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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.

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Gema Morales-Meyer, DNP, MPH, CRRN, CNS, RN

Nursing Faculty​

The Public Sector has been Dr. Morales-Meyers calling since early in her nursing career having served at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center as a nurse, Manager of Programs and Director of Continuum of Care and her newest role as Acting Director of Clinical Services with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after having served six years as Deputy Director of Programs and Planning at the Community Health Services Division at the Department of Public Health. She also serves as part-time faculty in the Doctorate of Nursing Program at Cal State University Fullerton School of Nursing.

Dr. Morales-Meyer’s holds professional membership in National Association of Hispanic Nurses, American Public Health Association, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and Case Management Society of America.

Dr. Morales-Meyers credentials began 22 years ago and consist of ADN, East Los Angeles Community College, BSN Public Health and Community Development, Cal State University Long Beach, MSN and MPH Community Collaboration, Community Advocacy, Access to HealthCare and Addressing Health Disciplines, Cal Sate University Long Beach, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Leadership, Cal State University Fullerton. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse in addition to being Certified by the American Red Cross in Emergency Shelter.

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