Category: Health Sciences

Health Sciences programs are led by experienced health practitioners and professional educators, and offers a variety of online programs that give many students a jump start with substantial credit for health credentials. Check for stories about exciting ways Excelsior has enabled alumni to achieve their career goals in health care roles.

Caring for someone with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be physically, emotionally, and financially challenging. I work with caregivers of individuals with dementia every day and one thing that comes up often is that they are uncertain of how to interact with the person they’re caring for, particularly as the disease progresses. While every caregiving situation is unique …

Several years ago, my father was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. This diagnosis was the latest in a long list of diseases my dad had been dealing with as he grew older: type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. As his daughter, I had inherited his genes; I looked much like …

african american nurse doing a check up on a young asian girl and her mother

Health Care Issues in Culturally Diverse Populations introduces students to the concepts of culture and cultural diversity as they relate to health care and the health care delivery system. Students explore religious, racial, ethnic, and other subcultures that exist in our society, and examine conflicts that often occur when differing cultures enter the health care …

September is National Pain Awareness Month. Whether caused from an accident, an illness, an injury, or simply “old age,” pain can affect us in many ways. Although the type, location, and severity of pain can vary a great deal, pain has one common thread: Nobody likes to be in pain. The American Chronic Pain Association …

faculty focus promotional image: Alayna DeFalco

Alayna Defalco is passionate about the exercise science field and educating the public that sustainable physical activity is better than money-making fads and quick fixes that often cause more harm than good. As the instructor of such courses as Human and Animal Interaction in Healthcare, Exercise for Health, and Nutrition for Wellness, she teaches others …