• Medical Student Laptop
    Medical Technology

    Healthcare Students – Data Management Is Important

    Preparations for medical school are no joke. In order to simply prepare (and be a competitive candidate) you need a strong academic background in biology and chemistry as well as supplementary courses such as psychology, physics, environmental health, etc. Performing at the top of the class is difficult enough, but there are other considerations to take into account including volunteer hours, independent projects, and MCAT studying. Amidst all of these preparations for medical school you still may have forgotten something. You many not have even considered the growing importance of electronic data management within the healthcare profession. Sure, adding one more thing to your already very full plate may seem…

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    Health Literacy

    Health Literacy Goes Hand in Hand with Financial Literacy

    Finding the time to develop a thorough understanding of our personal finances and gaining a financial literacy is something we all strive for. Having it can provide us with a lifetime of cost savings and financial benefits. Although we take our finances seriously, many of us fail to consider one of the greatest tools in saving ourselves money, time, and a great deal of pain: our health literacy.

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    Odd

    Another Great Reason to Give Up Soda

    In caring for our health, we always try to make the best decisions for our bodies. For many, this involves making the choice to cut out some of the least healthy food and drink options including those that are high in sugars and high fructose corn syrup. One primary target for both those training for major athletic events and those hoping to simply lose a few pounds is sugary drinks such as soda. And suddenly there are way more reasons to give up soda than just dropping a few pounds. Sugary Drink Risks A recent study from the American Heart Association’s Journal, Circulation, found that the consumption of sugary soda,…

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    Animals

    Protecting the Life of Our Waters

    Scientists have long been predicting the dangerous impacts of a changing climate. Some of these fears range from extreme weather changes to the submersion of populated cities. These fears become significantly more acute as we focus more heavily upon the impacts a changing climate has on our marine ecosystems.

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    Odd

    5 Reasons Libraries Aren’t Dead Yet

    With the development of modern technology and nearly everyone using search engines such as Google to find information, it is surprising to walk down the street and find that the local library still remains open to the public for use. We tend to think of libraries solely as a center for books and encyclopedias from which we can spend hours doing research that may only take us minutes online.

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    Computer,  Security

    How Big of a Threat is Cyber Crime?

    When the two words 'crime' and 'technology' are brought up in conversation cybercrime is usually not the thing that comes first to the minds of most people. Rather, many tend to think of crime-solving technology such as DNA analysis and fingerprinting used in solving cases on popular TV murder mysteries and dramas.

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    Odd

    5 Diseases Spread by Bats

    Bats are very extraordinary creatures. They are the only known flying mammal and one of only a few creatures on the planet to successfully use echolocation to hunt for their food. Bats are also hugely beneficial to humans in that they contribute to both pest control and pollination. The US Geological Survey estimates that bats save the US agricultural industry nearly $3 billion per year in pest management needs.