Integrative Medicine & Well Being Component

Youth Exploring Science

The Integrative Medicine and Well-being component focuses on health and wellness for families and individuals in the metropolitan community. YES teens in this component are able to identify, understand, and articulate the various systems of the human body through dissection and real world scenarios. Furthermore, YES teens demonstrate their medical knowledge through multiple health expos and showcase events, and during the Brain Bee competition at Washington University.

Interesting Facts

  • According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), there are many benefits to physical activity for adolescents and children. They concluded that one hour of daily, moderate to vigorous, physical activity can benefit overall health and help limit lifestyle disease in adulthood.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of a Registered Nurse is $73,000, while a Medical Surgical Nurse can make up to $110,000 a year.
  • The U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of registered nurses, and this will most likely intensify as the baby boomer population ages. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), schools across the country are struggling to expand capacity to meet the rising demand and are currently working with schools, policymakers, nursing organizations, and the media to bring attention to this healthcare concern.


  • Washington University at St. Louis
  • IBEW Local 1
  • MO Beef

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