Saint Luke is considered the patron saint of doctors, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, glassmakers, glass workers, gold workers, goldsmiths, notaries, sculptors and stained glass workers. His feast day is October 18th.
Benefits of Becoming a Per Diem Pharmacist posted on February 11, 2010 06:00:59 am Since I began writing on this blog, Iâ€™ve found much more to talk about with my local pharmacist. We discuss a variety of pharmacy topics when I go in to refill prescriptions several times a month. Before, it was the usual â€śhow are you doingâ€ť kind of conversation, and now I use him as a [...]
Doctors Who Made a Difference posted on February 03, 2010 09:06:30 am More than making house calls and being there for patients, the following doctors spent the last year coming up with discoveries, techniques, treatments, and tales of bravery that changed the lives of the people under their watch and those under the care of many of their colleagues.
Can Your Religion Influence Your Treatment? posted on January 13, 2010 09:12:37 am More than anything else, people who pray, pray for good health. But are religion and spirituality relevant to treatment? If so, do they have a positive or negative effect?
Differences in Rural vs Urban Healthcare posted on December 22, 2009 06:00:48 am While 20% of Americans live in rural areas, only 9% of Americaâ€™s doctors practice there. Oddly enough though, patients of urban physicians often have longer wait-times.
So which medical environment is better? Rural or urban?
Though thereâ€™s an urge to discover whether people in cities or the countryside have it better when it comes to access to [...]
Pharmacy Clinics: The Expanding Role of the Pharmacy posted on December 15, 2009 06:36:57 am Listening to my radio on the way to the grocery store, I heard an advertisement for flu shots being given at one of the local pharmacy clinics. The ad talked about the importance of getting the seasonal flu shot and described who should get the H1N1 flu shot. The hours were listed, and a special [...]
9 Must Have iPhone Apps for Healthcare Workers posted on December 01, 2009 06:00:05 am The days of Star Trekâ€™s medical tricorder coming into reality are years-past: In many respects, you can pick up such a device at any mobile phone retailer...
A Look at the Effects of Social Media on Healthcare posted on November 04, 2009 06:00:12 am According to a 2008 report by the California Healthcare Foundation, 34 percentÂ of Americans searching for health information online go directly to social media sites, behind only health portal sites and general search engines.
So what does the healthcare industry become when information for patients and practitioners is measured by Tweets and views, by fans and followers?
Future Effects of Nanotech on Health Care posted on October 21, 2009 06:00:49 am Industry journals estimate that in the medical world alone, there are more than 150 nanotech-based drugs and delivery systems in development. So what will (or could) nano-scale constructions mean for health-care in the next few years?