UV Rays: UVA vs UVB

By: Lori Valesko

We all know the sun can damage our skin causing premature aging and even cancer but most of us don’t know how or why.

It can be hard to know what to look for when you need to protect your skin as it’s easy to get confused about which UV ray does what

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Alternative Treatment Options for Skin Cancer

By: Nishanth Reddy

If you someday become diagnosed with skin cancer and survive, one of the most worrisome issues you will face will be preventing a recurrence of the cancer. After successful treatment, your doctor will continue to schedule regular follow-up appointments to ensure that you remain skin cancer-free. Even regular medical attention is no substitute for exercising good skin care habits.

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Preventing Cancer

By: Kieran Waldron

Governments throughout the world rarely tell their populations what the individual can do to prevent a disease occurring in the first instance. While all the emphasis is put on building more hospitals, better equipped hospitals and reducing waiting lists, lowering the need for hospital space by preventing diseases largely gets ignored.

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Nursing Continuing Education For the 21st Century

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By: Sara Ellis

One need only to scan a newspaper or read a weekly magazine to be astounded by the number of stories about new medical breakthroughs, disease processes, emerging threats of disease, or innovations in medical and health care technology. The World Health Organization warns us to prepare for a potential worldwide Bird Flu epidemic, terrorists threaten us with chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, and new protocols for ACLS are released. How is a working nurse to keep up?

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Why is Online Learning so Popular (and is it for me)?

By: Tanja Gardner

Why Keep Learning?

There’s no doubting that adult education is a huge industry nowadays. With the job market growing ever more competitive, and employees being expected to continually develop themselves professionally (whatever their profession), ‘lifelong learning’ has become a necessity, rather than just an added bonus. Failure to upskill can be the difference between getting the job of your dreams, and losing out to a slightly more qualified candidate – or simply being passed up yet again for a promotion.

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To BSN or not to BSN – That is the nurse’s question!

By: Sara Ellis

The Goldmark Report in 1923 was the first to recommend that the entry level of education for professional practice as a registered nurse should be a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN), and heated debate has raged among nurses over the issue ever since.

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Quickest Online Bachelor Degrees – How to Slash Years Off Your College Education

by: John Maxted

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Want to get a bachelors degree as quickly as you possibly can? By enrolling into one of the many online bachelor’s degree programs being offered through colleges and institutions both here and offshore you can certainly earn your degree more quickly than in conventional schooling. If you are prepared to put in the work required to satisfy the subject requirements along the way it is possible to shave years of the time it takes to complete your degree.

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