Medical Tax Breaks – An Untapped Advantage

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With the passing of April, so ends Tax Season.  If you’re a bit late on filing your taxes, there may be a few tax breaks available for you; if you have already filed, here are a few tax breaks to keep in mind for next year. Read below to see what tax relief may be available for medical…

How medical students can influence the future of health care for depressed teens

Research has revealed several causes of depression in teens

Students interested in a career as a registered nurse or certified medical assistant should be prepared to encounter a wide variety of patients with many different symptoms and complaints. Nurses are most often the first point of contact for incoming patients, and are responsible for intake,…

Women with mental disabilities have increased risk of abuse

Studies show disabled women are more likely to be abused by partners

A new study by the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto has revealed that women who suffer from mental disabilities are more likely to experience abuse from a partner than women who were not limited by a psychological, emotional or mental health condition.1 This study was published in the BioMed…

How our waistlines are defined before birth

A mother's diet can greatly affect her child's weight

How a woman’s diet affects her unborn child has been the focus of studies for decades. Doctors, registered nurses and medical assistants have long counseled pregnant patients on the proper diet to keep the baby healthy. But for the first time research into this integral element of childhood…

New findings reveal Tylenol may cause serious health problems for unborn babies

New findings reveal possible risks from Tylenol for pregnant women

The study of obstetrics and gynecology is a vital health care field and more doctors are relying on medical assistants and nurse practitioners to meet with and counsel female patients on proper baby care and personal health. One career path for students interested in treating women is to work…

Risk factors that cause stroke in women

Women have different risk factors for stroke than men

Medical students interested in a career focused on brain health and the effects of stroke should be aware that stroke claims the lives of nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fact means that on average, one person dies every four…

How nutritionists can combat cardiovascular diseases

Consumption of sugars is linked to cardiovascular diseases

Diet and nutrition are attracting more of a focus from health organizations and providers than ever before. Research and studies have been conducted to determine why the rate of obesity in the United States has risen so sharply in the last few years, and dieticians and nutritionists are integral…