MEDRelief Staffing earned a 5 Star Rating and has been awarded the 2016 Spectrum Award
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MEDRelief Staffing 2016 earns Spectrum Award
City Beat News
Advanced Health Education Center is pleased to announce that MEDRelief Staffing (a division of AHEC) has earned a 5 Star Rating and has been awarded the 2016 Spectrum Award from City Beat News. This prestigious honor is for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction in the category of Medical Staffing Agency, Houston. City Beat News provides consumers information via their independent research system. This system allows City Beat News to recognize businesses providing exceptional customer experiences without bias.

MEDRelief Staffing would like to thank City Beat News for this recognition and our outstanding employees for helping us to attain this honor.

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  Concussion rates have doubled among US kids
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens, researchers report. The study, which looked at health insurance claims for almost 9 million Americans, found that concussion diagnoses more than doubled between 2007 and 2014.

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The speed of sound: Tips for assessing hands and feet with ultrasound
Emergency Medicine News
What can be diagnosed with ultrasound in the hands and feet? Tendon injuries, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, abscess, paronychia, felon, foreign body, fracture ... just to get started. A water bath is extremely helpful in evaluating the fingers and toes. The hands or feet can be immersed in a basin, with the transducer just hovering over the area of interest.

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Why health insurance is so expensive
The Virginian-Pilot
Carrie Triepel writes: "As a physician practicing in Virginia Beach, I have the privilege of interacting with patients from all walks of life. Our conversations cover a wide range of topics — or at least, they used to. Nowadays, the discussions usually migrate toward the same topic: the cost of health insurance."

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Viewpoint: Injustice in healthcare
Emergency Medicine News
Brad Cotton, M.D., writes: "I am honored to have almost 40 years of service in emergency medicine. In the ED, we try to care for all those cast aside by our profits-before-care health system. Speaking out for single-payer improved Medicare for all to protect my patients is part of that caring. Most of you will end up as employees. It will become eminently clear — it will be made in-your-face clear — that you now work for the CEO of a large hospital corporation."

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AHEC News
AHEC attended the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and Texas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Annual Joint meeting. The meeting was held August 3-7, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Pictured is Patricia Barber, D.O. and AHEC's COO Peggy HOOSIER. Patricia Barber, D.O. was the winner of the AHEC’s 6 hour CME giveaway. She will be attending the Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Hands on Training course on October 22,2016 in Houston, Texas. Congratulations Patricia!
Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) has been accredited for 16 years. We are proud to announce that the AHEC is re-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with Commendation of excellence.
 










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