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HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and...

In recognition of November’s health awareness of diabetes, we previously looked at what diabetes is and the different types of diabetes.  Once diagnosed with diabetes there are healthy lifestyle choices one can make to manage...

The month of November honors Diabetes awareness.  Bringing awareness to others about diabetes helps promote education, prevention and disease management.  According to some statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 30 million people...

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...

As we explored in the previous blog, The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC plays a large role in the health unit coordinator profession.  In addition to certification and recertifications,...

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...

Maintaining an online education, while having its many benefits, also requires specific diligence to succeed.  You are not sitting in a classroom or around others who are all focusing on the topic at hand.  Rather,...

Obtaining an online education is unique to this generation and is something that more and more people are exploring.  Whether you are looking to gain a whole new career or simply renew your credentials, an...

Understanding basic medical terminology is becoming more and more helpful in everyday life. But, if you are working in any aspect of the healthcare industry, having a little background can be a useful tool for...

In 1983, President Reagan declared November to be the national Alzheimer’s disease awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million Americans today, compared to less than 2 million when November was first termed the national...

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