As healthcare conversations between providers and patients continue evolving into global, participatory discussions via social media, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at University of the Sciences will kick off an informative three-part lecture series on March 13 regarding social media as a means of communicating with patients. The first lecture, presented by Matt Prior, MPH, Director of Communications and Policy Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Health, will focus on how that department used social media to improve the use of condoms in Philly. At the conclusion of the lecture series, the University's Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy...
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Despite the common misconception that eating disorders affect primarily young women, prevention and awareness toward these diseases starts by recognizing that they do not discriminate by gender or age, said C. Alix Timko, PhD, director of the graduate psychology and Eating Disorder Research programs at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
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Medication adherence is the extent to which a patient accurately follows the prescribed medication timing, dosage and frequency. Many factors influence medication adherence such as a patient’s age, social background, healthcare coverage, and even type of illness. The following series of blogs will focus on the effect of medication adherence on varying age groups, such as children, adolescents and adults. Children: Matsui states that in the pediatric population, the adherence rate ranges from 11% to 93% with a median of 58%. It is evident that just over half of the pediatric population is properly using their prescribed medication. Children are...
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Aimee Viggiani, associate director of transfer admissions, was recently featured in two articles which provide helpful tips for transfer students.
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submitted by USciences alumnus Doug Taylor Getting the Word Out: Developing a Multichannel Social Media Strategy for Publication-Based Initiatives This was presented at the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals 2014 European Meeting in London. PDF of Poster: Download Doug Taylor ISMPP 2014 Poster Pinterest Link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/407998047463962531/
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Because children with sensory processing disorders often resist donning proper winter attire despite below freezing temperatures, occupational therapy professor Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, compiled tips to help parents combat these obstacles and keep their children safe and warm in the frigid weather. “With children who have sensory processing differences, preferences to certain materials and fabrics can be very intense,” said Dr. Gibbs. “We don’t want children to get frost bite because they are underdressed for cold weather as they wait for the bus stop or play outdoors. That’s why it is important for...
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How to talk to a statistician: What to ask for and what to do if you don't get it. Presentation by Dr. Benau at the American Medical Writers Association Annual Meeting 2006 Article on the above mentioned presentation by Dr. Benau, Director Biomedical Writing Program, University of the Sciences. Rawn P. AMWA J. 2007:22(1):13-14. Go to the journal's page 13 http://ow.ly/sHkRV
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Over the past several months, we’ve delved into two separate yet very important aspects of healthcare and pharmacy practice. We have followed the birthing pains of President Obama’s signature legislation some weeks while discussing the importance of medication adherence other weeks. We will now discuss how these two seemingly isolated realms of healthcare are indeed intertwined. The goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to improve the well-being of American citizens, rein in costs associated with healthcare in our country, and provide health insurance to those that could otherwise not afford it. As a future pharmacist, I will focus...
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With the recent streak of bone-chilling weather, health policy and public health professor Dr. Stephen Metraux weighed in on how this weather impacts Philadelphia's homeless community.
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Hoglund_0As temperatures continue to plunge and snowfall levels increase across the tri-state region, a physical therapy professor at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia reminds individuals the exertion, cold weather, and slippery surfaces snow shovelers face in these conditions are a dangerous combination.
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