November 27, 2020
An Opportunity for New Traditions
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, we have seen two major waves in different parts of the country. The first hitting the northeast in late spring, and the second hitting the south mid-summer. There is now a lot of speculation that we are approaching a third wave. Unfortunately, there is no specific region that is particularly hit the hardest in this wave; all of the regions are impacted. Cases are rising in almost every single state. Even worse... Read More
November 27, 2020
Serving Others for Emotional Wellbeing in New England
Volunteering or involving one’s self in community service has been widely researched for potential benefits to social and emotional wellbeing. Although it is already known that there is a great deal of benefit that is experienced by the recipient of the community service; there is a lot of evidence showing that the person who does the community service experiences improvements in social and emotional wellbeing. Some of these benefits... Read More
November 26, 2020
Cardio Kickboxing with May-Win
A few days ago, I signed up for a virtual fitness class with the Hamel Rec. Center (HRC). This was Cardio Kickboxing! I had never taken a kickboxing class before or a virtual group fitness class for that matter so needless to say; I was nervous. This class in particular is offered every Sunday from 5:45-6:45 and I registered for it on Sunday morning (about 6 hours before the start of the class). Registration for group classes opens 24 hours before the start time... Read More
November 23, 2020
An Interview with PACS
Over the past few weeks, I have been conducting virtual “interviews” with different departments on campus. This in efforts to answer some common questions that students, faculty, or staff may have about the different services that will be offered by various departments on campus this semester. To learn more about services from PACS, read below!
Are your services accessible to all students free of charge? Or do you offer services at a charge?
Yes, PACS services are... Read More
November 23, 2020
Things to Look for Before Signing Up
It wasn’t until recently that most gyms across the United States were allowed to re-open to some capacity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many health experts have spent the last eight months questioning and researching the safety of gyms and how their operations impact the transmission of COVID-19. Now although there are some gyms that have disregarded safety protocols and have been the culprit of small outbreaks here and there; but since the re-openings, the... Read More
November 17, 2020
Getting Creative in the Kitchen
Making bread is a fun way to spend time inside! All you need is a dutch oven and some other ingredients. Follow along with this video made by Intern Layla and Sarah.
3 ½ cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 jalapeñoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño, sliced into rings, divided
1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)
2 cups warm water
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
1... Read More
November 16, 2020
Signs, Symptoms, and More
One of the most common deficiencies in the United States and around the world is iron deficiency. iron is a trace mineral - meaning you only need trace amounts of it on a daily basis - that is essential for red blood cells carrying oxygen throughout the body. Additionally, iron is essential for immune system functioning. It helps you fight infection!
Unfortunately, iron is a heavy metal which makes it difficult for the body to naturally absorb. This is why it is... Read More
November 16, 2020
Improving Quality of Life through Preventive Care
Since the start of the pandemic in March, many people across the United States have reported delaying or even cancelling appointments for routine care, and even not seeking emergency care when it was needed out of fear of contracting COVID-19 at the medical facility they attend. In September, the CDC released survey data that was collected in June on delay or avoidance of medical care because of COVID-19. The survey was administered to adults... Read More
November 12, 2020
An Update from Pfizer Inc.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, pharmaceutical companies all around the world have answered the call to action for creating a vaccine for the virus (Sars-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. As of Monday, November 9th, Pfizer Inc. released results from their latest COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Pfizer Inc. is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and is based out of New York City, Ny. In the third phase of testing,... Read More
November 10, 2020
Using Light Therapy to Treat SAD
As we are past daylight savings times, the days are getting shorter every single day. Our time with precious sunlight gets shorter and shorter every day. Not to mention the classic New England weather that we can soon expect; the regular cold air and darkness takes a serious toll on our emotional wellbeing year after year. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is very common. Up to 3 million people will experience some degree of SAD... Read More