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  • Health Educators

    Health Educators

    A health educator teaches individuals and communities behaviors that promote wellness and works to develop and implement strategies for better health. Facutly member Christine Hollander takes a closer look at this profession.

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    Lacey Finley

    Professional Organizations

    The act of selecting a professional organization can be daunting, particularly for students and recent graduates who are new to their selected field or still working to fully identify their career goals. Faculty member Lacey Finley takes a look at some important questions to ask and steps to consider.

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Every October, people across the United States recognize breast cancer awareness. Faculty member Jayasri Ghosedastidar, PhD, takes a the importance of this month as well as some risk factors.

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    Wearable Technology and Fitness for Students

    Wearable technology is growing in popularity. Faculty member Kerrie Berends takes a look at some useful ways online students can incorporate wearable technology into their daily fitness.

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    Fear of Starting Over

    Should I Go Back to School?

    The year was 1997 and faculty member Jennifer Claire struggled with whether or not to return to school to complete her degree. Read her inspiring story about the challenges and rewards of her educational journey.

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    Career Change

    7 Tips for Career Changers

    Making a career transition can be scary, upsetting, and even frustrating at times. Know that you do have resources and that you must utilize those resources to be successful. Check out these 7 helpful tips for career changers.

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    Career Outlook and Career Path in the Health Information Management Field

    Health information is one of the largest and fastest growing industry in the United States. School of Health Sciences faculty member Brina Hollis discusses opportunities in this field as well as its various career pathways.

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    Administration on Aging

    Choosing a Nursing Home

    If the time comes when a family needs to choose a facility for the long-term care of a loved one, how should that choice be made? It can be a difficult decision, but there are some things that you can do to make an informed one.

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    HS - Healthy Plate

    Health Eating Is a System

    Do you ever get confused or overwhelmed by all of the nutrition advice that can be found from “experts,” the media, and on the Internet? Well, you are not alone. Professor Brooke Benton shares a very practical, easy-to-understand nutrition tool that is focused more on what food consumption habits should look like.

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    HS - Health Educators

    Health Educators and the Future of Health 

    What does a health educator do, and how can that work shift the way we think about the future of health? Faculty members Kelly Eichmann and Kerrie Berends explore this question and more.

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    HS - Internet of Me

    What the Internet of Me Means for You

    The Internet of Me is a movement driving current technology changes, including those involving personal health information; learn about what it means for you.

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    Bridging the Gap

    Health information technology is an emerging profession that offers a variety of career opportunities. Learn more about how IT skills transfer into a health information career.

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    Tips for Advancing to Management Positions in Health Care

    Advancing into health science management positions require more than having a foot in the door. Learn more about the skills needed to be the boss.

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    HS - Nutrition Science Article

    Navigating the Professional Job Market as a Nutrition Science Graduate

    Learn more about the various hurdles a nutrition science professional may face in navigating the job market and how to overcome them to enter an exciting field in which the health and lives of others may be significantly improved through your knowledge and skills.

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    HS - Exercise to Lower Stress

    Some Simple Exercises You Can Do Right Now to Lower Your Stress Level

    While stress is a normal part of a healthy life, repeated exposure to stressful events without periodic breaks in between can have a negative impact on the body and eventually cause pain and illness. Faculty member Holly Parker looks at simple exercises that can help lower the stress load on our minds and bodies.

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    HS - Public Health Career

    Future for Public Health Professionals–Emerging Public Health Jobs

    Public health professionals are interested in more than an individual person. Public health looks at how we, as communities or as nations, can be healthier. Faculty member Sriya Krishnamoorthy looks at emerging public health careers.

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    HS - Medical ID Theft

    Medical Identity Theft

    Medical identity theft is becoming a concern in the health care industry. Faculty member Robert Tedeschi takes a look at this timely issue as well as tips to address the problem.

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    Birth Defects: What Are They and How Can They Be Prevented?

    Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. Understanding the causes and risks is important to helping reduce the potential for these birth defects.

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    HS - HCA Career

    Perhaps It’s Time to Consider a Career in Health Care Administration

    Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you enjoy working with diverse populations in a variety of settings? If you are interested in learning more about a health care administration career, this article considers these questions and more.

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    HS - Nontraditional NS

    Inspiration From a Nontraditional Student

    Renee Gosselin, MS, MBA, RD, shares her journey as a nontraditional student. 


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    HS - Mindfullness and Academic Success

    A Mindful Way to Academic Success

    My work teaching college developmental English opened my eyes to the failure of our K-12 educational system in America. Many of the students who had high school diplomas had difficulty writing a complete sentence and had no idea what an adverb was.

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    HS - Succeeding in HIM

    What Does It Take to Succeed in the Field of Health Information Management?

    When embarking on a new path in life, it is easy to be apprehensive and excited at the same time. But moving ahead on that new path and putting one foot in front of the other is what everyone does at one period in their life. Start on that path with the attitude of openness to move toward the satisfaction and contentment you seek.

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    HS - NY Resolution

    Healthy New Year’s Resolutions: A Theoretical Approach

    It’s that time of year again. Individuals across the globe are getting ready to wrap up the year and are looking forward to a fresh start on January 1. There’s something appealing and motivating about a “fresh start.” Whether it is referred to as a “clean slate” or “new beginning,” the term is not as important as the implications.

