Month: May 2016

Innovation in health education: Designing the medical school of tomorrow

How can today’s medical schools truly prepare students to care for patients tomorrow? That’s the question Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld said curriculum designers at America’s medical schools need to ask more often. The structure of medical education has changed little over the last hundred years, said Ehrenfeld, a physician and professor at Vanderbilt University. Students study…

Rural areas deal with teen sexting

Forty years ago, Presidential candidate, Jimmy Carter shocked the nation by telling Playboy Magazine that he had lusted after women who were not his wife. His declaration was a radical departure from his squeaky clean image as a peanut farmer from tiny Plains, Georgia, where he taught Sunday school at the local Baptist Church. Today,…

Obesity and Body Image

Few medical conditions are so frequently “diagnosed” by lay people as obesity. Because obesity is associated primarily with a visual manifestation of body weight, even those who are not medical professionals feel that it is easy to recognize an obese person who needs help. “I’ve had significant others tell me I was too heavy in…

Mother Daughter Duo Show the Discipline and Joy of Dressage

  Marjolein Geven, 44, is a dressage horse trainer from Eindhoven, Netherlands. She works at Poplar Place Farm to train horses in dressage competition for clients. After competing as a child, she now enjoys coaching her 8-year-old daughter, Tessa, who has an equestrian spirit like her mother. By Ansley Walker

Begin Again Farms serves the community and saves horses

Rhonda Jackson of Harris County, Georgia, started Begin Again Farms nearly 20 years ago. The farm works to rescue horses who have been victims of abuse, starvation, are suffering from illnesses and injuries as well as offers them a place to retire, and works to rehab them for adoption to loving homes. By Savanna Sturkie

KAE Farms, Where Education Meets Passion

Since opening its gates 15 years ago, KAE Farms has expanded from being just a small family farm to a a place where work becomes play. By simply taking classes and getting certifications, Jenny Eckman, her husband, sister, and brother-in-law have expanded their passions into a full fledged business, raising and selling cattle, horses, bees,…