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  • How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Your Life

    Relevant Campus(es): Malden
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage school. massage therapy benefitsIN TODAY’S FAST-PACED WORLD, THIS ANCIENT HEALING MODALITY CAN BRING PEACE TO YOUR MIND AS WELL AS RELAXATION TO YOUR BODY

    Self care is not always highly valued in our society, but as healthcare costs skyrocket and people report symptoms of chronic stress, it’s wise to look to simple ways we can care for ourselves. Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years, and its benefits are varied.  

  • Stay Safe During Summer Barbecue Season

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    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    barbecue safety. grilling safetyFOLLOW THESE TIPS TO AVOID GRILLING ACCIDENTS

    If you love to grill out in the summer time, then your season is here! Ribs, hamburgers, steaks, corn on the cob…it’s all delicious when cooked to perfection on a grill. Now is the perfect time to look at your grill and make sure it is in good condition. Grilling accidents and fires can be very serious, so it’s worth a little extra time to take steps to prevent these hazards. Remember these grill safety tips this summer:

     
  • Understand the Medical Billing and Coding Process

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

    medical billing and coding health claims processYOU CAN HELP PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HEALTHCARE

    If you’re training to become a medical billing and coding specialist, it’s important to understand the process that each medical claim goes through, as part of the industry procedure. Once you start working at a medical practice, you’ll see that it’s possible for this process to run smoothly and predictably. Part of your job will be to ensure that.

  • Saving Money When You’re a Student

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    saving money tips​FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR WALLET A BREAK

    Getting an education is an investment in your future. But as many students know, living on a student budget can be difficult. You simply don’t have the money to purchase as many things as you would like. How can you make your limited funds stretch further? Try this advice:

  • It’s Time to Focus on Lightning Safety

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    lightening safetyTHIS TIME OF YEAR MEANS MORE TIME OUTSIDE—AND THE NEED TO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

    Summer can mean some sever weather, and lightning can pose a significant threat to those of us who like to spend a lot of time outside. It’s important to take these dangers seriously, and to take necessary precautions. According to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA), lightning strikes the U.S. about 25 million times a year—and most of those lightning strikes occur in the summer. Lightning kills an average of 47 Americans each year, and severely injures hundreds more. We want to make sure you’re not part of those statistics.

  • Career spotlight: Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

    medical billing and coding, woman at workHEALTH CLAIMS SPECIALISTS ARE VALUABLE TO THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

    Have you always wanted an office job? A place where you can go to work in a professional environment and use your organizational skills? One option for an office-based career is getting trained to become a medical billing and coding specialist. Also known as health claims specialists, these professionals work in the field of healthcare. They are responsible for handling insurance claims, communicating with insurers, and managing billing matters.

  • Learn to Protect Your Eyes for Cataract Awareness Month

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    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    cataract awareness, slow the cataract processIT’S A GOOD TIME TO PUT PRACTICAL VISION INFORMATION TO USE

    With the beginning of summer comes longer days and increased sun exposure, so it’s vital to protect your eyes from the glaring UV rays of the sun. Cataracts—a clouding of the lens of the eye over time—are the leading cause of poor vision in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in the world. This is part of the aging process, as proteins in the lens begin to break down. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataract surgery is now commonplace in America, and recovery time is much faster than it used to be—most people go home the same day. But it’s better to practice a little preventive medicine, so you can postpone getting cataracts as long as possible.

  • Starting Your First Job?

    Relevant Campus(es): Malden
    Category(ies): Student Life

    your first job, things to know at your first job​WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE WORLD OF WORK

    Now is the time of year when recent graduates are starting out in their first full-time jobs. If you are getting ready to start a new job, congratulations to you! It’s an exciting time of life. It’s a time when careers are just beginning, and the skills you learned in school are finally being put to the test.

  • There’s a Lot Behind the Clown’s Red Nose

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    red nose day, salter schoolRED NOSE DAY IS A GOOD EXCUSE TO LEARN ABOUT THE INITIATIVES GOING INTO CHILDREN’S HEALTH

    May 25 was Red Nose Day, an international fundraiser organized by Comic Relief, Inc., which seeks to bring an end to child poverty in the U.S. and in vulnerable communities around the world. The idea behind the “red nose” is to bring joy and laughter to children and young people, just as clowns have been doing throughout history. The day is a great opportunity to learn about some of the activists who have been trying to transform how we care for sick children.

  • Common Mistakes that Students Should Avoid

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    college and career school​FIND OUT HOW COLLEGE AND CAREER SCHOOL ARE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL!

    If you have just finished high school, then congratulations are in order! Graduating from high school is an important landmark in your life. It’s a bittersweet time when you are saying goodbye to old friends and starting out on a new path. While it may be the end of one chapter of your life, it’s also the beginning of a new and exciting one.

  • Professional Organizations That Medical Assistants Should Know About

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant professional organizations​FIND OUT ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE STUDYING AND WORKING IN THIS FIELD

    If you’re a medical assistant student at the Salter School, you’re surrounded by a network of excellent instructors and staff members to guide you with regards to any career-related questions you might have. However, leaving school to begin your first job is a significant transition into a career in your chosen field. One move that can be useful during this time is becoming a member of professional organizations, so that you can continue to build your network and knowledge.

  • Improve Your Sleep… Improve Your Life!

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    better sleep month, improve your sleep, cat sleeping​THE MONTH OF MAY IS BETTER SLEEP MONTH

    If you are like many people, you may feel that you never get enough sleep. Most people tend to keep busy schedules during the day and stay up too late at night. When the alarm clock rings in the morning, it’s hard to get out of bed! Other people suffer from insomnia and have trouble sleeping even when they are very tired.

