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A new research breakthrough may lead to a cure for the common cold

Posted by Skyscape on May 23, 2018 3:13:27 PM

The common cold, it’s just a fact of life, right? You’re going to get it. No one is immune - technically speaking. If you want to lower your chances of getting a cold, the thing to do is eat right, exercise, and practice good hygiene... and don’t go outside with wet hair.

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HIPAA Violations start getting recognized and enforced

Posted by Skyscape on May 18, 2018 4:06:52 PM

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996  What HIPAA is universally known for is protecting the privacy of your medical information. On April 14, 2003, the law was revised with the following provisions:

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Is BMI a trustworthy measure of health?

Posted by Skyscape on May 15, 2018 4:23:02 PM

New research has emerged which appears to indicate that Body Mass Index, (BMI) may not be a reliable way to measure total body fat. BMI is still a fair indicator of body fat for general purposes. It can be effectively used to indicate whether a person is healthy based on weight and height and it works for the vast majority of people. However, it is possible that two people of the same height and weight could get drastically divergent BMI numbers.

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New research shows exercise benefits can be passed down to children

Posted by Skyscape on May 8, 2018 4:25:12 PM

Scientists have proven that we may pass the benefits of physical and mental exercises to our brain onto our children through improved learning ability. And that happens without any alterations in the DNA.

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5 Things you didn't know affected your weight!

Posted by Skyscape on May 2, 2018 4:33:32 PM

For the longest time, we’ve been made to believe that fighting obesity is all about willpower. However, medical research proves otherwise. The truth About Obesity featured on BBC April of this year, reveal 5 surprising factors that can affect your weight.

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Nutrition receives new attention in Medical Field

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 23, 2018 3:42:12 PM

Medical students have noticed that nutrition and diet receive scant attention in their course of studies. Now, they want change—in the form of dietary knowledge they can use to treat common health problems.

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Revolutionary New Concept based Learning in Nursing: An educators perspective

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 11, 2018 4:57:23 PM

Nursing educators must always be aware of new, different, and better ways to teach their students. Concept Based Learning is a new nursing student educational teaching and learning technique allowing educators to focus on teaching concepts to nursing students rather than problem sets or raw information learning tactics like rote memorization. Nursing students must know ever-increasing amounts of content and learn it in a very short time, and need to be generalists (only taught through critical thinking skills). Concept Based Learning is based on the idea that nursing students must grasp overall concepts before they can successfully apply them in school or employment.

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Exciting New Research finds Diabetes to be 5 different diseases 

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 2, 2018 3:47:41 PM

Nearly 10% of adults worldwide are diabetic, and the rate is increasing. Now, some remarkable findings could have the medical community offering five or more custom treatments for it. New research shows diabetes, traditionally known as Type 1 or 2, is at least five separate disorders.

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Teas Test Essentials: Tips and tricks

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 29, 2018 4:58:13 PM

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), is a standardized test for aspiring nurses who wish to enter nursing school. It is used to test the general academic skill level of those applying for nursing school to determine their placement requirements and educational needs.

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5 study tips to help you ace the big exam

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 27, 2018 4:12:18 PM

Preparing for a big board exam is a tall task. It requires stamina, dedication, and an incredible amount of knowledge that you need to recall at a moment's notice. Just reading about the board exam requirements is enough to make even the most devoted student feel anxious. But, fear not; with the right studying techniques you can prepare for and ace the big test. 

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