Vital Signs: Dangers of ‘drunkorexia’

November 12, 2018 Anna Kellaher 0

Binge drinking and eating disorders are both big issues among college students. When these two habits combine, students may suffer in what the University of Texas at Austin refers to as “drunkorexia —”  the practice of restricting calories throughout the day in order to make room for calories from alcohol. […]

Vital Signs: Prevent viral outbreaks

October 30, 2018 Anna Kellaher 0

Since early September, students at Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University have been facing outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease, according to The Wall Street Journal. As of Oct. 19, Johns Hopkins reported more than 100 cases and Lehigh reported 116. Princeton University has also seen eight cases.
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Vital Signs: Mind your mental health

October 22, 2018 Anna Kellaher 0

The week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 13 marked the 28th annual Mental Health Awareness Week. Critical for a person’s overall health and well-being, mental health refers to conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. […]

Vital Signs: Stay one step ahead of germs

September 18, 2018 Anna Kellaher 0

With the new school year comes the exciting world of dorm rooms and communal showers. You may think that you’ve unpacked and purchased everything you need, but there’s one essential thing you may have forgotten –– shower shoes. 
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Vital Signs: Don’t be ‘e-lliterate’

March 20, 2018 Anna Kellaher 0

Have you ever had the sniffles or a headache and poked around the internet for a few minutes, only to convince yourself you have a rare life-threatening parasite? With so many health-centered apps and websites at our fingertips, it is important to assess our eHealth literacy. […]