Foundational Concepts in Medical Assisting
- Dietary Guidelines
- Food Guide Pyramid
- Principals of Nutrition
- Nutrition through the Life Span
- Nutrition and Chronic Disease
- Diet Therapy
Law and Ethics in Health Care
Law and Licensure in Medical Practice
Medical Licensurehttp://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/becoming-physician/medical-licensure.pageAlso included are data on the numbers of initial and subsequent licenses awarded by state as well as information on key organizations involved in the licensure process, such as the Federation of State Medical Boards, National Board of Medical Examiners, and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Law and Liability
Medicine and the Law – Contract and Consenthttp://brainblogger.com/2008/04/13/medicine-and-the-law-i/
Medicine and the Law – Medical Malpracticehttp://brainblogger.com/2008/04/17/medicine-and-the-law-part-2/
Medicine and the Law – Causationhttp://brainblogger.com/2008/05/18/medicine-and-the-law-part-3/
Medicine and the Law – Informed Consenthttp://brainblogger.com/2008/06/13/medicine-and-the-law-part-4-informed-consent/
Medicine and the Law – Abandonmenthttp://brainblogger.com/2008/07/27/medicine-and-the-law-part-5-abandonment/
Medicine and the Law – Third Party Liabilityhttp://brainblogger.com/2008/08/24/medicine-and-the-law-part-6-third-party-liability/
Explain how tort law, criminal law, and contract law directly impact health carehttp://www.enotes.com/homework-help/explain-how-tort-law-crimminal-law-contract-law-351730
Health Care Legislation
Alabama medical practice acthttp://www.albme.org/laws.html
Alaska medical practice acthttp://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/Portals/5/pub/MedicalStatutes.pdf
Arizona medical practice acthttp://www.azmd.gov/Statutes-Rules/AZRevisedStatutes.aspx
Arkansas medical practice acthttps://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/pdf/mpa.pdf
California medical practice acthttp://www.mbc.ca.gov/about_us/laws/laws_guide.pdf
Colorado medical practice acthttp://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-Reg/CBON/DORA/1251632176581
Connecticut medical practice acthttp://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/practitioner_licensing_and_investigations/plis/physician/mdlaw.pdf
Delaware medical practice acthttp://delcode.delaware.gov/title24/c017/
Florida medical practice acthttp://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0458/0458.html
Hawaii medical practice acthttp://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/medical/statute_rules/
Idaho medical practice acthttp://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title54/T54CH18.htm
Illinois medical practice acthttp://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1309&ChapAct=225%C2%A0ILCS%C2%A060/&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PROFESSIONS+AND+OCCUPATIONS&ActName=Medical+Practice+Act+of+1987.
Indiana medical practice acthttp://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/2010/title25/ar22.5/ch1.html
Iowa medical practice acthttps://medicalboard.iowa.gov/iowa_code/index.html
Kansas medical practice acthttp://www.ksbha.org/regulations/regulations.shtml
Kentucky medical practice acthttp://kbml.ky.gov/board/Pages/Kentucky-Medical-Practice-Act-Statutes-and-Regulations.aspx
Louisiana medical practice acthttp://www.lsbme.la.gov/licensure/laws
Maine medical practice acthttp://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/373/373c001.doc
Maryland medical practice acthttp://www.mbp.state.md.us/pages/maryland_laws.html
Massachusetts medical practice acthttps://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVI/Chapter112
Minnesota medical practice acthttps://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=147
Mississippi medical practice acthttps://www.msbml.ms.gov/msbml/web.nsf/webpages/Regulations_SealImage?OpenDocument
Missouri medical practice acthttp://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex334.html
Montana medical practice acthttp://www.mtrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?RN=24.156.501
Nebraska medical practice acthttp://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_statutes_statutes.aspx
Nevada medical practice acthttps://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-630.html
New Hampshire medical practice acthttps://www.nh.gov/medicine/laws/
New Jersey medical practice acthttp://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/laws/uniformact.pdf
New Mexico medical practice acthttp://www.nmmb.state.nm.us/pdffiles/MedicalPracticeAct.pdf
New York medical practice acthttp://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/article131.htm
North Carolina medical practice acthttp://www.ncmedboard.org/professional_resources/laws
North Dakota medical practice acthttp://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c17.pdf
Ohio medical practice acthttp://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4731
Oklahoma medical practice acthttp://www.okmedicalboard.org/laws
Oregon medical practice acthttps://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors677.html
Pennsylvania medical practice acthttp://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=18&objID=486983&mode=2
