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6 September 2016 – Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. For each of one of those people, WHO estimates that at least another 20 attempt to take their own life. However, suicides are preventable. World Suicide Prevention Day, on 10 September, is an opportunity to find out what each of us can do to help prevent suicide.

6 September 2016 – The interim guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus has been updated with new evidence and advice. The primary transmission route of Zika virus is via the Aedes mosquito, however mounting evidence shows that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible and more common than previously assumed. This is of concern due to an association between the Zika virus and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

2 September 2016 — The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was on 1 September 2016. The Committee agreed that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders continues to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

30 August 2016 – In response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, WHO has issued new treatment guidelines for 3 common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. All 3 are generally curable with antibiotics, however they are becoming more difficult to treat, as some antibiotics are now failing due to misuse and overuse. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence.

31 August 2016 — The Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations concerning yellow fever met today. It decided that the yellow fever outbreak in Angola and DRC does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Despite considerable progress, the outbreak remains a serious public health event that warrants continued action and international support.

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To see a full listing of our Hospice locations, and contact information, please click here.

How We Help Our Services

Hospice Care focuses on all aspects of a patient’s life and well-being: physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. There’s no age restriction. Hospice of Health First provides care in the setting of your choice. Whether you live in your own home, in a Nursing home, an assisted-living facility, or are hospitalized, Hospice of Health First is committed to providing comfort and care for end-of-life patients. We recognize that it takes a team of caregivers to meet the unique needs of each patient. We put the patient and family at the center of all decision-making to ensure that the needs and wants of each patient are met. Hospice caregivers offer knowledge and support at a patient’s end of life, just as Obstetricians and Midwives lend care and expertise at the start of life. Hospice can reduce anxiety in both the patient and his or her family by helping make the most of the time remaining and in achieving some level of acceptance.

Hospice Care Wherever the Patient Lives
It has been said that “home is wherever you hang your hat.” In-home Hospice Care can be provided wherever you live in a private home, a skilled Nursing facility or assisted-living facility. In addition to focusing on the physical health and comfort of a patient, Hospice Care also focuses on the emotional needs and spiritual well-being for terminally-ill patients and their loved ones. Hospice of Health First can also provide substantial support and training for family caregivers, helping many patients feel less of a burden to their loved ones.

Care in Our Hospice House
Hospice of Health First is blessed to have the beautifully serene William Childs Hospice House. located on five secluded acres on the campus of Health First Palm Bay Hospital. The 16-bed, inpatient facility was the first freestanding Hospice facility in Brevard for:

  • Patients who require more intensive, skilled Nursing care, symptom management in a supervised setting
  • Patients who are imminently facing death without a caregiver or who live in an unstable home situation
  • Patients requiring up to a five-day respite stay

The William Childs Hospice House was named by Madeline Childs in memory of her husband, William, who passed away while in the care of Hospice of Health First in February of 2002. Over $4 million in community donations went into building the charming facility. If you’re interested in donating to the William Childs Hospice House or to the programs and services of Hospice of Health First, please contact the Health First Foundation at 321.434.7353 .

The William Childs Hospice House is open for visitation 24-hours/seven days a week. Children and pets are always welcome. If you or a loved one would like to be evaluated for care at the William Childs Hospice House, please contact your physician for a referral. You can also obtain more information by calling 321.434.8400 or by taking a virtual tour here.

Hospice Care in the hospital
Every effort will be made to provide care in the setting of the patient’s choice. However, it’s important to keep in mind that no matter where Hospice Care is provided, sometimes it’s necessary to be admitted to a hospital. Hospice patients generally only require a short hospital stay to stabilize symptoms, and then they are usually able to return to their homes. The patient’s physician and the Hospice of Health First physician will work together to determine the best plan of care.

Management of Pain, Symptoms Medical Equipment
When the time comes to manage the pain or symptoms of an illness, Hospice of Health First works in cooperation with your physician to provide you with pain medications and medical equipment to help ease suffering. Of course, each plan of care is individualized but usually involves treatment of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and shortness of breath. We will also train caregivers on ways to help your loved one to ease their suffering and symptoms. We will also help you to anticipate changes that may occur during the course of your loved one’s illness. Additionally, Hospice of Health First offers Hospice patients and families unique programs such as Pet Therapy and Arts Medicine to help patients and family members realize the joy and happiness that animals and/or creativity can bring.

Volunteer support
At no time is a helping hand more important than when our loved ones are living with a life-limiting illness. Hospice volunteers are concerned and caring people who generously donate their time, effort and talents to hospice patients and their families when help is needed most. At Hospice of Health First we believe that our volunteers are an integral part of our team approach to hospice care – and rightly so, as we were founded by community-minded, compassionate volunteers who believe in the Hospice philosophy.

After an intensive Volunteer Orientation program, opportunities for volunteers exist in a variety of different areas including:

  • Patient/Family Support provide companionship and support to hospice patients and families in their own homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or at the William Childs Hospice House
  • Community Outreach represent Hospice of Health First at health fairs and community events, recruiting volunteers and educating others about Hospice services
  • Special Events assist with programs and events that raise community awareness about Hospice services
  • Clerical/Office Support providing administrative support to the hospice staff in Melbourne and at the William Childs Hospice House
  • Bereavement provide companionship and support to people who have lost a family member or friend
  • Transportation provide transportation for hospice patients and their caregivers to appointments, assist with obtaining groceries and other necessities as needed
  • Teens Linking Lives high school age teens make volunteering a part of their educational experience. Teens bridge the gap between young and old in our community and take the opportunity to learn from the older generation.
  • Arts in Medicine volunteers using their talents of music, art, massage, gardening and cooking to bring joy and comfort to patients and families in Hospice Care
  • Hounds of Hospice certified therapy dogs and trained Hospice voltuneers spread four legged cheer to patients in facilities and their homes

Respite Care
“Respite” means rest or relief. There may come a time during the course of your family member’s illness that you as a caregiver need some time away from the tasks of care-giving. Caregiver stress can lead to physical and emotional distress that interferes with your ability to provide care.

Respite Care is designed to provide temporary, short-term assistance in caring for an individual of any age who has special needs and is intended to allow caregivers a chance to emotionally recharge so they can be better prepared to handle the normal day-to-day challenges of caring for a Hospice patient.

Hospice of Health First helps provide time for rest to primary caregivers, by professionals or our specially-trained Hospice Volunteers.

Arts & Medicine, Pet Therapy, TL2, and Transportation
Healing can take all forms. For some, painting and music soothe the soul. For others, petting a sweet dog brings back memories of a best four-legged best friend of childhood. Pet Therapy has been shown to increase pain tolerance, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and bring smiles to patients’ faces. The sight of dogs and the touch of their fur often bring peace and joy to those patients whose life once included animals. Therapy Dogs help combat loneliness and give people the chance to have something to look forward to. Through training and experience, Therapy Dogs become part of the Hospice Team. In addition to comforting patients, specially trained Therapy Dogs and their handlers often have the ability to comfort family members, including children. At Hospice of Health First, we are committed to healing in any form that brings joy into the hearts of our patients, including music, art, aromatherapy, culinary arts, and Pet Therapy. Additionally, our Teen Leaders 2 (TL2) program links teenagers with Hospice patients for special game nights and companionship visits.

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What is Biomedical Informatics? #biomedical #health #informatics


What is Biomedical Informatics?

Defining Informatics

One of the biggest challenges for the field of informatics is the variability in the word(s) that precede informatics. The most comprehensive term to describe the field is biomedical and health informatics (BMHI). Sometimes just components of these broader terms are used, such as biomedical informatics or health informatics. But all of them refer to the field that is concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by the use of technology, to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research. Practitioners of informatics are usually called informaticians (sometimes informaticists) and view their focus more on information than technology.

Sometimes narrower words appear in front of informatics. Other uses of informatics in biomedical and health-related areas include:

  • Clinical informatics – Generally refers to informatics applied in healthcare or individual health settings. Sometimes medical informatics is used to describe this area. The application of informatics focused on specific healthcare disciplines usually includes the name of that discipline, such as nursing (nursing informatics), dentistry (dental informatics), pathology (pathology informatics), etc.
  • Bioinformatics – The application of informatics in cellular and molecular biology, often with a focus on genomics. The sub-term translational bioinformatics is used to describe bioinformatics applied to human health.
  • Imaging informatics – Informatics with a focus on imaging, including the use of PACS systems to store and retrieve images in health care settings.
  • Consumer health informatics – The field devoted to informatics from a consumer view.
  • Research informatics – The use of informatics to facilitate biomedical and health research, which subsumes the frequently described area of clinical research informatics that is widely used to describe informatics applications in clinical research. This increasingly includes an emphasis on translational research, which aims to accelerate research findings from bench (biological) to bedside and into widespread clinical practice.
  • Public health informatics – The application of informatics in areas of public health, including surveillance, reporting, and health promotion.
  • Health information management (HIM) – While not a formal is the discipline that has historically focused on the management of medical records. As the medical record has become electronic, this field has been in transition and increasingly overlaps with informatics.

For further details on BMHI, including further reading materials and an online lecture, please visit:

Home Health Care Agencies – Ratings and Performance Data #hotel #direct

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Compare Home Health Care Services

Guide to Choosing Home Health Care Agencies

At Home Health Care Service Providers offer a number of options for care within the patient’s home. When looking for the right home health care, there are a number of options to consider before making your final decision. Since the service will be coming to your home, it is important to first locate a group of services that are geographically close to you before analyzing their amenities further. Next, compare the program’s services offered and make sure you choose a company that will provide care specific to your needs. In addition, make sure that the program scores well in performance measures, managing pain and treating symptoms, treating wounds and preventing bed sores, and preventing harm and hospital stays. Discuss your selection with your physician and family before making your final decision.

Ownership Type

The location of the service and who provides care: non-profit, corporate, government, or voluntary.

  • Combination Government Voluntary: This type of ownership provides care services that are run by the government at either the state or local level.
  • Hospital Based Program: Ownership of this type provides programs that are based within a hospital.
  • Local: This type of ownership provides care services that are run locally in your city, and serve a more limited area.
  • Official Health Agency: This type of ownership often provides a variety of services, giving you the ability to work with one company to cover all of your at home health care needs.
  • Rehabilitation Facility Based Program: These programs focus on at home physical rehabilitation.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Based Program: These programs focus on providing skilled nurses for at home health care.
  • Visiting Nurse Association: These programs provide skilled nurses for at home care.

What to Watch for in Home Health Care Agencies

To ensure you receive the highest quality of care, avoid providers with low scores in performance measures, managing pain and treating symptoms, treating wounds and preventing bed sores, and preventing harm and hospital stays. In addition, avoid trying to work with a company that is located far away from you, as it might be more difficult to find a nurse or other care provider you like that is also willing or able to travel a longer distance.

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About Us

Our Company

For over three decades HOME HEALTH CARE OF HUNTSVILLE, CO has been serving the health care needs of the citizens along the I-45 corridor from Montgomery County to Corsicana. We are proud to be the first hospice care serving these counties for nearly twenty-five years. This locally owned and operated entity takes pride in serving local communities with health care workers from their communities always striving for the highest level of service with all we serve.

The populations we serve are diverse and we provide four distinct areas of service that allows for clients to obtain comprehensive services all within one agency. The service areas we provide are skilled/therapy care, hospice services, personal attendant services, and private duty care. More details regarding these services are available at the following links: SKILLED/THERAPY, HOSPICE. PERSONAL ATTENDANT, and PRIVATE DUTY.


To provide committed, compassionate, and competent care respecting the individual inherent worth of each client and their right to informed consent and to direct their own care.

The Agency Services

  • Short-term skilled nursing and therapy needs. Each individual client service is physician directed by the client’s primary care physician. Services are paid for by Medicare and individual insurance or private pay .
  • End of life palliative hospice care managed by Thee Hospice’s Medical Director and an Inter-Disciplinary Team that assesses and develops a comprehensive plan that addresses medical, emotional, bereavement, and spiritual needs. Services are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.
  • Personal AttendantServices are also provided for clients that have been approved by a case manager of the Department of Aging and Disability Services(DADS). Services are paid for by Medicaid .
  • Private Duty Services are offered and often provide support for patients on Skilled or Hospice services. The services are directed by the person who hires the agency (not physician) and typically involve private pay. There may be some instances where long-term care insurance policies cover these costs.
  • Partnership agreements and contracts involving in-facility care are sometimes entered into with long-term care or assisted living facilities while providing hospice care

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Health Benefits

Home Healthcare

Home Health Care includes VA’s Skilled Home Health Care Services (SHHC) and Homemaker and Home Health Aide Services (H/HHA).

Skilled Home Health Care (SHHC) Services

SHHC is short-term health care services that can be provided to Veterans if they are homebound or live far away from VA. The care is delivered by a community-based home health agency that has a contract with VA. SHHC is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management, and assistance with activities of daily living (e.g. bathing and getting dressed) or instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. fixing meals and taking medicines); are isolated or their caregiver is experiencing burden.

Homemaker/Home Health Aide (H/HHA) Services

The services of a Homemaker or Home Health Aide can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age. A Homemaker or Home Health Aide can be used as a part of an alternative to nursing home care, and as a way to get Respite Care at home for Veterans and their family caregiver.

VA’s Family Caregivers Program provides support and assistance to caregivers of post 9/11 Veterans and Service Members being medically discharged. Eligible primary Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, travel and lodging reimbursement, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. For more information, contact your local VA medical facility and speak with a Caregiver Support Coordinator, visit www.caregiver.va.gov or dial toll-free 1-877-222-VETS (8387).

Home Telehealth

Home Telehealth, also known as Care Coordination/Home Telehealth, is a service that allows the Veteran’s physician or nurse to monitor the Veteran’s medical condition remotely using home monitoring equipment.

Veterans can be referred to a care coordinator for Home Telehealth services by any member of their care team.

