Allied Health

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

For Starters: 

Sodium (salt) and Your Health

Sodium is an essential mineral for health. Did you know that the average American is eating almost twice (if not more) the amount that our body needs. Too much sodium can lead to come serious health issues, including high blood pressure. 

Sodium is regulated in the body by our kidneys and it helps to control our body's fluid balance.

How does sodium affect our heart?

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

National Walking Month

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Let's face it. The majority of us do not walk because we do not know what to wear when walking.  Well I am here to help you.

The weather plays a major role in walking. Don't you agree?  Wind, rain, snow, and sun can all affect your walking experience. But you have to be faithful to exercise and not to let that derail your commitment to a regular walking schedule. Make sure that you have what you need to keep you "moving/walking" all year long.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Preparing Future Healthcare Professionals

Friday, March 11, 2016

The importance of preparing for a job interview cannot be overstated.  There is a good chance that there are dozens and perhaps even hundreds of people applying for the same position, so it is very important to make the best impression possible when going to an interview.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

CW Goes Red!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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, healthy beverages and snacks were sold.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Holiday Extravaganza!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The holiday festivities are just starting to ramp up at CW. The Allied Health Club hosted the Holiday Extravaganza that included games, prizes, food for sale, and The Ugly Sweater Contest. Students, Faculty, and Staff enjoyed watching some really “festive” and colorful sweaters.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Great American Smokeout

Monday, November 23, 2015

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout happens every third Thursday across the country and CW participated in the national campaign “Quit like a Champion.” The students in Dr. Wright’s Anatomy and Physiology II class created several displays to promote tobacco awareness in the Student Center.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

National Medical Assistant Recognition Week-Day 5

Friday, October 23, 2015

We are ending the Medical Assistants Recognition week. Veronica Jones is an Allied Health instructor at CW who recognizes the vital contribution that Medical Assistants make to the quality of health care. She’s been working with them for over a decade and she also joins the celebrations.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

#PinkThursday – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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 joined #PinkThursday and wore something pink.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

National Medical Assistant Recognition Week-Day 4

Thursday, October 22, 2015

As part of the National Medical Assistant Recognition Week, we asked some Allied Health students why is so important to have a week, dedicated to Medical Assistants. Here’s what they had to say:

•    It recognizes the hard work we put in it every day
•    We are the first person a patient sees. We are a connection between the doctor and the patient
•    Having a week to celebrate our work makes us feel valued

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

National Medical Assistant Recognition Week-Day 3

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We continue the National Medical Assistant Recognition Week. Estelle Coffino, Program Director/Chairperson of the Allied Health Programs joins the celebrations, and congratulates our Medical Assistants Students! “CW is proud of our Medical Assistants who are dedicated and compassionate members of the health care team, and who make a significant contribution to the quality of health care delivery to patients of all ages.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester