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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 […]


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 […]

Birth Control Pills Label Needs Environmental Health Warning

By Eleanor Francis You might assume that the recommendations by the World Health Organization, as well as a variety of studies done in England, the Netherlands, and Denmark, might give pause to the German-owned  Bayer company in its promotion of their newest incarnation of the hormonal birth control pill Yasmin, which contains an estrogen compound […]

The Road to Safe Water: Teabag Nanotechnology?

 By Adrianna Kuzma The United Nations has pledged to make clean water available to developing countries by 2015 (Crossette). Is this realistic? The UN recently completed a progress report on how well they were meeting the goal: “the report admits candidly that the world will not reach the mark, probably by a wide margin” (Crossette). […]

The Razor’s Edge: Exposed – Dangers in Our World of ‘Free Choice’

By Madeleine Richey When was the last time you picked up a book, watched a movie, or flipped through pictures to get a glimpse of something—anything—to do with sex? Okay, next question: when was the first time? For just a minute, let’s put all religious views on the matter aside. Whether you’re Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish, […]

Recreation & Fitness Workers

Recreation and fitness workers enjoy working with people. They also need to have good health and be physically fit. Recreation workers conduct activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. This may include camping, sports, arts and crafts, dance, or drama. Recreation workers organize these activities for people of all ages. […]

Career-of-the-Month: Pharmacist & Pharmacologist

Pharmacist – Pharmacists are experts in medicine and its side effects. Pharmacists give medicine to people when a doctor says that they need it. They sometimes help doctors choose which medicines to give patients. Pharmacists also warn doctors if they have asked their patients to take any medicine that might hurt them. Sometimes pharmacists mix […]

Career-of-the-Month: Plumber

The word “plumber” dates back to the Roman Empire. In Roman times lead was known as plumbum in Latin which is why the periodic table of the elements uses the symbol ‘Pb’ for lead. Lead was used for Roman roof conduits and drain pipes, as well as for piping and making baths. Thus a person […]

Play it Safe in the Sun

(Article courtesy of and Sunshine on your shoulders may make you happy, but it can also give you a sunburn. And did you know that it can bring other risks that go beyond sunburn? Even though sunlight is essential for all life on Earth, repeated exposure to the sun is a major factor […]