Tag: health

Resting Well

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Written by Justin Langley. Media by James Hudson. Resting well is hard work. One of the most frequent comment I hear from people is “I’m...

Your Body is a Temple

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Written and media by Ben Casey. The phrase, “It’s my body, I can do what I want with it!” gets thrown around to avoid...

The Scoop on Soup

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Written by Lauren Buser. Media by Baylen Whitfield. It's winter time here in Southern Illinois, and for those of us who have lived here for...

Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

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“He ended up gaining the freshman fifteen.” These are words no college student wants to hear or experience. It’s something that our parents and friends warn us about right before giving us a pat on the back and sending us off to college. It’s something that freshmen don’t want to believe to be true until they look in the mirror or on a scale and start to see a difference.

College Health

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Written by Lauren Buser. Media by Thomas Hajny.  As fall begins to settle in, students and employees begin to settle into a very busy routine. ...

Gymtimidation

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For many, the hardest part of working out isn’t cardio exercises or lifting weights, but simply walking into the gym. In other words, the gym can be intimidating.

Second Dallas Nurse Infected With Ebola

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Written by Alisha Klug, Media by Jack Wang It was announced on Wednesday, October 15 that a second nurse from Dallas has been infected with...

First Case of Ebola in US

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Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang As of today, the patient first diagnosed with Ebola within the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, has died. Duncan...

Trans Fats: A Thing of the Past?

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Trans fats have been an increasing problem in our country for a while now. What exactly ARE trans fats? The American Heart Association gives us this definition of what they are: "Trans fats (or trans fatty acids) are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Another name for trans fats is 'partially hydrogenated oils'. Look for them on the ingredient list on food packages"