Category: Healthcare

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What Are Healthcare Workers Thankful for in 2020?

What Are Healthcare Workers Thankful for in 2020?

2020 has been particularly rough for everyone–especially for those working the frontlines in healthcare. As new cases continue to rise, healthcare [...]
21 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

21 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You k [...]
50 Best Doctors on Instagram to Follow in 2020

50 Best Doctors on Instagram to Follow in 2020

We dug through Instagram and asked for nominations to come up with a list of Instagram doctors you may not know about but absolutely must follow immed [...]
How Optimal Team Practice Improves Patient Care & Makes the Physician-PA Team More Effective

How Optimal Team Practice Improves Patient Care & Makes the Physician-PA Team More Effective

Optimal Team Practice - sounds like a pretty straightforward, understandable phrase that all of us in healthcare should be able to get behind. Medicin [...]
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Though they practice in different cities and clinical areas, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Tamika Cross have four things in common. First, amon [...]
3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

When patients negatively review their U.S. health providers, most cite their clinicians’ poor bedside manner or the front desk staff’s rude custom [...]
Prescribing Food as Medicine to Treat Patients

Prescribing Food as Medicine to Treat Patients

We all know that eating nutritious foods is one important part of living a healthy life. While “let food be thy medicine” is a quote often misattr [...]
Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Two weeks after my ninth birthday, something was very wrong. My body was shedding pounds on my already skinny frame, I was urinating constantly, a [...]
CE Requirements for RNs and NPs

CE Requirements for RNs and NPs

Like everything in nursing, continuing education (CE) requirements for Registered Nurses (RN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) can seem confusing at f [...]
BoardVitals Celebrates 250,000 Vaccines

BoardVitals Celebrates 250,000 Vaccines

In the spring of 2016, BoardVitals launched its #GiveVax initiative with noted vaccine charity Vaccine Ambassadors. The name was a play on “giving bac [...]
What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

As the United States population continues to increase and Baby Boomers continue to age, a growing need has developed in healthcare. With fewer phy [...]
What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of those deaths in 2017 involved an opioid like heroin or i [...]
Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has been growing exponentially in America since the drug’s introduction during World War I. Between an initial [...]
How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

In the US, 130 people die every day from opioids alone. Since 1999, the country has seen three separate waves of opioid overdose deaths that have kill [...]
Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Each state’s medical licensing board has its own set of requirements for medical professionals to maintain their state medical licenses; some stat [...]
Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis has affected thousands of individuals in the United States. Due to increasing rates of opioid addiction, it is more important th [...]
Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social determinants of health is a term that is tossed around with increasing frequency. Literature and policy makers tout it as an effective way [...]
Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

With all the regulations and documentation and cultural requirements you have to absorb into your daily practice, changing the language you use to [...]
Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Despite the fact that mental illness is talked about more openly than in decades past, and in some corners, its stigma is being reduced, many rema [...]
7 Tips to Make Your Practice LGBTQ+ Friendly

7 Tips to Make Your Practice LGBTQ+ Friendly

In today's world, doctors and healthcare professionals have to strive to create a comfortable environment so patients will want to come back and s [...]
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