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Student health: How to protect yourself from meningitis

Since March, Princeton University has seen seven cases of bacterial meningitis. What’s notable about the Princeton cases is that they are the rare strain B. Meningitis, which can arise in crowded dorm rooms on college campuses. Living and eating in … Continue reading

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How to get over the winter blues: Seasonal affective disorder treatment

Are you feeling S.A.D.? Seasonal affective disorder is a condition in which the lack of daylight makes you feel lethargic, moody and anxious. Now that the clocks have changed after Daylight Saving Time (note: it’s Saving not Savings), it’s getting … Continue reading

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Seasonal farmers’ market offers whole foods for student health

This is the season for apples, homemade breads, pumpkin pie and artisan cheese. Get them all at your local farmers’ markets, which are springing up this fall and winter to feature a bounty of foods. College life doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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College life tip: How to de-stress before exams and public speaking

Many events in college can be stressful and overwhelming, such as taking exams, speaking in public, meeting new friends, learning good study habits and talking with teachers. The more you focus on what’s stressing you, the worse you’ll get. In … Continue reading

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Improve study habits: How to stay awake healthily

Campus life is full of sleepy students. The demanding schedules, the unhealthy food, the fluctuating sleep patterns, the tendency to wait until the last minute to write papers or study for a test. All-nighters and gallons of energy drinks are … Continue reading

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What you need to know: Green initiative (like Ikea solar panels!) vs. campus carbon footprint

The Internet is abuzz with the latest about what’s for sale at world-leading furniture retailer Ikea: solar panels. Yes, the haven for affordable, off-campus furniture shopping is moving into a new realm. Its UK stores are encouraging shoppers to help … Continue reading

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Obamacare facts: ACA health insurance choices for the young adult

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges will open for business on October 1, 2013. As a young adult, it’s up to you to make the kind of life-altering decisions that your parents made. One of those decisions involves … Continue reading

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Cooking for college students—quick, healthy recipes you can make

When it comes to food and college students, what one imagines isn’t cooking at all, but the stereotypical stacks of pizza boxes. Whether or not that imagery is accurate, your dining life on campus doesn’t have to be confined to … Continue reading

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College tips for student health and staying in shape

How to be healthy in college? That’s a big question. With the dreaded “Freshman 15” weight gain looming, college may not evoke a place of healthy eating and exercise, what with the pizza, late parties and extensive napping. But some … Continue reading

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Student health: Peanut allergy risk factors on campus and in the dining hall

When talking about campus safety, most people think about crime on college campuses. What they may not think about are the health risks for people with severe allergies. Following the death of Natalie Giorgi, a thirteen year old with a … Continue reading

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