HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Taking care of your health involves choosing a doctor and understanding how to best get the care you need. This section will help you deal with these issues and provide some fun and shocking facts about the medical field.
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Hematologist

Hematologists study diseases and disorders of the blood and the blood-forming tissues. They are experts on cancer of the blood (leukemia) and on blood-clotting problems, such as hemophilia. Learn about what hematologists do.

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  • 10 Cool Things About Being a Medical Examiner

    10 Cool Things About Being a Medical Examiner

    Turn on a TV crime drama or read the headlines to the biggest stories in the nation, and you'll get an idea of why medical examiners are not only important in society, but also pretty cool to boot. So, what are some of the perks of the job? See more »

  • 10 Most Famous Nurses in History

    10 Most Famous Nurses in History

    Before the end of the 19th century, most nurses didn't have any formal training. It wasn't until the extraordinary women and men on our list pioneered a path for nurses from bedpan to bachelor's degree that the seeds of modern nursing were born. See more »

  • 5 Most Challenging Aspects of Being a Nurse

    5 Most Challenging Aspects of Being a Nurse

    Nurses perform critical duties under high pressure as part of a day's work. What parts of a job with lives on the line can be called the most challenging? See more »

  • 5 Reasons to Thank a Nurse Today

    5 Reasons to Thank a Nurse Today

    Whether in the hospital or a variety of other health care settings, nurses are at the frontlines to ensure that patient needs are being met. See more »

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Being a Nurse

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Being a Nurse

    Nursing is a valuable and vital profession, but it's not for the faint of heart. And once you put aside the TV stereotypes, you'll find there's a lot more to the field than just wearing white. See more »

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Being a Prison Doctor

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Being a Prison Doctor

    Being a prison doctor seems like a dangerous job, but most inmates respect doctors because they're glad to get medical care they couldn't access on the outside. So what do doctors think about working in prisons? Are they safe and fulfilling places to work? See more »

  • Benefit Waiting Periods

    Benefit Waiting Periods

    You just got a new job. You go in on your first day, get your ID badge and fill out all of your paperwork. You start work immediately, but your insurance doesn't start working for you for another 30 days. Why do you have to wait? See more »

  • Elective Procedures

    Elective Procedures

    Elective procedures can be as simple as Botox injections or as complicated as angioplasty or infertility treatments. But regardless, they're going to cost you, not your insurance company. See more »

  • Shepherd Center Profile

    Shepherd Center Profile

    If you were suddenly unable to walk, where would you go for help? How would you regain your independence? What role would technology play? Learn all about Shepherd Center. See more »

  • Top 10 Tips for Talking to a Pediatrician

    Top 10 Tips for Talking to a Pediatrician

    Talking with a pediatrician isn't always easy, especially if you're worried about your child's health. How can you prepare to make the most of your time with the doctor? See more »

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