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Ask the doc: “How can I stay awake in class or while studying?”

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in class or while studying?"—Larry C., Pennsylvania State UniversityShort answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon you...
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Ask the trainer: “For someone who has never worked out, where is the best...

"For someone who has never worked out, where is the best place to start?"—Kerriene E., Southern Alberta Institute of TechnologyWe know exercise is good for us, with long-term benefits (e.g., stronger bones and lower...
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Ask the professor: “How do I choose a major or minor?”

"How do I go about choosing a major or minor?"—Taylor V.*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador*Name changedChoosing a major can be a joyous occasion (Hey, I found my life’s calling!) or it...
Antibiotics and Alcohol

Antibiotics and Alcohol

One of the most common questions I get from peers is whether they can drink while on antibiotics. For those who do not want to ask their doctor because they think they will be...
Five Facts About Missouri’s New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: What it Means, and How We Got Here

Five Facts About Missouri’s New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: What it Means, and How...

Leading up to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ July 17 executive order, Missouri had found itself in the center of a contentious health policy debate: it remained the only state in the country without a...
Pulling Trig

Pulling Trig

Imagine coming home from a night where you had a few too many drinks. Your friends get you back to your dorm and as you lay down the room starts spinning. You know that...
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Why Miley Cyrus Quit Weed and Alcohol – and Why Her Decision is Important

Aside from the rare instances when one of my friends decides to shuffle her music library and “Rockstar” pops up, I don’t think of Miley Cyrus very often. My most recent memory of her...
Learning to Date, or Dating to Learn?

Learning to Date, or Dating to Learn?

A few weeks ago, my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They met while in line to rent dorm refrigerators before the first day of college in 1981, and were married 11 years later....
Stressbusters Recruitment

Stressbusters Recruitment

Want to help your fellow students stress less? Join Stressbusters!Stressbusters offer free five-minute back-rubs and wellness information at campus health promotion events.Training will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11am-2pm in Ursa's Fireside....