When approved for Home Telehealth, specialized equipment in the Veteran’s home will provide the care coordinator with the Veteran’s health information. The care coordinator will check in with the Veteran by phone, if needed. If any of the Veteran’s health measurements do not seem normal, the care coordinator talks with their physician or nurse and then gets back to the Veteran with next steps.

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

One of the Largest Hospitals in Western New York

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health, is one of the largest hospitals in Western New York with the region s busiest emergency room (ER); our new $32 million ER is triple the size of our previous facility.

We are accredited by the Joint Commission, illustrating that we meet the highest quality and safety standards in our field.

Smoke-Free Campus

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere on Mercy Hospital property or its off-site locations. This smoke-free policy includes all buildings, parking areas, cars parked on hospital property, grounds and adjacent sidewalks.

I came to the Emergency room with severe chest pains. It turns out that I was in the midst of a heart attack.

I was immediately taken in and given excellent care from the ER staff, and I was then put into a room. The cardiologist and staff did a superb job. I had an angioplasty and a stent put in before I knew what was happening. I can tell you that the instant it was done, I felt the difference physically.

Having a heart attack at age 47 is a scary thing, but I truly felt that I was given the best care in Western New York.

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Health Information Management History: Past, Present – Future #online #health #information #management


Health Information Management History: Past, Present Future

It s time to start searching for a new job but not just any job. You want a career that s stable, something in an industry that will be around to help you provide for your family for years to come. Health information management fits the bill, and it has the track record to prove it.

The United States has a long history of health information management (HIM). The health information industry has been around officially since 1928 when the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) sought to improve the standards of records being created in clinical settings. HIM trends continue to make news today thanks to the new implementation of electronic health records (EHR).

Things won t be slowing down for the HIM industry anytime soon. The volume of data healthcare organizations are now collecting pales in comparison to the amount of data that will be generated in a year, says Anatoly Geyfman. CEO of healthcare analytics company Carevoyance. This expanding branch of the healthcare field could be your ticket to the job stability you ve always dreamed of.

This overview of health information management history will give you all the facts you need about this growing industry. With a varied history and a promising future, HIM could be your new career path!

The 1920s and health records

The HIM industry can trace its roots back to the 1920s, when healthcare professionals realized that documenting patient care benefited both providers and patients. Patient records established the details, complications and outcomes of patient care.

Documentation became wildly popular and was used throughout the nation after healthcare providers realized that they were better able to treat patients with complete and accurate medical history. Health records were soon recognized as being critical to the safety and quality of the patient experience.

The ACOS standardized these clinical records by establishing the American Association of Record Librarians, a professional association that exists today under the name American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). These early medical records were documented on paper, which explains the name record librarians.

Medical records in the information age

Paper medical records were steadily maintained from the 1920s onward, but the advancing technology of the 60s and 70s introduced the beginnings of a new system. The development of computers encouraged pioneering American universities to explore the marriage of computers and medical records.

“The volume of data healthcare organizations are now collecting pales in comparison to the amount of data that will be generated in a year.”

These universities often partnered with large healthcare facilities. Patient information would be generated and electronically recorded at a specific facility and it was accessible only at that healthcare location. This obviously restricted the software s usefulness and viability on the market. Other hindrances to early electronic heath records included computer performance limitations and exorbitant pricing.

However, interest in computers continued to increase. Individual departments of the healthcare industry such as patient registration recognized the usefulness of keeping electronic records. Early EHR software began to be adopted within certain departments. Healthcare software development continued to focus on these single application uses into the early 1980s.

Using healthcare software in the 1980s and 90s

The 80s produced huge leaps in healthcare software development. The advent of computerized registration meant patients were able to benefit from a more efficient electronic check-in process for the first time ever. The introduction of the master patient index (MPI), a database of patient information used across all the departments of a healthcare organization, was also a massive success.

These wins encouraged software developers to continue creating with a new focus on individual hospital departments. Departments like Radiology and Laboratory adapted well to the new software, and computer healthcare applications began appearing on the market.

However, these applications still faced limitations. Computer applications were being used within healthcare walls, but none of them could communicate with each other or be viewed by neighboring departments.

While technology flourished outside of the healthcare industry, computerization within healthcare had hit a roadblock. Healthcare was without a communicative, cross-departmental electronic record system. But the new millennium was about to change all that.

Millennial medical records

A wave of medical errors and patient deaths caused by healthcare providers renewed the search for a viable EHR system in 2000. Electronic health records would allow providers to make better decisions and provide better care while reducing the incidence of medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records. (CMS.gov ) President George W. Bush called for computerized health records in his 2004 State of the Union Address. An EHR revolution had begun.

Present-day healthcare organizations are implementing functional EHR systems with more intensity than ever thanks to President Obama s passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009. ARRA requires the adoption of Electronic Medical Records by 2014 for seventy percent of the primary care provider population, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

This requirement has led the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to establish 62 Regional Extension Centers (RECs) across the nation. (healthit.gov ) These RECs offer support to healthcare providers as they adopt electronic health records and move toward the goal of documenting all healthcare treatment via electronic records.

The future of health information management

Today s health information management industry is still based on the founding goal of the first medical record librarians: to increase and improve the clinical documentation standards. The industry has come a long way from keeping hard copies of health records, but the ultimate goal of fully functional EHR has yet to be realized.

More changes are in the works for the health information management industry even as they work toward fine-tuning the EHR system. More important than the data itself is the ability to learn actionable insights from the data, says Geyfman. Traditional organizations will have to understand not only how to collect data, but also to quickly and reliably process, analyze and deliver the data to those who need it, to any device.

Are you ready to be part of the future?

Health information management has come a long way, but there are still plenty of changes to come. Are you ready to join and contribute to this ever-changing industry?

If you re ready for a stable job in an evolving field that has the potential to impact future generations, HIM is the career path for you. Learn how to get started in as little as 18 months with a bachelor s degree in Health Information Management .*

*Time to complete is dependent on accepted transfer credits and courses completed each quarter.

**This article was originally published in Dec. 2010 by Denise Van Fleet. It has since been updated to reflect data relevant to 2015.

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Ashley is a freelance writer for Collegis education who writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. She believes in the power of words and knowledge and enjoys using both to encourage others on their learning journeys

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Contact the Atlanta VA Health Care System

Atlanta VA Health Care System offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans. For additional contact information you may also view our phone directory or A to Z List of Services .

To all our Customers, we’ve taken steps to improve our phone system, however, as we are working on further improvements we want all our Veterans to be aware that they can communicate with their Clinical Provider Teams thru MyHealthyVet.

Our administrative hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Emergencies are seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Review our visiting hours and polices page for visitor hours. View our phone list for office numbers.

Patient Advocates

Our Service Recovery program is a systematic approach to obtain Veteran feedback while responding to complaints in a manner that creates loyalty and responsively makes system improvements. Service Recovery begins at the point of service. All patient care areas in the hospital have Department Level Advocates who address concerns for patients. Patient Advocates are available to address issue of patients if the Department Level Advocate is unable. Our Patient Advocate program gives you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights.

If you have a compliment, complaint, or other issue which you believe requires resolution, please contact one of our patient representatives at 404-321-6111, ext. 2264; or visit them at the main medical center, Room 1B152, Hours of Operation: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 4 p.m. or by calling the Telephone Advise Program 404-329-2220 or 2222; Toll free at 1-800-224-4087.

Additional contact information is available on our customer service page.

Contacting a Patient

If you come to visit a patient, please see our maps for directions and parking locations. You may also wish to review our visiting hours and policies page.

If you would like to send a card, gift or flowers to a patient, the mailing address is:

Patient Name (Patient Room Number)
c/o Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Telephone Care

Please contact our telephone care line at 1-800-224-4087, 24 hours a day, if you need medical advice, have a question about your medication, or need to schedule a non-urgent appointment.

OEF/OIF Coordinator

Kerry Traviss, room 2B-150. 404-321-6111, ext. 6345.

Former Prisoners of War

Our Former Prisoners of War Advocate for the Atlanta VA Medical Center is Ms. Rhonda E. Sturdivant. Ms Sturdivant can be reached at 404-321-6111, extension 6808.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at one of the numbers below, or visit My Healthe Vet .

Media Inquiries

For media requests, contact the Public Affairs Office at (404) 321-6111 x5385

Inquiry Routing and Information System

VA has established an inquiry routing and information system which provides answers to frequently-asked questions. You may also use this system to submit a comment, question, or concern.

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NIH Clinical Center: Graduate Medical Education (GME): National Institutes of Health Hospice

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Graduate Medical Education (GME): National Institutes of Health Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship Program Director:
Ann Berger, MSN, MD ; Chief of Pain and Palliative Care Service, NIH Clinical Center

Associate Program Director:
M. Jennifer Cheng, MD, Senior Attending Physician

This fellowship program is designed for candidates who have academic and clinical career goals in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Fellows gain hospice and palliative medicine expertise as they provide consultations for medical, psychological, and spiritual concerns and coordinate team-based, holistic integrative approaches. Palliative care services are provided to adults and children through multiple settings, including inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, and day-hospital clinics. Trainees encounter patients with common and rare diseases from all walks of life, and in both research and community settings. Candidates must have:

  • a MD or DO degree from an ACGME-accredited medical school
  • satisfactorily completed three postgraduate years of training at the time of appointment
  • ABMS board eligibility or certification in one of the following specialties: internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, oncology, anesthesiology, surgery, or radiation oncology
  • unrestricted state medical licenses and the ability to be licensed in Washington DC and Maryland by the beginning of training.

Program Structure
This one year fellowship program offers training that leads to board eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Fellows receive broad, practical experience in palliative medicine and hospice care through inpatient and outpatient palliative medicine rotations at the NIH Clinical Center (approximately half the academic year), inpatient palliative medicine rotations at community Suburban Hospital (12 weeks), and home hospice (4 weeks), inpatient hospice (6 weeks), and long-term-care hospice (4 weeks) rotations at Washington Home and Community hospices. The fellowship includes a four-week elective rotation.
Additional program highlights:

  • Fellows are expected to demonstrate academic proficiency through literature review, a peer-review quality journal article, a book chapter, or other professional writing project, or a limited and closely-mentored research project
  • Fellows are exposed to and learn about complementary therapies such as acupuncture, relaxation therapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, guided imagery, Reiki, and art therapy
  • Longitudinal self-care activities through confidential, individual meetings with social worker and chaplain
  • Longitudinal educational and clinical collaboration with NIMH Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service

Application Information
This program participates in the ERAS system and all applications to this fellowship should be completed through ERAS. The completed application must include three letters of recommendation. The program also participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Additional information about the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship application cycle and deadlines can be obtained directly from the ERAS website.

Currently we do not sponsor J-1 Visa. Fellows receive a stipend based on the salary guidelines of the National Institutes of Health PGY4 level salary.

Clinical psychology program #ubc #psychology, #ubc #psych, #psychology #ubc, #university #of #british



UBC s Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology s broad mission is to advance clinical science. We view clinical science as composed of research efforts and practice directed toward:

  1. The promotion of adaptive functioning
  2. Assessment, understanding, amelioration, and prevention of human problems in behaviour, affect, cognition or health
  3. The application of knowledge in ways consistent with scientific evidence

The program s emphasis on the term science underscores its commitment to empirical approaches to evaluating the validity and utility of testable hypotheses and to advancing knowledge and practice by this method.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. If you are interested in more information about our accreditation status, contact the Director of Clinical Training (Lynn Alden ) or:

Initial accreditation 1986-87
Next site visit due 2015-16

As of 2012, CPA and APA signed the First Street Accord which is a mutual recognition agreement on accreditation. It demonstrates that the APA views the accreditation standards and principles of the CPA as equivalent to the Commission on Accreditation guidelines and principles. View the statement .

This webpage presents an overview of important information about the clinical program. To fully understand the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at UBC, please read the material in all the links on this page and in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Health Information Technology #health #information #technology #classes


Health Information Technology

The College is awaiting recommendations from the Commiss­ion on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) for program changes that will better serve graduates. The College expects to implement these recommendations, which will bring about a state-of-the-art degree program. Interested students should seek further information from the College’s Office of Admissions as well as from the program Chairperson.

Labouré’s Associate in Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) will prepare you to enter a growing field with limitless career possibilities. Graduates of this accredited, two-year program are prepared for examination by AHIMA to earn the designation Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). There are two academic paths in this division: the Associate in Science degree and the Online Medical Coding Certificate program.

Registered Health Information Technicians:

  • Ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
  • Use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care or controlling costs.
  • Often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research.
  • Can work as cancer registrars – compiling and maintaining data on cancer patients.

“My decision to attend Labouré College was an easy one. Once I researched HIM programs on the AHIMA website and saw Labouré was listed, I applied. The Labouré name is so well known in the Boston healthcare world that I didn’t even think about it twice! I was hired as the HIM director’s administrative assistant as a student at Labouré and still hold that position. I obtained my RHIT credential and plan on taking the CCS exam early next year.”
– Sherisse Monteiro, RHIT, Class of 2011, Brigham and Women’s Hospital




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Social Workers – Part Time: 0.57

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What s home health care? #hospice #definition

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What’s home health care & what should I expect?

What’s home health care?

Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).

Examples of skilled home health services include:

  • Wound care for pressure sores or a surgical wound
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Intravenous or nutrition therapy
  • Injections
  • Monitoring serious illness and unstable health status

The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.

If you get your Medicare benefits through a Medicare health plan, check with your plan to find out how it gives your Medicare-covered home health benefits.

If you have a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy or other health insurance coverage, tell your doctor or other health care provider so your bills get paid correctly.

If your doctor or referring health care provider decides you need home health care, they should give you a list of agencies that serve your area. but must tell you whether their organization has a financial interest in any agency listed.

What should I expect from my home health care?

  • Doctor’s orders are needed to start care. Once your doctor refers you for home health services, the home health agency will schedule an appointment and come to your home to talk to you about your needs and ask you some questions about your health.
  • The home health agency staff will also talk to your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress.
  • It’s important that home health staff see you as often as the doctor ordered.

