What Has GAU Accomplished?

What Has GAU Accomplished?

Through Graduate Assistants United (GAU), we have won tuition waivers, quality health insurance, regular pay increases, paid sick leave, due process rights, and a formal grievance procedure to enforce these rights. We’ve come a long way, but GAU is still working on improving our rights and benefits today.

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

Learn about some of the most incredible health benefits of ginger! When you first think of ginger, you probably think of gingerbread cookies, or ginger ale, the carbonated soft drink. Indeed, ginger is a delicious spice that offers a great way to turn up the flavor in your diet! There are so many ways to use ginger!

Whether you want to use it in your cooked meals, drink it as a tea, or press it into fresh juice, you’ll be able to reap all the amazing health benefits of ginger. However, when you’re picking out your pieces of ginger root, make sure they are firm to the touch, and look out for discolorations or soft spots. Also, the bigger the piece of ginger, the older it is and the more pungent its flavor will be!

Ginger health benefits are numerous, but it’s important to note that this powerful herb may cause side effects for those suffering from gallstones. That’s because it incites the release of bile from the gallbladder. Therefore, if this sort of condition is expected, or if you have a history of gallbladder conditions, it is best to consult a doctor before consuming ginger.

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The New Bedford Health Dept, Massachusetts – Transforming a Traditional Local Public Health System

The New Bedford Health Dept, Massachusetts – Transforming a Traditional Local Public Health System

The New Bedford (NB) Health Department is utilizing innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to transform a traditional local public health system to one that aligns more closely with national health care reform and the Affordable Care Act. The transformation of health in New Bedford is a story of innovation and hope – it is happening here and it can happen anywhere. The health transformation is evident in the many partnerships and initiatives with local health leaders at the Southcoast Hospital System (SHS), NB Public Schools, Mass in Motion program, and others. Once a world-renowned whaling port, the “Whaling City” has endured tough economic times over the past decades. Today, it is undergoing a formidable rebuilding and redesigning of its infrastructure, underscored by health, to promote a healthy lifestyle and an aesthetically-pleasing environment that attracts tourists and visitors and grows the economy.

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/health-department/

Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond (NATS 2016)

Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond (NATS 2016)

Vocal injuries are on the rise on Broadway and regionally throughout the United States. Who’s to blame? The composer? The musical director? The producers? How do we, as teachers, protect our students from these issues? Pedagogical knowledge is not always enough. New York City based voice teacher, composer and musical director David Sisco will outline how vocal injuries are prevented and treated in New York (Broadway/off-Broadway), England (West End) and Australia (Melbourne) through a collected series of interviews with performers, writers, musical directors, casting directors and ENTs. Discover the similarities and differences of how the musical theater industry works in these locales and get specific insights on how to best prepare your students and private clients for an active career in this competitive field.

Get Into the Hormone Health Zone

Get Into the Hormone Health Zone

Could the key to restoring your health and energy be in balancing your hormones? Join Kenneth Copeland and Dr. Don and Mary Colbert on Believer’s Voice of Victory, as they discuss the importance of balancing your hormones to maintain health, energy and vitality. Get into the hormone health zone, and live your best life now!

Get more out of this broadcast! Download the notes @ kcm.org/notes. Livestream more episodes for FREE @ kcm.org/watch. Subscribe to get a daily faith boost from Kenneth and Gloria Copeland delivered to your inbox @ http://bit.ly/2mmE5XW.

ABOUT THE BELIEVER’S VOICE OF VICTORY TV BROADCAST: Believer’s Voice of Victory (BVOV) is a daily Christian TV broadcast produced by Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) that teaches Christians how to live a life of faith and victory using principles from the Bible.

Learn more about KCM and how we can help you live an overcoming, victorious and successful life @ http://www.kcm.org/about-us.

UF Health's Cristina's Story

UF Health's Cristina's Story

At 6 years old, doctor’s diagnosed Cristina Cinca with a life-threatening cardiac abnormality that would require heart transplantation. Listen to Cristina’s incredible story of survival as a result of the UF Health Congenital Heart Center. At the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, we are celebrating 10 years of healing hearts.

Welcome to HRSA

Welcome to HRSA

Dr. Mary Wakefield, the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, introduces the varied programs inside HRSA that are improving the health of millions of Americans, particularly the under- and uninsured. Embedded at http://www.hrsa.gov/about/default.htm.

USMLE Healthcare: Insurance, Compensation, and Hospital Safety

USMLE Healthcare: Insurance, Compensation, and Hospital Safety

Want to support the channel? Be a patron at:
https://www.patreon.com/LYMED Welcome to LY Med, where I go over everything you need to know for the USMLE STEP 1, with new videos every day.

Follow along with First Aid, or with my notes which can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/an1j9swvjxu46hh/AACd2RIXeEZqghQkGY4EtKZYa?dl=0

This is our last video in our ethics and biostatistics block, and in fact, this video is on neither of those topics! Instead, we will discuss health care and public health. Let’s discuss the different types of insurances:
HMO: this limits you to insurance specific providers. If you need a specialist, you’ll need to first see your PCP to get a referral.
PPO: this allows you to see any doctor within a certain network, that includes specialists.
Medicare: this is for elderly patients and those with disabilities. There are different components, including Part A (hospital inpatient insurance), B (outpatient bills), and D (prescription insurance).
Medicaid: this is for poor and low income citizens and immigrants. This is a joint state and federal program.

Let’s now discuss physician compensation:
Fee for service: this is compensation for services provided. The pitfall is overtreatment. Another way we can get paid is capitation, which gives a fixed amount of money per patient. The pitfall for this type of compensation is selectively choosing healthy patient. Lastly, a common way doctors are paid is by a salary. This may reduce productivity.

Moving on! Let’s discuss hospital safety. There is a big emphasis on this as hospital errors are a large cause of mortality. We can all reduce errors with a safety culture, as well as human factor design. This is making a system that reduces human errors, like in forcing functions (prevent undesirable action), simplification of workflow (like in electronic medical records), and standardizing (like checklists and guidelines). We can come up with these methods by using a PDSA cycle, which stands for Plan, Do, Study, and Act. How do we actually do study the results? We often use a run-control chart and this helps us measure outcomes, process and balance.

But what if we do make an error? There are different types of error. For instance, there’s active error, where there’s an immediate impact due to the error being done by a frontline provider. There’s also latent error, an error that hasn’t happened yet and may not be from the frontline provider. For errors to occur, there has to be multiple problems in our system. We can identify these errors prospectively (failure mode and effect), or retrospectively (root cause analysis). We often plot RCA with a fish bone diagram.

Our last topic is on public health. This is treating and preventing disease at the population level. Let’s talk about prevention. Primary prevention prevents the disease (e.g. a vaccine). Secondary prevention screen early and treat asymptomatic disease. Tertiary prevention is aimed at reducing complications of the disease. Lastly we have quaternary prevention, which prevents unnecessary or harmful intervention.