May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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It is getting warmer outside and turning from spring to summer very quickly…its almost Memorial Day, where many people will spend the weekend lounging by the pool, at the beach or cooking BBQ!  Along with all fun in the sun that summer brings, it also brings sunburns.  Sunburns may seem like just a temporary irritation, but can cause serious permanent damage, especially over time.  Sunburns can lead to premature aging, sunspots and skin cancer.  Children are especially vulnerable to sunburns, as their skin is very delicate and sensitive.

Military Veteran Resources and Updates

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Arizona College is thankful to all Veterans, especially to those Veterans who have chosen to attend Arizona College to achieve their educational goals.  We are continually evaluating our services and process available to better serve our Veteran students with resources both on and off campus.  Mr. Dennis Hobgood is our Agency Director, and he is the contact for any student Veteran that might need some assistance or has any questions.

Celebrate Health Information Professionals Week!

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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will honor and celebrate health information professionals during the 25th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, March 16‒22, 2014. This year’s theme is “Transforming Healthcare with Information.” “The work health information management (HIM) professionals do to ensure the integrity of health information is imperative to clinical and administrative decision making. Access to accurate information helps all of us make important decisions and leads to a healthy society,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “AHIMA’s Health Information Professionals Week spotlights the important role HIM professionals play in our healthcare system.”

Congressewomen Kyrsten Sinema visits Arizona College Mesa Campus

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On February 18th, 2014, Ms. Sinema visited our Mesa campus, which is located in her District #9.  As an adjunct instructor at Arizona State University and a former social worker, she understands the value of education and the importance of schools like Arizona College.  Ms. Sinema took a tour of the college and spent some time talking with several Arizona College students.  The students discussed their backgrounds, why they enrolled in school, and why they chose to attend Arizona College.  Afterwards, she attended a luncheon with several local Career College Executives, hosted by Arizona College.  She led an engaging discussion about education policy and other subjects that are affecting the state of Arizona.

Music Therapy Helping Premature Babies?

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Have you ever heard of Music Therapy?  According to American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.”