Examples of what the home health staff should do include:

  • Check what you’re eating and drinking.
  • Check your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
  • Check that you’re taking your prescription and other drugs and any treatments correctly.
  • Ask if you’re having pain.
  • Check your safety in the home.
  • Teach you about your care so you can take care of yourself.
  • Coordinate your care. This means they must communicate regularly with you, your doctor, and anyone else who gives you care.

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Auto insurance premiums spike in South Carolina as crashes increase and repair


Auto insurance premiums spike in South Carolina as crashes increase and repair bills swell

Increase in health insurance premiums

As more sensors and cameras become part of a vehicle’s makeup, repairs can become more costly. Paint and body prepper William Smithey repairs a front bumper at Rick Hendricks BMW on Tuesday. Wade Spees/Staff

Traffic fills Interstate 526 toward Westmoreland Bridge over the Ashley River on Tuesday. Congestion across the country has gotten worse as the economy has improved and more people have gotten back to work. In South Carolina, experts say that’s led to more wrecks — and higher insurance premiums. Wade Spees/Staff

South Carolina drivers are getting in more wrecks, the damage is getting more expensive to repair, and the state’s auto insurers are starting to pass along the bill.

In short, that’s the confluence of factors causing insurance premiums in the Palmetto State to spike after creeping up gradually throughout the economic recovery.

Auto premiums are jumping across the country thanks to a robust economy that’s put more drivers on the road and an influx of new technology that’s made cars more expensive to fix. And the phenomenon appears to be especially pronounced in South Carolina, where a long stretch of better-than-average job growth, a fast-growing population and a high rate of crashes have pinched insurers’ profits.

The state’s 10 largest auto insurers increased premiums an average of 8.9 percent last year, according to the S.C. Department of Insurance, more than double the rate of change they recorded in 2015. That came as the gap between what carriers take in and what they pay out widened: In 2015, insurers paid about $1.11 in claims for every dollar they collected in premiums.

“Our loss experience has not been favorable for several years,” said Roszell Gadson, a spokesman for State Farm, the largest auto insurer in South Carolina. The company raised premiums an average of roughly 12 percent “to better cover expected claims costs,” Gadson said in an email.

The pace of premium increases has sped up in South Carolina in recent years as auto insurers pay out to cover more wrecks and more expensive repairs.

And while those increases are still filtering through renewal notices, insurance experts say there’s little indication that the underlying factors — costlier damage and increasingly frequent crashes — have let up. In each case, the strengthening economy is likely a factor.

For one thing, as Americans’ finances improve and they buy new cars, they’re increasingly opting for advanced safety features that cram cameras, sensors and other costly technological features into parts that were once inexpensive, like bumpers and side mirrors.

“If you tap someone’s bumper now, you’ve taken out cameras and sensors,” said Ray Farmer, the director of the state Department of Insurance.

New technology like blind-spot monitors and lane assistance might help prevent some accidents, but the benefits haven’t been fully realized, said Robert Hartwig, a University of South Carolina professor who until last year ran the Insurance Information Institute.

The average vehicle on American roads is nearly 12 years old, so while new features might help in some cases, they’re not commonplace enough to prevent most wrecks. A car with automatic braking might help prevent a collision, for instance, but if it’s rear-ended by a pick-up truck without it, that feature won’t do much good — and the repairs will be expensive.

“We are at a point right now where the technologies are driving up the cost and are having, on the margins, some favorable impacts in terms of reducing the number of accidents,” Hartwig said. “But those favorable impacts are swamped by the fact that overall in the United States, everybody is driving more.”

And by all accounts, the number of wrecks in South Carolina and across the country is rising.

Opinions vary about what’s causing the increase, and experts say it’s likely a combination of factors, each of them plain enough to see in rush hour traffic: Congestion’s getting worse, smartphones are distracting drivers and people are taking to the road more often.

The number of crashes in South Carolina topped 140,000 last year, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety. Slightly more than a quarter of the wrecks caused injuries.

That’s not surprising in a strong labor market, since crashes tend to be more frequent when the economy is good. Low unemployment means more commuters headed to work, more capacity to shop and more opportunity to take vacations. More cars on the road, meantime, leads to more congestion and collisions.

All told, nearly 1,000 people were killed on the road across the state — an unusually high toll for a state this size. The 975 deaths last year essentially matched the number of fatalities recorded in 2015, when the state the most deaths per mile driven in the country.

So far, this year is on track to be deadlier still. As of Sunday night, 432 people had died on the state’s highways, according to the Department of Public Safety. That was an increase of 17 fatalities, or 4 percent.

Reach Thad Moore at 843-937-5703 or on Twitter @thadmoore.

Health Information Technology AAS #health #information #technology #occupations


Health Information Technology AAS



The Health Information Technology (HIT) associate of applied science degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry level employment as health information technicians.

Registered health information technicians perform technical medical record functions vital to the operation of the organization, including analyzing, coding, and health record evaluation. Registered health information technicians process, maintain, complete and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research. Graduates may be employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and other health care facilities.

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 18 percent through 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is faster than the average for all occupations because of rapid growth in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts, and consumers. Technicians will be needed to enter patient information into computer databases to comply with federal legislation mandating the use of electronic medical records. Students admitted to the program will be required to pay liability insurance during the semesters involving off-campus practicums or internships.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor, academic advisor, or faculty member at any of the colleges/universities for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

To meet graduation requirements for any of the certificate or degree programs in the health information technology department, students must attain a grade of “C” or better in each major and general education course. Courses with grades less than a “C” must be repeated. In addition, students must meet the Texas Success Initiative requirements as established by the THECB for the AAS degree.

Admission Criteria For AAS Degree

In order to be considered for admission to the HIT program, students must meet the Texas State Initiative requirements. Students must take the TSI Assessment unless you are exempt. Please visit the placement testing website for more information. In order to be part of the program, students must be at college-level placement in reading, writing, and completion of MATH 0306 or higher.

Applicants seeking admission into the Health Information Technology AAS degree program must successfully complete the background check. For more information please see the HIT department webpage. A drug screen may also be required based on terms of our clinical affiliation agreement. Information on approved vendors will be provided by the program director. Students may be required to show proof of immunizations such as tetanus and MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella). Students may also be required to document negative results from a tuberculosis test. Applicants must cover the cost of the background check, immunizations and drug screen if required by clinical affiliates.

Program Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Program accreditation allows AAS degree graduates to apply for certification examination to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

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Horizon Health Services #vitas #hospice #jobs

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Hospice provides compassionate family centered care to enhance the quality of life for a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Hospice services are designed to provide support to patients, their families and loved ones wherever they reside. An individualized plan of care is established with the patient and their family to meet their needs and wishes.

Our Hospice Team includes:

  • Hospice Physician who works in conjunction with the patient’s primary Physician to oversee the patients plan of care.
  • Registered Nurse manages the team caring for the patient managing the physical aspect of care including any pain or discomfort the patient may have. The Nurse maintains communication and coordination among the entire hospice team.
  • Hospice Adie assists with personal cares and bathing in a caring and compassionate way.
  • Social Worker assists in providing emotional care to the patient and family. They may also assist with any financial issues, help obtain any county support, if needed, and assist in making funeral arrangements.
  • Chaplain works in conjunction with patient’s clergy to provide spiritual care for the patient and their family.
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech and Massage Therapists are trained to promote comfort and safety and meet the needs of the patient.
  • Hospice Volunteers are specially trained in hospice care and provide respite and companionship for the patient and their family.
  • Medical equipment and supplies which are related to the terminal illness are provided by Hospice.
  • 24 hour on-call support.
  • Medications related to the terminal illness.
  • Bereavement care is provided to family members and to the community of the bereaved.

This interdisciplinary approach of Horizon Health Hospice ensures that all of the patient and family needs are being met including the physical, emotional and spiritual aspect of care.

Memorials and donations to Horizon health Hospice are an important way to support our mission. Your generosity helps provide quality care for patients and families facing end of life choices.

Every day is a gift. every gift makes a difference.

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Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George Receives 2015 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

St. George, Utah. February 5, 2015 – Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George, a Utah– based provider of Hospice Care, is proud to announce that they are the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2015 Customer Experience AwardTM. Qualifying for the award in the categories of aide services, chaplain services, knowledge of staff, overall satisfaction, social work/ community services, staff accessibility and volunteer services Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George displays a continued dedication to providing Best in Class senior healthcare services.

Glen Pedersen, Administrator of Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George describes receiving the awards as an honor, stating that It has been truly great to work with a team that really cares. .

Throughout its 8 year history of serving the community, Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George has placed a strong emphasis on ensuring that the individual needs of every patient are met. Over the course of 2014, a sampling of Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George customers and their families have participated in monthly telephone interviews that include open-ended questions, as well the opportunity to rate Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George in specific categories.

Every month, Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George has gathered its real-time survey results in order to gain a better understanding of the patient’s needs and make improvements when necessary.

By qualifying for the Pinnacle Customer Experience AwardTM, Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George has satisfied the rigorous demand of scoring in the top 15% of the nation across a 12-month average. Clients have the opportunity to achieve this Best in Class distinction on a monthly basis in many categories designed to accurately reflect each patient’s experience.

A customer satisfaction measurement firm with over 18 years of experience in long-term healthcare, Pinnacle conducts over 100,000 surveys a year and works with over 1,800 clients in 47 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

About Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George

Horizon Hospice Specialists of St. George is a locally owned company serving Southern Utah. The owners have over 20 years experience in the industry. We value our customers and know how important they are. We listen to our patients and their families and we value their input. Our staff responds with compassion and understanding.

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VNA Health Care – Welcome to VNA Health Care – Aurora, Illinois

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In the Spotlight

Lack of health care is a problem for everyone. The principle of bringing affordable care to people who need help is why VNA Health Care was founded and why we partner with our community to meet these urgent funding needs.

How You Can Help:

  • Make a donation – ask your friends and family to support
  • Host or help with a fundraiser, or a friend-raiser (i.e. cocktail/dinner party for friends, trivia night, walk-a-thon, hospice events)
  • Connect us with a new donor – Individual, Business, Corporate, Foundation
  • Spread the word-Discuss this opportunity to help as often as you can
  • Invite us to share this urgent need with your club or service group
  • Please call Chrissie Howorth, Vice President of Philanthropy and Business Relations (630) 482-8132. She would love to talk with you about how you can help! Learn More

    Online Associates Degree in Health Physics: Program Overview #associate #degree #online #programs,


    Online Associates Degree in Health Physics: Program Overview

    Essential Information

    Online associate’s degrees in health physics are rare and usually take two years of study to complete. Degrees in this field are more commonly offered at the bachelor’s degree level or higher, and students with an associate’s degree will likely need further study in order to work in the field. Extensive lab components mean the program cannot be completed entirely online, but students may be able to complete some courses through distance learning. Online study allows them to view lectures and turn in assignments at any time, although there are established deadlines for completing work. Before enrolling in an online program, students may need to equip their computers with specific software.

    Prospective students who seek the flexibility of a fully online program in a health-related field may instead choose an associate’s degree in healthcare administration. These programs prepare students for office work within medical facilities, so they do not have the science lab requirements of health physics programs.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
    • Environmental Health
    • Health Physics
    • Health Services Administration
    • International Health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Medical Scientist
    • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
    • Public Health Education
    • Public Health Medicine, Treatment

    Health Physics Associate’s Degree

    Although more common at higher degree levels, a few schools do offer online associate’s degrees in health physics. Health physics programs aim to teach students how to protect the public from the damaging effects of radiation, particularly radiation used in medical treatment. Students learn fundamentals of nuclear physics, the effects of radiation on living organisms, safe handling techniques and use of radiation survey equipment. A high school diploma or GED certificate are the minimum admission requirements for an associate’s degree program.

    Program Information and Requirements

    Online associate’s degree programs in health physics often include a lab component that must be completed on site. These types of programs are considered hybrids and are common for many programs in science and medicine. In the online portion of a program, students access all course materials and submit assignments and exams via a school’s website. Online content is accessible at any time of day, but assignments must be completed by deadlines. Technical requirements include a personal computer and Internet access. Students may also be asked to purchase software and textbooks to compete specific courses. Associate’s degrees are typically earned in two years.

    Common Courses

    Associate’s degree programs in health physics include courses that cover the various areas of the life sciences, such as biology and chemistry. These courses help a student fulfill a program’s general education requirements.

    Introduction to Health Physics

    This course introduces students to the basic principles of atomic physics. Topics covered include radioactivity, the biological effects of ionizing radiation and safe handling of radioactive substances. Students are able to receive instruction through DVDs and online tutorials.

    Radiation Biology

    Students in this course conduct a more in-depth examination into the effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue. Cellular response, short-term damage and long-term chromosomal damage are among the topics covered. Students can communicate and get immediate feedback from students and instructors using instant messenger.

    Nuclear Instrumentation

    Students learn to operate portable radiation survey equipment in this course, including gamma ray spectroscopy, portable counters and liquid scintillation. Coursework emphasizes techniques to identify radioactive materials. Audio and video streaming are available through the Internet to educate students on these topics.

    Career Information

    Health physicists work for government laboratories and regulatory agencies, medical institutions, manufacturers and nuclear power plants. Graduates of an online associate’s degree program in health physics are likely to need further education to work in this field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most positions require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Employment of health physicists and other health and safety specialists is expected to grow 4% from 2014-2024 (www.bls.gov ). PayScale.com reports that health physics technicians earned between $43,826 and $83,198 as of October 2016.

    Continuing Education Information

    A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in health physics opens up a wider range of career possibilities. While online bachelor’s degrees in health physics are rare, many schools offer online master’s degree programs in this subject.

    There are a few hybrid-format associate’s degree programs in health physics that provide a basic introduction to the applications of radiation and nuclear technology to medicine while also requiring students to complete on-campus labs. Students can find more comprehensive programs in the field at higher degree levels.

