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Knowing is Living – Dangerous Drugs that are Popular with Teens




Teens have become dangerously experimental in the last several years. From smoking unknown substances to taking pills filled with mystery powder, they have become very brave so to speak. Many of these new drugs are simply altered or mixed versions of existing drugs that heightens the feelings or changes the experience and can be potentially […]

Medical Mercy: Ethics and the Underprivileged




On September 19, 2013, Dr. David H. Beyda gave a presentation for the inaugural HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) distinguished speakers series at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Beyda is a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, […]

What Is a Home Health Aide?




Ever wonder what a person who is a Home Health Aide (HHA) does? Read about what they do, their typical work life, and the necessary training and certification of HHAs. By Erica Morely What a Home Health Aide Does Home Health Aides, or HHAs for short, are medically trained aides who work with patients on […]

What Do Ultrasound Technicians Really Do?




By Lisa J Parmley Ultrasound technicians are also known as diagnostic medical sonographers or simply sonographers. Because of the unique duties and skills contained in an ultrasound technician job description, the U.S. Department of Labor considers ultrasound technician jobs to be distinct and separate from radiology jobs. Sonographers are responsible for a series of activities […]

Smoke




by Madeleine Richey Cigarettes are small. They fit perfectly into your hand, right between your fingers, and often you can find groups of smokers lingering together outside the doors of public buildings, around the little ashtrays that seem to become more and more scarce nowadays, engaging in conversation while savoring the smoke. It seems harmless, […]

Kate’s Health Corner: Building Blocks to a Healthy Diet




What are Society’s Rules to a Healthy Diet? The American Diabetes Association says to eat regular meals so your blood sugar stays even. The National Research Council says to watch out for fats, sugars, and salt. The American Heart Association says to limit your consumption of fats, sugars, and cholesterol. The American Cancer society says […]

Pick Your Poison




The Razor’s Edge, by Madeleine I woke up in a tent, high up in the Appalachian Mountains, darkness creeping in through the unzipped flap that served as the door, when a heavily booted foot struck my ribcage. It was a harsh wakeup call, and I jolted into consciousness to hear drunken mumbling as a friend […]

Kate’s Health Corner




New Column! Hello Everyone! My name is Kate and this is Kate’s Health Corner. I want to teach you about health and fitness. In today’s society we do not always look at how we are taking care of our bodies. We are so busy with everyday events that it is just not something we think […]

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