Helping kids eat right: Preventing childhood obesity

Sometimes picky eaters need extra encouragement.

A certified medical assistant or doctor will likely encourage patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but what if healthy foods aren’t always readily available? While there are varying reports on the presence of childhood obesity, the general consensus is that children and…

Scientists look to immune therapy to fight cancer

Cancer is one of the greatest medical issues facing Americans today. It is the second most common cause of death in the United States, coming in second only to heart disease. The challenge doctors and scientists face in fighting this disease is gargantuan, but new research is bringing in…

Triglycerides may be the key to preventing heart disease

Scientists are looking towards low triglyceride levels to help prevent heart disease.

In exciting news for health care professionals, new evidence has been found in two separate studies that might help prevent heart disease. The research examined triglyceride levels, and found that gene mutations that stop the Apolipoprotein C-III (APOC​3) function can lower the risk of…

Sleep benefits memory

Sleep to promote memory storage.

Staying up until dawn to cram in some last-minute studying? Pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Working late to get your pharmacy technician certificate? Congratulations, that type of dedication to your studies will assuredly help you achieve success, but don’t skip out on a good night’s…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Invisible Scars

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When we sense danger, we instinctually experience fear. Fear triggers our body to prepare to defend ourselves against or evade from the danger. This so-called “fight-or-flight” response is a natural reaction meant to protect us. However, in people who suffer from post-traumatic stress…

Take Control – How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Some of the best jobs for millennials are in the field of health care.

If you read our post – High Blood Pressure – The Facts – you’ll know May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. You’ll also know that elevated blood pressure can increase a patient’s risk for heart disease or other serious illness. But you can help patients take steps to keep their…

Back pain is found to be leading cause of disability worldwide

The demand for physical therapists will increase

Employment for physical therapists is expected to grow 36 percent between 2012 and 2022, a number that is triple the average growth rate of all other occupations.1 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a greater demand for professionals who have completed a medical assisting…