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Nova Medical Centers Announces New Knoxville Location

Nova Medical Centers, the nation’s largest 100 percent pure occupational health services company, will be opening its fourth location in Tennessee in  Knoxville in early March 2014, just weeks after opening its first three locations in the state. The Knoxville facility is preceded by Nova’s two Memphis locations and Chattanooga location.

The new Knoxville location will showcase best in class occupational medical services, a standard in all Nova Medical Centers.  This facility will be located 1826 Ailor Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921 and was formerly the Knoxville Medical Center.

The center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the exceptional reputation of the Knoxville Medical Center, we believe it is a natural fit to join the Nova Medical Centers’ team in continuing to expand our brand nationally,” said Bruce Meymand, Chief Operating Officer for Nova Medical Centers.

The date for the center’s opening is tentative, but the Knoxville facility is anticipated to open for business on March 1, 2014.

Physician Assistants – The Future of the Medical Community

Today’s physician assistants (PA) know the value and importance of their degree, as they continue to watch it grow in popularity. In 2010, Money Magazine already listed the PA profession as the second-best job in America. In June of 2011, Forbes Magazine noted that a PA degree was the best master’s degree for students based on salary and projected job growth. Here we are in the beginning of 2014, and that still holds true. So what’s the deal with this profession?

For starters, a prospective PA needs a bachelor’s degree and about three years of healthcare experience before entering a graduate-level PA program, which usually lasts about two to three years. Physician assistant programs are often held at traditional medical schools because they follow much of the same curriculum as MD students, including diagnosis, interpreting test results and counseling patients. They must also pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

The new health reform law is helping make this a great career move as well, as it provides stipends and tuition assistance for those entering an accredited PA program. Some more information is available from the government about how schools received and are allocating this funding to new students in their PA programs.

Physician assistants can be found in every type of medical setting from hospitals to family practices to clinics. Certified PAs can perform a range of duties including taking histories and conducting physical examinations, diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering and interpreting tests, and even assisting or performing surgeries. Because of their scope, PAs are a vital part of the medical community.

They have the numbers to prove it. According to the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) their profession has grown by 75 percent in the past eight years, with about 87,000 practicing PAs nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of PA jobs will only continue to increase to about 104,000 by 2018.

As more and more people become insured under the Affordable Care Act and enter the healthcare system as patients, being a graduate of an accredited PA program sounds like a sound investment for the future.

Injury Rehab: 5 Apps to Assist Your Recovery

Dealing with injuries is not fun. It is challenging for regular folks to have to deal with injuries but for athletes, it is a lot tougher. There are no miracles though. Hard work and patience are required to bounce back from injuries. Folks who are dealing with an injury need to work with physiotherapists and other professionals to get on track. These 5 iPad applications also give users an idea how to deal with injuries:

1. Rehabilitation for Lower Limbs:

A handy tool that gets you familiar with various lower limbs injuries and suggests exercise and moves to deal with them.

2. iMuscle 2

A powerful application that gives you a better idea how to exercise various muscles in your body the right way. Over 650 high quality 3D animated exercises and stretches are available. Use this app to find moves that can strengthen specific parts of your body.

3. PT Timer

An easy timer and rep counter for your exercises. It allows you to set up your entire workout. A useful tool to keep your physical therapy program on track.

4. Pain Therapy

This App covers 30 exercise and stretching videos organized by pain issue, anatomy, and exercise equipment. You can view the videos on your TV with an Apple TV.

5. Motion Doctor

An app for physical therapy, Motion Doctor shows you how to prevent painful syndromes from developing. It has 60 exercises and stretches for your entire body, including routines for sports such as baseball, and boxing.

Folks who are seriously injured should consult with a professional for injury rehabilitation. The above apps can certainly help them become more informed and take better care of their body. Via appfinders.