Allen School for Physicians’ Aides (the original name of the institution) was first incorporated in December, 1961 for the purpose of providing residents of the Jamaica, Queen’s area with a quality professional institution offering Allied Health Programs. The first graduating class was in June, 1962. Loretta Teich, purchased the institution on January 31st, 1980. Mrs. Teich owned an employment agency and found that applicants were not properly prepared for careers and lacked the appropriate skills necessary to enter the workforce. She decided to explore the possibility of being involved in skills based training to enhance the ability level of the applicants with whom her agency serviced. The Allen School was purchased.
Read the whole Allen School origin story here.
Dr. Steven Nissen is the lead researcher of the Cleveland Clinic study. “We’ve confirmed that this is a problem and it’s real and we’ve given them an alternative,” he said.
Dr. Nissen said problems including muscle pain and weakness effect up to 10 percent of people on statins or three to four million Americans.
The study looked at more than 500 patients who reported side effects and are considered “statin intolerant.”This latest research proves the veracity of the claims made by a not insignificant number of statin users and has led to the development of alternative treatments for high cholesterol among those who exhibit this side effect to the statins. This is a good piece of information for you to have in your back pocket once you’ve completed medical office assistant training and get out there into the job world. Your employer will be impressed if a high cholesterol patient taking statins complains of muscle cramping and you respond with this information from Dr. Nissen at the Cleveland Clinic.
- Windows Key-Tab (Task View)
- Windows Key-Right-Up (moves app to top right quadrant; you can use different directions to position windows where desired)
- Windows Key-Up and Down (snap apps to top or bottom of screen or maximizes)
- Windows Key-Ctrl-Left or Right (scrolls between virtual desktops)
- Windows Key-Ctrl-D (creates a new virtual desktop)
- Windows Key-Ctrl-F4 (closes virtual desktop)
- Windows Key-Ctrl-C (Cortana listening)
- Windows Key-S (Daily Glance for weather, news, sports)
- helping patients bathe and dress
- assisting patients to the toilet
- helping patients transfer, walk and turn
- helping patients eat
- taking patients’ vital signs and measuring blood glucose levels