Micheala Simos

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Differences between Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Both Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome are ailments of the gastrointestinal tract. Many times, since the two share many of the same …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Dear Hiring Manager: All the Disability-Related Skills I Can't Put on My Resume

Dear Hiring Manager,<p>By now, you've probably skimmed over my meticulously-worded resume, and maybe you've even made up your mind as to whether I'm as qualified as the nearly identical resumes of my fellow recent graduates. You may have even Googled me and seen the many blogs I have written about my …

Employment

Woman’s open letter to lady who tutted at her for using disabled toilet sends a powerful message

<b>Scroll down to read the open letter in full</b><p><b>This is Samantha Cleasby from Sheffield.</b><p>The 33-year-old writer doesn’t need a wheelchair, has no problem …

Iron shortage causing medical problems for Crohn's disease patient

An Ottawa woman with Crohn's disease says a recent lack of intravenous iron treatments is causing problems for her health.<p>Shannon Holt said the …

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that involves inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract. Parts of the …

SAT, ACT No Longer Required For Admission To 800 U.S. Colleges And Universities

A growing number of colleges are stepping away from the standardized exams traditionally required of admissions applicants. More than 800 colleges and universities across the country no longer mandate score submissions from SAT or ACT college admissions exams, according to the latest survey by the …

Applying to College: No SAT or ACT Required?

In a move not unlike many of its contemporaries, Brandeis University has opted to pilot "test-flexibility," in which applications submitted after July 1st, 2013, will not be required to show standardized test scores. The Massachusetts school is not the first to make this move, nor will it be the …

College & University

What Does It Really Mean to Get a Perfect Score on the SAT or ACT?

<i>This post was written by Celeste Barnaby, a freshman at the Wesleyan University. It was originally published on The Prospect, a student-run college admissions and high school/college lifestyles website. You can follow The Prospect on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Getting a perfect score on the SAT or ACT is …

College & University

The Truth About SAT and ACT Test Prep

Last month the College Board released the blueprints for the redesigned SAT, and with a dramatic shift in content and scoring, many families are left wondering what these changes mean for their college-bound students and how they will prepare for the new exam.<p>In recent years, test prep for the SAT …

College & University

Politicians Introduce Bills That Would Work To Reduce The Role Of School Standardized Testing

In the same week that the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held its first hearing on the issue of rewriting No Child Left Behind, two separate groups of lawmakers introduced bills that would also work to dial down aspects of the law’s divisive legacy.<p>In recent weeks, …

Education

Chinese expert Yong Zhao warns standardized testing 'destroys schools'

Schoolchildren in China drilling their tongues to pronounce English words correctly often find themselves picking up more ZZZs than ABCs.<p>Half a year …

Why We Should Have ZERO Standardized Tests in Public Schools



Zero.<p>That’s the number.<p>No annual testing. No grade span testing. Not even one measly graduation requirement.<p>Zero.<p>We need exactly <b>ZERO</b> standardized …

This awesome app proves the iPad is the future of education

When you consider their overall functionality, and just plain popularity among kids, it’s no great revelation that the iPad has a bright future in the education market. Apple clearly think so too, as it’s pushed for some big deals in the area, while also offering favorable rates to schools willing …

Apps

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and …

Who Will Win the Internet Space Race?

Up until a week ago, the crazy idea that a company would beam internet service around the entire planet from the sky was just that: a crazy idea. …

Philosophy of social science and the graduate student

Is there any reason to think that a course in philosophy of social science can be helpful for a graduate student in sociology or political science …

Sex Education

Apparently, this was used as part of a sex ed class in Ohio. <i><br>[The graphic shows a male figure, with the words, ‘You think. You approach and court. You</i> …

I Think Therefore I Do | Mark's Daily Apple

January 20, 2015<p>By Guest<p>This <i>is a guest post from Dr. Alessandra Wall.</i><p>Descartes once said, “I think therefore I am.” He was discussing the nature of …

Self-improvement

At BioLogos, Stephen Meyer Clarifies the Disagreement Separating Intelligent Design from Theistic Evolution

The theory of intelligent design has supporters and detractors both among religious believers and among atheists and agnostics. An atheist …

Berlin Story

How the Germans invented gay rights—more than a century ago.<p>On August 29, 1867, a forty-two-year-old lawyer named Karl Heinrich Ulrichs went before the Sixth Congress of German Jurists, in Munich, to urge the repeal of laws forbidding sex between men. He faced an audience of more than five hundred …

LGBTQI

Obama proposes new Precision Medicine Initiative for genetic treatments

In tonight's State of the Union, President Obama is calling out an interesting new area for American innovation: genetic medicine. The president's prepared State of the Union speech (released on <i>Medium</i>) calls for the creation of a Precision Medicine Initiative to target major diseases through …

Personalized Medicine

What Obama’s Plan For ‘Precision Medicine’ Really Means

Pres­id­ent Obama used his State of the Uni­on ad­dress Tues­day to launch a new ini­ti­at­ive that would use the hu­man gen­ome to build bet­ter …

This Giant Drug Firm Won't Invent Medicines. Investors Are Cheering

In early January Brenton “Brent” Saunders, the chief executive of upstart pharmaceutical giant Actavis, reclined in a medical chair on a stage in an Orlando hotel ballroom as a plastic surgeon pierced his face 30 times, delivering needles full of Botox to the crooks of his eyes and nose and …

Biotechnology

How Did Life Become Complex, and Could It Happen Beyond Earth?

When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of …

Study: iPhone Separation Anxiety Is An Actual Thing

A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell phone obsession is the world’s favorite thing to talk about, very little research exists on what …

Race & Ethnicity