College Athletes and Drug Use

Athletes are known for their ability to perform and to be the best at what they do. In addition to being supreme on the field, track, court, and arena, many have been known for the use of alcohol as well as legal and illegal substances as early as adolescence. Research provides insight into just how…

HPV

By the age of 25, half of allsexually activepeoplewill have contracteda sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, many will not know itbecause STIs donot necessarily cause symptoms. If you think this is alarming, take a look at the human papillomavirus (HPV) specifically, which is the most common STIin the United States. HPV is so common that…

Meningitis B

The meninges are membranous layers of the brain and spinal cord that protect the central nervous system. The meninges are a familiar term for those attending science classes, and they have also beenfeatured in the news as athletes and concussions are currently makingheadlines. When an athlete like a football player is violently tackled, a coup-contrecoup…

The What and Why’s of TB Testing

There you are: filling out an application for a new volunteer opportunity at a hospital or applying to medical school. You are almost done with the application process, and you see one statement at the end: “All applicants must have a TB test done.” What exactly is a TB Test? Is it something that needs…

Fitness programs: 7 tips for staying motivated

Fitness doesn’t have to be drudgery. Stay motivated by setting goals and choosing activities you enjoy. 1. Set goals Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable. It’s easy to get frustrated and give up if your goals are too ambitious. For example, if…