Throughout history, hospitals have been staffed by professional medical personnel and volunteers. Before the advent of professional doctors, hospitals were founded and operated by religious orders and lay volunteers. The Catholic Church continues to support hospitals and other medical institutions, and other Christian denominations also operate hospitals. The word hospital originates from the Latin “hospitalum”, […]
Month: May 2022
Health Services Research
The field of health services has been around for as long as civilizations have realized the need for medical care. Early health services research was carried out by physicians, economists, and social scientists, but today health services researchers are mostly drawn from biostatistics, clinical sciences, economics, epidemiology, political science, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. It […]
What is Cancer?
When a person has cancer, the body produces abnormal cells. These cells grow in stages and are called cancer cells. They spread and invade surrounding tissue, where they continue to grow. Once they have spread, cancer cells can invade another organ or form a new tumor. In this stage, cancer cells become very difficult to […]
The Duties of a Doctor
The job description of a Doctor is varied. In general, doctors work long hours. Many practice in an office setting and run tests and prescribe medications. Others spend their time in hospitals doing rounds and counseling patients. In any case, doctors are trained to provide excellent care for their patients and are highly knowledgeable. To […]
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Medical Plan
Whether you have a medical plan through an employer or by your own choice, there are a number of important factors to consider. The insurance plan’s deductible will depend on the type of coverage you choose and the level of coverage you’re eligible to receive. Usually, the deductible applies to out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as […]
The Symbols of Hospitals
The symbols of hospitals vary widely. In peacetime, they use a white ‘H’ on a blue background. During wartime, these symbols may be a red cross, crescent, or crystal. However, these symbols do not necessarily represent the quality of care a hospital provides. The primary objective of hospitals is to help patients. Therefore, the symbols […]
What Are Health Services?
Health services are the services that provide basic care to a population. They are generally provided by physicians, physician assistants, and nurses. They also educate the community about health issues and safety precautions. The primary care providers are the first line of contact for patients. For example, they may recommend a vaccination for a child […]
Understanding the Causes of Cancer
Cancer is a type of disease in which abnormal cells multiply rapidly. Normally, cells will divide and die naturally over time, but cancer cells fail to do so and continue to grow. In addition to destroying healthy cells around them, cancerous cells can damage the surrounding tissue. To combat cancer, you must understand the causes […]
What Makes a Doctor Good?
What makes a Doctor good? The answer to this question is complex. It isn’t necessarily about brilliant diagnostic skills, or flights of intuition, but about being a compassionate person who cares for the individual. Regardless of whether you are a medical student or have had years of medical training, there are some qualities that all […]
The Importance of Medical Practice
The term Medical refers to a wide range of medical professions, and the primary goal of a medical practice is to provide optimal health care for patients. The various specialties within Medical include family practice and emergency medicine. These doctors provide non-emergency medical care to people of all ages in a variety of settings. Obstetrics […]