Friday, May 7, 2021

Anna Kellaher

Vital Signs: Protect your skin from cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that 20 percent Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

Vital Signs: Stay safe from foodborne illness

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report about the amount of foodborne diseases recorded from 2015 to 2018. The report found that the incidence of foodborne diseases increased in 2018 compared to the previous three years.

Vital Signs: Taking care of your sunburnt skin

As the weather gets warmer, you’ll hopefully be spending more time outside. Sunny days are great, but they can leave you with a sunburn if you don’t use proper protection. Prevention from sunburn is always the best option, but sometimes you might find

Vital Signs: Distracted driving kills

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the National Safety Council. Every day, 100 Americans are injured and at least nine are killed in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving includes all activities that take your attention away

Vital Signs: The ABCs of IUDs

Reproductive health is an important aspect of a student’s well-being. When it comes to contraception, hormonal pills are the most common choice.  

Vital Signs: Beware of mumps outbreak

Last week, a mumps outbreak started at Temple University and spread to some Philadelphia residents, according to NPR. As of Thursday, March 28, the city’s health department reported 106 cases.

Vital Signs: Allergy season arrives

It’s officially spring and the weather has been warming up. While this is great for spending time outside and getting some fresh air, many people will also suffer from seasonal allergies.

Vital Signs: Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day — a day associated with celebrating Irish culture, the color green and, for many people, binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of four drinks in two hours for women and five drinks in two hours for men. In the short term,

Vital Signs: Keep track of your cold

During the winter months, it’s common to catch a cold or two, but it can be hard to decide exactly what you need to get better and whether or not you need medical attention. The following are common ailments that require different treatments, according to the University of Michigan’s student life health service.

Vital Signs: Heart-healthy habits

February is American Heart Month, which is a campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association. For young adults, heart health may seem like a distant worry. However, the habits that you form now can impact your heart health for the rest of your life.

Vital Signs: Brush away bad dental care

Being away at school may make it more difficult to get to the dentist every six months. You’re away from home for most of the year and your parents are no longer there to nag you about making an appointment.

Vital Signs: Debunking sweet-treat myths

According to, people buy 58 million pounds of chocolate during the week of Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s from a significant other, your parents or yourself, chances are you’ll get a sweet treat this week.

Vital Signs: Working out in winter chills

Finding the motivation to stay active and fit during the winter months is hard. Once you add in a polar vortex with temperatures close to zero degrees, it may feel impossible. Nevertheless, exercise is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity prevents

Vital Signs: Clean your room to clean your mind

If you had some free time over break, you may have used it to binge-watch “Tidying Up,” a new series in which Marie Kondo, an organizing consultant and author, helps people declutter and organize their homes.

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