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Time is Money

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Imagine being able to rake leaves or mowing lawns in exchange for a doctor’s visit. Well in Falmouth, Maine, there are thirty-three patients who do just that. An article published by NPR examines the structure behind True North’s system of “time dollars” and how patients can qualify for the program.

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The Links Between the Internet and Depression

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

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When many teenagers first turn on their computers, the first thing they check is Facebook and other social media sites.  Now, how much is too much?  Researchers have been tracking nearly 1,000 teenagers and the effects of internet use.  They have found that the more time online, leads to a greater increase for depression.  A post on Read more

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Motivation at your Fingertips

Monday, December 5, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Monday, December 5, 2011

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In a recent post by Katrina Heisler, she discussed the different apps that are compatible with iPhones to help us stay motivated to hit the gym and how as little as text messaging could contribute to weight loss. Well another app to add to the list is "Nexercise".

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Why Go Organic?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

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For the health conscious student who does not have a meal plan, here is some information regarding where your purchased food comes from.

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Energy for your Brain?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Recently I have noticed a campus-wide discussion examining the pros and cons of the sale of energy drinks on campus, specifically Red Bull. Why is it that students are so passionate about having energy drinks on campus? What are effects to the human body from energy drinks?

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Thanksgiving Meal Tips

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

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So, you have been sticking to that nutrition plan and exercising every day.  Everything seems to be going your way until the second to last week in November comes around.  All of a sudden you throw that out the window with a feast of carbo-loading.  Thanksgiving is a time to return from college and finally enjoy home cooked food.  The last thing you want is someone telling you that you cannot enjoy the feast of Thanksgiving.  But if you could still eat the same and keep the same waist…. wouldn’t you?

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Beating the Nighttime Blues

Friday, November 18, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Friday, November 18, 2011

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With the constant stress of school, work, or other day-to-day events, a majority of people have a hard time shutting off their brain to get some shut eye. During finals week or feeling completely overwhelmed with other commitments, I find myself not receiving enough of sleep due my racing mind standing in the way.

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Get Fit from the Whitt

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Are you tired of doing the same mundane things to stay in shape? Are running, cycling and hitting the weight room becoming a little less exciting every time you do them? If that is the case then you’re in luck! While many students have utilized ALL that the Whittemore Center has to offer, but many surprisingly have not.

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How much do medical procedures really cost?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Grant Cochrane

As healthcare costs continue to increase, patients should be more aware of the procedures and the costs that linger. Every procedure and visit costs money. If a person has health insurance, it costs the patient through a co-pay and deductible if they have one. The remainder of the bill then goes to the insurance company and ultimately to employers.

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Benefits of Breakfast

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Breakfast is often coined as the most important meal of the day and should help jump-start your day. Research shows that people who consume cereal for breakfast are more likely to consume more produce and whole grains throughout the day. However, not all cereals are created equal and some can be loaded with unwanted sugar.

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