In What specialties can a Medical Assistant work?

Categories: Career Services, Medical Assisting

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…

Allied Health Professions Week 2014

Categories: Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy

Every year, the health care community desires to create awareness for particular health care related professions, including Allied Health. November 3rd-9th, 2014, is a week dedicated to honoring all Allied Health Professionals.  This event honors the more than 3 million health care providers working in more than 80 allied health professions.  It promotes the celebration of allied health careers by providers, educators, and allied health accreditors. Who are Allied Health Professionals? Allied Health Professionals provide patient care, which including the medical, dental and pharmacy fields.  They work within a team to make the health care system function effectively and efficiently by providing a wide range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services.  These professionals are crucial to the health care providers they support and the patients they tend.  It is estimated that Allied Health Professionals make up approximately 60% of the health care workforce. What are…

What is Reflexology and how does it work?

Categories: Massage Therapy

Reflexology is the application of direct pressure to specific points located in the hands, feet and ears. Reflexologists believe that these specific points correspond to particular organs and body systems throughout the body and that, applying pressure to those points results in physical health and mental benefits.  Although Reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, it is often used in conjunction with other traditional treatments to help relieve symptoms and promote healing.  It is often used to improve conditions related to anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, headaches, PMS, and sinusitis. The origin of Reflexology can be traced back to ancient Egyptian and Chinese civilizations, with evidence of hieroglyphics documentation of pressure points on the feet, dating back to 2330 BC. In modern times, Reflexology was said to be further researched and professionally documented by Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, M.D. (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist) with the…