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Sneaky Reasons You’re Getting Acne

Typically, people take care of their skin pretty vigorously. With the exception of the occasional night where taking off your make up is too complicated or you fall asleep before washing up, it’s plain to see that most people want to put their best face forward. However, little breakouts can get the better of you… Continue reading Sneaky Reasons You’re Getting Acne

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Rowing: The Better Total Body Workout

We’ve all seen the weird sitting machines that replicate rowing a kayak on the floors of our gyms. If you live on South, they’re exceptionally noisy and can sometimes make you wonder “how is that even considered a workout?” Rowing (or erg-ing as the local kids call it) works out your entire body from shoulders… Continue reading Rowing: The Better Total Body Workout

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Build Muscle, Lose Weight Fast

It’s common knowledge that in order to build muscle in the gym, you need to eat lots of food to fuel your body. However, the consumption of extra calories is often synonymous with fat gain, leading to a difficult conundrum: How can you add muscle to your frame, while minimizing the amount of fat that… Continue reading Build Muscle, Lose Weight Fast

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Captain Crash Diet

Any fellow pinner can understand the powerful influence Pinterest can have over a person’s — okay, let’s be honest — a girl’s decisions-making process. SU’s campus proves to be no exception: not long after pins about the new “3-Day Military Diet” fad started to appear did grapefruits start to disappear from the produce section at… Continue reading Captain Crash Diet

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Cold Weather Food Remedies

Here are some food solutions to make you look and feel great during the long and harsh winter months. SKIN Load up on Swiss chard, egg yolks, and whole-grains for smooth skin. Swiss chard and egg yolks contain biotin which promotes the production of fatty acids (a contributor of smooth skin). Lipids from whole-grain bread… Continue reading Cold Weather Food Remedies

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Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Here are some tips to relieve some of the guilt associated with your Thanksgiving meal. No need to sacrifice taste or happiness this holiday season. 1.    Walk it Out Get moving and burn some calories! Go on a walk around your neighborhood while the turkey is cooking on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a great way to… Continue reading Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Daily Dose: 11/6/2012

New Research on Painkillers: According to a review of old research, fewer than five percent of patients prescribed narcotics to deal with pain become addicted to the drugs. These findings suggest that concerns of painkiller addiction have become exaggerated. Addiction specialist Dr. Michael Fleming of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine said as long as doctors… Continue reading Daily Dose: 11/6/2012

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Daily Dose: 10/30/12

 Aspirin May Extend Lifespan for Cancer Patients: Colorectal cancer patients may benefit from aspirin therapy, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute conducted a study of over 900 colorectal cancer patients. Researchers discovered that patients whose tumors had the gene PIK3CA were successful with aspirin therapy. 97… Continue reading Daily Dose: 10/30/12

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers to… The American Academy of Pediatrics, for encouraging schools to classify cheerleading as a sport. Since 1980, the number of injuries resulting from cheerleading has quadrupled. The acrobatics now normal in cheers should require more safety rules and supervision. Read more here. Changes to Medicare, which will benefit disabled patients. Previously, certain rehabilitations covered… Continue reading Cheers and Jeers

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Quiz Time: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

Whether you just got out of a relationship or have been single for a while, make sure that before you start texting a new guy, you take this quick quiz to see if you’re ready to enter the dating scene again. Write down your answers and grade your quiz at the end. Be honest with yourself!… Continue reading Quiz Time: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?