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…

Am I Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is an unhealthy habit with potentially detrimental physical, psychological and social effects.it is important to understand what constitutes binge drinking and how to keep your alcohol consumption at a normal level. The Center for Disease control, (CDC) states that “binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use…

Study Drugs and Their Dangers

With the pressure to succeed always rising, the consumption of study drugs follows. Although they may seem attractive, these substances come along with a long list of risks for the user. This article attempts to briefly list a few popular study drugs and the risks associated with them. 1. Amphetamines (Adderall, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse) According…

Sexual Health in College Aged Students

By the age of 25, one in two sexually active people will have had a sexually transmitted infection and may not know it. In the United States, there are 20 million new STIs each year, and individuals aged 15-24 account for half of them. That’s more than all the people in the entire state of…