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HEAL 150: Contemporary Health: Current Issues Article Assignment

Current Health Issues Article Presentation

This tab is intended to help you as you work on your Current Health Issues Article Presentation, worth 10% of your grade for Professor Bollinger.

  • Students will research and present a recently published health article in class.
  • Presentation topics will be assigned based on your textbook's chapters.
    • You can look for a more specific idea within your topic.
  • When your article is approved today:
    • Print a copy of your article to hand in to Professor Bollinger today!
    • Write your name at the top of the article.
    • Write your chapter/topic on top of the article.
    • Print a separate copy for yourself or email yourself a link to the article.

The Perfect Article...

Internet Research

The Internet is a great place to look for up-to-the-minute health news.

Just be cautious when researching a health topic on Google or another search engine:

  1. Always check the reliability of the website: Where are they getting their information? Do they link back to original sources?
  2. Always check the reliability of the article's author(s): Is he/she a credentialed journalist or health expert? Better yet, is he/she a nurse or doctor?
  3. Always check the facts: Are there links to take you back to the original source? Do they refer to a study or research that was done by a valid group? Could you run another search on the Internet to verify that information in the article?
  4. Check the date: For your assignment, the article should have been published in the past year.

Helpful Tips

If you are only seeing previews or are asked to pay for an article:

Check to see if the library has access to it using:

If the library doesn't have the article, try opening a new incognito or private window and copying and pasting the url of the article there. 

 

Printing

If the article will not print from a website cleanly, try using the Print Friendly and PDF tool at https://www.printfriendly.com/. You may be able to remove or delete unwanted advertisements and messy formatting, leaving only the text of the article.

 

Sample Article

 

Article Information: Dennis, B. (2016, January 25.) Heart attacks in women can be different – and more deadly – than in men. The Washington Post.  Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/01/25/why-heart-attacks-in-women-are-often-different-than-in-men/