Having a party? Here are some tips.

Dr. Debbie Amini, assistant professor and certified hand therapist, recently contributed to an article, “Summer Parties Made Easy” in the August/September issue of Living with Arthritis.    From the article:  Setting up, grilling, time on your feet—it’s enough to make you shy away from hosting a cookout altogether. But it doesn’t have to be so …

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ECU PA students take the spotlight during annual conference

Several ECU physician assistant studies students attended the American Academy of Physician Assistants 41st annual national conference held in Washington, DC,  May 25-29.  The conference marks the largest annual gathering of PAs with an attendance of over 7400 PAs and PA students. Melissa Ricker was elected president of the Student Academy of the American Academy …

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“Why can’t I communicate?”

Imagine knowing what you want to say but being unable to produce the words.  Imagine hearing words that others say but being unable to understand them.  These are difficulties that may confront people living with aphasia.  Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s language skills.  The production or comprehension of speech, reading, …

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The “best for last”

East Carolina University graduated its final class of Health Information Management students on May 10, 2013.  The graduation ended a long history of educating close to 600 health information management professionals. The Medical Records Administration department was created in 1970, with Mrs. Peggy Wood as the first chairperson.  She remained in that position for 26 …

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