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    Skin Cancer Treatment, Skin Cancer, Melanoma Treatment, Auckland #basal #cell #melanoma #treatment,



    Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Process

    A thorough dermoscopic skin check is done for a melanoma skin cancers, basal cell skin cancers or sqaumous cell skin cancers. We have specialist dermoscopists and skin cancer surgeons at Eastmed Doctors, who can not only diagnose your skin cancer accurately, but also offer you to treat them here in the custom built surgical theatre. Your skin cancer surgery will by performed under local anaesthetic injections with minimal discomfort. The skin cancer that is cut out is send to the lab for the pathologist to analyse what type of skin cancer this is and whether we have removed it completely. The skin is usually repaired with absorbable sutures to give you a very neat scar.

    Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment

    Melanoma skin cancer moles can either be dark or light or sometimes an enlarging red spot. If a skin cancer is suspected to be a melanoma the only treatment option is to remove this mole as soon as possible. If you discover a new brown, black, or red mole, please make an appointment with one of our doctors and this will be dealt with promptly.

    Basal Cell Skin Cancer Treatment

    A basal cell skin cancer arises from the basal layers of the skin. This is a very common skin cancer. It used to be known as a rodent ulcer in the past, since it eats away in the middle destroying tissue and bone on its way and enlarges when no treatment was offered. This does not happen now since we pick these up very early. They usually look like a pearl red or pink mole with lots of tiny blood vessels on the surface. Sometimes they are flat red spots on the skin. They usually break down in the middle, causing a hole in the bump, which can bleed. Many patients also have them in the ears which bleed causing stains on the pillows.

    If the basal mole is large and flat and the diagnosis is uncertain, then a punch biopsy can be done to prove what it is before cutting the whole mole out. Some we do frozen section – this is removing a small part of the mole and have this looked by the pathologist in the lab quickly, before removing more out. This is similar to Moh’s surgery

    If the punch biopsy reveals a superficial basal cell cancer, then Aldara ( imiquimod ) cream is funded. This is a immune cream, which works in conjunction with your immune system to clear this mole. This is very successful. Sometime Effudix cream can also be used.

    If the diagnosis is certain or the punch biopsy reveals an invasive basal cell cancer, then removing this entire mole is the only option.

    Squamous Skin Cancer Treatment

    Squamous cell cancers usually come in the lips or legs. There look like very rough skin on top of the mole, sometimes bleeds. They can be very large red flat scaly spots on the skin. If the area is large then punch biopsy can be done to see how bad the squamous cell mole cancer is before removing this entirely. If it is a pre-cancerous mole, then Liquid Nitrogen or Freezing Ice works very well to clear this. If the squamous cell cancers especially on the face, ears or lips or legs which are deep, they need to be removed entirely to offer complete cure.

    Sun Spots – Actinic Keratosis – Pre Skin Cancer Treatment

    Some of these are precancerous lesions. They can be effectively treated with Aldara ( imiquimod ) or Liquid Nitrogen or Efudix ( 5-Fluorouracil cream ) creams.

    Liquid Nitrogen – Freezing Ice

    Liquid Nitrogen or Freezing ice treatment is available at Eastmed Doctors. This can be effectively used to treat a variety of pre-cancerous rough spots, sun spots and superficial basal cell skin cancers.

    Anticancer Creams

    Aldara ( imiquimod ). or Efudix ( 5-Fluorouracil cream ) are used at Eastmed doctors for treatment of skin cancers which respond to them – mainly pre-cancerous sun spots, Actinic keratosis and Superficial basal cell cancers.

    Skin Cancer Checks and Treatment

    If you are new patient and wish to have a skin cancer mole check and have your skin cancer treated at the same time, book an appointment online. choose Dr. Siva Nachiappan from the list and indicate in the special instruction box you are a new patient and you are coming in to have your moles checked. Alternatively you can ring the reception on 09 585 0188.

    Click here for examples of mole surgery done at Eastmed Doctors

    Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School – Jamaica, New York #queens


    Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School Public School | 7th Grade – 12th Grade | 623 students

    TrueSchools Ratings

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    Each school’s rating is determined by comparing it’s test scores to those of other schools in the same state. Composite scores are determined by combining a school’s results for each test and grade and weighting scores by the number of students taking each test. Tests taken by fewer than 10 students are not calculated in the composite score.

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    Private schools do not have ratings because private schools are not obligated to report their test scores to the public. Some public schools may not have ratings because either the school did not report its results, the results were incomplete or there was not enough data available to calculate an accurate rating.

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    Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School is a public school located in Jamaica, New York. The school is coed with 623 students and includes grades 7th Grade – 12th Grade.

    This school has received a rating of 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, which reflects how Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School performed on the state’s standardized tests. See how well students performed. Learn more about this school’s test scores .

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    Primary Care Doctor Shortage – How Does the Health Care Law Address


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    En español l For years, Marcia Andrews visited the same internist in Washington, D.C. Then she turned 65, got her Medicare card and had to find a new doctor: Her internist was not accepting Medicare patients. Primary care doctors are in such demand now that they can choose not to accept Medicare, whose reimbursements to physicians are lower than private insurance rates.

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    More and more people, especially Medicare patients, are having trouble finding a doctor.

    The doctor shortage is worse than most people think, says Steven Berk, M.D. dean of the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University. The population is getting older, so there’s a greater need for primary care physicians. At the same time, physicians are getting older, too, and they’re retiring earlier, Berk says. And graying doctors — nearly half the nation’s 830,000 physicians are over age 50 — are seeing fewer patients than they did four years ago, a 2012 Physicians Foundation survey reported.

    Soon, this fraying primary care network will face another huge challenge: Under the Affordable Care Act. millions of formerly uninsured men and women will have access to health care.

    We need to absorb these 30 million people, and that’s going to be a strain, says Russell Phillips, M.D. director of Harvard Medical School’s new Center for Primary Care.

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    A fundamental change

    The approach most favored by experts at Harvard and elsewhere is to reshape traditional primary care: from a stream of patients waiting to see one harried doctor to a more efficient team practice in which patients with routine problems are seen by nurse-practitioners and physician assistants — trained specialists with master’s degrees. The team frees the doctor to spend more time with patients with more serious complaints.This change could be as fundamental as the one that took place when most family doctors stopped making Marcus Welby-like house calls.

    The Affordable Care Act encourages such a sea change, with provisions that aim to shore up and expand the country’s ailing primary care system while still reducing costs.

    The ACA authorizes money to increase the primary care workforce by training more doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners and physician assistants. It includes more graduate medical education training positions, with priorities for primary care and general surgery, and more money for scholarships and loans for all health professionals. The law expands the number of patients seen at community health centers in areas with too few doctors and increases the number of staffers who work in the centers. It also expands nurse-managed clinics at nursing schools where nurses in training see patients who live in the area.

    Another key provision: a 10 percent bonus, through 2015, to primary care doctors who offer services to Medicare patients.

    But in these times of shrinking federal budgets, it’s unclear how much ACA primary care money will be available as Congress juggles competing priorities. Congress, for example, already has chopped about $6.25 billion from the ACA’s new $15 billion Prevention and Public Health Fund, which pays for programs to reduce obesity, stop smoking and otherwise promote good health. In addition, federal support for training all types of physicians, including primary care doctors, is targeted for cuts by President Obama and Congress, Republicans and Democrats, says Christiane Mitchell, director of federal affairs for the Association of American Medical Colleges, who calls the proposed cuts catastrophic.

    A recent study by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council reports that, when compared with citizens of 16 other high-income democracies, including those of Western Europe, Japan and Canada, Americans not only die younger but have poorer overall health. The researchers traced U.S. health disadvantages to a number of causes, including the fact that Americans have more limited access to primary care.

    Where have all the doctors gone?

    Today, the United States is short about 16,000 primary care doctors — the very doctors (family practitioners, internists and pediatricians) who offer the treatments and preventive screenings that save lives and head off expensive emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

    Why the shortage? It starts with huge medical school debts and ends with a doctor who is often overworked and underpaid. While students may enter medical school wanting to practice primary care medicine, they graduate saddled with heavy debt — $250,000 is not unusual — which prompts them to switch to a more lucrative specialty. The starting salary for a primary care physician is $150,000 to $170,000; a radiologist or gastroenterologist can make two to three times that.

    Only one in five graduating internal medicine residents plans to go into primary care medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports.

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    Looking for a Doctor?

    The best place to start is your state medical association. Many provide doctor directories that often include new doctors just setting up practice.

    If you’re a Medicare beneficiary, go to medicare.gov . Under Forms, Help and Resources on the home page, select Find doctors, hospitals and facilities. Type in your ZIP code and you’ll get a drop-down menu of medical specialties, including primary care. The tool provides contact information for doctors according to the criteria you enter — geographic location, specialty, etc. Call the office to check whether the doctor is still taking new patients.

    Clay Buchanan, a former lawyer, is one of those graduating in May. At 48, the Little Rock, Ark. resident is older than most medical students. He shadowed a family doctor as part of his training — and was hooked. By noon the first day, I loved it, Buchanan says.

    New York University and several other colleges are planning to experiment with a three-year program.

    Health clinics offer primary care

    Community health centers offer another form of primary care. Nationwide, the centers serve 20 million patients a year using a team approach, and are open to all on a sliding fee scale. Under the ACA, they are expected to double their capacity to 40 million patients by 2015. To entice doctors to work at these centers, the National Health Service Corps repays up to $120,000 in loans for each doctor in return for four years’ service.

    Technology, including telemedicine — which could reduce patient trips to the doctor’s office — also should help expand health care.

    Another way to increase health services is to give physician extenders — nurses and other medical professionals — more autonomy. Patricia Grady, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health, supports increasing the role of trained nurses, allowing them to set up independent practices where they could do physical exams and advise patients on exercise and diet.

    But that position has met with some resistance. The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association (AMA) favor training more physicians and nurses but want to keep nurses in teams led by doctors.

    Nurses and foreign doctors

    Permitting more foreign doctors to practice here also would increase the pool of primary care providers. Last fall, President Obama signed a three-year extension of a visa waiver program that allows states to place 30 foreign medical school graduates a year in medically underserved areas for three years. Most remain in the communities after they satisfy their commitment. Still, the shortage is so acute, even the AMA is lobbying Congress to increase to 50 the number of foreign-educated doctors each state is allowed.

    In the meantime, more Americans are anxiously searching for a primary care doctor — or waiting months to see one. Marcia Andrews, whose Washington doctor refused to take Medicare, finally found a new doctor who does. The search took her 18 months.

    Marsha Mercer is a freelance journalist who lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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    Apartment Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation For Seniors in


    Taylor Manor

    Taylor Manor provides care and housing for the aged through a 104 room assisted living facility. This facility has been in operation since 1988 and provides a helping hand with activities of everyday life: meals, housekeeping, personal care, and more. Residents live in private rooms with bathrooms that are equipped with an emergency call system.

    Taylor Apartments

    Taylor Apartments provides housing for retirees through 150 apartments. These one-bedroom apartments are available to seniors at affordable rates. Transportation is scheduled for shopping and banking. This facility has been in operation since 1980.

    Taylor Care Center

    Taylor Care Center has a 5-star rating from the Agency for Health Care Administration. This 120-bed nursing facility has been in operation since 1983 and provides individualized care for its residents and support for their families. The staff is extensively trained in the aging process.

    Taylor Home

    Taylor Home provides housing and care for seniors through 112 independent living apartments, 80 bed assisted living and 24 bed skilled nursing. Nestled on 11 acres in a peaceful wooded glen, Taylor Home and has been in operation since since 1971. Our warm, caring staff is committed to providing quality care to enhance the resident’s life at all levels of need.

    Taylor Villas

    These specially designed one and two bedroom apartments are planned for seniors at affordable rates. The garden-style Villas provide a neighborhood living environment with the active, independent lifestyle in mind. Residents may select community services such as meals and activities provided on campus and scheduled transportation.

    Barber Wellness Center

    Taylor Residences vision to provide comprehensive care to our existing residents and to the surrounding community has become a reality with the completion of the BARBER WELLNESS CENTER, which will have offices for the Primary Care Clinic, Home Health Care, and the Taylor Therapy and Fitness Gym.

    Jacksonville’s Caring Senior Community

    The mission of Taylor Residences is to provide individuals age 62 and older with affordable housing in a community that values independence, privacy and dignity. We encourage residents to realize their physical, social and spiritual potential through quality housing and services that include independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing.

    Taylor Residences is committed to providing seniors with an array of services and a unique lifestyle in each of our private communities.

    Every resource is used to improve the quality of life of our seniors. Help us Continue the Mission and become part of Samuel C. Taylor’s most benevolent dream of providing quality housing for seniors of moderate-to-low income.

    Taylor Residences is a 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community providing quality housing options for seniors of moderate-to-low income, age 62 and older.
    Address: 6601 Chester Ave. Jacksonville, Florida 32217 Phone: 904-636-0313 Fax: 904-367-0021 Taylor Residences

    Allied Health Department #allied #health #online #programs


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    Majors and Minors

    • BSMedical Laboratory Science
    • ASAllied Health Pre-Dental Hygiene
    • ASAllied Health Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics
    • ASAllied Health Pre-Physical Therapy
    • ASAllied Health Pre-Speech
      Language Pathology and Audiology
    • Prerequisites foroccupational therapy assistant
      physical therapy assistant
      radiation technology

    School of Allied Health

    ContinueContinue to the Allied Health’s website

    Why Allied Health?

    Southern’s Allied Health program is dedicated to helping students become well-prepared for a career in the medical field.

    • Allied Health encompasses many of the pre-medical degree options. The four-year medical laboratory science degree can be a stepping stone to a pre-med, pre-dental, or physician’s assistant program. With this degree, graduates can work before entering professional school.

    Interesting Facts

    Students in Action

    • Job shadowing opportunities are available for every student.
    • The Allied Health Club provides networking for students seeking careers in the field.

    Marks of Distinction

    • Collaborative efforts with Andrews University and Loma Linda University allow pre-physical therapy students to study at Southern for three years. They can then complete a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate with three additional years of full-time study at one of the other universities.
    • Two medical doctors are on staff to share real-life experiences in the classroom.
    • An upper division human anatomy class, including human cadaver dissection, is available for qualified students. This course provides students with a strong foundation and helps ease the transition to medicine and dentistry as well as physician assistant and physical therapy schools.

