Health

The Debate on GMOs

The Debate on GMOs

September 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

Genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s, have been a huge topic of discussion for Americans in the past ten years. The general consensus of studies on genetically modified organisms for consumption is that there is usually risk. They have no harm on your health – or at least no more than […]

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College students and sleeping problems

September 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

Not getting enough sleep is a struggle for every college student in America. Whether it’s due to studying all night or hanging out with friends, its seems like some people are just perpetually tired. Everyone knows what not getting enough sleep does to your body – we’ve all experienced it […]

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Students’ mental health issues concerns colleges

Students’ mental health issues concerns colleges

September 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

College can be a stressful time both academically and socially for every student. College students’ mental health is a growing concern in the United States. Over 95 percent of college counseling said “the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern in their center or on campus,” […]

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Effects of pulling all-nighters on health and grades

Effects of pulling all-nighters on health and grades

September 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

The first round of tests is coming up very soon or has already passed for many SMU students. This means for many students, staying up all night with a fridge full of energy drinks. Sometimes, all-nighters are unavoidable. Killer weeks with multiple tests or essays are just bad luck. However, […]

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Misconceptions about food

September 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

There are a ton of misconceptions about which foods are healthy and which are not. Nutrition myths rise and fall as new diet or eating trends become popular through mainstream media. Some foods, however, may not be so bad for you after all, like chocolate, artificial sweeteners, and red meat. […]

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Avoiding the flu

September 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

Every year, the flu and other viral infections plague colleges across campus. SMU is no exception. You probably have a friend or at least know someone who’s sick right now. NPR estimates that 1 out of every 4 college students in America will get the flu each year. Being sick […]

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Avoiding the “Freshman 15″

September 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

For many first-years, adjusting to a college lifestyle that correctly balances classes, social activities and work is extremely difficult. For many students, emphasis is placed onto their social life. For others, their academics take priority. However, nearly everyone has heard of and is worried about the “Freshman 15.” The Freshman […]

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Fitness trackers dominating the market

Fitness trackers dominating the market

September 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

Fitness trackers are a broad term for the sleek, easy-to-use devices that claim to help lead people to a healthier lifestyle. They connect to simple iPhone or Android applications that collect data over time on daily activities. Fitness trackers have been on the rise recently with the resurgence of the […]

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Amanda Kovach leads the Pure Barre Allen team. Kovach is in the center of the photo. (Courtesy of purebarre.com)

Alumna opens Pure Barre franchise

August 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

SMU alumna Amanda Kovach, ’11, went from crunching numbers to crunching abs when she left a consulting job to open her own Pure Barre franchise in Allen, Texas.

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Negative influences of technology

Negative influences of technology

August 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Wake up, turn over, grab phone, check Facebook, update Twitter, upload photo to Instagram, Snapchat a friend: the normal morning of an American teenager. The 21st century is a time when the Internet and technology rule. According to a report by Mary Meeker, there will be an estimated eight zettabytes […]

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