Rhode Island medical practice acthttp://www.health.ri.gov/regulations/?parm=Physician
South Carolina medical practice acthttp://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c047.php
South Dakota medical practice acthttp://www.sdbmoe.gov/?q=content/south-dakota-codified-law-administrative-rules
Tennessee medical practice acthttp://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/0880/0880-02.pdf
Texas medical practice acthttp://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/practice-acts
Utah medical practice acthttp://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-67.htm
Vermont medical practice acthttp://healthvermont.gov/hc/med_board/rules_cases.aspx
Virginia medical practice acthttps://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/medicine_laws_regs.htm
Washington medical practice acthttp://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=18
Washington DC medical practice acthttp://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/HORA%20-%20Health%20Occupations%20Revision%20Act%20%282014%29%20-%20as%20of%20Jan%202015.pdf
West Virginia medical practice acthttps://wvbom.wv.gov/download_resource.asp?id=168
Wisconsin medical practice acthttp://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/448.pdf
Wyoming medical practice acthttp://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title33/T33CH26.htm
Ethics in Health Care
Ethics and Access to Health Carehttp://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/the-ethical-force-program/ethics-access-health-care.page?
Understanding Human Behavior
Psychology and Personality
Id, Ego and Superegohttp://www.simplypsychology.org/psyche.html
The Id, Ego and Superegohttp://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/personalityelem.htmFreud’s psychoanalytic theory outlines three elements of personality – the id, the ego and the superego – that work together to form personality.
Influences on personalityhttp://www.slideshare.net/SeemiJamil/influences-on-personality-7985058
Factors of Personality, Biological, Social, Cultural & Situationalhttp://www.studylecturenotes.com/social-sciences/sociology/120-factors-of-personalityFollowing factors of personality are contributing to the formation and development of human personality. Biological, Social, Cultural, & Factors
Factors influencing personalityhttp://www.citeman.com/7039-factors-influencing-personality.htmlPersonality: It can be termed as the combination of qualities mental, physical and moral that set one apart from others. Personality can be termed as the combination of qualities – mental, physical, and moral that sets one part from others.
Erik Erikson http://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.htmlErik Erikson maintained that personality develops in a predetermined order through the psychosexual stages of development. Erikson was interested in how children socialise and how this affects their sense of self.
Jean Piagethttp://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.htmlJean Piaget was the first psychologist to make a systematic study of cognitive development. He was interested both in how children learnt and in how they thought.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needshttp://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.htmlMaslow outlined a hierarchy of needs whereby people are motivated to reach the highest level called self-actualization
Human Needshttp://www.systemsthinker.com/interests/systemsthinking/humansystems/humanneeds.shtmlHuman evolution hardwired in a balance of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs required for health and maturity.
Human Needshttp://kingpinlifestyle.com/lesson-5-human-needs/Amidst the technological advances, the scientific breakthroughs and amazing advances in human development, cultivating healthy, positive, long-lasting relationships is something that has somehow been lost in translation. Without an understanding of what needs/values exist and are being exchanged among people,
Mental and Physical Health
The Pillars Of The Self-Concept: Self-Esteem And Self-Efficacyhttp://www.excelatlife.com/articles/selfesteem.htm
Special Education Issues: Hurtful Words about Disabilitieshttp://www.eduguide.org/article/special-education-issues-hurtful-words-about-disabilities
Polishing up professionalism: The patient-centered professionalhttp://www.nephrologynews.com/articles/polishing-up-professionalism-the-patient-centered-professional
Negative Self-perception and Shamehttps://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/enlightened-living/200807/negative-self-perception-and-shameWe hear a great deal about self-esteem. But what is self-esteem, really? Self-esteem is our opinion of ourselves, based on others’ perceptions. So, how is it that we all, or at least many of us, have such a distorted and negative self perception? Good question.
Adapting to Changehttp://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/09/27/adapting-to-change/
How to Cope with Transition and Changehttp://healthpsychology.org/how-to-cope-with-transition-and-change/Throughout life, people can count on changes or transitional phases.This ability to cope points people on the path to leading a more satisfying fulfilled life.
