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Is Medical Billing and Coding Right for You?

Becoming a medical biller and coder is a great way to break into the healthcare field – especially if you want to enter a growing industry without working in patient care. Take a few minutes to answer the following questions, and see if medical billing and coding is a good fit for you.

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What are MLTs and What Do They Do?

The people who fill medical lab technician jobs have played an increasingly important role in medical research. In the United States, there are more than 325,000 professionals employed in the medical laboratory industry. And that number is expected to rise in the next decade.

What is a medical lab technician?

Medical laboratory technicians may also be known as medical lab assistants. Their primary responsibility is to collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances. Approximately half of all medical laboratory technicians are employed in hospitals; others may work in diagnostic labs and physicians’ offices.

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How to manage stress for college students

Whether you’re a full-time college student or just taking a couple of classes while you’re employed full-time, managing the stress associated with being a student is vital to your success. ”Learning how to deal with stress while in school” is not a course that they teach.

Stress management is an important life skill. College students are faced with stress that is sometimes beyond their control, and is often self-induced. Learning to identify potential stressors, the signs of stress, and how to overcome anxiety and find stress relief while dealing with the pressures of taking university-level classes is essential.

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Happy World Health Day!

Protecting yourself against vector-borne diseases

Every year, approximately 1 million people die due to vector-borne illnesses. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) will use World Health Day to promote prevention of vector-borne disease.

WHO and World Health Day

The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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Improve Your Memory With These Tips

Whether you’re studying for a test or trying to remember information you need for your job, there are techniques you can use to help improve your memory. If you have information you need to memorize, try these tips to help commit things to long-term memory.

Repetition

Perhaps the most popular technique, repetition works because it is simple and effective. Repeating things to yourself will help you remember them until they become ingrained in your long-term memory. Practice does, after all, make perfect.

Flash cards

Although this technique strongly resembles repetition, it also utilizes visualization to help improve your chance of remembering the information. For pharmacy students who have to remember things like sig codes, flash cards are an effective way to learn, memorize and test what you know.

Teach new concepts to another person

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Keep Your Ticker Ticking

How to improve heart health

When it comes to health and fitness, the heart is often overlooked. Even the most health-conscious among us rarely give it a second thought, and that could be a problem. There is good news, however. It turns out you can improve your heart health by making a few simple changes – and what better time to make changes than Heart Health Month?

Change 1: If you’re a smoker, quit

We know that quitting is easier said than done. If you’ve tried to quit before only to fail, we say try again. Quitting smoking (at any stage of your life) can decrease your risk factor for heart disease and improve your overall health. Ask your doctor about new therapies that can make quitting easier.

Change 2: Reduce your stress

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What Do You Know About Your Heart?

Here are the facts about heart disease:

1. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives per year.

2. Every 33 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a cardiovascular disease.

3. This year, more than 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack, and nearly half of them will occur without any prior symptoms or warning signs.

4. Under age 50, heart attacks are twice as likely to be fatal for women than men.

5. Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men.

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Different Types of Stress Tests

How healthy is your heart? What is the likelihood of having coronary heart disease? Do you have a normal heart rhythm?  

Most likely, you won’t know the answers to these questions off the top of your head, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. It might be a good time to consider a stress test. Okay, so one more question: What is a stress test?

A stress test can be used to test for heart disease and determine the amount of stress your heart is able to manage before developing an abnormal rhythm or the risk of not receiving enough blood flow to your heart muscle.

You can choose between different types of stress tests. They are all conducted by either a doctor or a trained technician.

Treadmill Stress Test

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Medtech "Souper" Bowl Event

The "SOUPER BOWL" event has been happening all week at the Lexington and Fort Wayne campuses! Students are voting for which team will be victorious on Sunday by donating cans. All the cans are being donated to the local Salvation Armies, so really the Salvation Army is the winner here! Check out this video about the event at the Lexington campus featured on WLEX-TV on Wednesday, January 29th.

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Quit Smoking - New Year's Resolutions

Sometimes, we know that a New Year’s Resolution can be much more personal than a fitness routine. One of the top resolutions chosen each year is to quit smoking. Whether it is you or a loved one who has the habit of reaching for a cigarette in stressful situations, the tips below can help lead to a healthy and smoke free lifestyle.

Identify Why You Want To Quit

The success of any goal is dependent on dedication and passion, and unless you know what your motivation is how can you expect to succeed? Do you have a baby on the way, or are you giving your health a new focus? No matter what your reason to quit is; we challenge you to never forget it. It takes a personal reason to fuel your motivation and resolve, especially when working to change a lifestyle habit.

Do Not Do This Alone

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