New Rules for the Texas Medical Board Renewals TMB’s rules for renewal and continuing education for radiologic technologists have changed. Frequent updates are necessary, as changes are not sent to you. As of December 1, 2018, the following explains the most misunderstood parts of the rules: TMB renewals are based on the year you were initially licensed and then biannual after that. Your renewal date … Continue reading New Rules and Changes for Texas Medical Board’s Renewal and CE Reporting for Medical Radiologic Technologists – 2019
Advertising has reached a new low during this campaign for the Midterm elections. Social Media plays its part in distributing “fake news” and has become a platform for anyone who wants to put the blame somewhere. I really don’t “get it”. How many people have had their minds influenced or changed by the number of ads on television? They are repetitive and extremely boring. Their … Continue reading Controversial Ads and Fleeting Notoriety – Do They Think We Are That Stupid?
The Radiology Community was buzzing after a story on October 2 about the changes in the EPA regulation of radiation. The Associated Press reported erroneously in a headline that the EPA says a little radiation may be good for you. The stories reported that the EPA was going to loosen the regulations allowing more radiation exposure in the workplace without penalty. The story was based … Continue reading Can You Correct Fake News? EPA-Radiation Rollback Story
October is a special month, Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) and MEDRelief Staffing (MRS), 30th anniversary. From the beginning, the goal of the company and the ideas of Brenda Arnett and myself was to provide continuing education to practicing professionals in a setting convenient to working adults. Continuing education in imaging technology was sporadic or nonexistent in our large city and career advancement was limited. … Continue reading Was I Crazy? All my friends said so!
More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War. Sixty Minutes did a program on Sunday evening (9/30) about how law enforcement was closing pain centers in Florida and Tennessee who were subsidizing the distribution of pain killers and perpetuating the opioid crisis. They even went so far as to blame the crisis on physicians. Starring in … Continue reading Most doctors are ill-equipped to deal with the opioid epidemic. Few medical schools teach about addiction.
Houston, TX (October 3, 2018 ) – Advanced Health Education Center dba MEDRelief Staffing, the industry leader in professional continuing education, healthcare staffing and industry consulting, today announces the thirtieth anniversary of the company’s founding. The Beginning (Advanced Health Education Center) It all started for Advanced Health Education Center, (AHEC) in 1988 when one person from the clinical area, Marilyn Sackett, President and CEO and … Continue reading AHEC/MEDRelief Staffing Celebrates 30 Year Milestone
Digital Radiography (DR) brought us many features and most are an improvement from where we were with film. The DR dark side began to show almost immediately upon implementation. As we recovered from the astonishment of having the digital image at our fingertips as soon as we could say “SHAZAM” we began to see the downsides. Controversy is never very far away in health care … Continue reading Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images
Yep, you read it correctly! The old adage says “sex” will sell anything and it seems that includes scrubs! We know all scrubs aren’t created equal, one size doesn’t fit all and we are very glad we have color choices beyond the many shades of teal. We could even take a step back in time when scrubs were for OR staff only, yet somehow we … Continue reading Not to Be the Fashion Police, but are Your Scrubs Sexy?
Doctors are not actually treating illness but instead doing their best to simply manage it, a completely broken philosophy of care. I have been reading a lot lately about jobs. The lack therein, the shortage of jobs, seems to be a current theme in some healthcare professions. The second concern I have seen most recently is the trading of senior employees for a cheaper newbie … Continue reading The Demise of the Purple Cow
One 6/25/18 the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age or older. The significance of this approval is that it is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a drug substance derived from marijuana. CBD is a chemical component of the … Continue reading FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat epilepsy