healthcare

KidVision | Doctor's Office

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Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids visit the pediatrician's office to find out what happens during a wellness checkup. The kids sign in on the appointment sheet, get weighed and measured, they participate in a full wellness exam, and learn the names of the medical instruments the nurse and doctor use. Be well!

Rebecca Onie, Public Health Entrepreneur | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2009 MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Onie talks about her experience as a public health entrepreneur building a low-cost healthcare model that addresses the link between poverty and poor health. Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH), which she co-founded while a college sophomore, is designed to challenge the barriers to good health for low-income families. Today, Health Leads has hundreds of volunteers helping thousands of families each year at pediatric sites in Boston, Providence, New York, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Chicago. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Republican Health Care Bill Faces Opposition from within Party | PBS NewsHour

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Republican lawmakers introduced their replacement for former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, but face opposition from both Democrats and members of their own party as they push to move the bill through committee and into the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. 

March 10, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

Heidi Williams, Economist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2015 MacArthur Fellow Heidi Williams explains her interest in innovation in health care and the unexpected role that patent regulation plays in scientific research. Williams’s work combines empirical observations and custom-designed data collection methods that offer new insights on technological changes in health care. Her creative approach and interdisciplinary understanding of regulatory law, biological science, and medical research, have allowed Williams to trace the interplay between institutions, market behavior, and public policy. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Career Connections | Occupational Therapist

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Occupational therapists are critical in helping patients regain, develop and strengthen essential skills to function in everyday life.

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.

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