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  • Meet Dover’s Instructor of the Term Melinda Cutchin

    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialists, Student Life

    She’s one of the outstanding instructors and students the campus recognizes each term

    Harris School of Business teacher and student of the term at the Dover CampusIn January Melinda Cutchin was named “Instructor of the Month” at the Dover campus of the Harris School of Business. She has been an instructor at Harris for about a year in the Medical Assistant program. Melinda graduated from the same program at Dover in 2010, so she has first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a Harris student. “Ms. Karen Morrow was my instructor the whole time,” Melinda says, and today she works alongside Ms. Morrow, who is now the school’s Program Manager.

  • What Is a Multi-Skill Health Technician?

    Category(ies): Multi-Skill Health Technician

    Discover whether this healthcare profession would be a good fit for you

    Some of the skills of a Multi-Skill Health Technician include taking EKGs, phlebotomy, removing stitches, lab work.If you’re interested in a career in healthcare, one option is training to become a Multi-Skill Health Technician. Multi-Skill Health Technicians work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare facilities, where they handle a number of different patient care responsibilities. Their job is similar to that of a medical assistant, but they tend to have more patient responsibilities and fewer administrative responsibilities.

  • How Much Sleep Do Adults Need?

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    Sleep Awareness Week is the time to focus on clocking more zzzz’s

    Adult woman is sleeping soundly with clock in foreground.March 11–17 is Sleep Awareness Week. What better time to ask yourself: Am I getting enough sleep? Many of us aren’t. Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, but the average person sleeps less than 7 hours—and those hours we do get may not be good quality. What is more, it’s estimated that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. If you’re one of them, or even if you’re just struggling to get in enough hours of rest, there are physical, emotional, and safety reasons to attend to this basic health need.

  • How to Prevent Heart Disease in Your 20s

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    Even young people can ward off certain kinds of cardiac risk with these healthy habits

    Smiling, young African American woman in the healthcare field takes good care of her heart.February is American Heart Month, and at any age there are steps you can take to protect your cardiac health. Even people in their 20s can support themselves in living longer. You may already make some of these lifestyle choices, but given that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s worth reviewing heart-healthy guidelines, even when you’re young.

  • FAQs about Medical Billing and Coding

    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist

    Learn more about the essential role these specialists play in the healthcare industry

    A young woman, a Medical Billing and Coding professional, begins her day by logging into her Electronic Medical Records software.If you are looking for a new career in healthcare, one option to consider is training to become a medical billing and coding specialist. This is a profession that helps doctors, hospitals, and other practitioners to get reimbursed by insurance companies for the services they provide. It is detail-oriented work that takes place in an office setting. In order to determine whether this is something you should pursue, keep reading.

  • Harris Students Put Their Skills to Work in the Community

    Category(ies): Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy

    Cherry Hill and Dover students are using their training to serve area residents

    Hector Concepcion Jr. provides a chair massage to a resident of the Brookdale Evesham Senior Living Community in Voorhees Township, NJOne beneficial aspect of the career training programs at the Harris School of Business is that they provide students with skills that are useful to members of the local community. Recently students in the Massage Therapy program at the Cherry Hill campus and in the Medical Assisting program at the Dover campus took the opportunity to use what they’re learning to go out and help those who live and work nearby. This is a win-win situation, in that the students get to put their skills into practice, and the community members gain valuable services from the eager and well-trained Harris students. We recently spoke with instructors and students on both campuses about their experiences.

  • What’s the Difference between a Dental Assistant and a Dental Hygienist?

    Category(ies): Dental Assistant

    Find out if dental assistant school is a good choice for you

    Close-up of a patient sitting in dental chair while a dental hygienist gets ready to clean her teeth.Are you looking at dental assistant schools? If so, you may be wondering about the difference between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist. What are their different job responsibilities? How much does a dental assistant make versus a dental hygienist? What are the facts about dental assistants and dental hygienists? What career path makes more sense for you?

     

  • What’s the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant?

    Category(ies): Medical Assistant Programs, Certified Nurse's Assistant, Professional Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant

    A Nursing Assistant and a Medical Assistant are shown in their different work environments, the first in a nursing home and the second in a hospital.Understanding how these roles differ can help you choose a suitable career path

    You may have heard the term Medical Assistant, but are wondering how this is different from the role of a Nursing Assistant. Both of these entry-level positions require working closely with patients to provide care, but the specific duties can be somewhat different.

    Are you interested in a career in healthcare that will not require long-term, extensive training? Medical Assistants and Nursing Assistants might both be good options. To determine which might be a better fit for you, we break down some of the differences here. Read on to learn more about both of these essential roles!

  • Keep Winter Workouts Safe and Comfortable

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    Woman wearing gloves, hat and protective clothing taking a run during the winter.Don’t let the shorter days and colder temperatures get in your way of staying fit

    If you choose to exercise outside, it’s essential to take precautions so your winter workouts are safe and satisfying. Being uncomfortable—either from the wet or the cold—should not be something you settle for. So follow these suggestions for making the most of the great outdoors in these colder months.

  • What You Need to Know About Becoming a Massage Therapist

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    Two Harris School of Business Massage Therapy students provide chair massage during a Family and Friends day at the schoolLots of skills go onto this vital healthcare role

    Are you interested in a job where you are able to be physically active while helping others? Are you interested in human anatomy? Do you enjoy communicating with people about their needs? If you answered yes to some of these questions, you might consider a job as a Massage Therapist. This is a fun and invigorating profession, and can lead to a career path with a lot of options.

