Tag Archive | "Health"

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Quick Healthy Meals

Posted on 14 May 2015 by

Today, many people are busier than they have ever been, with more hours at work, more class credits, more responsibilities, and more pressure. Having more to do means having less time to take care of one’s self and one’s own personal needs. Many people tend to get fast food because they don’t  have the time […] Continue Reading…

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Don’t Stress, Game On

Posted on 27 April 2015 by

We all get stressed in our lives, and some people play video games to help with the stress. Can this have a negative impact on students or can it truly help them? Many people think games are just for kids, but what if they could do more? When some students are stressed with school, work, […] Continue Reading…

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Depression: A Real Problem

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Worldwide, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from some form of depression. Approximately two out of three people who commit suicide suffer from major depression. Yet, although it is the most common form of mental illness, society still does not consider depression to be a serious problem. Common misconceptions regarding depression are […] Continue Reading…

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Medical Assisting Program Takes Flight

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Housatonic now offers a Medical Assisting Program as an associate in a science degree.  Medical Assistants work alongside practitioners, in mainly outpatient and ambulatory care facilities such as medical offices and clinics. “Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields today,” program coordinator Letizia Morales said. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform clinical and […] Continue Reading…

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No Glove, No Love

Posted on 02 April 2015 by

Ronnie Dubrowin tore open the packet, slipped her hand into the condom and pulled it up past her forearm. It wasn’t all for laughs, even though that was the audience’s first reaction. The Planned Parenthood clinician was demonstrating just how “small” the free contraceptives were. She’d done the stunt on many occasions when men at […] Continue Reading…

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No Turkey, No Problem: A Vegetarian’s Take on Thanksgiving

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Chances are you’ve been there. The lone vegetarian picking at the side dishes, filling your plate up with the fringe offerings and brushing off comments from well-meaning (or particularly cantankerous) relatives and guests. Or worse, you’re faced with the unappetizing brown glob that’s otherwise known as Tofurkey. Choking down a slice with all eyes on […] Continue Reading…

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Ebola Fever

Posted on 13 November 2014 by

It’s a virus that’s devastating West Africa. And recently despite our best  attempts to prevent it from happening here, documented cases are now showing up in the United States. In most cases it can be fatal and it is claiming the lives of thousands in West Africa. So why isn’t it a big deal? Ebola […] Continue Reading…

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GMO OMG: Killer Cornfields Are Just the Beginning

Posted on 03 November 2014 by

“These people are trying to patent nature, I don’t think it’s moral. But, now it’s an accepted practice,” a furious ruddy-faced farmer tells film director Jeremy Seifert as they walk on screen through a wooded area. On October 29, the Healthy Living Club and the Women’s Center hosted a screening of  Seifert’s movie GMO OMG […] Continue Reading…

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Hungry for Healthy

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Who would have ever thought you could gain “The Freshman 15” without even living on campus? Well, it’s indeed possible if you are eating daily in the cafeteria at HCC. Who doesn’t love a burger and fries with a sugar filled beverage on the side? However, some people prefer healthier options on the menu, and […] Continue Reading…