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3 Common Employment Settings for Physical Therapy Assistants

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), but not sure what type of employment setting is best for you? If so, this blog dives into the three common employment settings PTAs can choose from when working in the field.

Breaking Down Ohio’s Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in becoming a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)? A STNA, which takes direction primarily from either a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN), usually provides nursing-related services to persons in long-term care facilities.

How the Cyber Security Industry Can Help Keep Your Health Information Confidential

by Tim Brunicardi

According to a recent post on the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) webpage, the biggest threat facing the health care industry doesn’t come in the form of a disease. To the contrary, it comes in the form of computer hackers who are skilled in the art of stealing confidential patient information.

How the Growth in Fish Farming is Leading to Healthier Eating Habits

by Tim Brunicardi

According to a Feed4Thought survey, over the past five years, 44% of American and British consumers have been choosing fish over poultry, beef, and pork when it comes to their eating habits. As a result, the fish farming industry is growing and becoming more in demand.

Shattering the Silence on Domestic Violence

by Tim Brunicardi

While many may know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also National Domestic Violence Awareness MonthAccording to The Center for Family Justice, domestic abuse is defined as “a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that is a pervasive, life-threatening crime affecting people in all communities regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, social standing, and immigration status.”

The Advantages of Becoming a Health Information Specialist

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in working in the health care industry, but don't want to be on the front line? If so, perhaps you should consider becoming a health informatics specialist. A health informatics specialist takes patient information and transcribes 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 work together more efficiently and effectively.

Shining A Light On World Mental Health Day

by Tim Brunicardi

Presented by the World Federation for Mental Health and supported by the United Nations, today is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) which focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. This year's theme is “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.”

October Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Tim Brunicardi

The purpose of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to make people all over the world more knowledgeable about this disease. In conjunction, government agencies, medical societies, and nonprofit organizations work with survivors to raise money to fund research, educate women about the importance of getting regular mammograms, as well as detail methods of prevention and early detection.

Hocking College Student Center Now Offering SilverSneakers Program

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College is proud to announce its new partnership with Tivity Health to provide the SilverSneakers program at the Hocking College Student Center.

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.

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