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Featured

Stress Management: Arousal and Value Judgement

March 22, 2017

Stress management wisdom – Stress is, at its core, how we communicate with ourselves. Instead of being afraid of stress, learn to listen to it and use it as a tool that facilitates self-awareness and self- understanding. Don’t try to reduce or eliminate stress. Instead, as you’ll see in this lecture, learn to make stress work for you. […]

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Health & Fitness

The Zika Virus: What Have We Learned So Far?

March 15, 2017

Although the Zika virus existed in central Africa decades ago, the rapid spread of the virus around the world in only a couple of years is a significant event. What do we already know, and what do we still have to learn about this prolific virus? […]

Health & Fitness

How to Make Stress Work for You: The Torch Podcast

February 8, 2017

On this Episode of The Torch, host Ed Leon and professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura examine the why, what, and how of stress management. Listen in, and learn how to overcome the negative impacts of stress in many positive ways. […]

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Featured

Are We Headed Back to the Pre-Antibiotic Era?

February 7, 2017

We now have a moral obligation to use antibiotics more wisely than ever before. They are only beneficial under some circumstances, and have real risks of side effects. inappropriate use is leading to “superbugs” and a possible return to the pre-antibiotic era, where we will have no drugs to treat the pathogens. […]

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Biology

The Immune Response

February 5, 2017

The immune response in a human’s immune system is remarkably complex, very efficient, and profoundly fascinating. Let’s investigate. There are many characteristics of the immune system […]

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Featured

Influenza: The Past and Future Threat

January 25, 2017

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was one of the deadliest flu episodes ever. How can we learn from this outbreak and make sure we are prepared for the next pandemic event? […]

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Health & Fitness

Codeine For Children? Just Say NO!

January 24, 2017

Here’s the message to take away – codeine is a terrible choice for treating children’s pain, and we ought to just stop using it. […]

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Health & Fitness

How to Treat Those Winter Nosebleeds

January 24, 2017

With dry Winter weather comes the common nosebleed. Whether you are a child or adult, these tips will help treat and prevent those seasonal gushers. […]

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