Sep 17th, 2014
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Man’s Best Friend Sniffs Out Cancer

Written by: Jordan Rivera

It’s well-documented that there are countless emotional, physical and social benefits of having a dog. As a dog owner myself, I can attest to the positive effects of a little quality time with my schnauzer-terrier. In the healthcare sector, dogs have long been used for mental health therapy and for detecting seizures and diabetic emergencies. […]

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Sep 8th, 2014
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Know the Odds

Written by: Marcie Doser

About 1 in 5 people have a fear of flying but the odds of dying in an airplane are 1 in 7,178 in a lifetime (compared to a 1 in 98 chance of dying in a motor vehicle accident). A fear of sharks is incredibly common, but sharks are responsible for the deaths of fewer […]

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Sep 3rd, 2014
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Ebola is Here

Written by: Brenna Terry

At the age of 12, I went through that typical stage in any young woman’s life when she becomes obsessed with all things infectious diseases – particularly ebola. From watching Outbreak on repeat and imagining I would one day be the virologist that found the cure to reading Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone until I’d […]

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