What to consider when searching for a healthcare school

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You’ve made up your mind…a future career in healthcare is the path for you.  With so many programs and schools available, what factors should you consider when searching for a healthcare school to call home?  Making a change and going back to school can be a very exciting time in your life, but can also be a challenge. The best way to ensure you’ve made the best decision for you is to conduct research and do your “homework” when selecting a school.  When you consider the cost, time and effort that will be required to graduate with a degree or a diploma, the selection you make is extremely important. What type of healthcare career do you want?  Depending on what career path you ultimately want to follow, you will need to find a school that offers that program or degree.  Are you interested in a healthcare career that provides direct…

Healthy Toddlers: Taking Care of Tiny Teeth

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Many parents often wonder, “What should I do to care for my toddler’s teeth?” The truth is, many dentists recommend at-home dental care should start way before a toddler sprouts their first pearly white!  Amazingly, teeth are actually formed in the womb during the second trimester of pregnancy and reside in the jaw and gums where they await their big debut.   Proper cleaning and examination of an infant’s mouth can start any time after birth to develop good, lifelong oral health during all stages of development. One of the first steps in cleaning your infant’s gums is to gently rub a clean washcloth along the top and bottom gum line.  This process can easily be done during your nightly bath time routine. You may find that when your infant is teething, they will look forward to this routine as it often soothes achy and swollen gums.  Wiping an infant’s gums physically…

In What specialties can a Medical Assistant work?

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Medical Assistants are a vital part of the healthcare team.  They support a busy physician while completing various tasks on a daily basis. Medical Assistants help the office run effectively and efficiently. Medical Assistants directly support a physician and her or his office. Doctors, physicians  and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients, often employ Medical Assistants as part of their staff.  Depending on the Medical Assistant’s interests, schedule preferences, and benefit requirements, employment possibilities range from small private practices with a few employees to large corporate hospital or clinical systems.  Medical Assistants can also choose which type of specialty they would prefer to work in, some examples include: Family Practice-treat patients for acute and chronic illnesses, provide follow up care, and refer patients to specialists for challenging cases that require in depth diagnosis and treatment. Obstetrics and Gynecology-provides care for women’s reproductive systems including yearly physical testing and…

Boost your immune system this Fall

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Say goodbye to the lazy days of summer and triple digit heat…Say hello to cool, crisp morning and evening air as Fall has arrived!  Our favorite indications of Fall are here; everything pumpkin (pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie), Halloween, scare crows, corn mazes and just around the corner, Thanksgiving!  Unfortunately, the wonderful, highly anticipated change of weather often brings with it the unwelcomed cold and flu season.  Enjoy all the splendors of this Fall and boost your immune system to prevent unwanted colds and flus that make you feel under the weather. The immune system is vitally important to overall health.  It protects the body from disease and other potentially harmful foreign bodies.  What can you do to boost your immune system this cold and flu season? Manage stress levels-Too much stress increases the hormone Cortisol. If Cortisol levels remain high for a long period of time, it…

What is Diabetes and how can it be prevented?

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  It is a month that the American Diabetes Association and other organizations try to raise awareness and offer support to those who are impacted by and are living with diabetes.  Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States alone, and an additional 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes.  It is estimated that approximately $245 billion is spent annually diagnosing and treating diabetes each year within the United States. Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot metabolize and regulate sugar (glucose) properly in the blood.  There are 3 forms of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. Type 1 Diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults and is often referred to as Juvenile Diabetes.  It is estimated that this form of diabetes affects 5% of the population.  With Type 1 Diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin, which is…