The Complete Guide to Vaccines

Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of medicine. The 20th century introduced several immensely successful vaccines to combat diseases such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, and measles. Other major accomplishments were the development of the polio…

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…

More dangers added to the list of health risks from smoking

New risks of smoking reported by the Surgeon General

Medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and nurses are all responsible for informing patients of the dangers of tobacco use. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking tobacco. The CDC has reported…