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Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

In honor of March being Women’s History Month, this week’s column is going to focus specifically on women’s health. Keep reading to clarify any misconceptions you may have had regarding your overall well-being.   “Wearing bras causes breast cancer.” Fiction. This myth is by fa...

Health Matters: Tackling the stigma around mental health

Gabrielle Ciminera, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018

When mental health comes up in conversation, the usual reaction is to lighten the mood with a joke or dance around the topic until the moment passes. This polite detachment when talking about mental health only furthers the stigma surrounding it and sends the message that it’s not okay to talk abou...

Health Matters: You’re So Hot, You Make My Heart Tachycardic

Helga Golemi, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018

On Valentine’s Day , the only thing on many of our minds is just how we are going to spend the day with that special someone. But while we indulge in that fancy four-course meal, loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates, fats and sugars, it is crucial we stop and think about all the adverse effects ...

Health Matters: Worst Flu Season in a Decade

Helga Golemi, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018

Tis’ the season... for getting sick. Now that the holiday season is behind us, we have another season to look forward to: Flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that this year’s flu has reached a peak not seen since the Swine Flu Pandemic in 2009. What...

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