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Are There Alternatives to CPR?

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There is no doubt that CPR saves lives, but the method has been around since 1956 and not all cardiac arrest situations are the same, which means there have been attempts to improve on the tried and tested methods of CPR and some new methods developed to deal with specific circumstances.   In this article, we’ll be looking at some of these CPR alternatives. We are not suggesting you use any of them. Stick to the CPR techniques you have been trained to use and let the qualified EMS staff try the more complicated stuff. High-Frequency Chest Compressions High-frequency chest..

What Is a Business Administrative Assistant?

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Business administrative assistants perform vital clerical and administrative tasks that support individuals and organizations. In this article, we will be looking at what the responsibilities of a business administrative assistant are, what training is needed to become one, what the job market and pay are like for the role, and why now is an excellent time to consider training as one. What Are the Responsibilities of a Business Administrative Assistant? Business administrative assistants normally take on a range of clerical, administrative, and customer-facing responsibilities that can include:   Greeting visitors to the workplace and attending to them during their stay Answering..

How To Mentally Prepare For Going Back Into Education

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Going back into education after some time away from it can be a difficult thing to come to terms with. Ideally, you’ll want to be arriving on your first day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so, to help out, here are some easy to implement ways to mentally prepare for going back into education. Get Some Sleep The night before a nerve-wracking day, it can be easy to spend the whole night lying there with your eyes open, worrying about tomorrow.   While this is entirely understandable, it won’t get you anywhere. Instead, take a bath, listen to your favorite music or..

6 Proactive Methods You Can Use to Stay Healthy

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Staying healthy isn’t just about reacting to health issues when they crop up, it’s about being proactive and monitoring your health so you can preempt any issues in good time. In this article, we’ll be looking at simple, proactive methods you can use to keep yourself healthy. Diabetes Screening According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is also over-represented in many communities of color such as American Indians, African Americans, and Latinos.   Having diabetes makes you more vulnerable to heart disease, strokes, nerve and kidney disease,..

Can VR Help Your Dental Practice?

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It might seem like an odd addition to the dental office, but VR technology in making an impact on how dental procedure is performed and perceived. In this article, we’ll be looking at the potential benefits VR could bring to your practice. Reducing Fear, Pain, and Anxiety During Patients’ Dental Visits Perception, and the human brain’s interpretation of it, is a powerful thing. Trials in the US have indicated that most people associate the common sights of the dental theater with significant levels of pain and stress.   Research into the behavior of children during pulp therapy of primary molars..

What Are Some of the Most Common Medical Billing Errors?

Medical Billing Errors

Even as the importance of medical billing and coding is on the rise in the US medical system, it is estimated that as high as 80 percent of medical bills contain errors. With healthcare costs spiraling, it is the responsibility of the healthcare payers to reduce overspending resulting from avoidable billing errors and improper claims reimbursement.    In this article, we will be looking at some of the most common medical billing errors, so you know what to look for when you are on the job. Medical Drug Dosage Administered vs. Units Billed One of the more common medical billing..

What Exactly Is the Coronavirus?

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Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Seven different coronaviruses, that scientists know of, can infect people and make them sick. Most coronaviruses infect animals, but not people. Some human coronaviruses were identified many years ago and some have been identified recently. What makes the current coronavirus outbreak in China unusual is that it is one that hasn’t been seen before. What Is a Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses cause respiratory infections, including the common cold, which are typically mild. Some strains of the coronavirus are more..

What Is Situational Crime Prevention?

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Situational crime prevention is a technique that has been around for the last 40 years and focusses on altering the environments in which crime is perpetrated. In this article, we will be looking at what exactly situational crime prevention and how it differs from modern approaches to crime prevention. What Is Situational Crime Prevention? Most modern schools of thought on crime prevention focus on those individuals who commit crime and the communities that produce them. By comparison, situational crime prevention focuses on the environments which host crime behavior and looks at ways to alter them so that they are less..

What Happens in Our Brain When We Learn Languages?

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Learning a second language can have a more profound effect on you than just being able to crack a joke with the locals, it can actually increase the size of your brain and your ability to learn, no just languages, but a myriad of subjects.   In this article, we will be looking at what happens in our brain when we learn languages? Your Brain Expands Scientists from Lund University in Sweden analyzed the brain sizes of Swedish Armed Forces recruits before and after they underwent language training and found that learning a new language actually increases the size of..

What is the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam?

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The American medical system is facing a shortage of medical administrative assistants brought on by the increased healthcare needs of an aging population.   By the year 2030, it is estimated that the population of people over the age of 65 will outnumber the population of people under the age of 18.   This need for medical administrative assistants makes now a great time to consider a career in that field, but, with more and more medical administrative assistants coming on to the job market, it can make it harder for you to stand out.    That’s where becoming a..