So our Guinness World RecordTM attempt has come and gone, but if you’re one of the 5,698 people who got a blood pressure reading on campus, do you know how to improve or maintain those blood pressure numbers? Here are some tricks on how to manage your blood pressure, no matter where you fall on…

Food allergies are problems that plague both patients and medical professionals, including medical assistants. Eight food groups account for about 90 percent of food allergy-related reactions: peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, fish, wheat and shellfish.1 According to the Food Allergy Research…

If you’re often coming home from work with a stiff neck, shoulder pain, and chronic headaches, you may be suffering from a repetitive stress injury related to your job. If you’re holding the same position with your upper body for long periods of time throughout the day, you’re more likely…

As computer use at work and home has increased for many people in recent years, so too have repetitive stress disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you work at a computer all day, for example as a medical billing and coding specialist or administrative assistant, you may experience…

As the increasing need for veterinarians in the U.S. continues to be on the rise, the types of animals veterinarians are attending to is beginning to become a more important issue. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the amount of licensed and practicing veterinarians will increase by 12…

After a 30-year debate, the FDA has recommended a lift on the ban of blood donations from the homosexual community. For medical professionals, including medical assistants and lab technicians, this change will help provide additional treatment to their patients.
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Certified medical assistants and other medical health professionals are always looking for ways to improve both their craft as well as their patient care. With the rise of telemedicine, or the exchange of medical information from one site to another via electronic communications1, the…