December 21, 2011
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. True North is a non-profit medical clinic in Falmouth that allows low-income patients complete specific services in exchange to see a doctor.
Tom Dahlborg, the executive director of True North,... Read More
December 9, 2011
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 U.S. News reads, “Teenagers who have an unhealthy dependence on the internet are almost twice as likely to become depressed as other teens, giving parents yet... Read More
December 5, 2011
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". Nexercise is a free app available to all iPhone owners that tracks different
physical activities and rewards users with free and discounted merchandise.
These physical activities range from weight training and running to fencing and... Read More
December 2, 2011
For the health conscious student who does not have a meal
plan, here is some information regarding where your purchased food comes from.
Some individuals choose to buy organically produced food
goods. What exactly does this mean? CNN
asserts that, organic foods are simply foods which are not grown using
synthetic fertilizers, chemicals, radiation or genetic engineering. While the
use of fertilizers, chemicals, etc. may sound scary, according to the United
States Drug Administration,
there is no... Read More
November 29, 2011
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?
So do energy drinks like Red Bull really have a positive effect on the brain or could students survive with out it? The ingredients in Red Bull include caffeine which stimulates mental functions such as alertness,... Read More
November 21, 2011
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’... Read More
November 18, 2011
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. However, an article recently published in Women’s Health, explores some remedies to calm our nerves during one of the most important times of day.
Some of the solutions were ones I... Read More
November 16, 2011
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. The fact is that the Whitt has SO much more than simply Racquetball courts, Basketball courts, an indoor track and a weight room. The Whitt offers a whole variety of fitness... Read More
November 15, 2011
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.
But not all bills are created equal. Did you know that the same procedure can cost different amounts at different locations? This is known as cost... Read More
November 10, 2011
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. Women’s
Health Magazine recently published an article that discusses
what to look for in a cereal to give you the maximum benefits.
It’s very easy for us to be
easily... Read More