Motivating change: Tips for health care professionalshttp://www.eufic.org/article/en/artid/Motivating-change-Tips-for-health-care-professionals/
Phobias and Fearshttp://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/phobias-and-fears.htmIs a phobia keeping you from doing things you’d like to do? Learn how phobias can be managed and cured.
Phobiashttp://www.healthline.com/health/phobia-simple-specific#Overview1A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. If you have a phobia you will experience a deep sense of dread, and sometimes panic, upon encountering the source of your fear. The fear can be of a certain place, situation, or object.
The Phobia Listhttp://phobialist.com/
How to Deal with Chronic Fear and Anxietyhttp://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/enhance-your-wellbeing/security/facing-fear/how-deal-chronic-fear-and-anxiety
Anxiety Disorders and Stresshttp://www.apa.org/divisions/div12/rev_est/anxiety.html
Anxiety Related Diseases & Conditionshttp://www.medicinenet.com/anxiety/related-conditions/index.htm
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)http://www.medicinenet.com/anxiety/article.htmGet the facts on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms, medications, and treatment. Symptoms include dread, worry, and angst.
Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causeshttp://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-symptoms-causes-and-effects.htmDon’t let stress hijack your life. Learn the signs and causes of stress overload and what you can do to help yourself.
What is the difference & association between fear, anxiety, panic disorder, paranoia & phobia? http://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_difference_association_between_fear_anxiety_panic_disorder_paranoia_phobia2
Emotion Focused Copinghttp://www.simplypsychology.org/emotion-focused-coping.html
15 Common Defense Mechanismshttp://psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-defense-mechanisms/0001251In some areas of psychology (especially in psychodynamic theory), psychologists talk about defense mechanisms, or manners in which we behave or think in
Freud’s Ego Defense Mechanismshttp://allpsych.com/psychology101/defenses/
Coping strategieshttp://www.humanstress.ca/stress/trick-your-stress/steps-to-instant-stress-management.htmlWhat strategy should I use to cope with stress? What type of coping strategies are the most efficient: problem-focused strategy or emotion-focused strategy?
The 5 Stages of Loss and Griefhttp://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/000617The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life.
Coping with Death and Dyinghttp://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/process.phpCoping with Death and Dying. Counseling Services assists students in resolving personal difficulties and in acquiring those skills, attitudes, and resources necessary to succeed.
Understanding Patient Behavior
Human Growth and Developmenthttp://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/35
Human Growth & Development: Developmental Psychologyhttp://www.slideshare.net/lehnent/human-growth-development-developmental-psychology
Childhood Developmenthttp://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pediatrics/growth_and_development/childhood_development.htmlLearn about Childhood Development symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Physical Growth of Infants and Childrenhttp://www.merckmanuals.com/home/childrens_health_issues/growth_and_development/physical_growth_of_infants_and_children.htmlLearn about Physical Growth of Infants and Children symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Developmenthttp://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/piaget.html
Theory of Psychosocial Developmenthttp://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/theory_of_psychosocial_development.html
Physical Development in Adulthoodhttps://www.boundless.com/psychology/textbooks/boundless-psychology-textbook/human-development-14/adulthood-74/physical-development-in-adulthood-287-12822/Learn more about physical development in adulthood. As individuals age and move through early, middle, and later adulthood, a variety of physical changes take place within the body.
Development in Early & Middle Adulthoodhttp://www.cliffsnotes.com/sciences/psychology/psychology/developmental-psychology-age-13-to-65/development-in-early–middle-adulthood
Many Faces: Addressing Diversity in Health Carehttp://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume82003/No1Jan2003/AddressingDiversityinHealthCare.aspxThank
Cultural Diversity and Patient Educationhttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/564667_3
How culture influences health beliefshttp://www.euromedinfo.eu/how-culture-influences-health-beliefs.html/
The Importance of Cultural Diversity in Health Care – See more at: http://learn.uvm.edu/health-blog/cultural-diversity-in-healthcare#sthash.XTEIZdWJ.dpufhttp://learn.uvm.edu/health-blog/cultural-diversity-in-healthcareExplore cultural diversity in healthcare as America undergoes a health care reform and consider what “universal access” really means.
