I have been impressed recently at how much the patient experience has changed where my family receives health care. It is obvious the healthcare system that we patronize is working on increasing or keeping their patient satisfaction scores, and therefore the reimbursement at the highest level. Cooperation from physicians in treatment plans, decrease in wait times, scheduling assistance, patient advocates, and more access to medical … Continue reading The 5 Minute Mammogram
Advanced Health Education Center is excited to announce our 1-hour Human Trafficking Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Course has reached phase 2 of the 3-phase approval process from Texas Health and Human Services. We are thrilled to offer this course to all medical professionals who, in addition to satisfying the requirements from the Texas Medical Board, will receive either Category A or Category 1 credit for … Continue reading Human Trafficking Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Course
Most of the time we know more about how much battery is left in our phones than we know about our personal battery. I wrote that in an AHEC blog some time back. My, how times have changed and how much more we are experiencing in personal battery failure. I spent some time on social media this morning with my coffee and was concerned at … Continue reading How Is Your Mental Health, Health Care Worker?
It’s being reported from mammographers all over the country that women are showing positive nodes on mammograms after they had the Covid-19 vaccine. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are causing lymph nodes to activate and increase in size. The swelling is benign and seems to resolve with time. It started in January as biopsy numbers began to climb and the Society of Breast Imaging … Continue reading Post Covid Vaccine Findings on Mammograms
Following a hearing on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the 134th District Court of Harris County granted a Temporary Injunction for Advanced Health Education Center against MTMI and a former AHEC employee, which restrains MTMI and the former AHEC employee, or any person acting in concert with them, from “using or disclosing AHEC’s confidential information and/or trade secrets, as such confidential information and trade secrets are defined … Continue reading Court Grants Temporary Injunction to Advanced Health Education Center Against MTMI and Former Employee
Here in southeast Texas, we joke that we don’t have the typical four seasons that occur in other parts of the country. We have hurricane season, crawfish season, and football season. Everything else is typically “how hot is going to get today?” When the groundhog said “6 more weeks of winter” little did we know it would be 6 weeks crammed into a matter of … Continue reading I REALLY dislike that stupid groundhog!
Yes, it is true. If you heard any rumors, you are among the few. Most health professionals have not heard anything. The 86th Texas Legislature passed H.B. 2059 on 5/10/19. The vote was 134 yes, 7 no, 2 present, not voting. It became effective on 9/1/19 and compliance began on 9/1/20. H.B. 2059 – An act relating to human trafficking prevention training as a condition … Continue reading Texas Medical Board Implements Requirements for Human Trafficking Prevention Continuing Education Training for Health Professionals.
Super Agers are individuals who are in their 80’s or older who have the same cognitive abilities comparable to those in middle age. Radiology image of the year was shown last summer 2020 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in New Orleans. Research with PET scans showed that compared with normal agers and those with mild cognitive decline, super agers have … Continue reading How Is Your Brain? Will you be a Super Ager?
There have been frequent postings recently lamenting the fact that directors cannot fill or even get applicants for their vacant positions in mammography. How did this trend happen? Are we so confused by Covid that we lost track? Did the shutdown of normal mammo departments mask or delay the realization of shortages? Or has the entry into the field and the clinical requirements coupled with … Continue reading Trending: Where Did the Mammographers Go?
This case was first reported in our blog “Patient Safety: Whose Job Is It Anyway? A Radiology Tragedy” in September 2020. The case involved an allergic reaction to gadolinium by a 41 year old patient. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions to gadolinium are not common, but in hypersensitive patients repeated reactions average approximately 30%. Adverse events to contrast media can be categorized into time frames and the … Continue reading Jury awards $10.83M In MRI Allergic Reaction Case (2020)