Featured Stories tagged with "school of health sciences"

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How do you stay so healthy and ‘with-it?’” I asked 80-something-year-old Beth. “It’s a positive attitude,” she says. “Yesterday is gone, you can’t do anything about it, but you can plan for tomorrow.”
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This June, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students at Touro’s School of Health Sciences’ Bay Shore campus concluded yet another exciting weekend volunteering at the annual Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, also known as the Victory Challenge (or Victory Games), held from June 2-June 4 at Nassau Community College and at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Nassau County.
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It was her own interaction with a Physician Assistant (PA) that inspired Rachel Farahan, a 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program. At the age of 20, she battled a serious illness, and remains grateful for the care she received. Now, as she begins tending to others, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable. "Patients have no reason to apologize for having questions and needing help," she says, and it’s a philosophy that may just help her save lives.
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Daniella Sinay, a graduate of the Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program class of 2015, was the first PT student to ever be granted the opportunity to complete a clinical experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the most prominent biomedical research facilities in the country and an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Patients seen at the NIH, come from all over the world with rare and severe diseases seeking experimental treatments in hopes of receiving life-saving interventions.
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Dan Rootenberg would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to that anonymous student who didn’t make it to class to begin Touro’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. “I had been waitlisted and got a phone call at 10 am, after the first anatomy class when someone failed to show up for school,” says Rootenberg, who graduated in 1997. “That was how I got in, missing the first class.”
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It was Physician Assistant (PA) Phillip Maxwell’s first Christmas shift at Elmhurst Hospital Center. A patient arrived at the emergency room—a young man who had fainted. While the patient had a clean medical history, Maxwell saw something troubling in his EKG.  
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Can Pinterest be an effective teaching tool for occupational therapy students? Does occupational therapy help with late-stage Parkinson’s Disease? Do occupational therapists in school environments do enough to combat bullying? How effective is Hippotherapy?
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A Touro School of Health Sciences alumnus was named New Jersey State Physician Assistant of the Year. PA John Albanese, who graduated in 2011 from the Bay Shore program, credited Touro with his success.
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It was a bittersweet moment for Stephanie Perlman as she donned her white coat at the graduation ceremony of the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Physician Assistants (PA) Manhattan program. On the one hand, an almost unlimited amount of medical career options beckoned her, on the other, she was leaving her friends behind.
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434 students celebrated their graduation from Touro College School of Health Sciences on September 12. The ceremony, held at the Tilles Center in Brookville, NY, included graduates from the doctor of physical therapy, post-professional physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, physician assistant, and nursing programs at SHS, as well as undergraduate studies.