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…

Invisible Scars : National PTSD Awareness Month Shines Spotlight on Devastating Psychological Disorder

PTSD and Veterans

Every Monday evening in Nampa, Idaho, a group of twenty veterans gather to share stories and support. The men range in age from grizzled Vietnam warriors to young soldiers who have just returned from Afghanistan. On the night they invited me to visit, their leader and Warrior Pointe founder,…

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…

What health care professionals need to know about marathons

An increasing number of people in the United States are hoping to complete a marathon. Since 1990, the number of marathon finishers per year has more than doubled, and the number of marathons with over a thousand finishers has nearly quadrupled.1 Marathons attract a large community of runners…

How pets help people with depression

Pets can help people with depression

Every animal lover and pet owner understands the bond that is created when a furry friend enters their life. Many people consider their pets part of their family, and spare no expense making sure the animals are happy and healthy. That’s where veterinarians, vet techs and veterinary assistants…

E-cigarettes are not the answer for smokers trying to quit

Respiratory therapists should be aware of risks of e-cigarettes

Individuals enrolled in medical assisting programs should consider a career in respiratory therapy. Respiratory therapists treat patients suffering from disorders affecting their breathing. Some causes of these disorders include complications with the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma,…

The Stranger You Know – Sexual Assault Awareness Month Brings Focus to a Painful, Violent, Pervasive Crime

Sexual Assault Awareness

In the movies, sexual assault looks like this: a dark alley, a beautiful young woman, and a stranger with a knife or gun. But in real life, sexual assault is all too common and usually involves someone you know.  In fact, more than two in three rapes are committed by a friend or acquaintance,…