What is a Medical Assistant?

Written by Danni R., CMA, CCMA, CMAA

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical assisting is a field full of opportunity for those who enjoy working side by side with physicians and others in a medical office or clinic, regardless of gender. Traditionally, medical assisting has been a profession dominated by women, mostly because of biased counseling and recruiting, and misconceptions aboutrepparttar workforce. A study called "Title IX and Equal Opportunity in Vocational and Technical Education" conducted in June 2002 showed that male students made up less than 14 percent in courses offering medical assisting training inrepparttar 109439 12 states surveyed.

However, contrary to certain stereotyped preconceptions and believes male medical assistants are highly valued and respected colleagues. Just like their female counterparts they usually are very much liked byrepparttar 109440 patients in a modern healthcare facility and it is encouraging to see that recently more and more male medical assistants are beginning to enter into this very rewarding profession!


Written by Dr. Sherin Elkhawaga

The ancient Egyptians made their own clothes from what their environment and nature gave them. Egypt has mostly a hot climate thusrepparttar use of clothes reflect material that is lightweight to suit this type of climate. The ancient Egyptians thus used clothes made of linen. For reading more articles about ancient Egypt click on: www.kingtutshop.com The ancient Egyptians both men and women wore linen clothes all throughoutrepparttar 109438 hot weather. The men wore short skirts around their waists called kilts, whilerepparttar 109439 women wore straight fitting dresses with straps on their shoulders. The wealthy men wore pleated kilts, andrepparttar 109440 older men wore a longer kilt. When doing hard work, men wore a loin cloth, and women wore a short skirt. Children usually ran around nude duringrepparttar 109441 summer months. HOW LINEN WAS MADE Linen is a fabric made from plant fibers. The plant fiber comes from flax plants that grow abundantly alongrepparttar 109442 banks ofrepparttar 109443 Nile. The flax plants are plants having small leaves, blue flowers and stems about two feet tall. Flax was pulled out ofrepparttar 109444 ground, not cut. This work was done mostly by men. Half-ripe flax stems maderepparttar 109445 best thread. Ifrepparttar 109446 stems were too ripe, they were used for mats and rope. Flax stems were soaked for several days then fibers were separated. Thenrepparttar 109447 fibers were beaten until soft. The resulting fibers are then spun into thread. The thread is woven into linen fabric from whichrepparttar 109448 garments are made. Most Egyptians wore garments made from linen. This type of fabric is light, airy, and allows freedom of movement, which are important characteristics because ofrepparttar 109449 hot and sometimes humid climate of Egypt. In Ancient Egypt, women were predominately in charge of textile manufacturing and garment making. Garment making was a household chore, but woman also worked for aristocrats in spinning and weaving shops. Every garment fromrepparttar 109450 decorative dresses of queens andrepparttar 109451 elaborate, pleated kilts ofrepparttar 109452 pharaohs torepparttar 109453 simpler kilts and aprons ofrepparttar 109454 common people were handmade by woman. The tools involved in garment making include knives and needles, both of these needed to be molded, shaped or craved. In predynastic times, knives were made out of stone andrepparttar 109455 needles were made from bones. However, duringrepparttar 109456 Old Kingdom, they were both made out of copper. Then, inrepparttar 109457 Middle Kingdom, bronze replacedrepparttar 109458 copper. Knives and needles were molded. Surprisingly,repparttar 109459 eyes of needles were not bored. They were "scratched out with a hard, pointed instrument, probably a stone." With these tools and linen, garments were fashioned to suitrepparttar 109460 needs ofrepparttar 109461 people based on climate andrepparttar 109462 social status. . All men, fromrepparttar 109463 tomb worker torepparttar 109464 pharaoh, wore a kind of kilt or apron that varied in length overrepparttar 109465 years, from halfway aboverepparttar 109466 knee, to halfway below it. It was tied atrepparttar 109467 front, folded in atrepparttar 109468 side, or in two knots atrepparttar 109469 hips. A sleeved, shirt-like garment also became fashionable. Men were always clean-shaven, they used razors made from bronze to shave their beards and heads. Women wore straight, ankle-length dresses that usually had straps that tied atrepparttar 109470 neck or behindrepparttar 109471 shoulders. Some dresses had short sleeves or women wore short robes tied over their shoulders. Later fashions show thatrepparttar 109472 linen was folded in many tiny vertical pleats and fringes were put atrepparttar 109473 edges.

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