Become a Doctor: For More Than Money

“The heart is where it all starts and ends,” said Dr. Greg Fischer of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a top cardiac anesthesiologist - someone who puts those going through heart surgery out so they don’t feel it.  He came to the US from Switzerland about seven years ago for a great job as a doctor who works in the academic world as opposed to running his own private practice. I’ve heard a lot of young people wanting to head into medicine because they think it’s a goldmine. So, I asked Dr. Fischer: does the medical profession make sense if your goal is to make money?...more

Male Nursing - The Unsung Hero of Medicine

I thought this broguht up a few real good points about male nursing. Hopefully it'll break some of the stigma surrounding murses and get some awesome people looking after other awesome people. We need you murses!Via: Online Nursing Schools...more

6 Steps to Finding The Twitter Chat That's Right For You

Last week I posted a list of every Twitter chat. But with hundreds available, how do you choose the ones that are right for you? Now, there are so many topics and so many people on The Twitter, you can probably find a chat on every topic. But not all chats are well moderated and not all chats will provide you value. Consider what you want to learn, what you can contribute and when you want to be locked down for an hour online....more

Radio show about improving your high school (or middle school) athlete's brain with brain training

There is a sports radio show called "Best Seat in the House." On the May 10th show they had a program about high school athletes improving their brains through brain training. One female diver's mom was on the show talking about how her daughter was having some trouble academically because she spent so much time/energy diving and couldn't take extra academic classes and work. She went through an intensive brain training program and not only did it help her academics, but also her athletics!...more

FREE 5-page booklet on fighting The Summer Slide The site above is a link to a FREE 5-page PDF about fighting "The Summer Slide." I was just telling my husband that I can't believe how much my daughter learned in kindergarten (cursive writing, fluent reading, all state capitals, the Gettysburg Address!) ... and how hard we're going to have to work this summer to keep her brain sharp. Not like I have to sit her down and homeschool her 8 hours a day, but I do want to do things to keep her cognitive skills strong. ...more

6 Free iPhone Apps to Get Tiny Techies Learning Outdoors

My educational philosophy is that a genuine, physical connection generates the best learning opportunities. Children can use all of their sense to explore, ask questions, and perform experiments in the giant laboratory of the natural world. ...more

just downloaded Project Noah for Charlie.



Parents Are the Most Important Teachers!

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White House Report on Women in America

The White House recently put out the report, “Women in America.” It pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies, and is one of most comprehensive sources for information on women’s lives today in the United...more

Parents of Kids with Asthma - CONTEST

Through my job in public relations covering healthcare topics of various kinds, I often have an opportunity to share valuable information that will be helpful to my friends, family, and fellow bloggers who are parents, guardians, teachers, school administrators, etc. Therefore, I would like to tell you about an education program about asthma, specifically as it relates to children, just recently announced, that I have written about on my blog Mommy’s Point of View. ...more