Archive for September, 2012

Health Professions and Prelaw Center to host Tour for Diversity in Medicine student conference

Posted by Sienna Mullaly on Sep 28, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Health Professions and Prelaw Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Indiana University Bloomington will host the Tour for Diversity in Medicine on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine is an initiative of Hip Hop Health Inc., in conjunction with the Aetna Foundation and the U.S. Army, to promote careers in health professions to underrepresented minorities. The program will provide a wide range of information and advice to plan for careers in medicine and dentistry.

IU Bloomington is one of six campuses in the Midwest to host the tour this fall. The Health Professions and Prelaw Center will collaborate with the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, the Groups Program and the Minority Association of Premedical Students to offer the opportunity to students.

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Helping Your Baby to Sleep through the Night

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Sep 26, 2012

One of the first things most new parents want to know is, “When will my baby sleep through the night?”

That answer varies from baby to baby, of course. No two are completely alike. In general, babies are able to start sleeping through the night between four and six months of age. Before that, their tummies aren’t developed enough to keep them full and satisfied through a full night’s sleep, and they will generally wake up at least once every four hours.

While you can’t completely control your baby’s sleep schedule, there are some things you can do, even during the newborn stages, to encourage your baby to sleep through the nighttime. While these aren’t fail proof, they do give you the best chances that your baby will begin sleeping through the night when he is old enough to do so.

Here are some of the best things you can do to help your baby sleep work towards sleeping through the night:

  • Be active with her during the day time . When your baby

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How I Quit the Fast Food Breakfast

Posted by Marcus Selle on Sep 22, 2012

Several months ago, I started a full-time job and continued with a 1-2 night a week part-time job, plus freelance work in between both jobs. Anyone who has a hectic schedule can understand that time is precious. You have to make the most of every minute. Since time was not on my side, I slacked-off big time with my diet. I’d be in such a rush that getting breakfast from a drive-thru window was just more convenient for me. I wasn’t surprised that the morning stop for fast food was a common occurrence for many morning commuters.

Breakfast Sets the Tone of the Day

One thing I did notice about eating a fast-food breakfast is that I would then eat a fast-food lunch and finish out the day with dining out for dinner as well. These were the habits I wanted to avoid but once I screwed up my breakfast choice, I felt like the rest of the day didn’t matter in terms of what I ate.

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Ovarian cancer screening does more harm than good reports government panel

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Sep 21, 2012

In 2008, 21,204 women in the United States were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,362 women in the United States died from ovarian cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2008 is the most recent year statistics are available).

On September 10, another government organization, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), reported that screening tests for ovarian cancer such as blood tests and ultrasound examinations do not lower the death rate from the disease. The task force added that they yield many false-positive results that lead to unnecessary surgery with high complication rates. Their findings were published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The panel stressed that their recommendation applies to healthy women with an average risk for ovarian cancer.

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