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November 05, 2016

Are You Really Ready for College
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Each year, millions of young people head off to college. But how many of them are really ready? We’ll talk with an education expert who shares what students need to know to be prepared for their college years. Then, how can companies help employees who suffer from depression? The answer can help turn lives around, while boosting workplace productivity.
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InfoTrak: Are You Really Ready for College

Robert Neuman, PhD is the former associate dean of academic advising at Marquette University, and author of Are You Really Ready for College?: A College Dean's 12 Secrets for Success - What High School Students Don't Know. Roughly 2/3rds of college students fail to earn a degree in four years, and Dr. Neuman believes the reason is that they are ill-prepared. He outlined several strategies that high school students can use to enter college with the knowledge, learning skills and work ethic required to succeed. He explained why extra-curricular activities are also quite important when submitting a college application.
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InfoTrak: Practical Help for Overcoming Depression

One in five Americans takes at least one psychiatric medication, such as an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety drug. Graeme Cowan, corporate mental health consultant, author of Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder shared his own story of battling depression. He explained how depression can affect a company’s workforce, and how managers and co-workers can help someone who is suffering for depression, stress or other mental health issues.
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Infotrak: New CRP Guidelines

Dana Peres Edelson, MD , Director of Clinical Research at the Emergency Resuscitation Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center was a co-author of revised guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation for The American Heart Association. She outlined the current recommendations for CPR procedures, and said chest compression should be the top priority in a cardiac emergency.
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