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Infant CPR saves baby’s life: How a college student can handle a medical emergency

An infant CPR class.

An infant CPR class.

On Thursday, February 21, 2014 a Miami woman performed infant CPR on her 5-month-old nephew, saving his life. The medical emergency came about because the infant, Sebastian de la Cruz, was born premature and suffered from respiratory issues. Later, the boy’s aunt, Pamela Rauseo, explained that although it had been years since she learned CPR technique, she was able to recall the skill. Would you be able to recognize an emergency and respond with aid? Here are a few facts to know about CPR that might help you in selecting a good research paper topic in health and medicine. Read more

The Changing Face of the College Student

Campus of St. Olaf College, at Northfield, Minnesota, United States. (Credit: Daniel Edwins)

Campus of St. Olaf College, at Northfield, Minnesota, United States. (Credit: Daniel Edwins)

Not long ago the typical college student was under age 25, single, and without children. The college years meant dorm living, new freedoms, and transitioning to life without the constant presence of parents. Getting a degree was possible in four years because students focused mainly on their coursework. Although many held part-time jobs and participated in social events, these took second place to getting a degree.

Today’s college student is more than likely to be over age 25, hold down a job, and have a family. Read more