment of multiple injuries during the same surgery; a patient […]

Genetic Counselor Job Description

Genetic Counselor Job Description

Genetic counselors calculate patients’ likelihood of contracting inherited diseases and disorders. This entails studying family histories and conducting genetic tests. These health-care professionals educate individuals and families about the risks they may face, and help them deal with those prospects. Among the clients are couples who want to have children, but are concerned about the […]

Medical Receptionist Salary

medical receptionist salary

What is a Medical Receptionist A medical receptionist is a very important part of a medical clinic, office, or hospital. While the doctor may diagnose and treat a patient, a receptionist is the one who has first contact with them, organizing appointments, performing administrative tasks, and making sure the business stays well-run and efficient. They […]