Resolve for Better Study Habits in 2013

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As you work toward your diploma or degree in allied health, it is important to develop – and stick to – good study habits. As the year comes to an end, resolve for effective, efficient studying in 2013! These useful tips will help you improve and invigorate your studying routine in the new year: If possible, take practice tests. Taking advantage of practice exams will help you become familiar with the testing format, give you a feel for the types of questions you can expect to find on the tests, and help you recall information. Write – and rewrite – the information. Take the time to handwrite the information you are studying – this will greatly help you to retain and remember the material. Switch between topics. Instead of immersing yourself in a single subject, try switching between a few related topics. This way, you will cover more material in…

Mistakes to Avoid When Filling Out the FAFSA

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Ready to apply to Arizona College? The first thing you should do is complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you are eligible for financial support. As you are filling out the application, be sure to keep these commonly made mistakes top of mind when completing the FAFSA. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply. It’s true – the early bird gets the worm. Many students don’t realize that you don’t have to complete your taxes in order to apply for federal student aid, although it will help you get a jump on the FAFSA. You will eventually need to use the correct figures (there is a correction page on the FAFSA website), but to complete the FAFSA, you can use data from the previous tax year to make estimates. Don’t complete the FAFSA by hand – apply online. The site is designed to…

Dental Assistants Assist in Diagnosis of Severe Health Problems

Categories: Dental Assisting

Each year, almost 20 million Americans see a dentist without paying a visit to their regular doctor. For this reason, it is more important than ever for Dental Assistants and other dental professionals to be vigilant and on the lookout for signs of severe health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. According to the National Health Interview Survey taken by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2008, about 26% of children did not see a general healthcare provider during the year, yet more than one third of this group did visit the dentist. This number is similar for adults – one quarter of those surveyed did not see a general healthcare provider, while a quarter of that group did visit the dentist at least once. There is a strong link between oral health and general health, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and this…

The Benefits of Hiring Medical Assistants

Categories: Medical Assisting

Whether you are a recruiter for a clinic or a doctor in need of a few more hands on deck in your office, there are many benefits of adding Medical Assistants to your staff. Medical Assistants are trained to help physicians in various clinical and administrative tasks. Day-to-day responsibilities of a Medical Assistant can vary from administrative work to diagnostic screening to assisting doctors during medical procedures. For many physicians, one of the most significant benefits of adding Medical Assistants to the team is the reduction in workload. A Medical Assistant can handle routine rounds, tests, and administrative work, allowing physicians to focus on complicated cases and situations that require their undivided attention. Another benefit of hiring Medical Assistants is that they are trained to be flexible and assist in a wide variety of tasks. Along with administrative work like distributing and collecting insurance and health forms, Medical Assistants can…

Brush Up on Your CPR Skills Every Friday at AZ College

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It is very important for allied health professionals to be familiar with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of an emergency. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), when an individual suffers an out-of-hospital heart attack and their survival depends greatly on receiving immediate CPR from a bystander, less than one-third of those individuals receive the help they need. Most bystanders are untrained in CPR and are afraid of doing something wrong. At Arizona College, we offer CPR courses every Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Students can sign up for CPR courses through the front desk and attend on a first-come, first-served basis. This CPR course will teach students to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and help them determine if someone needs CPR or rescue breaths, or needs to be placed in a recovery position to protect their airway. Students will learn about performing CPR on adults, children, and infants,…