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.

Woman with back turned in winter, suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder

Symptoms and Common Treatments for SAD Some of you might be feeling like your sunny dispositions have taken a vacation, and you may be right. How you feel may depend on where you live, and a few other factors. You may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of …

Post it Reads: Changing the Equation How to Turn Bad Habits into Good Ones

The start of year often elicits optimism with self-improvements, whether it’s to get into a more consistent exercise routine, eat better, quit a bad habit, make time for yourself, or just have more balance between work, life, and school. Changing one’s behavior is no easy task, though, especially if time, resources, and support are not …

brain and science behind addition

With the opioid addiction crisis, there has been much media and social media attention on addiction and the impacts on the person, their loved ones, and communities. With increased publicity can often come a resurgence of misinformation. This article can help you learn what addiction is and what it is not. What Is Addiction? The …

Carmen Roberts, dietician, standing in a kitchen

In her free time, you can find Carmen Roberts running, walking, or simply being outdoors and active. She’d tell you she’s mostly busy raising two daughters and spending time with family and friends at her home in Maryland. Roberts has lots going on in her life, but the registered dietitian has found time to teach …

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 …