VETERAN NURSING PROGRAM

Student veterans who have received a medic certification or its equivalent can get on the fast track to an associate degree in nursing through Collin College. Now, students can use the credits they earned in the military and can receive an associate degree in nursing in as little as three semesters. “Collin College is so … Continue reading

ON THE MOVE TOWARD HEALTH AND FITNESS

Sugar and Spice, 2013-2014 New Student Organization of the Year, is making its impact on Collin College and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth community. With the group’s mission focused on mentoring young girls to live happier and healthier lifestyles, Jessica Gibson, 2014-2015 Sugar and Spice president, said joining the group fit perfectly with her career path … Continue reading

HEALTH’S IMPACT ON TEST TAKING

Test taking is more complex than simply knowing and applying learned material and concepts. As semester finals approach, Professor of physical education and wellness program coordinator Linda Muysson shares the following tips, regarding testing and the human body. Exercise Exercise increases oxygen to the brain, fueling our brain cells and increasing the brain’s neurotransmitter functioning. … Continue reading

HEALTH APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

By Lisa Huang, MLS, MS, Health Sciences Librarian Photo by John Fingas (http://bit.ly/1fb9G5f) Most of us make New Year’s resolutions with good intentions. How long those resolutions last are another matter. There are no magic solutions, but there are ways to help us keep our resolutions right at our fingertips. Our smartphones can do a lot … Continue reading

HOW DOES ORAL HYGIENE AFFECT OVERALL HEALTH?

Bad breath and resulting awkward social situations are not the only consequence of poor oral hygiene. According to dental hygiene professor Tammy Hale, it can also greatly influence one’s systemic health. Limited oral care can lead to periodontal disease, which leaves individuals at a higher risk for problems such as infective endocarditis, cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading