health care awareness
Commemorating American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a month devoted to health care awareness for a disease that affects millions of Americans. We want to help raise some health care awareness about how to prevent this insidious...

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Proper Bedside Manner and Professionalism

The patient experience – or, patient satisfaction – became a more prevalent topic in the health care profession recently. That makes professional etiquette – aka bedside manner – one of the most important factors contributing...

Nursing Taken Beyond the Hospital

When one thinks of Nursing, the first notion of a work environment typically floats toward a hospital setting. That’s hardly the only place a nurse, be it an RN, BSN or licensed practical or vocational...

Overcoming Fears of Blood & Needles

Today, Halloween, is the spookiest, creepiest day of the year. It’s a day also often marked by blood and fear. It’s in that spirit that we effectively combine those latter two things and discuss how...

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Learning About Breast Cancer in Men

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but most health care awareness and talk about the subject focuses on women. Many don’t realize that breast cancer also can occur in men. Although breast cancer in men...

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Misconceptions of Flu Shots, Part II

On Friday, we increased health care awareness by listing 16 commonly-held myths about flu shots. We want our Concorde students, faculty and staff to be fully informed. So, we thought we’d list 16 more myths...

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Big Meals vs. Mini Meals

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. There are more theories and notions of how to accomplish that than there are varieties of food, of course. But, in the interest...

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Celebrating World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day, and we want all of our Concorde students, faculty and associates to show health care awareness for healthy hearts on this and all days. Sponsored by the World Heart Federation,...

health care professionals
Bedside Manner and Professionalism

The old prevailing wisdom is, bedside manner doesn’t matter for health care professionals. But, does it? We want all of our students and graduates at Concorde to be happy and successful health care professionals. So,...

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Career Options for a Dental Hygienist

We at Concorde want all of our Dental Hygienist students and graduates to enjoy long and rewarding careers. That doesn’t have to mean working directly in patients’ mouths in a dental clinic, however. Many dentists,...

How Smoking Affects Your Health

Today is the annual Great American Smokeout, a day where respiratory therapy stands at the forethought as smokers across the country are encouraged to quit smoking, even if it’s for just one day. We want...

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How RTs Treat Pneumonia

We at Concorde know that the role of Respiratory Therapist is one of the most vital on any medical team. There can’t be life without breath, and the Respiratory Therapist aids that process. This especially...

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A Short History of X-Rays

On Nov. 8, 122 years ago, a German physicist named Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) became the first person to observe X-rays, according to History.com. The discovery was a significant scientific advancement in health care awareness....

dental hygiene
Cold and Flu Effects On the Mouth

The mouth is a mirror of our total body health, according to Diane Osso, Dental Hygiene Program Director at Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. So when a cold or flu wreaks havoc on our bodies,...

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How Tech Is Changing the World of MAs

Technology has changed the ways we do things in many facets of our lives. It’s even more true in health care. Nowhere is this more true in health care than in the day-to-day lives of...

dental hygienists
Things DHs Wish Their Patients Knew

Most of us think we know all we need to know about maintaining our own good dental hygiene. So, why do we need to spend our hard-earned money on a dental hygienist? Well, dental hygienists,...

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Common Misconceptions of Flu Shots, Part I

Flu season is upon us and, as a result, so is it time to think about getting the annual flu shot. The flu shot is a polarizing topic for some. Many believe in its effectiveness...

health care awareness
The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

We’re going to assume that a vast majority of our Concorde students, alumni and associates are coffee drinkers. Most people are. There’s a reason why Starbucks does such booming business. That rich, mocha taste and...

Yoga’s Emergence in PTA & OTA

The practice of yoga is practically as old as time itself. It only recently, however, has been considered an emerging field for the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant. “Yoga’s popularity has grown in...

Celebrating Fruits & Veggies

Did you know that September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month? At Concorde, we want all of our students, faculty and associates to be healthy. You need all the energy you can get...

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Davina Thomas-Clark
Medical Assistant, Vocational Nurse graduate

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Medical Assistant graduate