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Unique Gifts to Get For An Allied Health & Nursing Student Under $30

by Samantha Crist

Not sure what to get the student in your life who is studying one of our programs? Don't worry -- we've got you covered.

National Diabetes Awareness Month: How To Manage Diabetes

by Tim Brunicardi

Since November is National Diabetes Month, we're exploring topics on this disease which currently effects nearly 30.3 million Americans. This third and final blog discusses how to manage diabetes.

National Diabetes Awareness Month: The Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

by Tim Brunicardi

Since November is National Diabetes Month, we're exploring topics on this disease which currently effects nearly 30.3 million Americans. This second blog discusses the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

National Diabetes Awareness Month: What Is Diabetes?

by Tim Brunicardi

Since November is National Diabetes Month, our next three blogs are dedicated to exploring this disease which currently effects nearly 30.3 million Americans. This first blog discusses the topic of what diabetes is.

How to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

by Tim Brunicardi

Winter is coming, which only means one thing... flu season! Those students who are pursuing a career in health care are required to get a flu vaccination. Why? Because health care personnel frequently provide care to others who are at an increased risk of infection (such as newborns and the elderly), so it's important for them to get immunizations to break the chain of infection. The reason for vaccinations against the flu is because it's easily transmitted from person-to-person, as well as from inanimate objects such as tabletops, cell phones, door knobs, keyboards, etc.

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.

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.”

Hocking College’s Cannabis Lab Technician Program Receives HLC Accreditation

by Tim Brunicardi

On Friday, Sept. 21 Hocking College received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to move forward with their new Cannabis Lab Technician program. This decision gives Hocking College the distinction of being the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to offer an associate degree program of this nature.

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