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CBD Oil: Benefits, Side Effects, and Myths

Posted on December 28th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is becoming more and more common. In fact, January is National CBD Month. The extract can be found in name-brand stores across the country and in various products, including lotion, pet treats, bath bombs, and candy. As cannabidiol’s popularity grows, so does the industry’s overall worth. Currently, the CBD industry […]

How Medical Assistants Can Help Ease Patient Anxiety

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

In the U.S. alone, approximately 40 million adults have some form of anxiety disorder—whether it’s Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, these people are three to five times more likely to visit healthcare facilities and seek medical attention. For some, doctor visits can worsen […]

Understanding the Field: What Is a Patient Care Technician?

Posted on November 19th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

A career in the medical field is rewarding no matter where you land, but working as a patient care technician comes with its own level of fulfillment. In this hands-on role, you’ll have the opportunity to provide life-saving care and bring forth positive change in your community on a daily basis. Now, you may be […]

How to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe This Holiday Season

Posted on November 13th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

The final months of the year contain some of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, and all of them are known for large gatherings, tables full of delicious food, and an increased number of travelers. This year, however, holiday celebrations will need to be handled differently due to COVID-19. While this doesn’t mean […]

Why Medical Assistants Are Vital to Disaster Relief Efforts

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

Medical assistants undergo countless hours of training, with clear task and duty expectations laid out along the way—but those expectations become fuzzy when catastrophe strikes. As of October 8, 2020, 72 massive wildfires burned over 4.3 million acres of the western portion of the United States. Ten hurricanes struck the U.S. from January through October, […]

How Medical Assistants Can Educate Patients About COVID-19

Posted on October 21st, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed how the world operates on more levels than one. Stores operate with an extreme sense of caution, gathering places are now under strict guidelines, and healthcare workers rely on their patients to help stop the spread, versus the other way around. Those in the medical field are encouraging everyone to […]

How Your Kids Can Stay Healthy This Halloween

Posted on October 13th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping, and the candy is stocked on every aisle… Halloween is here! Every year, Americans rush to the store and stock up on approximately 600 million pounds of candy, and parents find themselves in a dilemma: Should they let their kids go […]

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4 Early Signs of Breast Cancer Every Woman Should Know

Posted on September 24th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which serves to increase awareness, raise funds for research, and remind us to take stock of our individual health. Currently, breast cancer develops in women in the United States at a rate of 1 in 8  (around 12%), with a lower risk for men at 1 in 883. While […]

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10 Tips for Balancing Parenthood and School

Posted on September 15th, 2020 by Vincent Decastro

Any mom or dad can tell you that parenthood is rewarding, but it’s difficult. And if you add attending school on top of that, life can quickly become overwhelming. While it’s certainly far from easy, it is possible to do both—with the right tips, tricks, and habits to help you make the most of your […]

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The Importance of Health Literacy During a Pandemic

Posted on August 28th, 2020 by Vincent Decastro

Health literacy is not something most people take time to brush up on during their busy schedules. However, now may be the perfect time to do so. For those unfamiliar, health literacy is the level to which a person can obtain, process, and understand essential health services and information needed to make necessary health decisions. […]

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