Time management skills for college students

Setting up a calendar is one of the best things you can do to improve your time management skills.

Time management is important in every endeavor, but that is especially true for college students. For many young people, college will be the first time they have to set and stick to their own schedule. And with other responsibilities like work or family factoring in as well, time management can…

Oklahoma dental assistants may need permits

Dental assistants in Oklahoma may soon be required to have permits.

While it’s true that dental assistants report to the dentists in whose offices they work, recent revelations in Oklahoma about the use of unsanitary equipment may soon lead to the Sooner State requiring all dental assistants to have permits.1
The office of Dr. W. Scott Harrington was found to…

Doctors urge parents to closely monitor their children’s social media time

Too much time spent on social media can be harmful for children.

When it comes to improving health outcomes among children and teenagers, the major issues discussed usually include things like vaccinations, a healthy diet and screening for common diseases. But a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics points to an issue you may not have…

Healthy living tips for nurses

Use these tips to stay healthy while working as a nurse.

While having a nursing career means you spend your time trying to improve the health and lives of others, you can’t do your job well if you are tired, sick or stressed. Nurses sometimes have to work long hours and stay on their feet,1 and if they don’t make their health a priority they could get…

New FDA guidelines suggest limiting access to painkillers

Proposed FDA guidelines would limit the availability of painkillers.

On Oct. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a major change in the way painkillers will be distributed to patients in an effort to reduce abuse of prescription drugs in the country.1 This news will have far-ranging ripple effects on the way pharmacists and pharmacy technicians…

FDA moves to ban trans fats

In recently proposed rules, the FDA announced it plans to all but eliminate trans fats from the nation's food supply.

Soon, physicians, certified medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and other health professionals may no longer have to worry about the dangers artificial trans fats pose to their patients. A measure recently proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will almost entirely eliminate the…

How to stay focused on your studies during the holidays

When the holidays come around, it can be hard to focus on your studies.

Once the calendar turns to late October, it’s time to start celebrating some of the most popular holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The weather is usually still crisp and cool in most places, people are excited to spend time with their friends and…