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What Are the Social Determinants of Healthcare?


As a medical administrative assistant, one of the key factors that can affect your day-to-day work is political, socioeconomic, and cultural factors that impact how your patients access healthcare.    In this article, we’ll be looking at those factors and their influence.  What Are Social Determinants of Healthcare? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.”   A study cited by the National Academy of Medicine found that medical care itself..

Can Gum Disease Make COVID-19 More Deadly?

Gum Disease

One of the more concerning issues around COVID-19 is its wide range of outcomes in people who get the disease. Some recover fairly quickly while others, with what is being referred to as “long Covid” can experience months of post-infection symptoms.   New research by McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has found a strong link between periodontitis, a common form of gum disease, and severe COVID-19 outcomes.   The study has found a link between gums with inflammation and infection and COVID-19 complications and deaths. Periodontitis produces an inflammatory response that may spread through the body and the study has..

What Is Shiatsu Massage and What Are Its Benefits?

Shiatsu Massage

If you’ve been into a gadget store recently, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen some form of Shiatsu messenger or massage chair being offered. If you’re wondering what this exotic type of massage entails, we’ve got the answers for you. What Is Shiatsu Massage? Shiatsu Massage originates in Japan and China and is defined by the  Japanese Ministry of Health as:   "A form of manipulation by thumbs, fingers, and palms without the use of instruments, mechanical or otherwise, to apply pressure to the human skin to correct internal malfunctions, promote and maintain health, and treat specific diseases. The..

Four Types of Attorney You Might End Up Assisting


Working as a legal assistant gives you access to a huge range of potential workplaces and the ability to work on cases all across the legal spectrum. So, if you’re curious about what types of legal cases you could be focused on while working as a legal assistant, here are four of the more common examples. A Criminal Defense Attorney Normally the first thing to spring to mind when people think ‘lawyer’ criminal defense attorneys specialize in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity.    There are generally two types of criminal defense attorneys. The first is..

Technology and Law Enforcement

biometric identification

Technology has an impact on all facets of our modern society, including our approach to law enforcement. In this article, we’ll be looking at three technologies that have had the largest impact on the criminal justice system and how law enforcement in adapting to their use. Facial Recognition Systems In the US alone, the facial recognition market has grown to a value of 3.8 billion dollars. However, one in four Americans think that the government should strictly limit the use of facial recognition technology.    Law enforcement in the US has been using variations of facial recognition for over a..