Response to Illness
Reactions To Illness In The Hospitalized Adulthttp://www.nurseslearning.com/courses/nrp/NRP-1617/Section2/index.htm
Emotional Responses to Illnesshttp://www.northshorehospice.ca/advice/family-friends/emotional-responses-to-illness
- The Communication Process
- Effective Verbal Communication
- Effective Nonverbal Communication
- Effective Listening
- Effective Written Communication
- Effective Communication using Electronic technology
The Communication Process
Impact of Communication in Healthcarehttp://healthcarecomm.org/about-us/impact-of-communication-in-healthcare/
Six Steps of the Health Care Communication Processhttps://quizlet.com/20089852/six-steps-of-the-health-care-communication-process-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Six Steps of the Health Care Communication Process. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Effective Verbal Communication
Verbal Communication Skillshttp://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/verbal-communication.htmlLearn effective ways to improve your verbal communication. Use your voice to get your message across, clearly and concisely while reducing misunderstanding.
How can health care professionals improve verbal communication with patients and families?http://www.pfizer.com/health/literacy/healthcare_professionals/improving_health_comm/how_healthcare_professionals_improve_verbal_communicationHow can health care professionals improve verbal communication with patients and families? The average consumer is not familiar with health terminology and does not think about health information in the same way as health professionals. Patients don’t understand or forget at least 50% of what is discussed in a typical office visit.
Effective Nonverbal Communication
Non-Verbal Communicationhttp://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/nonverbal-communication.htmlNon-verbal communication is often subtle and can include body language, tone of voice, and gestures. Learn why non-verbal communication is so important.
Nalini Ambady and Robert Rosenthalhttp://ambadylab.stanford.edu/pubs/1998Ambady.pdf
Importance of Body Language in Nursing Communicationhttp://www.nursetogether.com/value-body-language-nursing-communicationBody language in communication is important. Make sure to use them properly because your patients see our hearts in our actions.
Your body language speaks loudly: Nonverbal communication makes patient more comfortablehttp://www2.aaos.org/acadnews/2002news/b16-7.htm
Listening Skillshttp://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/listening-skills.htmlListening Skills are vital for interpersonal communication. How well do you listen? Learn about the 10 principles of listening and improve your communication.
How to improve your listening skillshttps://www.americannursetoday.com/assets/0/434/436/440/6002/6004/6012/6044/6aea9e6f-3656-4c38-8505-27ce06f75b80.pdf
Effective Written Communication
How do the principles of clear health communication apply to written communication?http://www.pfizer.com/health/literacy/healthcare_professionals/improving_health_comm/how_principles_of_clear_health_communication_applyHow do the principles of clear health communication apply to written communication? Most adults, regardless of education level, want health care information that is easy to read and understand.
Writing Skillshttp://www.skillsyouneed.com/writing-skills.htmlFollow easy-to-read articles to help you improve your writing skills including: Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Writing Styles, Referencing and more.
Writing Skills: Getting Your Written Message Across Clearlyhttp://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/WritingSkills.htmLearn about composition, style, common errors, and proofreading, so that you can become a better writer.
10 Tips for Effective Written Communicationhttp://tribehr.com/blog/10-tips-for-effective-written-communicationWith email, text messaging and blogs, most of us are communicating in writing more often than we interact face-to-face. There is a lot riding on those written words, so it makes sense to strive for a conversational, easy-to-understand, yet professional writing style. Here are ten tips for more effective written communication.
Spellinghttp://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/spellingSpelling – Language reference content from Oxford. Help with language usage, grammar questions, punctuation, spelling, and language learning.
The five features of effective writing: Stylehttp://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/few/684
English grammar guidehttp://www.edufind.com/english-grammar/english-grammar-guide/Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semicolon or how to place adverbs in a sentence? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Edufind.com is a complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage. Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized below. English grammar is not always easy to understand, but by using this guide you should be able to remind yourself of the rules of English usage and speak or write English with confidence.
Effective Communication using Electronic technology
Health Communication and Health Information Technologyhttps://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/health-communication-and-health-information-technologyUse health communication strategies and health information technology (IT) to improve population health outcomes and health care quality, and to achieve health equity.
Communication Technology and Social Media: Opportunities and Implications for Healthcare Systemshttp://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No3-Sept-2012/Communication-Technology-Social-Media.html
Communicating with Patients
Role of the Medical Assistant
What is a Medical Assistant?http://www.aama-ntl.org/medical-assisting/what-is-a-medical-assistantDiscover the demand for medical assistants, their roles and responsibilities, including administrative and clinical duties, and CMA (AAMA) certification.
