Using critical thinking skills to become more independent in college

Critical thinking skills are crucial to your success in college and beyond.

Image can sometimes be an important factor in many people’s decision-making processes. That is especially true in college where, surrounded by your peers, it is easier to get wrapped up in the clothes they wear, the cars they drive and the parties they attend.
However, in order to make your…

Skipping breakfast could be bad for your heart

Skipping breakfast could have negative consequences for your heart health.

While the cliche “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” has been around for some time, the evidence to support this claim keeps rolling in. The latest finding? Men who skip breakfast are more likely to have a heart attack.
According to a study published in the July 2013 issue of the…

7 Fastest Growing Jobs in Health Care

These are among the fastest-growing jobs in the health care industry.

There’s no question that the health care industry is booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. is on track to add 5.6 million health care jobs between 2010 and 2020 – that’s the largest projected increase of any industry. What may surprise you, however, is that some…

Pediatric dental coverage to be expanded in California

Pediatric dental coverage is being expanded in California.

Covered California, the state’s marketplace for the Affordable Care Act, recently announced that seven insurers have signed up to offer small-group, child-only dental coverage as part of the health insurance marketplace.1
While the new plans are currently set for only the first year of the…

Dental Clinics Provide Students Practical Experience with Kids

Boise Dental Clinic

Halloween was just a couple of weeks ago and many of us still have some leftover candy sitting around. According to the Halloween Fun Facts infographic by the American Dental Association, for children, the largest amount of candy consumed is on or following Halloween.1
Since a balanced diet is…

Can disease outbreaks be predicted?

Will scientists soon be able to predict disease outbreaks?

When working in health care, whether you have a nursing career or a job in medical assisting, the prevention and treatment of disease is an important part of your job description. Over the last decade, disease outbreaks like SARS1 and H1N12 have caused researchers to ramp up their efforts to…

E-cigarettes fall into regulatory gray area

Do e-cigarettes help people quit their traditional counterparts or get more people to start smoking?

Over the past few decades, there has been a nearly global push to get people to stop smoking. Government campaigns, higher taxes on cigarettes and advocacy efforts by health groups have all contributed to an overall reduction in the harmful habit.
However, the recent rise of e-cigarettes and…