Meet Dover’s Instructor of the Term Melinda Cutchin

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She’s one of the outstanding instructors and students the campus recognizes each term A special congratulations to our January Student of the Term James Wiest (Health Claims Student) and Instructor of the Term Melinda Cutchin (Professional Medical Assistant Instructor). In 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. LaTasha Stamas, Dover’s Director of Education,…
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What Is a Multi-Skill Health Technician?

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Discover whether this healthcare profession would be a good fit for you 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. If you like to help people, and don’t mind working in a fast-paced setting, this might be a good career path for you to consider. A wise first step is to learn more about the duties this position tends to handle, and the options available to someone who receives this training. Below is an overview of…
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How Much Sleep Do Adults Need?

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Sleep Awareness Week is the time to focus on clocking more zzzz’s 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 tell if you're sleep deprived Here are some telltale signs that you’re not getting enough sleep:…
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How to Prevent Heart Disease in Your 20s

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Even young people can ward off certain kinds of cardiac risk with these healthy habits 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. Take into account the following factors of your heart health, and then take some action: Know your family’s history You probably know you should eat right, get some exercise, and not smoke, but some of the factors that contribute to heart disease are not under your control. Genetic factors—which run in your…
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Harris Students Put Their Skills to Work in the Community

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Cherry Hill and Dover students are using their training to serve area residents Massage Therapy instructor Kirsten Hildebrandt brought four of her students from the Cherry Hill campus to the Brookdale Evesham Senior Living Community in Voorhees Township, NJ. The students—which included Hector Concepcion Jr., (shown in the photo) Crystal Daly, Amanda Page, and Dolores Watson—offered chair massages to all interested residents. One 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…
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Keep Winter Workouts Safe and Comfortable

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Don’t let the shorter days and colder temperatures get in your way of staying fit If you like to get cozy as soon as the temperatures drop, you might be vulnerable to staying in, eating comfort foods, and letting you workout routine fall by the wayside. But it’s just as important during the winter months to maintain at least 30 minutes of exercise, 3 times a week. And if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or just get a mild case of the blues when the days aren’t as long, moderate exercise can help lift your spirits and give you a much-needed boost of endorphins. 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…
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Brush up on Safe Winter Driving Habits

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Make sure you’re prepared for the cold weather and icy conditions this season 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! Be a model winter driver When the weather conditions are worse, don’t be someone that others have to drive defensively…
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Tips for Moms Thinking of Going Back to School

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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. First of all, keep in mind that you’re not the only one facing this…
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Dover Campus Reaches Out to Local High School Students

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Connecting with these prospective students opens up potential career paths Latasha Stamas, (left) Director of Education, and Francine Finger, Director of Career Services, from our Dover campus, present information to Lake Forest High School students about potential career paths in health & allied health services. Insets show medical samples brought to pique student’s interest in the educational programs offered. 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…
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Are the Holidays Stressing You Out?

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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. Why are we so stressed out? People have a lot to do this time of year. Not only are we working, taking care of our families and meeting our regular bills, but we are also adding to our regular schedule with shopping, decorating, planning get-togethers with family and friends. Expectations run higher this time of year. We all have different stressors and manage…
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