What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practicehttp://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p51.htmlThe author describes ways of fostering more productive working relationships between family physicians and the medical assistants they work with.
A Visit to the Doctor: Three Scenarioshttp://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/9781848823549-c1.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-757710-p173872609
Medical Assisting Case Studieshttp://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0073520837/student_view0/chapter1/case_studies.html
Ways to improve the provider-patient relationshiphttp://carrington.edu/blog/medical/ways-improve-provider-patient-relationship/Every patient that arrives for medical care is different.
Communication in Health Care: Considerations and strategies for successful consumer and team dialoguehttp://www.hypothesisjournal.com/?p=885
How to Handle Patient Complaintshttp://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=4110When a patient raises a complaint, the staff’s best course of action is a coherent, concise response that preserves patient confidence and satisfaction.
Malpractice Dangers in Patient Complaintshttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/725001_3
In Other Words…Communicating with People From Other Cultureshttp://www.healthliteracy.com/article.asp?PageID=3821Now, more than ever, patients and providers need to communicate in ways that are clear, simple, and understandable. This is not only a matter of good clinical care, but also required for accreditation and patient satisfaction.
Communication with patients from other cultures: the place of explanatory modelshttp://apt.rcpsych.org/content/10/6/474
Patients with Special needs
Communicating With and About People with Disabilitieshttp://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/comucate.htm
Managing patients with disabilitieshttp://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-30/issue-10/features/managing-patients-with-disabilities.html
Communicating Effectively With People Who Have A Disabilityhttps://www.labor.state.ny.us/workforcenypartners/forms/communication.pdf
Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literaturehttp://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p73.htmlThe article describes practical ways physicians and staff members can improve communication with elderly patients and ensure they receive optimal care.
Talking with your older patienthttp://www.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/talking_with_your_older_patient.pdf
Communicating with People with Mental Illness: The Public’s Guidehttps://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/threat-management/201010/communicating-people-mental-illness-the-publics-guidePopular media fuel stereotypes about mental illness and dangerousness, because that is how they generally are portrayed on the screen. Our fear of mentally ill people also stems from our own inability to communicate with them and our lack of knowledge about mental illness. Learn how to better communicate with people who may have a mental illness.
Communication With Cognitively Impaired Patients And Residentshttp://www.nursingassistanteducation.com/site/courses/eng/nae-cwci-eng.php
Creating Effective Patient Education in Your Practicehttp://www.aao.org/practice-management/patient-education/creating-education-strategy
Five Tips for Providing Effective Patient Educationhttp://www.practicalnursing.org/five-tips-providing-effective-patient-education
Role of the Medical Assistant
What Is Holistic Medicine?http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/what-is-holistic-medicineHolistic medicine is an approach to health and well being that includes conventional and alternative treatments.
Behavioral, cognitive, humanist approacheshttp://www.euromedinfo.eu/behavioral-cognitive-humanist-approaches.html/
Glossary of Cognitive Skillshttp://www.learningrx.com/what-are-cognitive-skills.htmWhat are Cognitive Skills? – Learn the key cognitive skills that are critical for learning. What are they? Do you have the skills needed to learn?
What is the Affective Domain anyway?http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/affective/intro.html
Three Domains of Learning – Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotorhttp://thesecondprinciple.com/instructional-design/threedomainsoflearning/The three domains of learning are cognitive (thinking/head), affective (feelings), & psychomotor (physical). This is a succinct overview of all 3.
Related theories of Patient Educationhttp://www.euromedinfo.eu/related-theories-of-patient-education.html/
Process of Patient Education: Introductionhttp://www.euromedinfo.eu/process-of-patient-education-introduction.html/
- Dietary Guidelines
- Food Guide Pyramid
- Principals of Nutrition
- Nutrition through the Life Span
- Nutrition and Chronic Disease
- Diet Therapy
7 Signs of Inadequate Nutritionhttp://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/nutrition-aging-7-signs-inadequate-nutritionMany Americans, young and old, fall short on vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. But the challenge of getting adequate nutrition may be trickiest for seniors. Research shows that older people may need more of certain key nutrients, such as B vitamins and calcium.
