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NWAHEC Counseling for Change: An Online Tobacco Cessation Course

Oct 18, 2021 2:24:02 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Perinatal, tobacco, infant mortality rate

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For over 15 years Northwest Area Health Education Center (Northwest AHEC) has been providing an online course called “Counseling for Change: An Online Tobacco Cessation Course”. This course is designed to provide tools to enhance the skills of healthcare providers when counseling for tobacco use including smoking cessation, exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), the use of smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

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Identifying and Treating Anxiety in Adolescents on 10/29

Oct 12, 2021 7:53:28 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, mental health, anxiety, adolescent

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In this workshop, we will provide an overview of anxiety symptoms and disorders as they present in adolescent patients along with current recommendations for assessment and treatment.

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Join us on November 5th for the 23rd Annual Diabetes Management Conference

Oct 11, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in telehealth, nutrition, diabetes

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This conference is designed to provide diabetes best practices for healthcare professionals. Walk away from this conference with: practical ways for all disciplines to use to optimize telehealth, medical nutrition counseling, patient support and up-to-date medical knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge about specific topics in the field of diabetes management. It is imperative that providers remain educated in all aspects of their patients’ care, from clinical management to behavior and quality of life.

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Save the Date for the 8th Biennial HPB Oncology Symposium on Nov. 19th

Oct 8, 2021 10:03:21 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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In person or virtual, you choose! This activity is designed for general surgeons, medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, nurse oncologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

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Register for 26th Annual Building Partnerships for Healthier Hearts on 10/22

Oct 7, 2021 4:00:09 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in heart health, cardiovascular

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This knowledge-based activity will include innovative strategies for providing efficient, quality care to the growing number of people living with cardiovascular disease. Participants will receive information on future treatment strategies and their impact on the care of the cardiac patient.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 1, 2021 9:09:32 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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breastcancergraphicBreast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2021, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

There are 2 main types of breast cancer:
  • Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that carry milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
  • Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.
    In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

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Did You Hear What's Happening 11/5? The 16th Annual Neuroscience Conference!

Sep 30, 2021 9:57:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, Primary Care, neuroscience, neuro, stroke care

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We hope you can make plans to join us on November 5th 9am-3pm for this Conference being held as Live Webinar this year. 

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Improving Vaccine Confidence in our Rural Mountains and Foothills in North Carolina, Tennessee, & Virginia: Cultural Understanding and Religion are Key

Sep 28, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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This two-hour lunch and learn live webinar will focus on improving vaccine rates in rural areas, through exploration of both religious and cultural reasons for vaccine hesitancy. Bring your own lunch and join us!

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You Don't Want to Miss the Proof Alliance NC Live Webinar Series 2021

Sep 27, 2021 9:52:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Perinatal, mental health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

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Nov. 30, 2021 / 10am – 12:15pm - The Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Substance Use Treatment

Dec. 2, 2021 / 10am – 12:15pm - Improving Outcomes in Substance Use Treatment by Modifying Approaches for Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Webinar Series ONLY - View this live event from your device. Participants are expected to attend both days.

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Return to nursing or reactivate your license with NC AHEC’s RN Refresher program

Sep 21, 2021 8:33:58 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Nursing, rn refresher

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nurse Refresher Course is online and self-paced, helping you continue to balance work, life, and your career.

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