healthcare

Senate Republicans Reveal Health Care Bill | PBS NewsHour

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After weeks of drafting in secret, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the Senate version of the health care bill public on June 22, 2017. The bill shares broad strokes with the House of Representatives bill, whose approval rating is very low. It has drawn unanimous opposition from Democrats. The Senate bill would cut Medicaid funding more gradually in the short run than the House bill, but more significantly over time. The bill waives taxes associated with the Affordable Care Act and, if implemented, would allow states to waive required coverage of essential benefits.

June 23, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

Career Connections | Paramedic

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Paramedics are health care professionals who are licensed to provide pre-hospital advanced life support including intubation and IV fluid therapy.

Career Connections | Sonographer

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Meet a cardiac sonographer at the Cleveland Clinic who uses an ultrasound machine and probe to obtain amazing images of the heart, so doctors can diagnose problems.

Career Connections | Respiratory Care Therapist

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We all breathe, but when we can't, we end up needing the help of a Respiratory Care Therapist. Watch as a registered therapist shares how her training and two-year degree have given her the chance to play a pivotal role in any hospital.

Career Connections | Pharmacist

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Learn from a young pharmacist what a pharmacy career is all about. Hear how he matched his personality to his career path, sought higher education, and, today, values his profession, his company and the people he serves.

Career Connections | Radiologist

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See fascinating images of the human heart with a cardiac radiologist who looks closely at ultrasounds, MRIs, & CT scans to diagnose heart problems.

Motorcycles for Health

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In most parts of the United States, transportation to high-quality medical care can be readily arranged. Unfortunately, the majority of people living in the world's poorest nations lack such access, and the lack of transportation can be dangerous. This video segment adapted from Rx for Survival describes the solution developed by the founders of Riders for Health to provide quick, reliable transportation to the people of the West African nation of The Gambia.

Childrens Hospital Field Trip

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Come with Penny and KidVision VPK children as they experience a lifesaving trip in the ambulance, a vital-sign check-up in the ER, a CT scan in the imaging department, and see what a patient room is like.

Nurse Practitioner

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Discover a medical career that takes care of people like a doctor with less hands-on practice than a nurse. 

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Career Connections | Nurse Practitioner

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A nurse practitioner is able to diagnose and treat patients, establish a practice, and act independently. A master's degree is required for advanced practice nursing, enabling a person to specialize in family medicine, pediatrics, and much more.

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