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Over 125 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic health condition such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and a staggering 33% are considered obese. In order to tackle these scary statistics, we need to call upon knowledgeable and well-trained fitness professionals. Unfortunately, many fitness professionals lack the knowledge to become effective agents of change, and others are misguided by faulty information. The average personal trainer has the ability to demonstrate proper exercise form and motivate a client through an intense workout, but very few can answer one simple... Read More
As the popularity and prevalence of going to college online increases, it is natural for a student or potential student entering into a program that requires the mastery of clinical skills and competencies to wonder how it is possible to achieve this in an online setting. In addition, many students are fearful of the online learning format. Well, wonder and fear no more! Two of the most commonly voiced fears and hesitations are going to be addressed and (hopefully) alleviated in this blog posting. Q: How will I adjust to the online classroom when I am used to learning in a traditional... Read More
When I became a DA life was complicated, I was young, single mom, two beautiful baby girls and only had a one goal “Support my children,” and doing everything I could to keep us together. I went for an interview at an office for a secretary position and as I pulled into the parking lot, the newspaper ad never stated it was a dental office. Oh No! A dental office, I’m not fan of the dental office, I had a bad experience as a child. “I said to myself I can do this, it’s for my girls!” I was hired as a secretary for the dentist. After three months working I became very interested and curious to... Read More
In October 2006 the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that psoriasis increases a person’s chance of having Cardiovascular Disease and Heart attack. What is Psoriasis? According to National Psoriasis Foundation, Psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by itchy, reddened, rash-like patches or lesions. Doctors think it may be an autoimmune condition . It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious. How does this relate to a heart problem? While inflammation is part of the body's... Read More
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~William Arthur Ward Inspiration, with the foundation of knowledge is what every student needs. Highly effective instructors share one very important special quality, and that is inspiring students. If you ask a student what made their favorite instructor so great, you would hear the following words: passionate, devoted, knowledgeable, patient, lively, energetic, high standards, understanding, sense of humor, creative, always prepared, motivated, and a great listener. In... Read More
When I finish my healthcare professional training, will I find a job? New survey shows finding qualified people for booming healthcare market is challenging Results from a new survey on the state of hiring in the healthcare market confirm what has been reported for years, even in the midst of an economic downturn: the healthcare jobs market is scorching. Trouble is, hiring managers are finding it challenging to get the qualified people they need. In separate studies, the Health IT sector alone was forecast to create 50,000 new jobs, spurred by the government's incentive program to adopt... Read More
The field of medicine can be stressful at times. Radiologic technologists are required to multitask more and more, as well as deal with the constant changes in technology that are often difficult or complex, which can create stress, burn-out, and medical errors. There are ways to manage your stress, but it requires effort on the part of the technologist. It is crucial that they take responsibility for the management of their stress and be able to maintain a level of professionalism at all times. Self-evaluation exercises can help by ensuring that the technologist is constantly aware of their... Read More
You are getting ready to prepare your taxes this year and if you are paying for college, too, you may qualify for additional tax breaks. If parents are helping with your college expenses they may also be able to qualify. The American Opportunity Tax Credit There is a $2,500 tax reduction in your federal income tax bill if your earnings are less than $80,000 for single filers and $160,000 for married couples. This break can be taken every year you are in college. Lifetime Learning Credit The credit you can have is 20% of your eligible school expenses up to a maximum of $2,000. The credit will... Read More
Life Happens: Positive Self-Talk What thoughts race through your head during a stressful situation, like a presentation, or a big meeting with your boss? Is your self-talk positive or negative? Self-talk is the constant stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head every day. Positive self-talk is beneficial in many ways. Think it’s not for you? Read more to find out why it might be just what you need… In everyday life, we come into contact with negative or stressful situations regularly. In many cases, there is no option to avoid these obstacles, so our only line of defense is to... Read More
Why did I choose dental assisting as a career, well I didn’t actually choose it without some help? What do I mean; well about 29 years ago a very good friend of mine called and asked if I wanted to go to dental assisting school with her in Tulsa Oklahoma. She explained how the school she sought out here (Fort Worth) didn’t have the dental program just yet, it would be several months before it would start and that their career college in Tulsa was already underway. We could actually go to school away from home I said yes, and definitely one of the best decisions I could’ve ever made, aside... Read More