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There is a Fracture - I need to Fix It

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Katie Cardinal
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Sura Naulpradid

A popular animated web video has been circulating the medical profession depicting an orthopedic surgeon trying to convince an anesthesiologist that he needs to operate on a person because “there is a fracture; [he] need[s] to fix it.” What the orthopedic surgeon doesn’t tell the anesthesiologist is that the fracture is on the femur of a 97-year old woman who already died.

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The Not-So-Sweet Facts on Artificial Sweetners

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, April 11, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman

From the days the “S” word became a threat in the dieter’s world, and we’re talking sugar here, the search for the perfect substitute has been endless. There is practically a rainbow of artificial sweeteners on shelves throughout grocery shops nationwide. From the pink packets of Sweet’N Low, to yellow packets of Splenda, just what is behind these sweeteners? Are they safe? Is one better than the other? And are they truly effective for weight loss?

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To Buy Organic or Not To Buy Organic, That is the Question

Friday, April 8, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, April 8, 2011

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There’s recently been a lot of commotion surrounding organic goods. You walk down the grocery aisle and nearly every single item has an organic counterpart that is about twice the price of the non-organic option. Despite your good intentions, you probably cannot afford to buy everything organic. The question is, then, which goods are worth buying organic and which are not so important? Here is a list of the top five goods that you don’t necessarily need to buy the organic version of:

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T-School offers Lunch "on the go"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ever heard of Stacey’s Express? For many students and faculty the answer may be no, and if so…it’s worth checking out.

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Food for Thought

Monday, April 4, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, April 4, 2011

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When stress levels get out of control, some of us reach for that tub of chocolate ice cream in the freezer or dive into the bag of chips in the cupboard. While the chocolate bliss may drown out the millions of things on your to-do list, and munching on chips may help to ease the anxiety you feel as you tackle a project, both ultimately leave you with the same level of stress you had before you started snacking. However, some foods are healthy, nutritious, and de-stressing!

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Shin Splits

Friday, April 1, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, April 1, 2011

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Injury and fear of injury are two of the primary reasons individuals either stop their current workout regiment or never begin. Recently, I have been dealing with shin splints, which is not only making my vigorous daily workout nearly impossible, but also daily life. A shin splint, otherwise known as tibial stress syndrome, occurs when you feel a sharp throbbing or aching feeling in your shins either during or just after physical activity.

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Tricks of the Trade—Affordable Fruits in the Winter

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

During these cold winter months, it isn’t uncommon to find that the price of strawberries or blueberries in the store may seem a little higher, or not quite affordable with your dwindling college budget. Yet, those fruits are still important for antioxidants, getting your vitamins, and keeping your body healthy. There are several options that might work for you to avoid choosing those less nutritious foods just because they fit into the budget.

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Cook Your Way through National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 28, 2011

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Let’s face it, living on your own as a college student doesn’t exactly include homemade meals hot out of the oven, and Ramen and frozen pizza ends up on the menu more often than not. But why shouldn’t we be eating as well as we might if mom had cooked us dinner at home? As adults it is about time to learn how to cook delicious and healthy meals because it is an important skill that is used through out the rest of our lives. Cooking can be easy and fun, but if you’re especially scared of the oven, signing up for a free cooking class might be a good idea.

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Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mind

Friday, March 25, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Tina Phillips

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia found in people aged sixty-five and older. Today, upwards of 5.3 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s. One person is diagnosed every seventy seconds. Though many cases of Alzheimer’s are gene-related, the majority are not. Studies have recently shown dietary interventions may help protect against mental decline and potentially prevent brain-wasting diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dietary interventions are as follows:

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Post Work-Out Protein

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Maggie Smith

You just finished an intense work out at the gym and you feel great…now what? The common thought, especially if you are exercising to stay in shape or lose weight, might involve food. That thought is one that should come after every work out as eating post work-out is an essential part of exercising.

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