Tag: Health Sciences

female doctor and male nurse reading results on medical equiptment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects the health care industry to grow rapidly during the next decade so a health sciences degree may help students looking to enter this growing job market. The BLS projected the broadly defined health care occupations to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, adding about 1.9 million new …

Yolanda Johnson, Master of Health Sciences

Yolanda Johnson treats the individual, not just their disease

How would Yolanda Johnson change the world? Most people could make the case that she’s already changed it for the better in her work as a program director at an addiction care center. Johnson will tell you her dream is to do more, “to work to …

Adrienne Foderer, Ethics in Health Sciences

Adrienne Foederer’s background lies in both biology and law, which has allowed her to work in many different positions involving the judicial system and health care. She has brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to the HSC 312 Ethics of Health Care course she teaches at Excelsior College, giving her students an informative and …

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 …

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 …