Nutritional Deficiencies (Malnutrition)http://www.healthline.com/health/malnutrition#Overview1The recommended daily amount (RDA) of a nutrient is determined by how much the body needs to stay healthy. Nutrients can be obtained in a variety of ways-from eating a varied diet to taking vitamin supplements.
Nutrition: Healthy Eatinghttp://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=61982Healthy nutrition is an important part of disease prevention. Learn how to change your diet and make healthier choices.
Dietary Guidelineshttp://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based nutrition information and advice for people age 2 and older.
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Labelhttp://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htmThe following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
Calculate Your Body Mass Indexhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
Body Mass Indexhttp://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/
Food Guide Pyramid
Plate = New Symbol for Healthy Eatinghttp://kidshealth.org/kid/nutrition/food/pyramid.htmlGoodbye, Food Guide Pyramid! Hello, MyPlate! The USDA’s divided plate is designed to make it easier to understand healthy eating.
Food Guide Pyramidhttp://www.cnpp.usda.gov/FGP
Choose My Platehttp://www.choosemyplate.gov/
HealthyPlate.euhttp://www.healthyplate.eu/Multilingual guide to good nutrition
Principals of Nutrition
Principles of Human Nutritionhttp://ocw.jhsph.edu/index.cfm/go/viewCourse/course/HumanNutrition/coursePage/index/
Principles of nutrition, nutritional surveillance and assessment in specific populations including its short and long term effects http://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/public-health-textbook/disease-causation-diagnostic/2e-health-social-behaviour/principles-nutrition
Nutrition for Everyonehttp://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/
Nutrients in Foods http://www.umass.edu/nibble/infolist.html
Food searchhttp://www.calorieking.com/foods/Find out how many calories are in the foods you eat. CalorieKing provides nutritional food information for calorie counters and people trying to lose weight.
Nutrition through the Life Span
Nutrition for the School-Aged Childhttp://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=school-aged-child-nutrition–90-P02280
Nutrient Recommendations for Adultshttp://www.mydailyintake.net/nutrients/
Importance of Folatehttps://food.unl.edu/fnh/folateWhy is folate so important to your diet? Find out the nutritional benefits by watching a short video and learn what kinds of foods to consume that contain folate.
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle for the Later Yearshttp://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/eating-well-as-you-age.htm
Healthy Living for Later Years:
Nutrition through life http://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/life.html
Eight nutrients to protect the aging brainhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150415203340.htm
Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseaseshttp://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/publications/trs916/summary/en/A report of the joint WHO/FAO expert consultation on diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases.
Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Diseaseshttp://www.greenfacts.org/en/diet-nutrition/This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2003 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO): ‘Diet, Nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases’
Nutrition and Physical Activityhttp://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/
Nutrition and Chronic Diseasehttp://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/archive/010508pb.shtml
Obesityhttp://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/promoting-healthy-lifestyles/obesity.pageThe AMA is committed to obesity prevention through promoting healthier lifestyles. AMA’s physician resources offers efforts related to the education, assessment and management of child and adult obesity.
The American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendationshttp://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/The-American-Heart-Associations-Diet-and-Lifestyle-Recommendations_UCM_305855_Article.jsp
AMA: Trans Fat Ban Would Save Liveshttp://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/2013/2013-11-07-trans-fat-ban-would-save-lives.pageBanning the use of artificial trans fats is a live-saving move that can help keep the public healthy, and the American Medical Association strongly supports the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to eliminate one of the most harmful fats in our food supply.
Metabolic Syndromehttp://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MetabolicSyndrome/Metabolic-Syndrome_UCM_002080_SubHomePage.jsp/What is metabolic Syndrome? The American Heart Association explains what metabolic syndrome is, what your risk of metabolic syndrome is, the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, the treatment of metabolic syndrome and how metabolic syndrome can be prevented.
Metabolic Syndrome (formerly known as Syndrome X) Center: Symptoms, Treatments, Signs, Causes, and Testshttp://www.webmd.com/heart/metabolic-syndrome/Find in-depth information on metabolic syndrome – a group of health problems that can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
Insulin Resistance and Prediabeteshttp://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/
Regular Diethttp://www.drugs.com/cg/regular-diet.htmlCare guide for Regular Diet possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
Healthy Eatinghttp://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/healthy-eating.htmHealthy eating is about eating smart. Transform your eating habits with these easy tips.
