Allied Health

CW Students Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
CW Students Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

This past year has posed a challenge to everyone all over the world.  Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention is no different.  There were setbacks with screenings and early detection, and fundraising was limited due to unprecedented times.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Sickle Cell

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. 

POSTED BY: Dr. Stephanie Pough - Assistant Professor, Allied Health

Celebrating Black History Month

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Black History Month

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.

POSTED BY: Dr. Stephanie Pough, Assistant Professor, CW School of Allied Health

During Hispanic Heritage Month, We Congratulate Student Luz Lopez!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

52 in 52 – Professor Stephanie Pough – Introduction to Medical Coding

Monday, October 16, 2017

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

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Be Smart - 5 Tips on How to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fruit and Vegetables: More Matters

Make fruits and veggies about half of what you eat, every time you eat.

Did you know?

POSTED BY: Dr. Shamva Wright-Shingler, Asst. Chairperson, CW School of Allied Health

Learn the Risks: Colon Cancer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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.

POSTED BY: Estelle Coffino, Program Director - Allied Health Programs

Spring into Wellness

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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.

POSTED BY: Daisha Howard, Practicum Coordinator, Allied Health

Allied Health Career Café

Friday, March 31, 2017

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.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Go Red For Women

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester