Category: Health

Simple Swabs Turn Students Into Saviors

When Usha Kaila’s sister was only 5 years old, a severe medical scare showed just how important bone marrow donations can be. “She was getting bruises really easily. We went to the doctor to kinda figure out what that was. And, she was needing blood transfusions, because she had a blood condition where her bone…

“It’s the victim’s choice:” Why Many Victims Don’t Report Rape

ATHENS, Ga. — Only one report of rape in the past three years on the University of Georgia resulted in an arrest. Below, see the executive director of a sexual assault center in Athens break down why that happens. By: Dillon Richards   This content is still developing. Please return for the latest updates, and…

Meat Recall on Nuggets and Beef

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services released a recall on Caviness Beef Packers and Tyson Food Inc. products on September 27, 2016 for having harmful contamination. Tyson Food Incorporated has a recall on a total of 132,520 pounds of chicken nugget products for possible contamination from hard plastic. The 5 pound bag of fully…

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…