Sleepless Students

When my classmates stay up late, I notice right away as they stagger into class, sporting dark bags beneath their eyes. It bothers me to see so many of my classmates in this state. I’ve noticed a trend: on days with large projects due or exams, half of the class is either yawning or nodding off. This problem is not …

The ADHD Pandemic: Prevalence, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a common mental disorder beginning during childhood and may continue into adolescence and adulthood. The progression of ADHD hinders the performance of children in school as they have trouble focusing or paying attention. There are three major types of ADHD: predominantly inattentive type, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, and combination type, each with different symptoms. ADHD …

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Electronic Health Record Progress: Looking to the Future of Patient Medical Data

Ever since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was enacted, the handling of medical records has been revamped. Instead of relying on written records to access patient data, a new system has been more commonly utilized. Motivated by the incentives offered by HITECH, hospitals have started to embrace electronic health records (EHR). EHR is a …

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Digital Online Privacy?

Americans have long held individual privacy, as stipulated in the Bill of Rights, as sacrosanct. In recent years, however, the cyber revolution has brought many uncertainties to citizens’ rights and issues regarding privacy. Specifically, on December 2, 2015, two extremists, Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and killed 14 individuals and wounded 22 more in San Bernardino, California. Months later, in …