Patient Centered Healthcare

I worked in a dental office for years and I remember one patient that came in for dental care. She was a new patient and worked as a model. Her chief complaint was her front teeth were yellow and she wanted them to be bright white for her job. A quick tour of her mouth […] Read More

Finding Success in School

For many of our students the first module of classes can be challenging. It can be intimidating to have subject matter that is entirely outside of the scope of anything they’ve ever studied before. Learning new and seemingly difficult material can be almost overwhelming, but with just a few tips you can learn how to […] Read More

Should Adults Limit Their Screen Time?

Should Adults Limit Their Screen Time? The vast majority of adults use technology during their work day as well as during their everyday lives. Is it possible to put limits on screen-time? Experts believe the average working adult spends close to 11 hours a day behind a screen and checks their phone an average of every 20 minutes. The bigger question […] Read More

Why Medical Assistants Are in Demand Now

Why Medical Assistants Are in Demand Now Medical assistant training programs offer a career that gives you the opportunity to help others while also providing variety and security in your career. Well-trained medical assistants are in high demand, with employment rates expected to grow by 29% from 2016 to 2026, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This is […] Read More

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster Natural disasters can come in all forms from hurricanes, blizzards, and earthquakes just to name a few. Being PREPARED is essential! Preparedness happens on many levels:   Be Informed Review your local evacuation process to include alternative routes if necessary. Gather Important Contacts Be sure to have phone numbers of emergency management offices, local hospitals, […] Read More

Tips to Avoid The Flu

Avoiding the Flu Blog As we head into the fall and weather starts to get cooler, we unfortunately also head into cold and flu season. You have enough going on in your life with work, home, and school, you definitely do not want to get sick as well if you can help it. So please read on for 7 […] Read More

How Critical Thinking Skills Apply to Healthcare

What is Critical Thinking and Why is it Important? First, what is critical thinking? Critical Thinking Includes The skill to draw conclusions. The skill to troubleshoot and problem-solve. The capability to use skills or knowledge in a variety of situations. Examples of Everyday Critical Thinking Driving Thinking about what steps should to be taken to avoid an accident. Everyday Tasks  Creating a list that gives […] Read More

Are You The Ultimate Allen School Fan??

logo like You know how awesome it is to be a student here. You have great instructors, a support team to help you every step of the way. You are going to go out into the world and be the king or queen of all healthcare interns ever…. But do you know all the other ways you […] Read More

School Lunches – Can they really be fun

Back to school means it’s time to think of creative ways to provide healthy lunches to kids. Truth be told, there are times that packing school lunches can redundant and seen as a ‘chore’ for parents. Help is on the way! Here are some simple things to try to make the experience a little more […] Read More

Institution For Hope: Sickle Cell Awareness

Every month the Allen School of Health Sciences is proud to support an important cause through education, awareness, and of course giving through fundraising and donations as part of our Institution For HOPE Initiative. This is a great opportunity for our students to not only become educated on challenges their patients may face as they […] Read More