Tax Day Can Be Harmful to Your Health

2Ascribe Inc. offers articles on medical transcription, general interest and the healthcare marketplace as a service to their clients and to the industry. A recent study found that stressful days increase the risk of fatal (and non-fatal) car accidents.  Excerpted … read more

Musicians need therapy too

Last in a series of articles on music as therapy, and music as medicine. What do musicians and athletes have in common? They may overuse muscles in the course of their work and require medical attention. When the therapy is … read more

Whistle–or listen to some music while you work

Second in a series of articles on music as therapy While some people say they need absolute silence when they’re working a recent study published by the American Pain Association states that listening to music may actually bring relief, especially … read more

Heart Disease In Women

Different signs for different gender Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 55 according to this report from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Yet many women may not even recognize the signs that … read more

Music as Medicine

First in a series of articles on music as therapy and music as medicine Music therapy is the skilful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual … read more

Tips for a Happy, Healthy 2012

It’s that time of year again when people are making lists—the top 10 this, that, and the other from 2011, and top ways to make 2012 better. Everyone’s also talking about New Year’s Resolutions—Do you make them? Should you make … read more

What does “Wellness” mean?

By Christine Peets I’ve wondered about the meaning of the word wellness.  It’s not in my dictionary so I looked online and found “wellness” equated with “health”.  I’ve talked about some of this in one of my previous posts “Choices … read more

Ergonomic Tips for Medical Transcriptionists

Adapted from an article by Carolyn McEwen, Admissions & Student Services http://canscribe.com/newsletter/ Computers and Body Fatigue Computer users sometimes experience such discomfort as back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, sore hands and wrists, or tired legs. Much of this discomfort … read more