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8 Health Benefits From Getting a Massage

by Tim Brunicardi

Today kicks off EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week which runs from July 15 through July 21. Sponsored by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), this event has been bringing attention to the benefits of massage therapy since 1995.

What To Wear As A Massage Therapist

by Tim Brunicardi

The practice of massage therapy can be traced back thousands of years ago to ancient Egypt. Back then massage therapists were referred to as “healers.” Their job was to use essential oils and perfumes in a holistic manner that encouraged patient’s bodies to heal themselves.

Go Purple For Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

by Tim Brunicardi

Throughout the month of June you may see people wearing purple, or hear about programs & events pertaining to the fight to end Alzheimer’s. That's because June marks the month dedicated to the awareness of Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. Organizations, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, work to raise money to fund research and treatments for those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Summer Shape-Up: Joining In On Group Fitness Classes

by Tim Brunicardi

Take control of your health this summer and try something new by taking a group fitness class offered at the Hocking College Student Center gym. 

Save A Life, Give Blood: World Blood Donor Day

by Tim Brunicardi

Tomorrow (June 14) marks World Blood Donor Day, which is a day to raise awareness of the need for blood and blood products. World Blood Donor Day also serves to celebrate blood donors and the lives they've saved through their generous donation.

Top 5 Companies & Cities in Ohio Hiring Health Information Management Technicians

by Tim Brunicardi

If you’re considering getting a Health Information Management degree, but are concerned about the job prospects, perhaps you should check out the job search site Indeed. There’s currently a multitude of information on this site to confirm that getting into the HIM industry is a secure move, especially if you live in the state of Ohio.

Advantages of Getting into the Health Information Management Industry

by Tim Brunicardi

If you enjoy working with computers, being in a leadership position and would enjoy the job security of working in the health care industry, perhaps you should consider becoming a Health Information Management Technician (HIMT). Getting into the HIM field is worth considering for the following reasons:

What To Know About Becoming A Health Information Management Technician

by Tim Brunicardi

Health information management technicians take documented, or spoken, patient information and transcribe it into a digital format. These professionals also coordinate, store, and maintain computerized medical records. As a result, their efforts help doctors, patients, hospitals, and insurance companies all work together more efficiently and effectively.

National Nurses Week: What Are The Advantages of Becoming a RN or LPN?

by Tim Brunicardi

While many professions in the health care industry have a multitude of advantages, perhaps none can compare to being a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In addition to being extremely lucrative, both positions have a rich and esteemed history of service to others. The following examples illustrate how both career paths can benefit the title holder:

National Nurses Week: 16 Tips to Surviving Nursing School

by Tim Brunicardi

Facing the prospect of getting through nursing school can be described in single word: intimidating! While the process of trying to earn a registered nursing degree or a practical nursing certificate can be demanding, there are some tips and tricks nursing students can take that will lessen any anxieties they may have. Below are 16 tips to help get you through nursing school.

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