    Statistics to Note

    • Approximately 160 students enroll in one of the allied health areas each year.
    • Most academically competitive physical therapy students are accepted into clinical programs.

    Apply Today

    Start on your journey to Southern by applying online today!


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    is extremely helpful and
    gives me great advice.
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    Biology Department offices are located on the second floor in Hickman Science Center, along with two general and four specialized laboratories. Lecture halls are located on the first floor.

    Allied Health Professions

    Allied health includes clinical health care professions distinct from medicine, dentistry, and nursing. In allied health you are involved with patient health and are regarded as an expert in your field. Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs.

    The allied health professions fall into two broad categories: technicians (assistants) and therapists/technologists. Technicians are trained to perform procedures, and their education typically takes less than two years. Education for therapists or technologists is more intensive and includes acquiring procedural skills. In addition, they learn to evaluate patients, diagnose conditions, and develop treatment plans.


    Health Care Administration Certification Program Overviews #health #care #administration #degree, #health #care


    Health Care Administration Certification Program Overviews

    Essential Information

    In addition to traditional coursework, students in a health care administration certificate program may be required to complete internships at local clinics or health care facilities. Graduates may be eligible to pursue professional certification. Those seeking certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) must possess at least a bachelor’s degree from a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (www.ahima.org ).

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Health Care Administration
    • Health Information and Records Admin
    • Health Information Technology
    • Health Management and Clinical Administration
    • Health Unit Coordinator
    • Health Ward Supervisor
    • Medical Administrative Assistant or Secretary
    • Medical Claims Examiner
    • Medical Facilities Management
    • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
    • Medical Insurance Services
    • Medical Office Computer Technologies
    • Medical Office Management
    • Medical Office Specialist
    • Medical Receptionist
    • Medical Staff Services
    • Medical Transcriptionist

    Certificate in Health Care Administration

    Courses within a graduate certificate program in health care administration focus on the intricacies of the health care industry, financial management, ethics, facility maintenance, legal aspects and patient care. Typical courses offered may include:

    • Public health administration
    • Health care management
    • Health care systems
    • Health care organization financial management

    Job Outlook and Salary Information

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of medical and health services managers was expected to increase by 17% from 2014-2024 (www.bls.gov ). This increase was predicted due to an expansion of the health care industry overall, and thus an increase in the need for managers. In May 2015, the BLS reported the annual median salary for medical and health services managers was $94,500.

    Continuing Education and Certification Information

    Upon completion of a health care administration graduate certificate program, individuals may go on to earn a graduate degree, if they do not already possess one. In some cases, graduates may be able to apply their certificate coursework towards their graduate degree program. Most master’s degree programs include a thesis or field experience requirement, and doctoral degree programs focus on research, oftentimes requiring a dissertation.

    The AHIMA offers a certification program with the credential of RHIA. In addition to possessing a bachelor’s degree, applicants must pass an exam to obtain certification. Additionally, those who work as nursing care administrators and some assisted living administrators must pass a state licensing exam to be eligible for employment. General areas of health care management do not require licensure. For those required to maintain certification or licensure, continuing education courses must typically be completed at an accredited school, college or training organization.

    A certificate in health care administration provides professionals with a prime opportunity to advance their careers. Coursework for the certificate also prepares workers for certification, a requirement in some parts of the industry.

    Next: View Schools

    There are many schools within a 50-mile radius of Anaheim, CA, that offer healthcare administration degrees. Read about the top.

    Students interested in earning a master’s degree in health care administration in Dallas, TX, have only a few schools to choose.

    Read about programs in healthcare administration, through which students learn how to plan, implement and manage healthcare.

    Doctoral programs in health administration explore how to supervise the daily functioning of a healthcare organization.

    About Board Certification #health #informatic #certification


    The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy offers a psychometrically valid and legally defensible board certification examination in geriatric pharmacy practice. Pharmacists who meet the criteria and pass the examination are entitled to use the designation “Certified Geriatric Pharmacist” and put the initials CGP after their name.

    Licensure to practice the profession of pharmacy requires passing a licensure examination. This licensure exam covers a very broad range of topics and knowledge. The basic licensure examination does not ensure that the pharmacist has an in-depth knowledge of geriatric drug therapy.

    Most training of health professionals involves learning about basic physiology, diseases, and the use of medications to treat disease. As a result, most prescribers and pharmacists tend to focus on the treatment of one disease at a time or the use of one drug at a time.

    What is different about older adults is the common presence of multiple diseases at the same time, along with multiple medications. Older adults also frequently have diminished kidney and liver function, which may require different doses or the use of different medicines than in younger adults.

    The geriatric pharmacist knows that the focus must be on the total patient, looking at all of the diseases and all of the medicines to evaluate appropriateness of drug therapy. The geriatric pharmacist also knows that the elderly are subject to conditions, such as falls, delirium, and cognitive impairment, that are not usually a concern in younger adults. Drug therapy must be evaluated with respect to the potential for medications to cause or worsen these “geriatric syndromes.”

    The contributions of the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist are especially important as the population continues to age. The baby boomers in the United States began turning 65 in 2011 and the aging of the population will continue to accelerate.

    Click on a link below for more information.

    Antioch Health Center – Antioch, CA, 94509 #antioch #health #center, #antioch #health


    Sliding Scale and Free Clinics

    Antioch Health Center

    Antioch, CA – 94509

    This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model. This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income. You will be required to prove financial need in order to recieve free services or services at a reduced cost. This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered. The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details. Antioch Health Center is a Community Health Center. Antioch Health Center is a Homeless Health Center. In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.

    About Antioch Health Center

    Mon – Thurs: 7:45 – 11:45 a.m. 12:45 – 4:45, 5:15 – 8:30 p.m.
    Fri: 7:45 – 11:45 a.m. 12:45 – 4:45 p.m.

    Medical coverage accepted:
    CHDP, CCHP, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Basic Health Care, Medicare, sliding scale for uninsured.

    Adult Medicine
    Medical care for adults age 40 and over.
    Family Practice
    Provides routine and preventive health care service focusing on the whole person.
    Provides health maintenance of well children and treatment of ill children.
    Prenatal Care
    Routine prenatal care for pregnant women.
    Other Services
    Laboratory – by appointment only
    Homeless Clinic – general ongoing health care, 925-313-6166

    Health Care Center

    Federal Healthcare This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered. The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details. Community Health Antioch Health Center is a Community Health Center. Homeless Health Antioch Health Center is a Homeless Health Center.

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    Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) #ota #schools #online, #ota #occupational #therapy #assistant #allied


    Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

    Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Skills for the job of living.

    The OTA program has been in existence since 1988 and has maintained accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Students enrolled in this curriculum of study learn to assist in providing occupational therapy to many different individuals with a variety of medical and psychosocial diagnoses. They may also learn to work with toddlers, school age children, and the elderly.


    Occupational Therapy Assistants can provide treatment intervention in:

    • Motor skills to enable someone to perform their self care/personal hygiene
    • Fine motor/hand skills to perform all of the educational activities expected of a school age child or college student
    • Skills to enable someone to live independently (e.g. cooking, cleaning, paying bills, shopping)
    • Home modification to support someone aging in place.
    • Provision of adaptive equipment/construction of splints to facilitate independence
    • Skills required to engage in productive occupations

    Graduates of this program can work in:

    • Hospitals
    • Community based health care centers
    • Nursing facilities
    • School systems
    • Inpatient/Outpatient mental health programs
    • Rehabilitation centers


    This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. This program has been granted re-accreditation through the year 2016/2017.

    Cadabams offers best alcohol drug rehab centers, psychiatric rehabilitation care #mental #rehab


    ABOUT. Cadabams Rehabilitation Centre

    Access to Quality mental health care, the Vision in mind and passion to work for persons with mental health problems and shoulder the care and responsibility with family is what made Mr Cadabam M Ramesh and Mrs Sudha R Cadabam to establish an organisation to serve persons with mental health problems. As sequel to quality care offered and commitment for betterment of persons with mental health problems CADABAM’S today has evolved into country’s largest psycho social rehabilitation centre with various specialty offerings.

    PSYCHO. Social Rehabilitation Centres

    • I had PhD and doing well in USA till I was stuck by Schizophrenia which lopsided my life bringing me to streets and finally to CADABAM’S as last option. After 2 years of rehabilitation at CADABAM’S I back on track with a job and proudly talk about my journey.
    • We as family were in shambles when we approached CADABAM’S as our only son has full blown psychosis. Just few months and right medication and psycho social care, we see a different person all together and thank CADABAM’S for being so kind to us and giving our son back.
    • I thank CADABAM’S who have really given me a new life. From being beaten by my husband and taking care of whole family and children he is back as a very responsible person understanding his responsibilities and quitting his habits completely.
    • It was a nightmare worrying about my mother who had depression and was all alone in India while I was in UK with my work and family. Its almost 2 years now that she is at CADABAM’S being very happy and taken care. I thank whole CADABAM’S Team for giving my mother a new life.
    • It was a rude shock to find our son with GANJA abuse and alcohol intake. Though there was gradual change in his behaviour we never could understand that it was because of his habbits. Just few months of treatment and support of counsellors and good medication he is back to studies and doing well. I thank doctors and counsellors for all the help and support.

    CADABAM’S Group

    Gulakamale Village, Near Kaggalipura,
    17th Mile Kanakapura Road,
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    Dads hormones change, too, during pregnancy #baby, #fathers, #daddy, #lance, #hormones, #son,


    Lance Somerfeld, 36, right, who started NYC Dads Group, holds son Jake, 2, as friends Craig Fitzpatrick, 33, holds son Henry, 14 months, and Larry Price, 45, holds son Jonah, 6 months, in Central Park. Men undergo chemical, neurological and emotional changes as they become fathers.

    By Jennifer S. Altman, for USA TODAY

    By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY

    As Lance Somerfeld learned, babies are excellent teachers.

    His son provided round-the-clock on-the-job training, free of charge.

    Within days of becoming a father, the 36-year-old New York City resident learned how to soothe a fussy baby. How to burp him, feed him and swaddle him.

    Yet in some ways, Somerfeld’s son began shaping him into a father even before delivery.

    Although men may not be aware of it, they actually undergo hormonal changes as they prepare for fatherhood, says neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine. author of The Male Brain (Broadway Books, $24.99), released in March.

    At first, those hormones tell them to panic, or at least pay attention.

    Levels of a stress hormone called cortisol the same ancient chemical that instructs men to fight or take flight tend to spike about four to six weeks after men learn they’re going to be fathers, subsiding as the mother’s pregnancy progresses, Brizendine says.

    “It is a cortisol surge that wakes our brains up every morning,” Brizendine says. “So this surge may put the father-to-be’s brain on alert and in a sense wake him up to the impending reality of a new baby’s coming, and alert him that he’d better get things ready.”

    Philip Andrew, who organizes a fathers’ group in Lincoln, Neb. says he tried to channel his pre-baby anxiety into educating himself about infants. Concerned that he was unprepared to handle a baby, he and his wife signed up for childbirth and parenting classes at the hospital. Learning about what to expect helped ease his mind and allowed him to remain calm on the big day, Andrew says.

    About three weeks before the baby arrives, levels of testosterone sometimes called the “male hormone,” associated with competitiveness, aggression and sex drive fall by roughly a third, Brizendine says.

    That may have helped the species to survive, she says. A human baby needs two full-time caregivers maybe more. So a baby is more likely to survive if Dad is at home to help, rather than out looking for new romantic conquests, she says.

    Bill Stratbucker, 40, was surprised at the things he did after his twins were born such as going out to buy nipple shields for his wife, which help babies nurse. “Some part of me felt like I wanted to hold on to the way I was before kids,” says Stratbucker, a pediatrician in Grand Rapids, Mich. whose twins are now 6 years old. “You just change and mature a lot.”

    Reacting to Mom

    Even the male brain changes, Brizendine says.

    Tests show that men actually get better at hearing a baby’s cry zeroing in on the sound and responding to it as the due date of their own child approaches.

    Other hormonal changes are a head-scratcher, she says.

    At the same time that testosterone is falling, a man’s supply of prolactin a hormone that helps mothers make milk rises more than 20%, Brizendine says.

    “We still don’t know what prolactin is doing in dads,” she says.

    Male hormones begin to readjust when the baby is 6 weeks old, returning to pre-fatherhood levels by about the time the baby is walking, Brizendine says.

    Scientists can’t completely explain why men’s hormones fluctuate, Brizendine says. It’s possible that men are reacting to women’s pheromones, airborne chemical messengers secreted by their skin and sweat glands, she says. Scientists think these chemicals may trigger a man’s brain to “begin making the hormonal changes necessary for paternal behavior,” she says.

    These pheromones appear to work both ways, at least in animals. In a study of mice, the males released their own pheromones. That triggered the female mice to make more prolactin, which also stimulates the growth of maternal brain circuits, Brizendine says.

    Through these unconscious chemical signals, she says, mothers and fathers may be spurring more loving, nurturing behavior in each other, increasing the odds their babies will survive.

    It’s possible, Brizendine says, that “the baby is actually in control from before birth in just this very way: The baby is controlling the hormones of the mother, and she is controlling the hormones of the father-to-be.”

    Babies exert long-term effects on their fathers. Studies show that dads who are more involved in child care have lower testosterone levels than uninvolved fathers. But do lower testosterone levels really make men more nurturing? Or does nurturing change a man’s hormones? Scientists don’t yet know.

    Scientists have more solid answers when it comes to the ways that babies affect the brain.

    Looking at a baby’s face with its pudgy cheeks and big eyes causes the brain’s “parental-instinct” area to light up within one-seventh of a second.

    A baby’s smile activates the same brain circuits involved with falling in love, Brizendine says.

    As if practice makes perfect, Brizendine says, “the more a man holds and cares for his child, the more connections his brain makes for paternal behavior.”