  • Brush up on Safe Winter Driving Habits

    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    Make sure you’re prepared for the cold weather and icy conditions this season

    Smiling young woman in woolen cap leans out of her driver’s window, to assure us she is prepared for winter cold and difficult driving conditions.The cold temperatures and snowfall we’ve already seen this season have been severe in some states, and there’s no better time to take some extra precautions. Ice and snow are lots of fun for ice skating, sledding, skiing and snowboarding, and snowball fights, but they can make things challenging for the rest of us trying to dig ourselves out to get to school or work safely. Given the reality of the weather this time of year, we have some suggestions for good winter behavior when it comes to driving your car. Follow these to maximize your safety!

  • Tips for Moms Thinking of Going Back to School

    Category(ies): Student Life

    A mother working on her classroom assignment takes time to play with her young daughter.Give yourself the chance to make this significant transition in a supportive way

    Parenting is all about giving your kids the best you can. For some of us, that might mean enhancing our career options, either so that we can make more money, or find more satisfaction. Whatever your motivation, if you’re considering taking the plunge by going back to school, we’ve got some advice for ways to go about it. After all, as they say, “If mom’s happy, everyone’s happy.” So give yourself a break and take the time to think through how you might make a big change like this while minimizing any additional stress it could add to your life and your household.

  • Dover Campus Reaches Out to Local High School Students

    Category(ies): Student Life, Career Advice

    Latasha Stamas, Director of Education, and Francine Finger, Director of Career Services, present information to High School Students about potential career paths in health & allied health service education at the Harris School of Business, Dover DE campus.Connecting with these prospective students opens up potential career paths

    Going to a traditional college isn’t for everyone—many people don’t want to spend the money (or take out the necessary loans). But there are also lots of smart, motivated young people who simply want to get on the fast track to a job. The Harris School of Business provides real options for ongoing education in career-focused training. Two members of the leadership team at Harris’s Dover campus routinely respond to this demand by visiting local high schools, to answer questions and discuss the school’s various programs.

  • Are the Holidays Stressing You Out?

    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    Mother and young son have a fun time building a gingerbread house for the holiday.Use these tips to give yourself the gift of happiness and health this holiday

    It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year but for many Americans, it’s the most stressful time of year. With all the added responsibilities, stress levels can run high, leading to health problems and bad habits. Our gift to you this year is helping you turn your stress into holiday cheer.

  • Get Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    Two highly effective preventative measures used by healthcare professionals against contracting or spreading colds or the flu are shown: proper handwashing and getting a flu shotBoost your immunity and use preventative measures to protect yourself and patients

    No one wants to get sick, but it’s especially important for healthcare professionals to protect themselves and their patients from germs and viruses this time of year. Flu remains a serious infection that still kills thousands annually. And even colds can lead to other respiratory issues.

    While germs may be everywhere, the good news is that we can prevent many of them from infecting us. Try the following suggestions at home and work to keep your immune system strong and help you beat the cold and flu this season.

  • 8 FAQs about Becoming a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialists, Job Search Tips, Career Advice

    medical billing and coding specialists 8 FAQs about becoming medical biller and coder career training What to know about medical billing and coding training at the Harris School!

    Do you want to work in the healthcare field but are more technology-oriented?  A behind-the-scenes job as a medical billing and coding specialist could give you the independence and technical environment you desire in a healthcare profession.

  • Can Mozart Help You Pass That Test?

    Category(ies): Student Life

    Before you take your next exam, try these unusual test-taking strategies

    As the term winds down, you will likely be facing tests. If just hearing the word “test” gives you sweaty palms and makes you short of breath, you are not alone. While many people have a fear of tests, you can decrease your anxiety and increase your chances of success by finding the right test-taking strategies. If you think you’ve heard every strategy to help you prepare for tests, we’ve rounded up some of the more unusual strategies that may help you set yourself up for success.

  • Considering Becoming a Multi-Skill Health Technician?

    Category(ies): Multi-Skill Health Technician

    We answer your questions about this flexible medical career

    As the population ages, more and more people need health care. If you like to help people, do well in a hectic work environment, and have an interest or aptitude for medical terminology, why not consider becoming a multi-skill health technician? Multi-skill technicians, as the name implies, perform multiple tasks, giving them the flexibility to find a variety of jobs in numerous settings.

  • 5 Tips to a Thinner Thanksgiving

    Category(ies): Student Life

    African American woman prepares thanksgiving dinnerNo need to feel like a stuffed turkey every year, try to make it guilt-free with these tips

    We’ve all been guilty of overdoing it at the Thanksgiving feast. Turkey swimming in gravy, mashed potatoes drowning in butter, pumpkin pie covered in whipped cream, it’s hard to imagine that anything else could satisfy us. You may be thinking that it’s just one meal, why not splurge? Thanksgiving is just the start of the holiday season, and the truth is that many of us gain weight this time of year. If you are committed to a healthier lifestyle, use these tips to stay on track.

  • To Post or Not to Post

    Category(ies): Student Life

    Social media etiquette for students

    Social media etiquette you’ll be glad you followed

    Have you ever posted a photo on social media and instantly regretted it? Have you ever written an angry rant, and wished you hadn’t posted it? Do you let your emotions get the better of you when responding to other people’s posts?

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