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There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

Why do we wash our hands?  It may seem to be common knowledge to wash your hands.  Most children are taught at a young age to “wash up before dinner”.  However, hand washing is more significant than a habit.  Hand washing/sanitization is a requirement at...

The month of September is recognized nationally as Pain Awareness Month, also known as PAM.  Pain Awareness Month began in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) to raise awareness of pain. Most people experience pain of a certain degree at one point in their...

Earlier this week we explored what a certified nurse aide is, and what the necessary skills are.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a certified nurse aide.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering...

A large part of healthcare for the elderly or those in emergency situations can be dictated by advance care planning.  Advance care planning is predetermined healthcare that one would want if they were too ill to communicate it to their healthcare provider(s) them self.  Because...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

The month of August is recognized nationally as Immunization Awareness Month.   Immunization is a process that protects one’s body, or immune system, against harmful elements that could enter.  Mostly these include diseases that we could come in contact with.  In addition, immunizations help develop one’s...

The medical field is a complex and large system that includes not only many positions, but also many layers of care and many pieces that contribute to making the system function.  To fully understand the medical field, we are going to take a look at...

CONGRATULATIONS, AMANDA! AMANDA IS OUR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT WINNER FOR JULY! "Hello! My name is Amanda, and I’m thrilled to win the tuition reimbursement! It is an awesome opportunity. My plans are to attend nursing school at Neosho County Community College, and attend a RN-to-BSN program upon graduation....

Earlier last month, we explored what a Restorative Aide position is and the necessary job skills.  Here is a closer look at the job duties, education requirements and the job outlook. These are important to be aware of, if you are considering this career or...

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