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    HS - Manage Holiday Stress

    Managing Holiday Stress—Yes, You Can!

    t's so easy to imagine that everyone else is having just a wonderful time during the holidays. They're baking cookies and decorating the house, going ice skating and singing 'round the piano, roasting chestnuts on an open fire…you know, being perfect families having a swell time.

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    HS - Preventing Diabetes

    Preventing Diabetes

    Diabetes is a rapidly growing public health concern affecting 30 million Americans. But, the good news is, there are lifestyle changes that could help decrease ones chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

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    Health Data Management: Insights on the Future of the Health Care Industry

    It's no secret big data will significantly impact the future of health care. This plethora of digital information made available by advancements in technology is not only affecting consumers but also drastically impacting the career opportunities of those interested in the health care industry.

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    What Do Medical Professionals Do: A Personal Outlook

    One of my most treasured accomplishments in life is that of a medical professional. Today, I also have the honor of taking more than 20 years of experience in the field and sharing that with hundreds of students daily in the classroom where I teach medical assisting and administrative medical assisting.

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    U.S. School Lunches Compared to Other Countries: How Does the U.S. Fare?

    Childhood obesity remains a leading public health problem in the United States. According to a 2011-2012 report, 17% or 12.7 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2014).

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    HS - Medicare at 50

    Medicare Celebrates 50 Years: Evolutions and Struggles

    Let's take a look back at Medicare's evolving 50-year history. Medicare provided coverage for hospital and post-hospital care as well as home health care for its recipients. When enacted, those over 65 were a part of the population most likely to be living in poverty--only an estimated half had any kind of health insurance.

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Every October, people across the United States recognize breast cancer awareness. People are adorned with pink attire and many cities or counties have breast cancer awareness walks sponsored by Susan G. Komen or the American Cancer Society.

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    The Value of the Medical Assistant in Today’s Medical Practice

    As a medical assistant, you may be wondering exactly what your value is in the workforce. If you have completed any clinical time, you might even be wondering how you are of value to the office in which you have provided care.

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    The Importance of Health Educators

    As the health care industry continues to advance in terms of research, treatment options, medication, and diagnostic capabilities, the health challenges of our nation continue to evolve.

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    How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Public Health and Education

    Many people are familiar with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the impact health insurance reform has presented. What some do not realize is that a large part of the ACA is not focused on insurance but rather on funding and opportunities for the fields of public health and health education.

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    How to Incorporate Wellness Into Your Workplace

    Making wellness a priority in our lives can be quite a challenge. Considering that an average full-time employee spends at least 40 hours per week at work, a large part of this challenge exists within the scope of the workday.

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    HS - Electronic Records

    Electronic Medical Records and the Future

    The health care industry is experiencing widespread change as our nation moves toward adoption of electronic health records (EHR) as the norm. As part 2009's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, incentive programs for transferring information to EHRs have been established and health care providers are evolving.

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    HS - Science of Being Healthy

    The Science of Being Healthy

    As America’s interest in health continues to grow, it can seem as though we are being bombarded with information on how to achieve, maintain, or regain optimal health. People grapple daily with questions about the best ways to stay healthy and how to simplify the process of managing one’s own health.

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    HS - Mindful Meditation

    Adding Mindfulness Meditation to Our Busy Lives

    Nowadays, it is not unusual to hear someone state that meditation has improved his or her life. For those unfamiliar with the practice of mindfulness meditation techniques, the idea of sitting still and breathing may sound uneventful at best or even intimidating.

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    HS - Big Data

    The Big Data Evolution in Health Care

    The term “big data” seems to be thrown around a lot these days, as it manages to touch individuals from all walks of life in some significant way. However, not many fully understand the concept or how it affects them.

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    HS -- Integrated Health

    Integrated Health and Wellness Solutions of the Future

    The concept of integrated wellness is transforming the way Americans think about health care. Workplaces, medical schools, and individual lifestyles are all being impacted by a shift toward a health care system that treats the whole individual, with an emphasis on optimizing health rather than managing disease.

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    HS - Public Health

    Public Health and Health Education: What’s the Difference?

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job outlook for positions in public health and health education will continue to grow at a faster than average rate across the United States through 2020.

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    HS - Growing Field

    The Growing Field of Health Care Information Technology

    As technological advancements continue to change the world, virtually every industry is dealing with how to better access, manage, interpret, and use various available data. The health care industry faces a unique set of challenges as the use of technology expands, because information in health care comes from so many different sources.

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    HS - Affordable Care Act

    Implementing “Obamacare”: An Update

    March 2015 marks 5 years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as “Obamacare,” was signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama. Since its inception, a number of changes have already taken place across the U.S. health system.

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    HS - Healthy Eating

    Healthy Eating Trends: Kaplan University Talks Nutrition

    New ideas about how to eat healthy and stay fit seem to bombard today’s marketplace. These nutrition trends often present a “quick fix” to feeling good, losing, weight or avoiding illness. While some healthy eating trends offer good solid advice, others are ineffective or even potentially harmful.

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