  • Fun Facts about Medical Assisting

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assisting information, medical assistant programs​THERE ARE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES TO CHOOSING THIS HEALTHCARE PROFESSION

    Have you considered medical assisting as a profession? If so, it’s good to get your facts straight. Here at the Salter School, our training program provides a foundation of knowledge and skill that can help position you for a satisfying career as a healthcare professional with many potential paths. But you should know all you can before you make your decision, so here are some basic facts about medical assistants to help you.

  • It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    salter school, may is physical fitness monthDISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF GETTING IN SHAPE!

    Do you find exercise to be a chore? Have you let yourself become a couch potato? Do you have a few extra pounds that you can’t work off? If so, then National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is for you! During the month of May, you can make it a goal to do something about your physical fitness. You can set a plan and start getting your body moving!

  • What a Massage Therapist Can Tell About Your Body

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    salter school, massage therapy school​MASSAGE THERAPISTS ARE TRAINED TO OBSERVE THE BODY IN WAYS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE REALIZED

    People who are studying to be a massage therapist are learning to pay attention to the specific details about a client’s body. The client will generally say whether they are having any particular problems or pain, but it’s the therapist’s job to notice and intuit the rest of the information, to provide a restorative and healing treatment.

  • Great Reasons to Appreciate Your Teachers

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    teacher appreciation week​TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS HERE!

    The Salter School is proud of the instructors who devote their time and energy to educating our students every day. We wouldn’t be Salter School without them! This May, we want to show our appreciation for our instructors by recognizing the great things they do for our school. Take a look at the top five things that make our instructors so terrific.

  • Professionalism Goes a Long Way at Work

    Relevant Campus(es): Malden
    Category(ies): On The Job

    stay professional at work, being professional at work​TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR CAREER, YOU NEED MORE THAN JUST JOB SKILLS

    Knowing how to act like a professional is essential to a positive career experience. Professionalism is a series of traits that you can learn to cultivate on your own, no matter what kind of work environment you’re in. Displaying maturity, good judgment, and calmness is a good start. Here are some other tips for being more professional. Put these into practice, and watch how people change how they interact with you.

  • May is Melanoma Awareness Month

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    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    may is melanoma awarenss month​KNOW THE SIGNS OF THIS DANGEROUS TYPE OF SKIN CANCER

    This May is Melanoma Awareness month. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, and for this reason, it’s very important to recognize the signs and symptoms of this disease. Most types of skin cancer can be cured if they are caught in the very early stages.  Melanoma is the most serious of them all.

  • An Overview of the Medical Billing Landscape

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

    medical billing and coding school, medical billing basicsHERE’S THE LAY OF LAND ABOUT WHAT GOES INTO PROCESSING MEDICAL CLAIMS

    Are you a student studying to become a medical billing and coding specialist, or considering this career field? If so, you may already have a basic understanding of the medical billing process through your own experience with the system as a patient. However, it can be helpful to gain a broader understanding of the industry as you learn about the specific functions of this important healthcare role.

  • Building Positive Relationships in College or Career School

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    Category(ies): Student Life

    making friends at school, photo of peopleMEETING NEW FRIENDS CAN BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG

    Have you made a lot of friends at your college or career school? Or do you mainly keep to yourself and find it hard to meet new people? If you are feeling lonely and shy about making new friends, try these tips. They may help you find the confidence to reach out to someone new. Feeling connected and supported by a group of friends can improve your attitude and your enjoyment of school. Give it a try today!

  • What Is the Code of Ethics for Massage Therapists?

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    code of ethics for massage therapistsTHESE TRAINED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HAVE STRICT PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES, JUST AS OTHER PRACTITIONERS DO

    If you’re studying to be a massage therapist, one of the courses you may take during your training covers law and ethics as they pertain to the field of massage. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork both direct these guidelines, which suggest how a therapist should interact with his or her client in professional settings.

  • What Do Medical Assistants Do on a Typical Day?

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    what do medical assistants do​MEDICAL ASSISTANTS ARE IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF A HEALTHCARE TEAM

    If you’ve been to a doctor’s office lately, you have probably met a Medical Assistant. Medical assistants are the ones who typically call you back to the exam room, take your blood pressure and temperature, weigh you, and measure your height.

  • Why Having a Pet Is Good for You

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

     

    benefits of having a pet

    TAKING CARE OF A FURRY FRIEND IS A GOOD WAY TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, TOO

    Pet owners know the benefits of coming home to a welcoming pet every day. You can’t help but smile when you see your critter come towards you, asking for some attention. No matter what else has happened that day, it’s comforting to know they’re there and that they’re always happy to see you.

  • Not Going to College? Find Out Some Options!

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy

    college not for you, alternatives to collge, education options after high school​CAREER-FOCUSED TRAINING CAN BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE 

    College can be a great way to prepare for your future career, but for some people, college is not what they want. Some people find it too expensive. Others find that it is too long a time commitment. Some recent grads may be tired of academics after high school, and are looking for a more hands-on learning atmosphere. And others may be at a dead end because they didn’t get accepted into any of the colleges they applied to.

  • 7 Mental Health Benefits of Walking

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    salter school, benefits of walking, national walk to work day​WALKING IS NOT ONLY GOOD FOR YOUR BODY—IT’S ALSO GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

    The first Friday in April is National Walk to Work Day. This may not be practical for everyone, since walking is not the commute of choice for most of us (nearly 9 out of 10 Americans drive to work). But there’s usually a way to find a window in your day to take a stroll. It turns out it’s not just good for your health; it’s good for your mind, too.

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