Month: April 2017

Autism: What is “The Spectrum?”

By Esperanza Poquiz & Jul DeGeus What is Autism?                 Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a brain disorder commonly characterized by having difficulty with communication and forming relationships, alongside having repetitive behaviors and obsessive interests. Symptoms are almost always present before the age of three and one in every...
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Go With The Phle[botomy]

By Jul DeGeus What is Phlebotomy? Phlebotomy is “the drawing of blood (as by venipuncture ) for transfusion, apheresis, diagnostic testing, or experimental procedures.” (1) What was once used as the go-to cure for almost any illness, phlebotomy’s most common purpose today is to help doctors diagnose patients through...
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Pet Positivity: How Owning a Pet Helps Your Health

April 11th is National Pet Day and in honor of our loyal companions, Centura College gives insight to some of the health benefits of owning a pet. Written by: Esperanza Poquiz Edited by: Jul DeGeus Having a pet companion has more benefits than you can even imagine. They can give...
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World Health Day: Depression Awareness

Written by: Esperanza Poquiz, Edited by: Jul DeGeus On April 7, 1948, the World Health Organization’s Constitution took force; Their mission: “build a better, healthier future for people all over the world… [And to] direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system”.1   A resource to help people combat...
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The Book Keeper: Centura Celebrates Librarians

By: Jul DeGeus Nothing makes those long days and nights of studying better than the sight of the reassuring, friendly face of a helpful librarian. Always there to find the book that is hiding on the top shelf or suggest the resource you need, school librarians are an imperative...
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