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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 gives you the right to a copy of your record....

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 symptoms.  There are also certain risk factors, that if you...

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 have diabetes and a quarter of those people don’t know...

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...

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 NAHUC assists to provide education, support and networking for...

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...

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, you have the freedom to focus on whatever you set...

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 online education is versatile.  If you are checking out We...

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 a successful career. Medical terminology is a language defining the human...

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 awareness month.  It is important to know and be able...

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