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Even though the end of February is near I still would like to take the time to appreciate the month for what it truly symbolizes. February is American Heart Month, allowing the human heart to symbolize love. Not only should we love others, but we should take the time to love ourselves. We need to [...]

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Three weeks left yet I feel as though there is so much more to learn. This week we had our midterm and I felt very confident walking out of the exam. Dr. Koch has done an excellent job breaking everything down. So far we have learned about the various sinus, atrial, and junctional rhythms and [...]

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Only 4 weeks into the semester and already half way through EKG!! Gotta love 8 week terms! Unfortunately my brain isn’t as excited lol. All this information is causing my brain to swell! On a positive note, I have been learning so much and we are now starting to see everything come together! This week [...]

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Interested in loosing weight? Not only is it important to exercise on a regular basis, but it is vital that you manage your diet as well, and here’s why. Tommy for example runs on a treadmill 4 times a week for a half an hr. He maintains an average speed of  7 mph at a [...]

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Welcome back! Some of you I’m sure are feeling overwhelmed while others are still on vacation mode, I know I am, especially after having a nice long weekend! However, I shouldn’t complain my first week back was pretty light. I’m currently taking EKG, which is held at Demerly Hall two nights a week and is [...]

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Typically, the liver will make all the cholesterol your body needs. However, cholesterol can be consumed through certain animal by products like milk, eggs, and meat. Too much cholesterol in your body has been shown to be a risk factor for heart disease. How Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease? When there is too much [...]

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Demerly Hall is home to both the Women’s Business Center and the Health and Human Performance Center. Within the Health and Human Performance Center you will find the necessary equipment needed to perform various stress tests and body composition tests, such as bike ergo-meters, treadmills, and an underwater weigh tank. Establishments comprised of these resources [...]

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There are many forms of stress tests, one of which is known as a VO2 Max Test. This test is designed to measure an individual’s aerobic fitness by measuring the highest oxygen consumption elicited during a graded exercise. In simpler terms, this test is an all-out effort from an individual under a strict protocol designed [...]

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Quote of the Day: “Success doesn’t come to you… you go to it.” – Marva Collins   Assuming that most of my readers are either undergraduates or professionals looking to better their skills and enhance their knowledge, I figured I would share this inspirational quote in hopes to give you some incentive to keep going. [...]

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Tis the season for treats and sweets! October is a tough month to stay healthy. You have pumpkin pie, chocolates and candies surrounding you 24/7, and it only gets worse as the month comes to a close. As Halloween nears the temptation of sneaking that piece of candy will be hard to turn down. So how [...]

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