Will dentists soon be able to regenerate teeth?

Earning a dental assistant degree is a great way to help keep people smiling for the long haul. After all, dentistry is partially the art of preservation, a way of maintaining our teeth from the daily perils of food and drink, as well as unforeseen blows to the mouth. When an adult loses a…

What to know about the anti-vaccination movement

Immunizing infants is at the center of a heated debate.

One of the most-discussed topics in health care at the moment is the issue of vaccinations. Though required by law to vaccinate their children, many parents are citing personal or religious reasons as excuses to refuse immunizations.1 Consequently, the United States has seen several outbreaks of…

Dogs are More Effective at Detecting Prostate Cancer than the Leading Tests

Dogs are the best test for prostate cancer.

Man’s best friend just got a whole lot friendlier. Studies show that specially trained dogs are four times better than traditional testing methods when it comes to detecting prostate cancer cells in urine samples.1 A British charity called Medical Detection Dogs trains the friendly canines to…

Nursing home for dogs to open in Japan

Dog retirement homes might soon be the new norm.

The field of veterinary technology might soon see changes in the way elderly pets are cared for. The Japanese company Aeonpet Co., part of the larger Aeon supermarket chain, has announced it will officially be opening a retirement home for elderly dogs.1 The nursing facility hopes to address…

The truth about gluten

Gluten.

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk in both the health and culinary communities about gluten.  Though only 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease going gluten-free has become a new dietary craze, causing many people to give up bread, pasta, beer and mistakenly any other food…

Bananas could be the new superfood

The new superfood

In the hopes of helping to solve the rampant vitamin A deficiency in East Africa, professor James Dale of the Queensland University of Technology is working to make bananas more rich in nutrients, essentially creating a superfood. Though Dale has been working on the project for some time, his…

Helping kids eat right: Preventing childhood obesity

Sometimes picky eaters need extra encouragement.

A certified medical assistant or doctor will likely encourage patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but what if healthy foods aren’t always readily available? While there are varying reports on the presence of childhood obesity, the general consensus is that children and…