Stay on Track: 4 Apps to Help you Study

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The path toward earning a diploma or degree in the field of allied health is paved with countless hours of reviewing course materials in preparation for examinations, certifications, or simply the next day’s classes. In today’s technology-centric world, there are many useful study apps on the market that can help make your study sessions a little more manageable. Below is a small sample of some of our favorites: Medscape The amount of free content on the Medscape medical app is impressive – this mini textbook continues to grow with each update. With more than 7,000 drug references, more than 3,500 disease clinical references, and more than 2,500 clinical images and videos, as well as a drug interaction checker and more, this is one study-aid app you’ll want in your back pocket. Micromedex This helpful prescription-reference app is ranked highly among iPhone users. With a simple user interface, Micromedex makes it…

Massage Therapy Now Offered at Mesa Campus

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Arizona College is excited to announce that Massage Therapy training is now being offered at our Mesa campus! Massage Therapy uses the power of touch to manipulate soft-tissue muscles in the body to provide a range of treatments and relief from pain. The Massage Therapy program at Arizona College teaches students about the medical benefits of Massage Therapy, and trains them to treat painful injuries, decompress overworked muscles, and promote overall wellness through the use of therapeutic massage techniques. The program also covers basic marketing and business skills in order to help Massage Therapists promote their services. There are many benefits of working in the field of Massage Therapy. By nature of the job, Massage Therapists enjoy working in a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. Massage Therapists are able to choose from a wide range of environments in which to work, including spas, health clubs, hospitals, clinics, and more. They can also…

Mesa Campus: Best Places to Grab a Bite

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Arizona College’s new Mesa campus opened its doors in January to allied health students in the East Valley. The campus itself is conveniently located just outside the Downtown Mesa area, which boasts excellent arts and culture, entertainment, and shopping destinations, as well as an array of delicious dining options. For students looking for a place to grab a bite near campus, whether it’s a snack before class or a sit-down meal afterward, check out some of these popular dining spots within walking distance or a quick drive from school: Thai Spices – Thai Spices features a wide selection of dine-in meals, as well as take-out options for when you’re in a rush and on the go. This Mesa eatery offers an excellent value while serving up traditional Thai dishes. UnPhogettable – UnPhogettable is a popular Vietnamese restaurant offering delicious pho, generous portions, and excellent service. The Woodshed II – This…

Medical Apps for Allied Health Professionals

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With the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, it seems like there is an app for everything. In recent years, apps have even begun to play a role in patient care. From EHR apps that allow healthcare providers to track patient information to medical news apps that provide a searchable database of the latest in healthcare news and guidelines, there are countless apps available that healthcare workers can use in the workplace to help them diagnose, treat, and monitor their patients. Here is a small sampling of some of the most popular medical apps on the market: Epocrates Epocrates is an app providing reliable drug, disease, and diagnostic information. With thousands of drug monographs, a drug-drug interaction checker, a pill identifier, and much more, it acts as a fantastic drug reference. Premium versions of Epocrates provide additional features, including alternative medications, billing codes, disease information, and more. DrawMD This app…

Growing Jobs in the Healthcare Industry

Categories: Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is projected to generate roughly 28% of all new jobs created in the United States by 2020. In the 2010-20 projections, healthcare is expected to grow by 33%, or 5.7 million new jobs. The growth of the healthcare industry, which is primarily made up of private and public hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services, is driven by the aging population and longer life expectancies, as well as new advancements in treatments and technologies. Of those occupations in the U.S. that are growing at the quickest pace, many are related to healthcare. Both Dental Assisting and Medical Assisting jobs are expected to increase by 31% through 2020. In addition to an aging population that will require more medical care, the rising cost of healthcare is causing more medical tasks to be delegated in order to keep costs down.…