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What Skills Do Employers Look for in a Medical Administrative Assistant?

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Compared to other administrative roles, working as a medical administrative assistant has certain unique challenges.    While many of the issues faced by healthcare facilities are would be recognizable to any administrative assistant, such as the need for prompt and efficient communication, inventory management, effective billing, and information distribution, in the healthcare industry, these issues are directly tied to people’s ongoing good health and, in some cases, their lives.   To fill this vital role, employers in the healthcare sector look for people with certain skill sets, and, in this article, we’ll be looking at which skills they value the..

Avoiding Change Fatigue in the Dental Workplace

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As with most of the healthcare space, the dental sector is rapidly evolving, with the constant drive to produce new and more effective techniques and treatments stimulating evolution at a pace not seen in other industries.   While this constant evolution has obvious benefits for the patients and the sector as a whole, it can lead to so-called ‘change fatigue’ in staff, where the constant evolution of practice and invention of new technologies can be overwhelming to your team.   In this article, we’ll be looking at ways in which change fatigue can be managed and how workplace culture can..

Can Massage Therapy Improve Thyroid Health?

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Across the US around 10 million Americans suffer from a known hypothyroid condition. Hypothyroidism disproportionately affects women, with an estimated 10 percent of adult American women having some form of the condition.   The normal treatment for hypothyroidism is a lifetime of thyroxine supplementation, however, there are other ways to manage the symptoms of the condition. In this article, we will be looking at the potentilla benefits of massage therapy on thyroid health. What Is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is a catchall term that encompasses a large number of conditions stemming from the thyroid gland’s inability to produce adequate levels of certain..

Paralegal Vs. Legal Assistant: What Are the Differences

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On the surface, the responsibilities of paralegal and a legal assistant seem very similar, in that they both assist lawyers in the preparation of legal documents related to ongoing litigation. In reality, however, these jobs are quite different and require different skill sets.   In this article, we’ll be looking at these two career options and examining exactly what their responsibilities are and how they differ from each other. What Does a Paralegal Do? In essence, a paralegal provides a combination of administrative and legal assistance to a lawyer during legal proceedings. Unlike legal assistants, paralegals are able to write..

5 of the Best Podcasts for True Crime Junkies

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If you, like many of us, are fascinated with true crime but just can’t find the time during the day to sit down and enjoy one of the many captivating, if slightly long-winded documentaries out there, then podcasts could be the answer you’re looking for.   The benefit of a podcast is that it is easily accessible through your phone and its the kind of thing you can comfortably insert into a long walk, a boring commute, or even your lunch break.    To get you running right out of the gate, here is our pick of some of the..

Will Telemedicine Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry?

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Technology is one of the driving forces behind the advancement of the healthcare field and, by using the major advances in communications technology over the last decade, telemedicine is the next major advancement on the horizon for the US healthcare industry.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what exactly telemedicine is and how its benefits have the potential to revolutionize the way we approach healthcare. What is Telemedicine? At its most basic, telemedicine makes use of the proliferation of modern telecommunications technology such as phones, tablets, and computers to allow healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality remote healthcare to..

The Three Types of Bleeding and How to Stop Them

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Saying that heavy bleeding is a medical emergency seems fairly obvious, but what most people don’t realize is that you only need to lose around a fifth of your blood before your blood pressure starts to crash and your heart begins to struggle to pump an adequate supply of blood around your internal organs.   This lack of a supply of oxygenated blood advances to a condition called hypovolemic shock, and is ultimately deadly if left untreated.   So, all bleeding is dangerous, but not all bleeding is the same and the treatments are also different. In this article, we’ll..

5 Executive Assistant Blogs You Should Be Following

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Following a good executive assistant blog is a great way to keep up to date with the rapidly changing world of business administration. Flicking through a collection of them on a regular basis is a great way to find helpful resources and tips and even get a healthy dose of comedic relief.   So, to help you out, there are five executive assistant blogs you should be following. Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant As you might expect from a blog called Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant, this executive assistant blog features first-hand advice from an executive assistant and..

How Does the UK Student Loan System Work Compared to the US?

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Much like in the US, the UK education system uses student loans to pay for higher education. However, that is where the similarities between the two systems just about end.    In this article, we’ll be looking at how the UK handles its student loans and how that compares to the US system. Types of Loan in The UK The UK has two different types of student loans, both of them dispensed thought local regulatory bodies such as Student Finance England. The two loan types are:   The Tuition Fee Loan: This is the loan that covers your tuition fees..

The Pros of Training as a Phlebotomist

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Phlebotomists are an integral part of the medical diagnosis cycle, collecting vital blood draws that allow for the diagnosis, and then treatment of a huge range of diseases and ailments.    With the field expected to grow by 15% over the next five years, now is an excellent time to train as a phlebotomist and, if you are considering it, here are five benefits you might not have thought of. You Can Get Qualified Quickly A lot of jobs in the medical sector require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but if you want to get into the workforce and start making..