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PA Program Search For New Majors

PA Program Search For New Majors

November 30, 2015

Students in the physician assistant program are working to figure out their educational options after...

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Study Leads To New Possibilities

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Study Leads To New Possibilities

November 30, 2015

Often we tend to forget about the innovative side of medicine because we are busy focusing on the negatives...

Health Science Majors, Faculty To Study Each Other

Donya Forst, Print Editor

November 11, 2015

Filed under Health Sciences, News

Medical imaging, nursing and physical therapy students and faculty are working together to study something new: each other. Students and faculty will stage an interprofessional medical scenario in which providers from different disciplines will learn to work with other to achieve the best patient care. The event, which...

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Professional Athlete Injuries

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Professional Athlete Injuries

November 11, 2015

When we were younger, or maybe even still now as we get older and closer to beginning our careers, we...

Inside Scope: Mid-Semester De-Stressing Tips

Inside Scope: Mid-Semester De-Stressing Tips

October 28, 2015

The middle of the semester can get really crazy. Midterms are finally over, so you would think things...

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2015

The past few issues, I’ve written about medical anomalies, miracles and  unknown facts in the medical...

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Medical Miracles

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Medical Miracles

September 30, 2015

Sometimes things happen that just cannot be explained. The only possible source could be an act from...

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Patient Care: The Real Dilemma

Donya Forst, Print Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under Columns, Health Sciences, News

Did you know that when you blush, your stomach lining blushes, too? The body is a fascinating thing, as health sciences majors discover, and they learn many fun facts - some of which may not come in handy until you're scheduled for  a "Jeopardy!" appearance. Here is another one: Our muscles are much more powerful than...

Occupational Therapy Professor Lands Big Position

Kathryn Canavan, Reporter

May 6, 2015

Filed under Health Sciences

Occupational therapy professor Dr. Amy Lamb, OTD, OTRL, FAOT, is the President Elect of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Founded in 1917, the AOTA is a national organization, which elects a board of officers every year. Lamb is a licensed occupational therapist and adjunct professor of occupational therapy....

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Associate’s vs. Bachelor’s Degrees

Donya Forst, Print Editor

April 22, 2015

Filed under Columns, Health Sciences

   Parents, family, friends and other loved ones are always telling us to be the best we can be or strive for the best. Most of them want us to get higher degrees than Associate’s because they will make us more knowledgeable, give us a higher salary when enter the work field or more marketable.    They say education i...

Medical Imaging Duo Comes Out On Top

Medical Imaging Duo Comes Out On Top

April 22, 2015

   Two medical imaging majors placed first at the annual Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technol...

Health Sciences Interest Expands; Becomes Admissions Race

Kathryn Canavan, Reporter

April 22, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Health Sciences, News

   The university is growing increasingly popular for majors in the health sciences, and prospective students are working hard to attempt to gain acceptance.    Incoming biology and physical therapy student Paisha Glisson chose Misericordia because of the program’s reputation.    “It [the school] was close to home, ...

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