Health

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Why you should get vaccinations

November 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

Over the past couple of years, many parents and older individuals have chosen not to vaccinate against the flu, whooping cough and more. I’ve heard multiple times “I’m not getting a flu shot because I always get the flu when I get the shot.” There is no scientific proof that […]

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The price of staying fit

The price of staying fit

November 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

Students struggle to find an affordable gym on a tight budget.

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Superfood Kale: saving your body one vitamin at a time

November 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

Kale is often touted as a super-food and has nicknames such as the world’s healthiest vegetable. However, it’s characteristically bitter taste means that it’s hard to incorporate into your diet. It’s no surprise to anyone that the majority of kale recipes online tout that the actual product “tastes nothing like […]

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The truth behind the Freshman 15

November 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Everyone’s heard of the infamous Freshman 15. The 15 pounds students are expected gain during their first year in college have been a part of American culture for as long as anyone can remember. However, there are many conflicting studies and statistics about whether or not the Freshman 15 actually […]

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Cracking down on meningitis

Cracking down on meningitis

November 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

In a smaller school like SMU, diseases seem to spread like wildfire. College living lends itself to spreading illness. Students often live in a closed space, like the on-campus commons. Along with shared bathrooms, sickness can spread easily. Additionally, students also walk around campus and interact with hundreds of people […]

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Hydration is important to your health

November 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

Drinking the right amount of water every day may just be the easiest way to live a healthier life. Although it may sound silly, many people don’t realize how important drinking the right amount each day is. Even being dehydrated a little can affect you in ways you don’t know […]

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Getting it ‘just right’: Proper portion size is key to maintaining a healthy weight

November 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

In college, eating healthily is difficult for more than one reason. For some people, the allure of unhealthy junk foods and snacks is too much to handle. For others, portion size stops them from eating the right amount of calories every day. Portion size plays a huge role in weight […]

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Top five issues in college health and SMU’s resources to deal with them

October 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

College health is a huge field in medicine. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are currently 13 million students in the United States alone enrolled in higher education. The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that there are 27.3 college health staff for every 10,000 students […]

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Consistency leads to a better nights sleep

October 26, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Sleeping poorly each day builds something called “sleep debt”. If left unchecked, this sleep debt can manifest itself as health problems such as weight gain, increased risk of diseases such as diabetes, mental and physical fatigue and increased risk of heart disease. Sleep deprivation in college has been linked with […]

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Guidelines of Healthy Foods

Guidelines of Healthy Foods

October 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

Every elementary school student has seen a picture of the food pyramid. The food pyramid is a useful tool to concisely explain the basics of nutrition to children. The theory behind the food pyramid is that the areas in which the pyramid are larger, like fruits, vegetables, and certain meats […]

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