    Parents say they need that fierce devotion to power through the tough times, waking every two hours to feed a hungry newborn or pacing the halls with a colicky 3-month-old.

    Rahul Parikh says even his training as a pediatrician didn’t adequately prepare him for those first few months of fatherhood. Unlike medical interns, who take turns working 24-hour shifts, parents never get a night off.

    “I was a ghost of myself for a little while,” says Parikh, 38, of Walnut Creek, Calif. who has a 2 -year-old daughter and another baby due in August. “Even starting medical school and becoming a doctor wasn’t like that. At home, when the baby screams, it’s all on you.”

    Parikh says he’s not surprised by new research suggesting that 14% of new dads develop postpartum depression about the same rate seen in new moms. Yet even the most involved fathers often notice that their wives experience parenthood differently.

    Many mothers find themselves consumed by the demands of their infants not to mention their own health needs, as they recover from childbirth. In spite of their willingness to pitch in, Andrew says some dads tell him that they feel a bit peripheral or even ignored.

    “I wasn’t the be-all and end-all for my wife anymore,” says Josh Hornick, 51, a father of two from Amherst, Mass. who trains life coaches. “And that’s as it should be. If I could choose whether to have my wife be more attentive to me or to our children, I would want her to be more attentive to my children. But it’s still a shock.”

    By maintaining a little emotional distance or a least a broader perspective Andrew says fathers can help keep a household running. While moms focus on essentials such as breast-feeding, dads can keep the rest of the household from falling apart by doing housework, driving older kids to school or making sure that bills get paid.

    “The dad has a bigger picture on things, instead of that laserlike focus on the baby,” says Andrew, 39, whose children are 6, 8 and 13. “It works as a balance.”

    Matt Schneider, whose sons are 5 and almost 2, decided to stay home full time after his first son was born. He’s enjoying fatherhood more than he ever imagined.

    “It’s fun to see to see them developing into real people and see their personalities grow and develop, and to see yourself in them,” says Schneider, 35, a former schoolteacher who organizes the NYC Dads Group for active fathers with Somerfeld. “I was planning to stay out of the workforce a year. Now it’s been almost five years.”

    Radon (Rn) – Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects #radon, #rn #chemical


    Radon – Rn

    Radon is colorless at standard temperature and pressure and it is the most dense gas known. At temperature below it’s freezing point is has a brilliant yellow phosphorescence. It is chemically unreactive, it is highly radioactive and has a short half life.

    Radon was sometimes used in hospitals to treat cancer and was produced as needed and delivered in sealed gold needles. Radon is used in hydrologic research, because of it’s rapid loss to air. It is also used in geologic research and to track air masses.

    Radon in the environment

    Radon can be found in some spring water and hot springs. There is anyway a detectable amount of radon in the atmosphere. Radon collects over samples of radium 226 at the rate of around 0.001 cm3/day per g of radium.

    Radon occurs in the environment mainly in the gaseous phase. Consequently, people are mainly exposed to radon through breathing air.

    Background levels of radon in outside air are generally quite low, but in indoor locations radon levels in air may be higher. In homes, schools and buildings radon levels are increased because radon enters the buildings through cracks in the foundations and basements.

    Some of the deep wells that supply us with drinking water may also contain radon. As a result a number of people may be exposed to radon through drinking water, as well as through breathing air.

    Radon levels in groundwater are fairly high, but usually radon is quickly released into air as soon as the groundwater enters surface waters.

    Exposure to high levels of radon through breathing air is known to cause lung diseases. When long-term exposure occurs radon increases the chances of developing lung cancer. Radon can only cause cancer after several years of exposure.

    Radon may be radioactive, but it gives of little actual gamma radiation. As a result, harmful effects from exposure to radon radiation without actual contact with radon compounds are not likely to occur.

    It is not known whether radon can cause health effects in other organs besides the lungs. The effects of radon, which is found in food or drinking water, are unknown.

    Radon is a radioactive compound, which rarely occurs naturally in the environment. Most of the radon compounds found in the environment derive from human activities. Radon enters the environment through the soil, through uranium and phosphate mines, and through coal combustion.

    Some of the radon that is located in the soil will move to the surface and enter the air through vaporization. In the air, radon compounds will attach to dust and other particles. Radon can also move downwards in the soil and enter the groundwater. However, most of the radon will remain in the soil.

    Radon has a radioactive half-life of about four days; this means that one-half of a given amount of radon will decay to other compounds, usually less harmful compounds, every four days.

    40 Public Health Master s degrees in Canada #masters #programs #in #public


    Study Public Health in Canada

    Studying Public Health

    Public health is an interdisciplinary study in the field of life sciences and helps ensure national health, mainly by informing the population and promoting preventive treatments as well as giving advice for healthy living. Public health graduates can work in nursing, NGOs, research, pharmaceuticals, and more.

    Is Public Health the right study option for you?

    Studying in Canada

    Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.

    Are you sure you can handle the weather in Canada?

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    Below is a selection of the available study options in Canada. If you’re interested in studying Public Health in Canada you can view all 40 Masters programmes. You can also read more about the Public Health discipline in general, or about studying in Canada. Many universities in Canada offer study programmes taught in English. Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Assess your level of English by taking the IELTS language test.

    40 Public Health Master’s degrees in Canada

    The Master of Health Studies offered by Athabasca University is open to all health professionals with an undergraduate degree in a health field.

    Faculty of Health Disciplines

    Health Insurance Information #health #care #insurance #companies #in #california


    Health Insurance Information

    We regulate health insurance policies in California to ensure vibrant markets where the health and economic security of individuals, families, and businesses are protected and insurers keep their promises.

    Health insurance is complex, confusing and often overwhelming even for the most savvy consumer. We have gathered resources to help you make decisions and direct you to the right experts to find the answers to your questions. We have divided health coverage information into the following topics:

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    Professional – Vocational Licensing – Licensing Area: Mental Health Counselor #mental #health


    License Categories

    • Mental Health Counselor


    Triennial by June 30, starting 6/30/2008

    On-time renewals begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 and end midnight (HST) Friday, June 30, 2017
    (for the licensing period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020)
    RENEW by license expiration date June 30, 2017

    Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out April 28, 2017

    Renew online beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 via “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

    To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2017
    Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2017

    Failure to timely renew by license expiration date will result in the forfeiture of the license. A forfeited license may be restored within one year of the expiration date and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within one year will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

    Late renewals/restorations can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl from July 1, 2017 through midnight (HST), June 30, 2018 and are subject to a late renewal fee.

    Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS. any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met. Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

    Regulating Body

    Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Director

    Health Care Salary Online #respiratory #salary, #health #care #salary


    Health Care Salary Online

    H ealth Care Salary online information is available for over 55 occupations. Have you ever thought “gee I wonder what a certified physical therapy assistant does? and how much do they get paid anyway?” This site answers that question for over 55 health care occupations. Everything from the anesthesiologist’s salary to a veterinary technician salary.

    Health care salaries vary depending on a variety of factors that include complexity of the work involved, amount of education required, supply and demand, and even geographical area. Other factors can include the amount of independent function allowed.

    Virtually all healthcare professionals and occupations are regulated to some extent by the different states. Different licensing or certifications are required and vary slightly from state to state. As a part of that regulation certain minimum education along with a specified amount of hands on training will be required.

    Video Series: Healthcare Occupations and Salaries

    The on the job training requirements are called internships, clinical, or practicum’s. Regardless of what they are called most healthcare workers are required to perform from around 40 hours to potentially thousands of hours of specific on the job training related to the profession they desire to enter.

    Approximately 99% of all healthcare occupations are listed by the US Department of Labor. They are classified into two broad categories; called Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations, and Healthcare Support Occupations. The average health care salary varies widely from not much more than minimum wage to some of the highest paid individuals in the U.S.

    The information offered here is a snapshot of the health care salaries earned by approximately 90% of all healthcare workers in the United States. Salaries may often vary widely from one state to another even from one city to another. Many factors go into determining wages. Market demand, economics, availability of workers, education level, and even politics influence the wages and benefits offered.

    Salary information for health care workers can be confusing. The U.S. Department of Labor compiles data that is comprised primarily of employers. Many health care providers are self-employed and a variety of accounting methods are in practice. Very often the data conflicts between different sources. Where we can verify the salary information as being credible we use that data.

    We have included the job descriptions for health care occupations including the requirements, education, work conditions, and duties.

    Salary and Job Forecasts

    Health care salaries and jobs are forecast to see modest increases over the next few years. Many healthcare occupations are in high demand and expected to see better than average increases in wages.

    Additionally, healthcare jobs are being added faster than almost any other career field. Healthcare laws are changing. The reimbursement model for healthcare services is being constantly scrutinized for ways to improve efficiency and link payments to outcomes.

    According to the U.S. bureau of labor statistics (BLS) there are 7,649,930 healthcare practitioners and technical workers earning a healthcare salary in the United States. The median hourly wage is $28.94. The mean hourly salary is $35.35 and the mean annual salary is $73,540. The lowest paid earn less than $50,00 per year while the highest paid earn over well over $300,000 per year.

    In the healthcare support occupations the U.S. BLS lists 3,915,460 workers. The median hourly pay is $12.28. The mean hourly pay is $13.36 and the annual mean pay is $27,780. The lowest paid workers earn less than 22,000 per while the highest earn a healthcare salary of over $50,000 per year.

    The three top areas where all healthcare workers are employed are hospitals, medical offices, and nursing care facilities (skilled nursing). Additional places where they work include pharmacies, federal and state employment, home health, personal care services, universities, pharmaceutical, medical device companies, and administrative positions.

    InVentiv Health #health #access #solutions


    One company, purpose-built to
    achieve a goal that the industry
    has been seeking for a long time:
    Biopharmaceutical Acceleration .

    “. this merger should be a big plus for small Biotech to have additional commercial options.”
    – Customer

    “The combination of INC Research and inVentiv will expand our global scale and add capabilities to grow our addressable market.”
    – A. Macdonald, CEO

    “. INCR’s deep therapeutic expertise combined with inVentiv’s FSP and CCO capabilities should provide a compelling solution. “
    – Wall Street Analyst

    “The new organization’s combined clinical scale, therapeutic depth and expertise will allow it to partner with biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes. “
    – Wall Street Analyst

    “…this merger has significant customer advantages as it deepens our scale, scope and therapeutic expertise.”
    – M. Bell, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, Commercial Division

    We have a very important goal in common with our clients: a desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We do this by challenging what doesn’t work to build strong businesses that accelerate the delivery of innovative treatments to those who need them most.


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    Learn About the Value of Infusing Patient Voices Early in the Drug Development Process.

    inVentiv Health was built to address your specific challenges. From clinical development to commercialization, we are facilitators with passion, drive and endless energy to help bring your product from concept to reality.

    Our combined Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO) offer our partners just what they need when they need it to help them succeed.

    Learn about our Clinical and Commercial Divisions.

    HPRP – Health Professional Recovery Program #worksite #health #programs



    Dual Role


    Public Health Code

    • By other health professionals who have a reasonable cause to believe that the health professional may have an impairment that adversely affects that professional’s ability to practice in a safe and competent manner (Does not apply to clinical relationships)
    • By a health professional who has a drinking and driving offense
    • By health care facilities that have taken disciplinary action against a health professional based on competence or a change in employment status or which adversely affects clinical privileges for more than 15 days

    Mental Disorder

    Over 20% of adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

    Substance Use Disorder

    8% of full-time employees in the US work force 18 and older have a substance use disorder.

    Treatable Conditions

    Substance use disorders and mental health disorders are treatable conditions.

    Alternative to Disciplinary Action

    The program offers an alternative to disciplinary action through the health professional’s licensing board.


    The program provides friends, family members and co-workers a confidential means to get the health professional the assistance they need.

    Remain Employed

    The program provides health care facilities the ability to employ and retain highly qualified and skilled professionals while assured an impairment is being treated and monitored effectively.

    Not Immune

    Health care professionals are not immune to substance use and/or mental health disorders

    Do No Harm

    The program encourages health professionals to seek treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorders before their impairment harms a patient or damages their careers.

    Long-Term Recovery

    A monitoring agreement between the HPRP and a health professional supports long-term recovery while ensuring safety to the public.

    Bell Black Insurance – Your Idaho Auto, Home, Business, Life & Health


    Welcome to the official website of Bell Black Insurance. Bell Black Insurance proudly provides the most comprehensive and cost-saving insurance solutions in Idaho!

    Located in Rexburg Idaho, Bell Black Insurance is the premier local insurance agency. Dedicated to serving the diverse insurance needs of Idaho area individuals, families and businesses, Bell Black insurance specialists have the expertise and industry skills to anticipate all of your insurance needs. Trusted by many, Bell Black Insurance provides each client with impeccable service and an individualized commitment to success.

    Bell Black Insurance represents an extensive segment of nationwide insurance carriers. This enables us to effectively compare rates and coverages, and ensuring each of our clients receive the quality protection they deserve. It also allows Bell Black Insurance to custom tailor the perfect Idaho insurance solution for you — no matter where you are located across the state. So, whether you’re looking for insurance solutions in Boise, Rexburg, or anywhere within Idaho, Bell Black Insurance will have you covered! Give Bell Black Insurance a call today to learn more about their broad array of insurance products and solutions available through their network of carriers.

    Perhaps you’re in need of reliable Idaho Auto Insurance or an Idaho Home Insurance policy, or maybe you’re in the need of an innovative Idaho Business Insurance solution and policy. Bell Black Insurance will make your coverage needs a top priority! And, Bell Black Insurance won’t stop there! Through Bell Black Insurance you’ll also find a number coverage options available to help you insure all of your unique Idaho Personal, Business, Life and Health Insurance needs – and all while saving you money.

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    Health Care Jobs with a Bachelor s Degree #health #care #administrator #certification


    Bachelor’s Degree Careers in Health Care

    Do you have an bachelor’s degree or are you considering getting one? Discover your options for a career in health care.

