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Boost your body confidence: Strategies to improve your self-image

Rate this article and enter to winDeveloping an awareness of your body and caring for it with regular physical activity, nutritious food, and enough sleep can help you stay healthy. But all adults, regardless...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...
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National minority health month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time for publicly grappling with the health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities.What is a health disparity?A health disparity is “a type of health difference that...
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Germs? What germs?

Rate this article and enter to winThe single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable disease is good hand hygiene. Constant interaction with other people brings you in contact with a variety...
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National blood donation month

January is a great time to offer up your arm and donate blood. According to the American Red Cross, “Patients nationwide need about 44,000 blood donations daily for cancer care, surgeries, and the treatment...
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Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts & what to do with them

Ever heard of “floating noting”? Probably not—because it’s a cute, rhyming nickname created by yours truly. The practice, though, came from Burmese meditation masters, and it’s a beautifully simple method for dealing with complicated...
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The gritty truth behind cigars and chewing tobacco

Rate this article and enter to winMost people know about the addictive qualities and cancer risks of cigarettes, but what about cigars and chewing tobacco?Cigars One cigar contains 5–17 grams of tobacco. That can be...
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Get Out The Vote

November 6th is Election Day. This year, there’s the presidency, plus many state and local positions - and ballot initiatives - up for vote. Elections are an important time to get involved with your...
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Commuter student? How to feel at home on campus

Rate this article and enter to winIf you live off campus or take classes online, you may feel disconnected from the college community. You’re not right there on location. You may be significantly older...
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“I only smoke when…”: How casual cigarettes catch up with you

Rate this article and enter to winMany people have a favorite activity to do with friends. But one particular social activity has caught the attention of researchers: social smoking.In a recent Student Health 101...