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Heartbeat Disorders: Know the Warning Signs

Ever feel like your heart is racing? Or like it just skipped a beat? Sometimes these can be signs of a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). Here are some warning signs to look for in your own heartbeat.

What is an arrhythmia?

A heart rhythm disorder, also called an arrhythmia (or dysrhythmia), occurs when an abnormal heart function causes the heart to beat faster or slower than usual, skip a beat, or beat irregularly. How problematic can arrhythmia can be to a patient depends on the type of abnormality itself.

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Heart Attack Prevention Tips

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Here are the top four lifestyle changes suggested to help prevent a heart attack in women and men:

Avoid tobacco
Although it is now common knowledge, it should be reiterated that smoking is very harmful. Not only does it increase your chance of developing lung cancer, but it will also cause serious damage to your heart. When you smoke a cigarette, you inhale carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. Thus, you are preventing your heart from getting the one thing it needs to function properly. According to the CDC, about 20% of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking.

Exercise regularly

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Medical Billing and Coding Training Resource Guide

Outlook Bright for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

General Resource Guide

Medical billing and coding specialists are an important part of a medical department. It takes a lot of hard work and training to become a certified medical billing and coding specialist. The purpose of this resource guide is to provide information for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a medical billing and coding specialist.

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An Alternative Path in Healthcare: Health Information Technology (HIT)

Have you ever wondered how to enter the healthcare industry without acquiring a specialized patient-centric education, or have you wanted to use other applicable skills while assisting medical professionals?

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Todo lo que necesitas saber acerca del programa ESL de Medtech

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En Medtech, hacemos posible que adquieras nuevas habilidades lingüísticas y te prepares para ser extraordinario en tu futura carrera. Si quieres aprender a hablar, leer y comprender el inglés, nuestro programa de Inglés como Segunda Lengua (ESL por sus siglas en inglés) está diseñado para desarrollar tu conocimiento fundamental del lenguaje y cultura.

Hay muchos programas de ESL, así que ¿Por qué debes elegir a Medtech?

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Everything You Need to Know About Medtech’s ESL Program

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At Medtech, we make it possible for you to gain new language skills and prepare to be extraordinary in your future career. If you want to learn how to speak, read and comprehend English, our English as a Second Language program is designed to build your fundamental knowledge of the language and culture.

There are plenty of ESL programs out there, so why should you choose Medtech?

Our ESL classes feature an intensive curriculum that can teach you how to speak, listen, read and write in English. Our instructors can help you develop a basic understanding of grammar, gain academic reading and writing skills, learn proper pronunciation, develop your presentation techniques, and strengthen your speaking strategies.

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Enough About the Politics: What Does Obamacare Mean for You?

Ever since November 2009, one piece of legislation has dominated almost every conversation about healthcare in America: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As members of the medical community, however, it is crucial that we understand not only the basics of the new law, but also what the new law means for nurses and others in healthcare support occupations.

Signed into law on March 23, 2010, Obamacare represents the largest change in the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Here are some Obamacare facts that you need to know:

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Benefits of Two-Year Associate Degree Programs

For many, a two-year Associate degree program offers advantages over a traditional four-year program.  Choosing the right college is vital to help avoid the debt (and difficulties repaying it) that so many students experience. With a national student debt topping $1 trillion dollars, more students are now considering an Associate degree to save money and avoid large student loans.

Here are some benefits of earning a two-year degree:

1. Eliminates unnecessary classes
A two-year program can eliminate coursework that is unrelated to the degree the student hopes to earn.   

2. Focuses on job skills

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Overcoming the Fear of Shots

Nobody likes shots, but we all have to get them. It’s not uncommon to be afraid of shots either. Here are some tips to help you or someone you know conquer the fear of the needle.

What to do on the day of the shot

Keep a positive attitude.Thinking about the needle will only stress you out. Instead, try reminding yourself about the long-term health benefits that greatly outweigh the momentary discomfort of the shot.

Tell your doctor if you’re anxious.Letting your doctor know about any fear or anxiety you might have will allow him or her to walk you through the process. The doctor can help keep you relaxed and put things in perspective.

Consider applying an anesthetic.If you’re afraid of the pain from the needle, ask your doctor about using an aesthetic beforehand to help numb the area of the shot and dull the pain.

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