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What is Medical Sonography?
What is Medical Sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a non-invasive and painless medical test that uses sound waves to create images of blood flow, organs, and tissues to assist doctors in confirming or ruling out a specific diagnosis. Also known as ultrasound, sonography is a common tool used by doctors in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) to monitor a woman’s pregnancy.

What Are the Duties of a Medical Sonographer?

Sonographers help to prep...
Brain Foods
Brain Foods
Back in the day (whenever that was) it was common to think that foods shaped like particular organs or body parts would help keep the actual corresponding body part healthy and well.

As scientific thought began to work its way to the forefront, those ideas were treated like wives’ tales or folklore. So, in today's world we can rely on science to point the way towards foods that contribute to optimal cognitive function and we n...
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
A new study shows a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people that make them distinct in fundamental ways, based on variations in the volume of different brain regions as well as based on how those regions communicate with one another across brain networks.

A team of resear...
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
By Emily Hayes, AuntMinnie.com contributing writer

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19.

The 25-year-old female patient had been diagnosed with COVID-19, with symptoms including anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste). Experience with her case was ...
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
The job outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants and the demand for their services is so good that government analysts predict more than 1,000 positions will open up every month, on average, for the next decade.

Trained and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants should have little trouble finding job opportunities for the foreseeable future.

There is a high demand for physical therapist assistants, especially due to the ag...
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
If you have ever had an MRI scan before, you’ll know how unsettling the experience can be. You’re placed in a claustrophobia-inducing tube and asked to stay completely still for up to an hour while unseen hardware whirs, creaks, and thumps around you like a medical poltergeist. New research, though, suggests AI can help with this predicament by making MRI scans four times faster, getting patients in and out of the tube quicker.

Blind Test Show...

Employee Spotlight

Eliza Nalbandian

2019’s first Employee Spotlight features Eliza Nalbandian. Eliza is the College’s Senior Student Accounts Bookkeeper and has been part of the Casa Loma family for 20 years! When asked what she likes best about her position, she replied, “Being helpful and giving advice, encouraging and assisting students with any questions, and not necessarily only their student accounts. If I can make a difference in someone’s life – that gives me the greatest pleasure”.

And Eliza does just that – her office is warm and inviting and she always has some sort of sweets to share with the students – who doesn’t like sweets! And speaking of sweets, did you know that the one thing in this world Eliza cannot resist – pastries! And to pair that with a Frappuccino – is the ultimate decadence for Eliza.

Gary, Eliza’s husband and Michael, her son, keep her busy on her off hours, when she is not watching her favorite Hallmark Channel, shopping or decorating. She loves traveling to San Francisco – and enjoys the sites, smells and tastes of the city.

Eliza is a very positive person, and no matter how tough the going gets – she believes things will always get resolved. And she demonstrates this to students daily by always trying to find new and innovative ways to help students pay their accounts.

Her advice to students, “You have to do love what you do and to get there you will have ups and downs. Don’t give up. Treat your monthly tuition payments just like your rent, mortgage, or credit card payments – and ask for help when you need it”

Eliza is dedicated to her work and her students – she likes new challenges – she is a problem solver – and she is a person you can always count on. Casa Loma College is lucky to have her!

 

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