Inspirational Women in Modern Radiology

Throughout history, many women have played pivotal roles in advancing many industries. For radiology, women have made numerous contributions to the field since its inception, from early pioneering women in medicine to modern women who continue to elevate and evolve the field. In the past, even though women faced significant barriers as the field was primarily male-dominated, there were many women who made an impact … Continue reading Inspirational Women in Modern Radiology

Non-Profit Does Not Mean Ethical 

In Mid-December, the New York Times published an article entitled “How a Sprawling Hospital Chain Ignited Its Own Staffing Crisis”. This piece  discusses the last few years in healthcare as more hospitals became driven by business. Instead of striving to become successful to extend better healthcare to their patients, these hospitals are operating with the intent to drive up executive bonuses and/or their stock price … Continue reading Non-Profit Does Not Mean Ethical 

3 Career Advancements in Radiology

Becoming a radiology technologist requires at least two years of higher education, but after getting that degree, you still have many opportunities to advance your career. Some rad techs choose to specialize in a specific modality, some become instructors, and some go into management positions. What should you do if you’re looking career advancements in radiology?  Become an Instructor  If you enjoy sharing your knowledge … Continue reading 3 Career Advancements in Radiology

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Did you know it’s National Handwashing Awareness Week? While it’s a simple action, hand-washing is a great way to prevent diseases such as COVID-19. Hand hygiene was a revolutionary discovery that saved many lives and made a huge impact on healthcare.  Ignaz Semmelweis is known to be the father of hand hygiene, but despite the proof shown that handwashing helped prevent infections, handwashing was not … Continue reading National Handwashing Awareness Week

Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Although we are in 2022, racial disparities in healthcare still exist, and it can have an impact on medical diagnosis for minority groups as well. Racial bias, racial profiling, negligence, and much more can impact minority groups and lead to inferior medical treatment as well as a decrease in trust in healthcare. What can be done to combat this, and why are we still seeing … Continue reading Racial Disparities in Healthcare

The Superman Complex/Superwoman Syndrome in Healthcare

Healthcare heroes is a term that many of you have probably heard before. Your work as a healthcare professional is important and lifesaving, but burnout and stress go hand-in-hand with the job. A mistake can lead to dire consequences, and many healthcare professionals work long hours with limited breaks. This type of environment can breed the superman complex/superwoman syndrome, which can exacerbate anxiety and lead … Continue reading The Superman Complex/Superwoman Syndrome in Healthcare

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 101

Breast cancer can affect 1 out of 8 women in the US. Out of all of the breast cancers, triple-negative breast cancer accounts for around 10-15% of them. Triple-negative breast cancers don’t have any of the receptors that commonly show up in breast cancer. What that means is that the cells test negative on all three tests for estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor … Continue reading Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 101

Emergency Medicine/ Point of Care Ultrasound Class Testimonial

After being around for over 30 years, AHEC has had the good fortune of having students from all over the country and the world attend our ultrasound classes. Taught by accomplished and experienced instructors, all our ultrasound classes start off with a lecture and end with hands-on scanning with live models under the tutelage of experts.  We have ultrasound classes for a variety of topics. … Continue reading Emergency Medicine/ Point of Care Ultrasound Class Testimonial

3 Ways to tell a Good Recruiter from a Bad Recruiter

Many companies use recruiters to find quality candidates suited for the open role. If you’re job searching, you’ve probably run into a couple of them yourself. They are the bridge between a candidate and the company, and you should be able to trust that they’ll give you the best option available for that contract.  Unfortunately, some recruiters are bad recruiters. You might end up with … Continue reading 3 Ways to tell a Good Recruiter from a Bad Recruiter

How to Become a Registered Mammography Technologist

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, and mammograms are an important part of helping diagnose the disease and help increase the chances of survival. Mammography technologists are vital to taking digital pictures of the breast and detecting lumps or tumors. Is becoming a mammography technologist a goal of yours?  Prerequisites for Registered Mammography Technologists  To become a registered mammography technologist, you will need at … Continue reading How to Become a Registered Mammography Technologist