The power a pet can have in the life of a child with autism

A dog can help to socialize a child with autism

Veterinarians are very important in the lives of pets and their owners. Veterinary technologists and technicians support veterinarians in the office by performing medical tests to diagnose illnesses and injuries in the animal patients. Having a team of professionals available to keep a pet safe…

Protect your pets all summer long

Fireworks

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…

Is commuting a threat to your health?

Your commute could be very dangerous to your health.

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 newest advances in veterinary technology

Vet techs have a large assortment of tools at their disposal.

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…

TV’s best nurse characters

Certain shows portray nursing much better than others.

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…

Will dentists soon be able to regenerate teeth?

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…

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,…