Liquid Dietshttp://www.medicinenet.com/liquid_diet/article.htmRead about types of liquid diets, medically supervised medical diets, and how to lose weight safely on a liquid diet, and learn about disadvantages of a liquid diet.
Diet – full liquidhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000206.htm
Clear liquid diethttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/clear-liquid-diet/art-20048505Learn which foods are allowed and which foods to avoid on a clear liquid diet.
Soft Diethttp://www.drugs.com/cg/soft-diet.htmlCare guide for Soft Diet possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
Soft Diethttp://www.digestivehealthcare.net/diets/soft_diet.htmlDetailed information about dietary instructions for gastro medicine at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia.
Soft and Mechanical Soft Diethttp://gicare.com/diets/soft-and-mechanical-soft-diet/
Diabetes Meal Plans and a Healthy Diethttp://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/diabetes-meal-plans-and-a-healthy-diet.htmlA meal plan helps you decide on the kinds of food you can choose to eat at meals and snack times.
Diabetic Diet http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabeticdiet.html
The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diethttp://www.webmd.com/diabetes/take-control-15/healthy-diet-basicsWhile there is no such thing as a diabetes diet, there are certain guidelines to keep in mind for keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Provides an overview of how to eat if you have diabetes.
Diabetes Diet and Food Tipshttp://www.helpguide.org/articles/diet-weight-loss/diabetes-diet-and-food-tips.htmA healthy diet can help you prevent, control, and even reverse diabetes. These tips will get you started.
Calorie Control Councilhttp://www.caloriecontrol.org/Information on cutting calories and fat in your diet, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and your favorite low-calorie, reduced fat-foods and beverages.
7 Expert Tricks for Calorie and Portion Controlhttp://www.webmd.com/diet/7-expert-tricks-calorie-portion-controlIf you don’t watch it, calorie inflation can make your weight creep up. Here are seven expert tips for keeping calories and portion sizes under control.
Guidelines for a Low Cholesterol, Low Saturated Fat Diethttp://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/guidelines_for_a_low_cholesterol_low_saturated_fat_diet/
A Sample Menu for a Low-Fat Diethttp://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20313653,00.htmlThe Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet places limits on sodium, dietary cholesterol, and total calories.
Low-Fat/Low Cholesterol Diethttps://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedfiles/LowFatGuide.pdf
Sodium Restricted Diet http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/2gSodiumDiet.pdf
Understanding Sodium And Sodium Restricted Diets http://www.broward.org/Parks/Extension/Nutrition/Pages/Sodium.aspx
Kidney-Friendly Diet and Foods: Healthy Eating for People with Chronic Kidney Disease
http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-disease/kidney-friendly-diet-ckd/It’s important to be on a kidney diet when you have chronic kidney disease. Kidney friendly foods and drinks will help you stay healthier.
Renal Failure Diethttp://www.drugs.com/cg/renal-failure-diet.htmlCare guide for Renal Failure Diet possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
Diet – chronic kidney diseasehttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002442.htm
National Kidney Foundation: Nutritionhttps://www.kidney.org/nutrition
Diet in renal diseasehttp://www.edren.org/pages/edreninfo/diet-in-renal-disease.php
The Bland Diethttp://www.atlanticcoastgastro.com/the-bland-diet.html
Low-Fiber Foodshttp://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/nutritionforpeoplewithcancer/low-fiber-foodsA low-fiber diet may be suggested for diarrhea, cramping, trouble digesting food, or after some types of surgery. Here you’ll find lists of low-fiber foods, along with lists of foods to avoid.
Low-fiber diethttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/low-fiber-diet/art-20048511Need to follow a low-fiber diet? Get the details of which foods are allowed and which foods to avoid while you’re on a low-fiber diet.
Slide show: Guide to a high-fiber diethttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/multimedia/high-fiber-diet/sls-20076188Do you eat a high-fiber diet? If not, this visual guide can show you how.
High Fiber Diethttp://gicare.com/diets/high-fiber-diet/
Chart of high-fiber foodshttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948Eating enough high-fiber foods? Find out the dietary fiber content of some common foods.
Understanding Medical Terminology
Word Origins and Meaning
– A dictionary of medical eponyms
http://www.whonamedit.com/A biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.
