Vital Signs: Stay safe from foodborne illness

April 30, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report about the amount of foodborne diseases recorded from 2015 to 2018. The report found that the incidence of foodborne diseases increased in 2018 compared to the previous three years.
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Vital Signs: Taking care of your sunburnt skin

April 22, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

As the weather gets warmer, you’ll hopefully be spending more time outside. Sunny days are great, but they can leave you with a sunburn if you don’t use proper protection. Prevention from sunburn is always the best option, but sometimes you might find […]

Vital Signs: Distracted driving kills

April 16, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the National Safety Council. Every day, 100 Americans are injured and at least nine are killed in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving includes all activities that take your attention away […]

Vital Signs: Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

March 12, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day — a day associated with celebrating Irish culture, the color green and, for many people, binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of four drinks in two hours for women and five drinks in two hours for men. In the short term, […]

Vital Signs: Keep track of your cold

March 5, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

During the winter months, it’s common to catch a cold or two, but it can be hard to decide exactly what you need to get better and whether or not you need medical attention. The following are common ailments that require different treatments, according to the University of Michigan’s student life health service.
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Vital Signs: Heart-healthy habits

February 26, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

February is American Heart Month, which is a campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association. For young adults, heart health may seem like a distant worry. However, the habits that you form now can impact your heart health for the rest of your life.
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Vital Signs: Working out in winter chills

February 5, 2019 Anna Kellaher 0

Finding the motivation to stay active and fit during the winter months is hard. Once you add in a polar vortex with temperatures close to zero degrees, it may feel impossible. Nevertheless, exercise is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity prevents […]

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