Vital Signs: Fighting off the flu season

December 3, 2019 Camille Furst 0

Let’s face it — even if we don’t want it to be, it’s flu season. As college students, we most certainly do not want to catch ourselves with a box of tissues in one hand and medicine in the other. To give your immune system an extra boost, here are three health-happy foods to finish off the semester strong. […]

Vital Signs: Healthier ways to order coffee

August 27, 2019 Signal Contributor 0

Let’s be real here — transitioning from fun in the sun to cramming for exams is the perfect excuse for a caffeine pick-me-up. After all, according to a recent study on Clinical Nutrition, 79 percent of college students drink the popular beverage to stay awake, making coffee seemingly the best solution for late-night study sessions. […]

Vital Signs: Taking care of your sunburnt skin

April 22, 2019 Anna Kellaher 1

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: 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: 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: 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. […]

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