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…

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 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…

Considering a career in nursing? For many, the first exposure they get to the nursing profession is through media depictions of the career on television shows, though these depictions may not be the most accurate. Before heading off to enroll in a nursing program, take a look at a few of the…

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…

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,…

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…