Month: January 2024

General Hospital (Emmy Award-Winning Daytime Soap)

When it comes to daytime soaps, nobody does it better than ABC’s Emmy Award-winning General Hospital. Filmed in Hollywood, California, GH has been on the air for over 60 years and is one of only four surviving ABC daytime dramas. It is also the longest-running scripted drama and holds the record for most Outstanding Daytime […]

Hospital Jobs Are a Great Place to Start Your Career

Whether it’s the emergency room, a surgical suite, or behind-the-scenes administrative support, there are so many different medical careers in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Hospital jobs offer a unique blend of clinical and hands-on work, and can be highly rewarding as well as challenging. From the doctors and nurses on the front lines to those […]

The Affordable Care Act – Making Health Insurance More Available, Affordable, and Understandable

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) makes health insurance more available, affordable, and understandable. It puts information for consumers online, creates a marketplace where individuals and small businesses can compare different health plans on a level playing field, and provides subsidies (through premium tax credits and cost-sharing reduction payments) to make coverage more affordable. […]

Advance Your Career in the Field of Health Services

Health services are the interventions that individuals and communities use to improve their health and well-being. They include preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitation services. Services are provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals and community health centers. They can be delivered by physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, therapists, and other allied health professionals. Professionals looking to […]

What Does the Word Doctor Actually Mean?

Doctors make life-or-death decisions for sick and injured patients in emergency rooms. They also perform routine checkups, give flu and immunization shots, and help manage ongoing health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. They work long hours, often on weekends and holidays. The word doctor is synonymous with medical expertise, and those who earn the […]

The Hospital Room: Meeting Core Needs of Family Members and Visitors

The hospital room is a place where family members and visitors spend time supporting patients, and sometimes, caring for them. Aside from the obvious need for safety, a hospital room must have a range of functional features to accommodate the different activities visitors engage in during their stay: The research methodology included semistructured interviews with […]

Michigan Medical Center Alpena Receives 5-Out-of-5 Star Medicare Rating

The medical center is a 139 licensed bed hospital located in northeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron. More than 251 physicians and mid-level practitioners serve on the active staff in 44 different medical specialties. The hospital has a 24-hour emergency department and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The federal Centers for Medicare […]

Understanding the Basics of Health Insurance

The purpose of health insurance is to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money called a death benefit when the insured person dies. The policyholder typically pays a premium, either regularly or in one lump sum, to purchase the insurance coverage. Insurance companies may also provide other benefits such as income replacement and critical […]

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