Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cells disorders. People that suffer with sickle cell disease have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people who have sickle cell disease are of African ancestry, but the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic and Mediterranean background. Because the disease runs in families, couples planning to have children can have genetic testing.
History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.
CW student Luz Lopez is shown bottom row, second one from the right.
The New York League of Puerto Rican Women recently celebrated the 2017 College Awards Gala. The League honored nine community leaders, and presented 10 college scholarships to undergraduate Puerto Rican /Hispanic women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community.
I enjoyed a great class with Professor Pough and her class recently, when she reviewed SOAP note analysis and dissection.
The SOAP note (an acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan/future plan) is a method of documentation employed by health care providers to write out notes in a patient's chart, along with other common formats, such as the admission note.
Fruit and Vegetables: More Matters
Make fruits and veggies about half of what you eat, every time you eat.
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Summer is upon us. Lots of partying, sunbathing, and enjoying time spent with families and friends. The last thing we want to think about is watching what we eat. Why should we? After all, we have earned the right to have fun and celebrate.
Yet, lurking in our body could be a potentially deadly disease called colorectal cancer. Many of us have never even heard of it let alone think that it could ever affect them.
Each year CW’s Allied Health Club hosts the “Spring Into Wellness” event. This health awareness event is a fun and interactive way to inform students, faculty, and staff on various health and wellness opportunities within the community. This year we had representatives from Blink Fitness, Epic Westchester Hybrid Training, JAG Physical Therapy, Westchester department of health, The College of Westchester Counseling Center, and Fly wheel sports.
Career Services hosted an Allied Health Career Café where students had the opportunity to network with employers to discuss careers, including internships and full-time positions, as well as mentoring opportunities. Employers attending the event were Northwell Health, Westchester Medical Coder, Ability Beyond, Patient Care Associates, Alssaro Counseling Services, and Columbia Doctors.
During the month of February, the American Heart Association promotes “Go Red for Women,” an educational movement that advocates for more research and increases awareness on women's heart health.
CW’s Allied Health Club showed their support and prepared a fundraiser to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. Pins, jewelry, and snacks were sold.
To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created “Go Red for Women,” a social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.