Vital Signs: Limit your screen time

September 10, 2018 Lily Firth 0

No one can escape excessive screen time because it is necessary to function in today’s society. What is scary about this new norm is that it happened so quickly, leaving scientists scrambling to find if excessive screen time is dangerous to our health in the long run. […]

Guest speakers discuss obesity stigma

March 27, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

The College’s Schools of Science, Business and Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science teamed up with global health care company Novo Nordisk to present the third seminar, “The Biology of Obesity and its Management,” of the four-part lecture series “Understanding Obesity: A Multidisciplinary Challenge” in the Education Building on March 20. […]

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. […]

Health isn’t always a choice

February 5, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

While discussing health inequalities in my epidemiology class, I was reminded of the times I’ve heard statements like, “being healthy is a choice,” “fat people choose to be fat” and “everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy.” […]