    The field of health care offers hundreds of career opportunities for those prepared with a bachelor’s degree (4-year degree). The pay in health care career fields is often at or above that of other sectors for the bachelor’s educated professional. The great thing about health care is that there is something for almost everyone with a bachelor’s level education. You might be looking for direct patient interaction like a nurse has. Or you may be a non-patient interaction type, but still want to be in the field of health care since the sector is booming. Health care needs bachelor’s educated people in non-patient interaction roles as well, for instance, in the marketing or IT departments at a hospital.

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    What are the benefits to earning a bachelor’s degree?

    Some bachelor’s degree careers in the health care field will require additional training once on the job, some require certification, and some will require a license. Ultimately these are part of the professional career track and necessary for growth in the field. The great thing about a bachelor’s degree, in addition to the level of career preparation it offers, is that it opens the door to graduate school. Bachelor’s educated individuals frequently decide to return to school to earn a graduate degree once they have found an area of work they enjoy and want to excel in.

    The difference between online and campus based learning

    Bachelor’s degree programs can be found at colleges and universities across the U.S. A majority of these colleges and universities also offer online options to complete the degree. The one exception to this is the baccalaureate of science in Nursing (BSN), which requires clinical hours and laboratory time that cannot be completed via an online format. So, if you are planning to become a nurse, expect to attend a campus-based baccalaureate in nursing program.

    The online format does offer flexibility to pursuing a bachelor’s level education. Many students choose to work while completing their degree online. Hybrid bachelor’s degree programs are also quite popular. These programs are administered partly online and require some classroom attendance.

    The significance of school accreditation

    One of the most important items to be aware of is the school’s accreditation as well as the program’s accreditation or approval. There are numerous accrediting bodies and some are not as well respected as others. Some professional certifying bodies require graduation from a program that has been accredited by a specific agency to be eligible for their certification exams. An example of this is for RHIA certification, which requires graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredited bachelor’s program in Health Information Management.

    Do your research on schools and programs. Ask the admissions department about their accreditation, job placement rates for graduates, NCLEXRN pass rates (for nursing schools) and about financial aid opportunities. Learn about the opportunities a bachelor’s degree can provide in the field of health care by exploring the careers in this category.

    Health Care Careers that may Require a Bachelor’s Degree

    Health Care Pathway

    Certification / Licensure Requirements

    Healthcare Management vs Healthcare Administration: Core Differences #health #administration #degrees


    Healthcare Management vs Healthcare Administration: Core Differences

    Earn your Executive MHA online from the George Washington University. Experienced health care professionals looking to advance into executive roles can now earn their MHA online from the world-renowned Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Study with top faculty, gain invaluable skills and network with health leaders. Learn more.

    The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University helps students succeed in advancing the health of population locally and globally. Request Information.

    It can be easy to mix up the terms “healthcare management” and “healthcare administration” because they look like they mean the same thing. The more prestigious educational facilities in the country do not help when they start using the two phrases interchangeably. While the confusion between the two practices is understandable, that does not change the fact that these are two very different aspects of the healthcare industry.

    The difference between administration and management is much like the difference between sales and marketing. Both sales and marketing are used to generate revenue for a company, but they accomplish that task in two different ways. Sales is the face of a company that has the face to face contact with clients and marketing attempts to expand the corporate client base through advertising and other physical means. Marketing is also much more interested in demographics than sales would be, where sales would be much more interested in revenue numbers than marketing.

    The general difference between healthcare administration and healthcare management is that management runs the healthcare organization and administration handles the staffing. But within those two general areas are several sub-areas of concern that require years of intense education and experience to get right.

    Healthcare administration gets confusing because the people who run larger healthcare facilities are often referred to as administrators. These kinds of confusions make it extremely important that a professional understands the differences between management and administration before getting too deeply into their career. You may find that you have chosen the wrong side and may have to restart your career to get it right.

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    When you get involved in healthcare management, you become concerned with disciplines such as policy, accounting and facilities management. In order to be competitive in their field, a healthcare manager may choose to become specialized in accounting along with healthcare to help develop the skills she needs to address the concerns of her position. The healthcare manager is concerned with the overall operation of the facility or network and leaves the day to day management of staff to the administrator.

    An effective healthcare administrator becomes familiar with the kind of medical research or treatment her facility will be offering in order to understand the staffing demands of her patients and company. She spends time studying the methods used within her particular part of healthcare so that she can understand the best ways to utilize the staff and talent on hand.

    A big difference between a healthcare manager and a healthcare administrator is that most healthcare organizations require their managers to have an educational background which is specific to healthcare management. There are schools all over the country which offer these very specialized kinds of curriculums and they can take anywhere from two to four years to complete.

    A professional who wants to study to be in healthcare administration can get an MHA degree from an accredited university, or she can choose to get an MBA that has a concentration in healthcare. Depending on what kind of administration the person chooses to get involved with, the option of getting an MBA with a healthcare focus would probably be the better choice.

    When it comes to leadership skills and the need for good management practices, both a manager and an administrator would benefit from these. But the administrator would be better served by becoming familiar with staff management procedures, while the administrator needs to become adept at leadership skills.

    The entire concept of separating healthcare administrator from healthcare manager can be confusing. In many smaller healthcare organizations, the two roles are merged together to help save on costs. But when you decide to get into the healthcare industry, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of each field before you choose the one you will specialize in. Healthcare management deals with the big business picture of a health organization, while the administrator runs departments and is concerned with staff scheduling and departmental budgets. Until you take the time to analyze both carefully, the confusion between the two can become frustrating.

    The best approach to take when trying to determine your career path is to spend time with an educational counselor, or try to talk to people who are already in the industry. Anyone with practical career experience will be able to give you the advice you need to make the right decision.

    Continuing Education – Illinois Physical Therapy Association #online #health #and #physical #education


    According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act, Section 1340.61 Continuing Education,

    “Beginning with the September 30, 2004 renewal and every renewal thereafter, every physical therapist shall complete 40 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of physical therapy during each prerenewal period as a condition of renewal.

    Beginning with the September 30, 2005 renewal and every renewal thereafter, every physical therapist assistant shall complete 20 hours of CE relevant to the practice of physical therapy during each prerenewal period as a condition of renewal.”

    To read the entire Continuing Education Section Click Here

    Why does an adult need to be a continual learner?

    Part of being a professional is a commitment to continued study, in other words, a commitment to “lifelong learning.”

    What does this commitment entail? It means that a professional is always learning. You are learning while you work, you are learning through continuing education, you might continue learning through an advanced degree or specialization, but you are always engaged in the study of physical therapy; the knowledge, skills and abilities that will make you a better practitioner.

    The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) define continuing competence as, “Ongoing application of professional knowledge, skills and abilities which relate to occupational performance objectives in the range of possible encounters that is defined by that individual’s scope of practice and practice setting.”

    If we subscribe to this definition, each individual physical therapist and physical therapist assistant will have unique objectives relating to their particular scope of practice and practice setting. This means that you are in charge of designing your own professional development experience.

    With the proliferation of new ways to learn, you can build your own learning program by taking an accredited course or professional development seminar, attending a conference or meeting, joining a professional organization, subscribing to a physical therapy journal, taking an online course or teleconference. The possibilities for continued learning are expanding every day.

    Educational Opportunities for IPTA Members

    CE opportunities can be found:

    On our online calendar – search CE

    Masters in Community Health Nursing: Program Overview #masters #degree #in #public #health


    Masters in Community Health Nursing: Program Overview

    Essential Information

    Master’s degree programs in community health nursing teach registered nurses (RNs) to develop, implement and promote nursing service programs in needy communities. Specifically, students are trained to identify high-risk populations, develop and evaluate health policies, and provide disease prevention services. Students gain hands-on experience in the field through clinicals and a nursing practicum.

    Applicants to the master’s degree program must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an RN license. They must also submit GMAT or GRE scores, a statement of intent, and three letters of recommendation.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Clinical Nursing
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Direct-Entry Midwifery – LM, CPM
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse Training
    • Mental Health Nursing
    • Neonatal Nursing
    • Nurse Anesthetist
    • Nurse Assistant or Patient Care Assistant
    • Nurse Midwife
    • Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing for Adults and Seniors
    • Nursing Science
    • Occupational Health Nursing
    • Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Public Health Nurse or Community Nurse
    • Registered Nurse

    Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing

    Community health nursing students take courses that cover theoretical foundations in nursing, research methods, health promotion and disease prevention. In order to graduate, they must complete 36 to 48 credit hours of coursework. Common course titles include:

    • Epidemiology principles
    • Policy and professional issues
    • Management principles and practices
    • Health assessment
    • Health promotion

    Employment Outlook and Salary Information

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for registered nurses is expected to grow 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the national average, likely due to the growing elderly population and the increase in the number of people who have access to healthcare because of federal health insurance reform. As of May 2015, the BLS reported that registered nurses made a median annual salary of $67,490.

    Continuing Education Information

    Completion of the master’s program qualifies students to sit for the certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to become advanced practice clinical specialists in community health nursing. The examination consists of ten parts and covers community health nursing foundations, assessment and application.

    Community health nurses holding a master’s degree can also pursue a doctoral degree in nursing. They may pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Ph.D. in nursing. The DNP is typically designed for nurses pursuing practical medical training, whereas Ph.D. programs focus on research in the field.

    Through a master’s degree program in community nursing, students gain the medical training and public health expertise that they need to earn licensure and practice in the field. The degree also provides the necessary foundation for doctoral studies in nursing.

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    PrimeSUITE EHR Software Reviews, Pricing & Demo #health #fusion #ehr


    Greenway Health Prime Suite

    Greenway Health s ambulatory platform provides healthcare organizations with clinical, financial, and administrative tools and services. Prime Suite is Greenway s electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) system. Practices can choose between on-premise and hosted options and can add on integrated solutions for revenue cycle management, interoperability, population health management, mobile access, analytics and patient engagement.

    Prime Suite supports clinical documentation for primary care and specialties with templates specific to the encounters those physicians see most often. To support practice participation in quality care initiatives, Prime Suite is certified for MU Stages 1 and 2, and is prevalidated to offer points toward NCQA patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition.

    Prime Suite also includes tools to assist with ICD-10 coding and dashboards to track progress toward quality measures for value-based programs.

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    Brandi from Coastal Family Medicine
    Specialty: Family medicine
    Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

    I manage 5 practices that utilize Prime Suite, both housed and hosted. I have worked with Greenway for over 5 years and although there have been a few bumps in the road, Greenway always steps up and improves the software and customer experience. I have worked with every major software in the current market, as well as providing training on many of them, Greenway is always my #1 choice.


    Effective training material
    Superior customer support
    Clear and well defined work flows
    Integrated clearinghouse


    Cloud based version is a bit challenging
    Invoicing and changes to invoicing is difficult to facilitate

    I was on the team responsible for reviewing and selecting the EHR system for our office. When we compared Greenway against several other leading EHR programs we found Prime Suite to be the most functional for all levels of computer capabilities. The cost was also competitive when compared to their competition and has remained so no matter what we’ve had to change or add over the past few years. Besides functionality we needed a customer support team that wouldn’t abandon us and Greenway has not disappointed us in any way. They really appear to make customer service a priority by being prompt with their follow-ups, pleasant to work with when you feel completely inadequate and strive to provide a solution immediately.


    I was on the team responsible for reviewing and selecting the EHR system for our office. When we compared Greenway against several other leading EHR programs we found Prime Suite to be the most functional for all levels of computer capabilities. The cost was also competitive when compared to their competition and has remained so no matter what we’ve had to change or add over the past few years. Besides functionality we needed a customer support team that wouldn’t abandon us and Greenway has not disappointed us in any way. They really appear to make customer service a priority by being prompt with their follow-ups, pleasant to work with when you feel completely inadequate and strive to provide a solution immediately.


    Occasionally the system gets a bug that can take longer than you’d like to be fixed. The cons are really nothing you can’t expect from a computer program and occasionally it crashes but this happens very seldom.

    Overall we are pleased with the solution. We have been on it since Sept 2011 and have 10 practices including 7 primary care and 3 specialties up on it as well as our Hospitalists and ED. We also have a lab interface that obtains results from our inpatient system. Sometimes getting support responses on clinical items has been difficult though we do have a network of people at Greenway who make themselves available to pursue critical items for us (thanks!).


    For small-medium size offices/implementations like ours, we find it is a good fit and works well. Navigation is easy and intuitive. We are also finding that currently, the application has been at its most stable point since we’ve been on it. The v17.30 release improved things substantially.


    It would be helpful if some items in the build could be customized by users. Such as the Clinical summaries and being able to pull lab results directly into a correspondence to name a few. The Wizard is also coming with ICD9 and not ICD10 codes.

    Car Insurance Online: Policy, Quotes & Renewal #health #insurance, #car #insurance, #general


    Car Insurance

    Many tend to lose their assets even today. Either they don’t take the uncertainty of life seriously or they refuse to pay the minimal cost for motor insurance.

    A little preparation against unforeseen events can help you deal with the crisis. Physical, financial, and legal protection to the car and the people travelling in it – that’s what you get with car insurance!

    Having a third-party insurance compensates damages to a third-party and their property. This is the mandatory motor insurance coverage in India. While comprehensive car insurance covers damages to third-party as well as your car.

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    If no, then you need to get your car insured right away!

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    Our car insurance plan serves as your perfect safety partner in every car journey you take. The best part is it can be customized with add-on covers as per your car needs. So you can be assured you’re having a wholesome car insurance plan that is suitable for your car.

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    You choose the brand, make, colour of the car. Then you can also choose the add-on covers that your car requires. Why leave that decision to someone else?

    Shopping your policy with us online is going to be a wonderful experience for you. We’ve made the car insurance purchase, renewal, and claim process effortless.

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    2. Personal Accident cover for owner/driver of the car
    Death benefit of Rs.2 lakhs for the owner/driver in case of accidental death.

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    It covers the injury or death of the person hit by you.

