Becoming a “Registered” Sonographer

So you’ve completed an ultrasound program and your preceptorship/externship – or perhaps you are still in the process, and by now you’ve been told a million times how important it is to become a “Registered” Sonographer. Now you’re wondering, “Where do I begin?” or “Why do I need to become Registered? Isn’t the certificate/degree I completed enough?”.

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Kick Start a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

February is American Heart Month so there is no better time to start living a heart healthy lifestyle! According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the U.S. Here are some ways to start living a heart healthy lifestyle:

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Tips for Choosing an Allied Health School

One of the great aspects of choosing a career in the medical field is that there are so many different career paths to choose from. However, with so many schools out there offering programs in the Allied Health field, choosing the right school can be a daunting task. Here are some things you should know when choosing a school:

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20 Useful Pharmaceutical Search Engines

Americans, both patients and professionals, who look for for medical information online turn to search engines two-thirds of the time when they are seeking answers, according to a study by Manhattan Research. More US adults use the internet than they use doctors for obtaining health and medical information, which is why picking a credible pharmaceutical search engine is vital for accurate information. This list of 20 useful pharmaceutical search engines provides some of the most reliable tools for pharmaceutical searches today on the Internet. Continue reading

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50 Best Sites for Health and Medical Videos

You know that your health is important; you don’t have to be a health care professional to know that. If you are interested in living a healthier life, it is possible to make changes, and there is plenty of information online. Indeed, it possible to find thousands of videos online that can inform you about better health decisions. If you are interested in living healthier, no matter your career or your salary, you can go to any of these 50 sites for health and medical videos: Continue reading

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Top 40 Forums & Message Boards for Ultrasound Technicians

It can be very rewarding to be an ultrasound technician. However, sometimes you need a place where you can go to be yourself, and to vent a little. Sometimes, you might want the answer to an important question, or want some information about a technician career. If you want more information on being an ultrasound technician, or if you are looking for a job, or just a place to interact with others, here are 40 forums and message boards of interest: Continue reading

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Top 50 Blogs for First-Time Parents

For many first-time parents, seeing the ultrasound of their baby makes the whole thing more “real.” Seeing one’s baby can encourage one to learn a little bit more about parenting, and strive to be better parents. However, it can be difficult to decide what parenting style to adopt. While health care professionals can lend insight and offer advice, it can also help to learn from other parents just like you. Here are 50 great blogs that first-time parents can read to help them figure out how to be the best they can be:

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Top 25 Web Apps to Help You Through Your Pregnancy

While you can find plenty of pregnancy apps for mobile phones, why go through the expense of purchasing a phone and special apps when you can use online pregnancy tools for free? The following top 25 Web apps can help you through your pregnancy, from conception to delivery. Some apps are downloads, some you can use online to keep records on your health, fitness and pregnancy, and others are included in entire websites, which focus on your health or your pregnancy. Continue reading

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10 Interesting Pregnancy Blogs You Can Follow on Twitter

Many women enjoy sharing the stories related to pregnancy. And, for those who are pregnant for the first time (or even for the third time) reading about others’ experiences can be helpful and interesting. No matter your career situation, the support that you can receive from other women is priceless. And you don’t have to be a health care professional to share your thoughts on pregnancy, or to help others. And you can learn a great deal from the everyday experiences of other pregnant women. These 10 fantastic blogs offer helpful information, insight, and articles, and answer questions that may come up along the road. The great thing about them is that you can connect to them via Twitter. So if you don’t have time every day to sit down and read their blogs, you can still be connected to them on the go from your smartphone. Continue reading

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25 Google Chrome Extensions Every Parent Needs

Google Chrome is beloved by many users, but it failed to live up to Firefox’s reputation because of a lack of extensions for the Chrome Browser. Now, however, Google Chrome has enough extensions to rival Firefox, and some duplicate and are even better than the ones designed for Firefox. But, what about extensions for parents and kids? We’ve snagged 25 Google Chrome extensions that parents can use for browsing safety, for fun, and for learning, all listed below. Continue reading

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