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How to care for yourself when you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease – NBC News

How to care for yourself when you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease – NBC News

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Get the Better newsletter.SUBSCRIBEJan. 17, 2019, 1:45 PM GMTBy Sarah DiGiulioIt doesn’t take a huge stretch of the mind to understand why caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is challenging — especially when that someone is a loved one.It can be physically taxing work, particularly in later stages of the disease when the person needs more and more help with daily functioning. The disease progresses, so care strategies that may work one day may need to be re-written the next.Caregivers fill a lot of roles, explains Shilpa Krishnan, PhD, a physical therapist and assistant professor in Emory University’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Division of Physical Therapy. “Sometimes the caregiver is a chef, sometimes a medical assistant, someti...
WFHS Medical Assisting Students Visit Northwell Health for Authentic ER Experience – LongIsland.com

WFHS Medical Assisting Students Visit Northwell Health for Authentic ER Experience – LongIsland.com

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Manhasset, NY - January 16, 2019 - William Floyd High School students enrolled in the award-winning Career and Technical Education (CTE) program’s Medical Assisting Academy recently had the opportunity to visit North Shore University Hospital’s Department of Surgery and Trauma, which is part of Northwell Health Systems, for an interactive learning experience inside of an actual emergency room environment. Under the supervision of North Shore University staff and their medical assisting teacher Jason McKay, students responded to a mock emergency based on an actual trauma event that occurred last year. Students took turns acting in various response team roles such as nurse, surgeon, anesthesiologist, emergency room physician, emergency room technician, physician assistant an...
Complaint alleges chiropractor sexually assaulted medical assistant during examination – Southeast Texas Record

Complaint alleges chiropractor sexually assaulted medical assistant during examination – Southeast Texas Record

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HOUSTON – A state district lawsuit alleges that a local chiropractor sexually assaulted a medical assistant during an examination late last year. The medical assistant, Dana De Los Santos, brought the suit against her superior, Dr. Michael Khalil, in the Harris County 189th District Court on Jan. 10. In the original complaint, De Los Santos accuses Khalil of pressing his private parts against her while he checked her for hip pain last Dec. 5. Khalil reportedly “sang, out loud, ‘I have VD,’” within earshot of the employees at Elite Chiropractors. The plaintiff confided in another employee about the incident in question, stating she suffered an anxiety attack and could not work. De Los Santos adds that she received a video recording of the eve...
GRCC recruiting more minorities for health care fields – MLive.com

GRCC recruiting more minorities for health care fields – MLive.com

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI –Grand Rapids Community College has funding to train 60 people for an initiative to help increase the diversity of the health care workforce, according to Julie Parks, executive director of GRCC Workforce Training.The new students would take courses in in-demand fields: medical assistant, phlebotomist, and certified nursing assistant (CNA). Course fees will be discounted because a recent grant to grow the pool of minorities.GRCC is already among seven local colleges and universities that announced in June a partnership with the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) to work on reducing barriers to minority students seeking educational opportunities.Colleges, nonprofit work to increase diversity in health care workforceWith the increasing diversity...
Daily Log: 1/11 – Toledo Blade

Daily Log: 1/11 – Toledo Blade

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Emed Rescue 24 Launches a Mobile App to Provide Fast Medical Assistant to Namibians – Tech in Africa

Emed Rescue 24 Launches a Mobile App to Provide Fast Medical Assistant to Namibians – Tech in Africa

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TechInAfrica – Namibia’s local emergency medical evacuation company, Emed Rescue 24, has just launched a mobile app recently. The launch of the mobile app aims at providing the public with quick access to medical services in the state of emergency. The mobile app’s called “E-med rescue panic button”, providing an alternative to calling an ambulance or medical intervention during emergency situations. Once users install and run the mobile app, the red panic button will appear on the screen. When it’s touched, it will alert the Emed Rescue 24 team. The app can access location of the callers via device’s locations that are switched ON when it’s launched. As an alternative when the mobile app’s switched OFF, it will send SMS to the Emed ...
The difference one school year makes — a student's experience at San Manuel Gateway College – Loma Linda University Health

The difference one school year makes — a student's experience at San Manuel Gateway College – Loma Linda University Health

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Ketchup, cinnamon and giggling. Jessica Lopez describes, with a smile, how she and classmates practiced cleaning and dressing wounds — the first two techniques they were required to master in the skills laboratory at San Manuel Gateway College last September.Six months later, it got real. Real patients. Real clinic. These 17 Medical Assistant (MA) students started their clinicals in March at SAC Health System, a collaborating organization that shares the building with San Manuel Gateway College at Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino, in addition to SAC’s other clinic locations.Lopez performed a hemoglobin A1C finger stick test on an elderly male patient her second day in clinicals — marking her first procedure on a real pat...

Latest perk for tech companies: doctor visits at work – San Francisco Chronicle

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Inside a small conference room, feet away from her desk at San Francisco fitness app maker Strava, Camilla Ring got her blood pressure and heart rate taken by Dr. Anju Goel. “It felt normal, aside from it being in a conference room,” Ring said after the nearly hour-long checkup, which Goel had come from her Peninsula home to conduct. Ring’s appointment, booked through a Santa Monica startup called Heal, reflects the tech industry’s affinity for perks that save time. Not only are companies providing in-office meals for their employees, but they’re also bringing ...
Nicolet College announces spring 2018 grads – Starjournalnow

Nicolet College announces spring 2018 grads – Starjournalnow

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Numerous students from the Rhinelander area graduated from Nicolet College in the Spring of 2018. Students, by community, along with the credentials earned, include: Rhinelander – Ashley N. Adams, Nursing Assistant, Technical Diploma; Emma A. Alonso, Professional Communication, Technical Certificate; Jacob E. Arno, Nursing Assistant, Technical Diploma; Lacey Nicole Baker, Administrative Professional, Associates of Applied Science; Emily Samantha Balke, Nursing Assistant, Technical Diploma; Jordan Micheal Ballinger, Welding, Technical Diploma and  Welding/Maintenance and Fabrication, Technical Diploma; Emma Joanne Beavers, Practical Nursing, Technical Diploma; William J. Belliveau, IT-Web Software Devel...