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Should Pregnant Women Be Medical Test Subjects?

The recent H1N1 swine flu virus was certainly deadly for the population as a whole, killing 305 Americans, but pregnant women were at a disproportionally higher risk for death. Pregnant women, even if they were healthy, were more likely to develop severe disease after infection with the virus. They were four times more likely to be hospitalized, with a much higher death rate. These facts were cited by researchers in their effort to correct what they believe is an urgent need to perform clinical testing on pregnant women (from a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine). They claim that pregnant women are virtually excluded from medical research. Because clinical testing poses potential risks for participants, is it safe for pregnant women to be a part of this group, possibly risking not only their own health, but the health of their fetus?

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10 Summer Activities to Supercharge Your College Application Before Sophomore Year!

Congratulations on finishing your freshman year! As you move into your sophomore year of high school, here are 10 important steps you can take during the summer to enhance your college application: 1. Assess Your Interests and Goals: Start by reflecting on your academic interests and career aspirations. Identify areas you are passionate about and…

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Unlocking Potential: The Value of Under-the-Radar Academic Programs for High School Students

In the dynamic landscape of high school education, specific programs are hidden gems that offer students unique opportunities to develop critical skills and stand out in the college admissions process. Let’s explore some noteworthy academic programs that often don’t get the attention they deserve.    The AP Capstone Diploma: A Jewel in Advanced Placement’s (AP’s)…

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Navigating the Path to College: The Strategic Choice of a Prospective Major

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdSX4HDtIyY Choosing a prospective major in the college admissions process is more than just declaring an academic preference. It's a strategic decision that significantly impacts a student's admission prospects. This selection involves a careful consideration of personal interests, long-term goals, and the strategic implications of how this choice will influence the likelihood of acceptance.  …

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