LPSS expanding medical programs to meet healthcare demand

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) is expanding its offerings in its medical program to meet the rising need for healthcare workers.

LPSS Public Information Officer Allison Dickerson said LPSS is expanding the medical program at the W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center. This fall students will be able to take classes to become emergency medical technicians (EMT), patient care technicians (PCT) and medical assistants (MA).

Because healthcare professionals are in high demand, Dickerson said many employers even offer signing bonuses for new recruits. Acadian Ambulance, for example, is offering $1,000 sign-on bonuses for recent high school graduates with their EMT certification. The company also offers tuition support for those who are interested in pursuing further training and certification as a paramedic.

The EMT class was previously only available at Lafayette High

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Health insurance sign-ups to be reopened this month

Published: 2/4/2021 5:08:30 PM

Uninsured New Hampshire residents can buy health insurance through the federal marketplace during a special enrollment period starting in two weeks as the Biden administration rejuvenates the Affordable Care Act after years of cutbacks.

Biden’s recent executive order will reopen enrollment on the federal ACA exchanges at HealthCare.gov from Feb. 15 to May 15. The regular enrollment period for coverage this year, which had been shortened by former President Trump as part of his opposition to what is often called Obamacare, ended Dec. 15, 2020.

“With this opportunity, N.H. residents who are uninsured will be able to sign up for coverage without waiting until the next regular open enrollment period at the end of the year,” New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos said. “However, since the window is short, they should not delay.”

Those qualifying for financial assistance can receive support when signing up through HealthCare.gov.

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Helius Medical Technologies to Release Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results on …

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSDT) (TSX:HSM) (“Helius” or the “Company”), a neurotech company focused on neurological wellness, today announced that fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results will be released after the market closes on Wednesday, March 10th.

Management will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 10th to discuss the results of the quarter and fiscal year. Those who would like to participate may dial 877-407-2988 (201-389-0923 for international callers) and provide access code 13715793. A live webcast of the call will also be provided on the Events section of the Company’s investor relations website and can be accessed directly via the following link: https://78449.themediaframe.com/dataconf/productusers/hls/mediaframe/43341/indexl.html.

For those unable to participate, a replay of the call

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Kyle Young, Duane Washington Lead Ohio State to Emphatic Win Over Maryland

Kyle Young is playing the best basketball of his career. Considering that he’s hardly been a regular on the practice floor lately as he tries to get his lower body healthy, his performances for the Buckeyes against Iowa and now Maryland have shined that much brighter.

Thanks to the most productive 2-game stretch of Young’s career, Ohio State knocked off the Maryland Terrapins on the road, 73-65. The Buckeyes have now won eight of their last nine games, including five in a row.

Young finished with 16 against Iowa and 18 tonight. All but five of those points came in the second half as the Buckeyes dug themselves out of an early offensive funk to bury the Terps at the XFINITY Center.

Ohio State got off to a slow start offensively, but they never let up on the defensive end of the floor against a sneaky Maryland team that

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