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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...

Today in the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer.  Men have a risk of about 1 in 1,000.  Breast cancer is one of the most common diagnosed cancers in woman and has one of the highest...

Earlier this week we looked at some ways to start preparing for your exams.  If you are already facing exams or you have taken some and are looking to succeed in the remainder of your course, here are a few tips to improve your test...

Whether you are new to college or just starting a new semester or course, now is the time to start good habits of studying!  Many of us fall into bad habits of procrastination.  However, if you set a schedule for yourself each week, it will...

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...

In recognition of Pain Awareness for the month of September, we looked at what pain is, types of pain and resources for pain management and more.  Now let us look at ways one can describe pain to healthcare providers. Pain is individual and is based on...

Seeing a healthcare provider can be overwhelming, confusing, or intimidating for many people.  Without experience in the healthcare field, medical information is new and can take some getting used to.  Whether you are seeing a new provider, going with a loved one to an appointment,...

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, we looked at general ways to stay competitive in today’s job market, through strengthening leadership skills, taking on new job roles, increasing cultural competency, staying knowledgeable of trends in your field and following your interests.  Particularly in the healthcare field, obtaining additional credentials and/or...

According to a report done by CBS News in May of this year, the current job market is at its strongest in the past 10 years for college graduates.  Companies are hiring new college graduates at higher levels of pay.  However, despite the job market...

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