Wolf’s Down and Dirty Lists – Eponyms Listhttp://www.doctorslounge.com/studlounge/downdirty/eponyms.htm
Guidelines for Medical terminology
Online Medical Terminology Coursehttps://www.dmu.edu/medterms/
Eponyms (for students) [iTunes APP]https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/eponyms-for-students/id286025430?mt=8
Word Origins and Meaning
An Introduction to Medical Terminology I. Greek and Latin Derivationshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC194697/
Understanding Medical Words of Greek and Latin Originhttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818767
Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicinehttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.html
Understanding Medical Terminology [VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLiNhqk80tU
Medical Terminology: Prefixes, roots, suffixeshttp://www.globalrph.com/medterm.htm
Common Medical Root Wordshttp://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/common-medical-root-words.htmlThe root of a word is its main part and core meaning. These common medical root words give you a general idea of what you’re dealing with or specify a body part. …
Word Roots for Organshttps://www.dmu.edu/medterms/basics/word-roots-for-organs/
Useful Prefixes and Suffixeshttps://www.dmu.edu/medterms/basics/useful-prefixes-and-suffixes/
Medical Terminology (prefixes, roots, suffixes) [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/15360171/medical-terminology-prefixes-roots-suffixes-flash-cards/
Medical Prefixes & Suffixes [iTunes APP]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medical-prefixes-suffixes/id335713639?mt=8
Word Forms Representing Color [FLASHCARDS]https://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=medical-terminologyword-forms-representing-color
Word Forms Representing Chemical Elements [FLASHCARDS]http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=word-forms-representing-chemical-elements
Word forms representing tissues [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/34260432/medical-terminology-tissues-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Word forms representing tissues. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Medical Terminology: Prefixes that Pertain to Numbers or Quantity [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/10211536/medical-terminology-prefixes-that-pertain-to-numbers-or-quantity-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Medical Terminology: Prefixes that Pertain to Numbers or Quantity. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Medical Prefixes Representing Number, Quantity, Size and Amount [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/34264584/medical-prefixes-representing-number-quantity-size-and-amount-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Medical Prefixes Representing Number, Quantity, Size and Amount. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Guidelines for Medical terminology
Medical Terminology Pronunciation Jukebox https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/career-clusters/health-science/gen504/medical-terminology-pronunciation-jukebox
Pronunciation of Medical Terminology [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/7753267/pronunciation-of-medical-terminology-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Taken from Medical Terminology-A Short Course. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Medical Terminology, Shortcuts for Pronunciation [VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8THoxuhQ6g
Prefixes Representing Position/Direction [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/13697866/prefixes-representing-positiondirection-flash-cards/
Guidelines for Medical terminology
Medical Terminology- General Suffixes [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/34642828/medical-terminology-general-suffixes-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Medical Terminology- General Suffixes. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Medical Terminology Descriptive Prefixes [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/34266346/medical-terminology-descriptive-prefixes-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Medical Terminology Descriptive Prefixes. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Common Medical Suffixes [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/21488615/common-medical-suffixes-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Common Medical Suffixes. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
iagnostic & Symptomatic Suffixes [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/65621519/diagnostic-symptomatic-suffixes-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Diagnostic & Symptomatic Suffixes. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Medical Terminology Operative Suffixes and Compounding Elements [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/72599729/medical-terminology-operative-suffixes-and-compounding-elements-flash-cards/Vocabulary words for Medical Terminology Operative Suffixes and Compounding Elements. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Guidelines for Medical terminology
Forming Plurals of Medical Wordshttp://www.mtworld.com/tools_resources/medical_plurals.html
Forming Plurals of Medical Wordshttp://www.meditec.com/resourcestools/medical-words/medical-plurals/
Medical Terminology – Singular To Plural Form [FLASHCARDS]http://www.cram.com/flashcards/medical-terminology-singular-to-plural-form-1714700
Medical Terminology – Medical Antonyms [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/13324321/medical-terminology-medical-antonyms-flash-cards/
Medical Terminology Synonyms [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/2028672/medical-terminology-synonyms-flash-cards/
Medical Terminology – Medical Homonyms [FLASHCARDS]https://quizlet.com/13324445/medical-terminology-medical-homonyms-flash-cards/