Summer is a great time to hang out by the pool or on the beach and enjoy the hot weather. But for as good as it feels to cool off, it’s important to remember basic water safety. This is particularly true for children and pets, who may not be strong swimmers. Drowning is the second leading…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month – dedicated to shining a light on the violent and pervasive crime that affects hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children each year. Often a taboo subject, victims often remain silent, fearing retribution or blaming themselves. Learn the facts…