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The 2016 MCAT Testing Calendar is now posted online! All MCAT exams begin at 8 am. Registration starts in late October 2015.  For a complete list of the dates, please visit this link.

Current News in Health

Frequent antibiotics may make children fatter

There is a recent study regarding children who regularly use antibiotics gain weight faster than those who have never taken the drugs. According to new research, taking the antibiotics during childhood may a long lasting effect on bodyweight well into adulthood. The initial concern of overprescribing antibiotics is that they would lose their effectiveness as bacteria would develop drug resistance. This new research proposes another potential detriment for the use, or overuse of antibiotics.

More information here

Comfort animals

Campuses Debate Rising Demands for 'Comfort Animals'

Mary McCarthy and Carl, her rabbit, with her roommate, Rachel Brill, and her dog Theo, in their campus apartment at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Carl and Theo are emotional support animals, permitted by the college to live on campus.

More on the story, here!

Mom's Facebook warning: Kissing baby led to herpes

"September 28, 2015: U.K. mom Claire Henderson took to Facebook to warn other parents about an unlikely danger facing newborns -- a simple kiss from a well-meaning visitor." - CBS News

Read more here!

Word of the Week


Obdormition n.
Numbness of an extremity due to pressure on the sensory nerve.

From the Stedman's Medical Dictionary


Vitrectomy n. The surgical removal of the vitreous (transparent gel that fills the eye from the iris to the retina).

From the Stedman's Medical Dictionary


Chagoma n. A small granuloma in the skin caused by early multiplication of Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease), a disease transmitted by bloodsucking bugs and caused by a parasitic protozoan, which can lead to damage in the heart and central nervous system.

From the Stedman's Medical Dictionary


Fardel n. In medical terminology, it is the total measurable penalty that is incurred as a result of the occurrence of a genetic disease in one individual; one of two major quantitative consideration in the prognostic aspect of genetic counseling , the other being risk of occurrence.

From the Stedman's Medical Dictionary