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Healthcare Research

social-media-school-cyberbullyingSocial media has changed the world, for better or worse. The fact is that social media is virtually available to anyone, including students that attend middle schools and high schools. Many children have their own smart phones that allow them to stay connected at all times. These devices let them to connect with other students at school and beyond. This also means that fallout from positive and negative interactions on those platforms can trickle down into the school day. [click to continue…]

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Designed for Healing

by Tera Tuten on February 18, 2014

hospitals designed for healing patientsThe concept of color, light, design, and layout having an actual effect on patient health and well-being is not a new one. It dates back to the ancient Chinese discipline of feng shui, which studies how best to direct energy flow through habitats. It’s no surprise, then, that a growing number of professionals are becoming interested in the field of healthcare interior design, and just how a space is decorated and arranged can have measurable results on a patient’s comfort and healing process.
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From physiologists simulating new methods of different mountaintop breathing conditions for training skiers to sport psychologists helping prime the brains of elite athletes to be more like those of figure skaters to win, the Olympic Games are often prime-time for health science researchers to generate funding for studies that would otherwise be difficult to fund.

While there are thousands of scientists and medical professionals around the world working on Olympic-related research because in-anticipation of Sochi 2014, we found five studies from current and past Olympic Games that have forever changed health research: [click to continue…]

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