Allied Health

Go Red for Women

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Go Red for Women

Go Red For Women is committed to improving the heart health of all women, especially multicultural women who are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors.

POSTED BY: Professor Shamva Wright-Shingler

Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

So you’d like to quit tobacco.  Research shows that if you pick a day that’s within the next 30 days and stick to it, you’ll be more likely to succeed in quitting.  Why not pick the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke out Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016 as your quit day.   As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to take stock of our well-being.  

Here are some ways to get you prepared:

POSTED BY: Professor Shamva Wright-Shingler

Breast & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, October 28, 2016

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again, the Allied Health Club wanted to end the month on a positive note. The Student Center was decorated in pink and there were several items and food for sale. Students, staff, and faculty members wore something pink as well.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Bachelor’s Awareness Day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Chairpersons of the different programs at CW spoke to students in their 4th and 5th semester about the benefits of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. Dr.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

CW Allied Health Club Collaborates with American Red Cross

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Allied Health club of CW in collaboration with the regional American Red Cross organized a blood drive where Allied Health students had the experience of donating blood and assisting the Red Cross team. It was a rewarding experience for both students and staff and faculty. Thanks to our enthusiastic group of Allied Health students, the blood drive translated into having 72 lives potentially impacted!

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

From Theory to Practice: Bodies Exhibit

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Students from CW’s Allied Health club, as well as the Health Information Management and Medical Assistant Management programs had the opportunity to take their annual celebratory trip for all of their hard work and efforts throughout the semesters. This year they embarked on the BODIES EXHIBIT located at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Medical Assisting Students sit in for a Live Cardiac Bypass

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dr. Wright's Anatomy and Physiology students had the opportunity to sit in and view, Live From...Cardiac Classroom. This is an innovative use of videoconferencing technology in a state-of-the art, 100-seat Interactive Theater in the Jennifer A. Chalsty Center for Science Learning and Teaching. The operating room was equipped with three cameras to view the operating room and surgical field, with video feeds from the vitals monitor and endoscope.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Allied Health Career Café

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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 Progressive Foot Care, University Orthopaedics, Forme Medical Center, Aerotek, WESTMED Medical Group, and Atlantic Dialysis Management Services.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Check it Out: Medical Assistant

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

When thinking about pursuing a career in the medical field, many prospective students overlook medical assisting.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

8 Myth Busters about Sodium. Take Dr. Wright-Shingler's Quiz!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Have you been thinking about reducing the sodium in your diet for yourself and your family. Here's a quick quiz to see how much you know about Sodium.  

1. There is a direct relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure.  True or False. 

2. How much sodium does the body need daily?

a. 1000mg

b. 2300mg

c. 200mg

d. None of the above

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester