Tag: Health

Department of Allied Health Sciences

From the Department Head

AHS is a vibrant, interdisciplinary department committed to excellence in teaching, research, advising, and health promotion efforts. We prepare leaders for a broad range of health-related careers and contexts, giving students valuable mentorship and research experiences to propel them toward success in their professional goals. Students at all levels benefit from working with our distinguished faculty of recognized experts in areas like health behavior change interventions, promotion of healthy nutrition, genetics and genomics, clinical and laboratory techniques, and research methodologies. We have recently grown our faculty significantly, adding to the extensive portfolio of extramurally-funded grant research within the Department, and are looking forward to continuing to attract cutting-edge researchers and high-quality educators.

In undergraduate education, Allied Health Sciences is of one of UConn’s highest enrolled majors with multiple concentrations designed to launch students into a variety of health careers or graduate studies. The Allied Health Sciences

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Atlanta VA Health Care System


 

Local Brief

Changes in our Community Based Outpatient Clinics(CBOCs) Operations

In this time of crisis, the safety of our Veterans and staff is our number one priority. In order to minimize exposure to COVID-19,  outpatient clinics and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) will be open for telehealth appointments only. No face to face visits will be conducted. Veterans are encouraged to schedule a virtual appointment by using My HealtheVet.  In case of an emergency, Veterans should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. Please contact our Telephone Advice Program (TAP) at 404-329-2222 if you need medical advice or have a question.

My HealtheVet is more important than ever

During COVID 19, using My HealtheVet, the VA’s Personal Health Record, is more important than ever!

My HealtheVet was designed for Veterans, service-members, their dependents and caregivers.  When Veterans register on My HealtheVet, you gain access to

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Online Master in Public Health (MPH) Program

The program includes two in-person academic residencies (1 credit each). Students will travel to New Orleans for the first academic residency and to another city of their choice for the second. Anticipated locations include Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Standing Rock, San Diego, Birmingham, as well as Rome, Italy, and Dalian, China. Each academic residency will last three to four days (Thursday through Sunday). Students will apply their knowledge, visit local public health organizations, and network with one another.

Students enrolled in the Tulane Online MPH may only take online courses at this time.

Yes. The program blends self-paced asynchronous coursework with live, synchronous sessions for discussions, case studies, and exercises to allow students to hone their acquired knowledge and skills.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) | HSC Public Health Agency

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Everyone in Northern Ireland should now stay at home

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of virus called coronavirus.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. The best way to do this is to stay at home:

  • only go outside for food, health reasons, work (but only if you cannot work from home) or one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • if you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times;
  • avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible;
  • do not meet with friends and family – keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media;
  • use telephone or online services to
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VA Central California Health Care System


 

Announcements:

COVID-19 Information:

  • Symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath can be caused by the flu and the common cold as well as COVID-19. At this time, the flu presents a greater risk in the United States than COVID-19, however, that could change if COVID-19 starts circulating widely. VA encourages everyone to get a flu shot if they have not yet received one to protect against flu and to help minimize demand on health care services.
  • Veterans who have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath should call their local VA medical center before seeking care. VA’s phone- and video-based telecare services can be used to avoid exposure to additional germs, keep from spreading germs to others, and eliminate a trip to VA.
  • There is not yet a vaccine or medication to treat COVID-19. The best way to prevent an infection is to avoid being exposed in the
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6 best exercises for mental health

When it comes to exercise, the physical benefits are well-documented, from lowering blood pressure and your risk of some diseases to improving your physical appearance.

Increasingly, the spotlight is being shone on the mental health benefits of working out, such as boosting your mood, improving sleep and easing symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

Science backs this up. One study found that increasing your activity levels from doing nothing, to exercising at least three times a week, reduces the risk of depression by up to 30 per cent. Another study found that individuals who engaged in exercise had 43% lower self-reported ‘poor mental health’ days than those who did not.

Despite the benefits, statistics show only 65.5 per cent of men and 54 per cent of women in the UK meet the daily recommended physical activity levels. The Department of Health recommends that adults should be active daily and complete

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Health & Medical Graduate Programs & Degrees 2020+

Medical & Health Services Average Salary

Occupation

Average Salary

Employment

Chiropractors

$85,870

37,740

Nurse Practitioners

$110,030

179,650

Occupational Therapists

$85,350

126,900

Physician Assistants

$108,430

114,710

(Source: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm#29-0000)

Top States for Employment: Pharmacist

State

Employment

Annual Mean Wage

California

29,860

$136,730

Texas

22,130

$126,460

New York

21,890

$120,440

Florida

20,510

$118,780

Pennsylvania

13,630

$113,830

(Source: https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes291051.htm)

Top Salary Metro Areas in the United States: Pharmacists
Metro Area Annual Mean Salary Employment
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA $154,320 180
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX $153,790 440
Santa Rosa, CA $150,990 510
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX $150,910 230
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA $149,930 310

Bureau of Labor Statistics

What is the difference between a M.S. and Doctorate in Medicine?

The MS and Doctor of Medicine may prep you to pursue a career in healthcare, speaking in the broadest sense. Yet they are very distinct both in the education they provide and the careers they may prepare you for.

Master of

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What is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) ?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. The law has emerged into greater prominence in recent years with the proliferation of health data breaches caused by cyberattacks and ransomware attacks on health insurers and providers.

The act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on Aug. 21, 1996, contains five sections, or titles.

Title I: HIPAA Health Insurance Reform

Title I protects health insurance coverage for individuals who lose or change jobs. It also prohibits group health plans from denying coverage to individuals with specific diseases and pre-existing conditions, and from setting lifetime coverage limits.

Title II: HIPAA Administrative Simplification

Title II directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish national standards for processing electronic healthcare transactions. It also requires healthcare organizations to implement secure electronic access

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The Most Reliable Health Websites

Discover the Web’s smartest health advice for women.

We all know to go to Zappos for shoes or Amazon for, well, anything nowadays, but where do you turn when you get diagnosed with a heart condition, or you’re wondering whether your symptoms add up to irritable bowel syndrome, or you want to do a little digging on the drug your doctor prescribed? Sure, you can google yourself silly, but with so much contradictory—and in some cases flat-out wrong—information on the Web, how do you make sure the advice you collect is reliable?

“When patients ask me about Web resources, I’m always nervous because there’s a lot of incorrect information out there, or it’s industry sponsored,” cautions Alice Domar, PhD, founder of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, which specializes in integrative medicine. And indeed, studies funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others have found that information on health

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My Family Health Portrait|Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base

My Family Health Portrait|Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base
My Family Health Portrait - A tool from the Surgeon General

Using My Family Health Portrait you can:

  • Enter your family health history.
  • Learn about your risk for conditions that can run in
    families.
  • Print your family health history to share with family or
    your health care provider
  • Save your family health history so you can update it
    over time.

Talking with your health care provider about your
family health history can help you stay healthy!

Learn more about
My Family Health Portrait

Disclaimer: The Surgeon General’s My Family Health Portrait tool does NOT allow the
government

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