West Nile Virus Spreads in the United States

West Nile has become common in the US.

Since the disease entered the country in 1999, West Nile virus has been a regular summer concern for those in the United States. The flavivirus,¬†which is indigenous to Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, is believed to have entered the U.S by an infected traveler or animal. Reports of West Nile…

Sleep benefits memory

Sleep to promote memory storage.

Staying up until dawn to cram in some last-minute studying? Pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Working late to get your pharmacy technician certificate? Congratulations, that type of dedication to your studies will assuredly help you achieve success, but don’t skip out on a good night’s…

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is becoming an epidemic in the US.

Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States. Part of the reason for this is that the disease can go unnoticed for years¬†and can become too embedded in body tissue over time to be cured by antibiotics. People are particularly at risk of catching this disease during the summer months,…

The power a pet can have in the life of a child with autism

A dog can help to socialize a child with autism

Veterinarians are very important in the lives of pets and their owners. Veterinary technologists and technicians support veterinarians in the office by performing medical tests to diagnose illnesses and injuries in the animal patients. Having a team of professionals available to keep a pet safe…

Protect your pets all summer long

Fireworks

Registered vet technicians should be prepared to deal with large numbers of injured dogs around the Fourth of July. Though humans view Independence Day as a summertime holiday to celebrate with outdoor barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, dogs and other animals can be traumatized by the…

Is commuting a threat to your health?

Your commute could be very dangerous to your health.

One of the biggest threats to well-being may be something you do twice every day: Commute. Research has indicated that commuting is linked to various mental and physical health issues ranging from obesity to depression. While it seems all types of commutes are unhealthy, it appears getting to…

The newest advances in veterinary technology

Vet techs have a large assortment of tools at their disposal.

The world of animal medicine has seen drastic technological advances in the last 20 years. Many of the new tools and procedures have been adopted from human medical practice. The advances have not only led to better treatments, but also faster and more accurate diagnosis. From MRIs and…