Health

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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Increasing sleep deprivation rates harm students’ health

Increasing sleep deprivation rates harm students’ health

May 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

An estimated 33 percent of college students get sufficient sleep while school is in session—meaning the majority of student are sleep deprived. But if students don’t snooze, they could lose more than they would expect. Here is the truth about what happens to the body when one doesn’t get enough sleep, starting from the first night.

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FDA tames growing e-cigarette industry with new rules

FDA tames growing e-cigarette industry with new rules

April 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

E-cigarettes, which some say are the safer alternative to smoking or a first step to kicking the habit are about to experience some serious changes due to the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulations.

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Five reasons why Dallas might be bad for people’s health

Five reasons why Dallas might be bad for people’s health

April 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

No city in America is perfect, and each has area-specifc problems that effect the health of their residents. Everything from air pollution and communicable diseases to obesity rates and substance abuse are health issues for cities.

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Other countries are living longer than most Americans

Other countries are living longer than most Americans

April 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Although Americans are living longer, we aren’t living as long as people in other countries.

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Art therapy improves health conditions and mental disorders

Art therapy improves health conditions and mental disorders

March 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

An effective treatment for coping with health conditions and mental disorders, art therapy integrates psychotherapy with creativity to improve well-being.

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GMO contamination obstructs organic crops and global trade.

GMO contamination obstructs organic crops and global trade.

March 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

Organic farmers try and keep it real while genetically modified organism contamination hinders both GMO and non-GMO farmers disrupting global trade of food and feed.

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Super Yoga Palace: A place for the mind, body and soul

Super Yoga Palace: A place for the mind, body and soul

March 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

Deep Ellum’s very own donation-based urban ashram, Super Yoga Palace, offers a unique yoga experience for locals. Providing an excellent work out that goes beyond transforming the body by bettering the mind and spirit of its students all thanks to the work of Owner and Yoga Teacher Jessica Jordan.

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MS Awareness Week spotlights Dallas-based research

MS Awareness Week spotlights Dallas-based research

March 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Local MS experts revolutionizing diagnosis and treatment for the chronic autoimmune disease are speaking out about their groundbreaking research to gain support for the National MS Society during MS Awareness Week, March 3 – 9, 2014. Among the researchers making headlines is SMU physiologist Scott Davis.

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