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Respiratory therapy program raises awareness in Legislature

Due to the increased efforts of Weber State University students, lawmakers are becoming more aware of the importance of having respiratory therapists within physicians’ offices and clinics. “HR 2619 is the Respiratory Care Access Act, which allows reimbursement from Medicare for services provided by respiratory therapists within physicians’ offices and clinics,” said Sydney Shiba, WSU […]

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Neuroscience department wins 2014 collaboration award

On April 7, Weber State University presented its neuroscience department with the Exemplary Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award for 2014 for the department’s efforts in education, research and interdisciplinary outreach. The award, chosen annually by WSU President Charles Wight, is presented for excellence in collaborative work across disciplines. Previous winners include the executive committee for the National […]

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WSU trainer, coach and player sound off on concussions

Head injuries are the biggest issue facing the game of football. Millions of dollars are being invested in finding a solution to concussions, or at least a way to cut down on them. “A concussion is a traumatic brain injury,” said Weber State University head athletic trainer Joel Bass. “It alters the way the brain […]

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For some, the end of the semester is a time of late nights, frenzied studying and cramming four months’ worth of work into a single night of caffeine and sugar. Finals week, and the weeks leading up to it, are often filled with deadlines, obligations and stress. “The more stressed a person is, the worse […]

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Thawing permafrost reveals undiscovered viruses

Although there is no definitive consensus as to the cause of global warming, there is evidence that the global temperature is continuously rising, and scientists are finding things under the permafrost that could be dangerous to humans. Scientists in France have recently thawed and revived an ancient virus found in the Siberian permafrost. Although this […]

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It’s a popular fringe movement nowadays to not get vaccinated and, more importantly, not to get your children vaccinated. However, this movement may cause catastrophic harm rather than the benefit it claims to have. Herd immunity (community immunity, for those who don’t want to be referenced to cattle) is where immunity exists because a significant […]

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