The Allied Times

Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

Original articles from our staff, students, and guest writers. 

Amino Spiking: Ensuring Your Protein is Truly Clean

Amino Spiking: Ensuring Your Protein is Truly Clean All about the deceptive practice of amino spiking in protein supplements.By Mariah Xzena Briones, RMTCertification SpecialistIn the world of fitness and health, the popularity of whey protein shakes has surged, mainly due to their high protein content and low presence of non-protein elements. However, a dark secret…

A Geriatric Head Injury

A Geriatric Head Injury Things to keep in mind for elderly trauma patients.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical DirectorAfter imbibing his usual pre-dinner cocktails, the patient, a 69-year-old retired executive, decided to go and check his mailbox. As he approached the mailbox, he missed the step off the curb and lost his balance, falling forward and striking…

Meet AMT: Aaron H.

Meet AMT: Aaron H. We interview our staff members for details on their EMS journey.When/why did you first become interested in working in the EMS field? I initially decided to get NREMT certified while I was doing post-bacc pre-med studies in an effort to boost my med school applications and achieve the required patient care…

Harnessing the Power of Dietary Fiber for a Healthier You

Harnessing the Power of Dietary Fiber for a Healthier You A deep dive into fiber – what it does, where to find it, and how much you actually need.By Mariah Xzena Briones, RMTCertification SpecialistIn the quest for optimal health, one cannot overlook the pivotal role that dietary fiber plays in promoting overall well-being. Often referred…

A Guide to the NREMT EMT Renewal Process

   A Guide to the 2024 NREMT EMT Renewal ProcessAn answer to the most common question we receive: How do I renew my EMT certification?By Jenny Ewen, BA, NREMTEditor-In-ChiefRefreshing your EMT certification can be a confusing and complicated process. Our goal at AMT is to make it simple, by offering all the required hours in one…

A Grumpy Old Man

A Grumpy Old Man An ER visit with a change in personality.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical DirectorA 72-year-old man was brought to the hospital after a grand mal seizure. Upon arrival at his home, the paramedics found the patient to be in a postictal condition and incontinent.    He gradually regained consciousness in the ER shortly…