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    Covers penalty you need to pay in case of damage to the properties due to the accident caused by you up to the limits as specified in the policy.

    1. Loss or damage to the car is not included under following conditions:

    • Normal wear and tear
    • Depreciation of the car is not covered
    • Electrical mechanical failure
    • If you drive the car outside India
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    • ​If you use Vehicle for other purposes. Ex: If the private vehicle is used as Taxi.

    Add-on Covers

    You would never buy an ill-fitting outfit and continue to wear it happily. Similarly, why should you buy an insurance plan that doesn’t fit your car’s needs? Different people have different requirements based on their usage of the vehicle. That’s why we have add-on covers that are designed to address your specific requirements individually.

    With Bharti AXA car insurance, you can customize your four-wheeler plan by choosing add-on covers that you think will best suit you in future.

    Your car value is depreciated each year. At the time of claim settlement, your claim value is reduced due to depreciation on repair or replacement of plastic, rubber, and other glass materials that aren’t covered under regular insurance policy. Luckily, the zero dep add on does not factor in depreciation and hence you end up saving up a lot at the time of claim.

    Your engine can get damaged during heavy rains or floods. This add-on provides coverage against repair or replacement of engine parts due to water. This would be applicable only if your vehicle is less than 5 years old.

    Buy Car Insurance by Manufacturer

    Want to buy car insurance for your car? Bharti AXA provides insurance for a wide range of cars across numerous manufacturers. Select the desired manufacturer and get all their details as well as details of the respective car model that you’re looking for. Learn everything about your manufacturer and how Bharti AXA car insurance is ideal for protecting your vehicle.

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    Have questions on anything and everything related to car insurance? We’ve handpicked questions with answers that will help you understand the nitty-gritty of car insurance. You’ll also get better clarity of our products and services. Go through it to find the solution to your query. If you need more information, you can always contact us here. Our executives will be glad to assist you.

    1. What is the period for which car insurance policy is issued?

    All car insurance policies are annual policies issued for a period of twelve months. You will have to renew the policy before the specified expiry date mentioned on the policy document. There are certain benefits of doing so:

    • Insured will continue to enjoy no claim bonus.
    • Insured will not have to get inspection done at the time of renewal.

    If you sell your car to another person, the insurance can be transferred in the name of the buyer. The buyer (transferee) has to apply for transfer of insurance with us, within 14 days from the date of transfer of the vehicle in his name. If you want to substitute another private car of your in this policy, the policy will not be transferred to the buyer. The buyer (transferee) has to buy a fresh insurance.


    Right from blogs, engaging infographics and exciting videos, there is so much that you can learn and know about car insurance and an individual’s car buying journey. Be it tricks to save on car insurance premium or how to make the most of add-ons, we cover it all.

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    Types of Psychotherapists (Licenses) #psychology,psychotherapy,counseling,mental #health,emotional #growth #and #healing,american #psychological #association,alaska #psychological


    A license to practice in the mental health field indicates that the state of Alaska has verified that a practitioner has completed a professional training program, has completed a period of supervised experience, and has passed a formal examination in their specific profession. While a license is not a guarantee that the practitioner is ethical and competent, it does increase the likelihood that they are, requires continuing professional education, and provides some oversight to the professional’s practice. In Alaska a person can offer services that resemble counseling without a license, but not psychotherapy and cannot use the title Psychotherapist or Psychologist.

    Listed below are the primary licenses for mental health practice. These are brief summaries of the requirements involved. The actual statutes that specify the requirements are quite complex and can be researched here.

    Doctoral Level Licenses

    Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D. Psy.D. or Ed.D.)

    Psychologists complete a master’s degree then a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, school, or industrial/organizational psychology, one year of pre-degree and one year of post-degree supervised experience, and pass a psychologist�s licensing examination. Psychologists’ training emphasize understanding thought, emotion, and behavior, psychotherapy, psychological testing, and research.

    Psychiatrist (M.D. or D.O.)

    Psychiatrists first become licensed medical doctors. Additionally, they must complete a three-year residency program in psychiatric medicine. Psychiatrists’ training emphasizes the biological basis of thought, emotion, and behavior. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication. In recent years, psychiatrists have moved more towards working more with medication than psychotherapy, though many psychiatrists still offer psychotherapy along with medication services.

    Masters Level Licenses

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner (A.N.P.)

    Advanced Nurse Practitioners complete a two-year master�s degree in nursing, complete a supervised clinical and psychotherapy training internship as part of the degree program, and pass a certifying examination. Not all advanced nurse practitioners have psychiatric training. Most psychiatric advanced nurse practitioners offer both psychotherapy and medication services.

    Licensed Psychological Associate (L.P.A.)

    Psychological Associates complete a two-year master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology (M.A. or M.S.), two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a psychological associate’s licensing examination.

    Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)

    Licensed Professional Counselors complete a two-year master�s degree in counseling or clinical psychology (M.A. or M.S.), two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a written professional counselor�s examination.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.)

    Licensed Clinical Social Workers complete a two-year master�s degree in social work (M.S.W.), two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a written social work examination.

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.)

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists complete a two year master�s degree (M.A. or M.S.) with emphasis in family therapy, approximately two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a marriage and family therapist examination. While their training specializes in marriage and family therapy, they may also be qualified as individual therapists, and psychotherapists with other licenses may be qualified to conduct marriage and family therapy.

    Online Public Health Degree Programs: Accredited Schools #health #education #degrees


    Public Health Degrees

    If you are interested in a career in the health care industry, but don t have a desire to do hands-on medical care, pursuing a degree in public health may be right for you. Possessing a degree in public health can provide a stepping stone into a professional career within a hospital system, health care clinic, pharmaceutical company, or within private and government medical research agencies. A degree in public health is designed to develop working professionals who are capable of providing solutions to modern health care issues like improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury.

    Classes and Assignments of Public Health Majors

    The types of courses you take as a public health major will vary depending on the school you attend and the degree level you select. However, you can usually expect to take classes in biology, mathematics, health services administration, health sciences, and public health, among others. Electives will be specific to the type of public health you want to pursue, but can include courses in behavioral sciences, pathology, health education, or global health.

    The most common degree type for those working in public health is a master s degree. Individuals who hold a master s degree in public health are typically used to supplement a bachelor s degree in some type of health care, to gain a mastery of administration and management. Graduates should be comfortable working with numbers, understanding complex sciences, and possess a sound knowledge of the modern health care industry.

    Degree Levels for Public Health Majors

    • Associate. Few online associate public health degrees exist, but some are available in both traditional and online formats. Most associate degrees in public health exist to provide an introductory education for working in health care administration. Graduates will develop skills to fulfill entry-level positions in medical billing and coding, medical record keeping, or medical transcribing.
    • Bachelor s. Online bachelors public health degrees give students an extensive background in the various skills they ll need to work in a number of health care fields. Bachelor s-level students can expect an extensive course load in biology, mathematics, physical sciences, and business administration. In addition, courses specified to the a certain niche within public health will be emphasized. These can include social work, health care administration, pathology, and economics and finance. Graduates of a bachelor s degree program may be prepared for entry-level positions as assistant health care managers, nursing home administrators, clinical managers, and health information managers. They can also go on to earn online masters public health degrees.
    • Master s. Individuals often pursue a master s in public health to add to their knowledge base in general, but also to do more in-depth study and research in one particular subfield within public health. Graduates of traditional master s programs or self paced online masters degree programs may be prepared for a wide range of careers that require public health expertise, like working in management positions with large hospital or clinic systems, or pharmaceutical companies.
    • Doctoral. A doctoral degree in public health exist in two basic forms. The first prepares individuals to pursue research in public health and apply what they have learned to improve a specific process of public health through research and dissertation. Other doctoral programs are designed to prepare individuals for teaching at the college level.

    A Future as a Public Health Major

    Most jobs in public health require at least a minimum of a bachelor s degree in public health or in a related discipline. Those with higher level degrees or extensive work experience can usually become department directors, or oversee smaller clinic and healthcare facilities. Salaries for public health workers vary greatly, depending on the experience, location, and roles and responsibilities of the applicant. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the average annual salary for health care administration employees earned $80,240 as of May 2008. The BLS also reported that the lowest 10% of workers in the industry earned less than $48,300, while the top 10% earned more than $137,800 in 2008.

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    Health Informatics Online Graduate Certificate Program at UMass Lowell #online, #graduate, #informatics,


    Online Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics

    Course Descriptions

    PUBH.5310 Health Informatics

    The course provides healthcare professionals with a conceptual and practical understanding of information and communication systems, and how they are used. It also addresses the systems analysis, development and implementation challenges in optimizing today’s complex healthcare systems designs to improve both use and clinical outcomes. Students learn the theory, techniques and systems used for transforming clinical data into information useful for decision-making. The current and future role of the health care informatics professional is discussed. 3 credits.

    PUBH.6070 Healthcare Information Systems

    This is the introductory, first-recommended course in health informatics. It provides a broad-ranging overview of the healthcare information systems industry, its history, recent developments and continuing challenges, and a practical understanding of healthcare information systems acquisition and implementation. Topics include meaningful use, EMR, CPOE, and health information exchange. 3 credits.

    PUBH.6320 Health Information System Planning

    A course examining contemporary healthcare information system requirements and focusing on the design, implementation, and modification of these systems. Actual or hypothetical health system related projects are used to support the theoretical framework. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CSCE Graduate Restrictions

    PUBH.6330 Healthcare Database Design

    A practical approach to the design, and development of a relational database with an emphasis on healthcare. Analyzing the requirements of the database proceeds to the design of the structure of the relational database, which is then developed in a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). Microsoft Access is used as the RDBMS platform. 3 credits.

    PUBH.6350 Healthcare Project Management

    A graduate level course providing a comprehensive foundation for project management as it applies to healthcare. Students will be introduced to the theory and concepts of project management, and the tools to manage projects with a specific focus on health information technology. 3 credits.

    PUBH.6380 Strategic Planning in Healthcare and HIT (Health Information Technology)

    A graduate-level course introducing healthcare professionals to strategic planning for the information systems organization. Skills learned in this course will enable the student to work effectively with and support the information systems planning effort and assure business alignment. 3 credits.

    PUBH.6390 Electronic Health Record Systems

    The course addresses Electronic Health Records (EHR) integration with patient care flow, clinical decision making and patient engagement, as well as clinical quality reporting. The students also learn core EHR functions. The course uses industry-leading EHR software as a learning tool to demonstrate how electronic health record technologies are used in a clinical setting. 3 credits.

    Certificate Requirements

    Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs through UMass Lowell must complete all courses indicated in the curriculum outline. Students may complete the certificate program at their own pace by registering for and successfully completing one or more courses each semester, depending upon his/her personal time constraints. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no more than one course grade below B to receive the certificate.

    Online courses meet 10 to 14 weeks each semester during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (see Academic Calendar for details). Online students generally log into their online course website one or more times per week to retrieve lectures and assignments or to participate in a chat session. Online students should expect to spend 6 to 10 hours per week engaged in course-related activities for each course. For more information on online courses, visit our online program home page .

    Certificate Completion

    Once you have completed all courses in a graduate certificate program, please complete and submit via mail or fax the Graduate Certificate Clearance Form to the Registrar’s Office.


    The Division of Online & Continuing Education offers courses during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Approximately two months prior to the start of each semester, we post the upcoming semester course schedule on our website. Once you know which course(s) you would like to take, current students can register using SIS Self-Service. while new students, who have not already applied and been accepted into a program, must use the Non-Degree Registration Form.

    You may take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet the particular course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.

    If you would like to be notified by email when we post our next semester’s course schedule, click here.


    Please refer to our tuition and fees page for up-to-date pricing information or refer to the Online & Continuing Education Course Bulletin that is published each semester.

    New Students

    If you have not already applied and been accepted to a program.

    Current Students

    If you have applied, been accepted and are currently enrolled in a program.


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    Email our Student Support Center for assistance, or call 800-480-3190 and press 1 to speak with an advisor.


    Please Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented within this website, the Division of Online & Continuing Education reserves the right to implement new rules and regulations and to make changes of any nature in its program, calendar, locations, tuition and fees. Whenever possible, appropriate notice of such changes will be given before they become effective. In applying for a degree program or registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures of UMass Lowell as set forth on our website. For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Program Policies found within the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.

    Applying into an Online Graduate Certificate Program

    UMass Lowell Graduate Certificate Programs provide knowledge and expertise that are vital in today’s rapidly changing workplace. In many cases, graduate certificate courses may be applied toward a master’s degree at UMass Lowell. Most graduate certificates consist of four courses, for a total of 12 graduate credits. This is a great way to earn a graduate-level credential on the way to earning your master’s.


    Holders of an appropriate bachelor’s degree


    Application Fee is $50.00 for all applicants. NO Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better in a UMass Lowell graduate certificate program may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master’s degree. Graduate Certificate Programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and with not more than two courses with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates. Once you have completed all of the courses required for your certificate, please complete and submit the Graduate Certificate Clearance Form.

    Graduate Program Admissions Requirements

    Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Please see our How to Apply tab for additional information and contact UMass Lowell’s Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

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    Call the Division of Online & Continuing Education at 800-480-3190 if you have general questions about registering for your online courses, or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program. Our team of Student Support Specialists are here to help!

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    Graduate Programs

    Department of Professional Studies

    Mental Health Counseling

    Our mental health program prepares counselors to work in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings such as independent practice, community agencies, managed behavioral health care settings, hospitals, employee assistance programs, and substance abuse treatment centers. Mental health counselors are trained to provide a full range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, overview of types of interventions for individual, group, and family counseling, addictions related assessments and interventions, prevention programs, and crisis and disaster related management and interventions.

    The University of Wyoming Counselor Education Program is certified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This certification creates standards to ensure that students develop a professional counselor identity and master the knowledge and skills to practice effectively. CACREP is the major accrediting body for the counseling profession.

    Employment Prospects

    While job prospects will vary with location and specialization, opportunities generally should be positive because the number of job openings that arise should exceed the number of graduates of counseling programs.

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