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Spreading awareness, not disease — Get Yourself Tested campaign begins on campus this week

04.07.2014 – 9:27 pm | 2 Comments

The Vandal Health Education Office will table the Health Hut April 16 in the Idaho Commons, as part of the Get Yourself Tested campaign to spread awareness of the importance of STD testing. 

Millet: a great grain alternative

03.31.2014 – 8:43 pm | One Comment

March is National Nutrition Month and in honor of this, let’s take a peek at a little-known nutritional powerhouse — millet. 

‘Got Sex’ returns— Monthly Women’s Center event to cover masturbation

02.18.2014 – 8:50 pm | 4 Comments

The University of Idaho was ranked last out of 141 American colleges and universities when it came to offering sexual health resources to students, according to the 2010 Trojan condom sexual health survey.
In response, UI …

Helping students prioritize health

02.18.2014 – 8:48 pm |

Between class schedules and extracurricular commitments, staying healthy in college can be difficult, but for students who make time to prioritize their health there is another challenge — resource overload.

Biggest winner and loser

01.21.2014 – 9:57 pm |

Best and worst diets for 2014
Every year the diet industry attempts to lure dieters with quick fixes, flashy marketing and a steady stream of misinformation that can make eating healthy seem incredibly confusing.
It can be …

Finish strong, healthy

04.23.2013 – 4:00 pm |

Graduation is in about three weeks. Whether you are finished at the University of Idaho, or coming back for another year, spring commencement means the end of another school year. 

Finish strong, healthy

04.22.2013 – 8:54 pm |

Graduation is in about three weeks. Whether you are finished at the University of Idaho, or coming back for another year, spring commencement means the end of another school year. 

Searching for answers on sexual health

02.14.2013 – 8:48 pm |

Sexual health seems to be the health topic that is not always comfortable to talk about. This makes it difficult for many teenagers and even adults to find the information they need in order to …

Cutting back on caffeine

02.04.2013 – 8:46 pm |

For years medical professionals have gone back and forth about caffeine and its effects on people. We have heard it is terrible for you and then find out about newly discovered benefits the following month. …

Get your shot, not the flu

01.28.2013 – 8:19 pm |

Feeling drowsy, achy or run down? The flu virus may have already reached you. It’s that time of year again where the flu virus is spreading like crazy. The severity of the flu season varies …

Appearance after alcohol — New smart phone app highlights dangers of binge drinking

01.22.2013 – 9:52 pm |

Anti-drinking campaigns often try to speak to the adverse health effects drinking can have. But what about the physical effects alcohol can have? The consequences on your health aren’t enough to appeal to a lot …

New Year’s health challenge — Give yourself opportunity, inspiration to have a healthy 2013

01.10.2013 – 8:03 pm |

It’s a new year with new resolutions. How many times have you said, “this is the year I will exercise every day,” or “I will finally lose those last 15 pounds.”

Dirty secret

11.05.2012 – 8:12 pm |

What’s chillin’ in your fridge?

Tried and true — Student health tips from a senior

09.24.2012 – 8:30 pm |

It’s your first time living away from home, you have free reign over everything you do. That includes eating whatever you want in the cafeteria, late night snacks and drinking alcohol in excess — but …

Fitting in fitness

09.04.2012 – 8:57 pm |

The first couple weeks of the semester are in the books, and routines are beginning to settle into place. Creating good healthy habits, setting priorities and figuring out how it all fits together is a …

Health away from home

07.25.2012 – 12:24 pm |

Shannon Haselhuhn | UI Health Education Coordinator.  
There are many things to think about as you start your college career. What major you will choose, how you will find your classes, and who you are …

Keys to a smooth ride

05.30.2012 – 3:31 pm |

Bicycles are convenient, save gas money and promote good health. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, models and colors, but choosing the correct one can be difficult without extensive bike knowledge. 

Take a dance break — Let vitamin D(istraction) carry you through finals

05.03.2012 – 9:20 pm |

One step, one breath and one blooming flower — this is what we miss out on when we closet ourselves in the library, nose buried deep in our books. While I understand finals are just …

De-stress with a deep breath

05.03.2012 – 4:30 pm |

Stress is a way people’s bodies react when demanding necessary changes, Kristyn Funasaki, predoctoral intern at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center said.

Stay thirsty

04.26.2012 – 9:28 pm |

It might be a good idea to gulp down some water before you read this.

Weighing your options

04.12.2012 – 9:24 pm |

Morgan Cain, a freshman advertising major, has been experimenting with diet pills since the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Since December, Cain has been taking MusclePharm Shred Matrix capsules — which promise to burn …

Sole comfort

04.05.2012 – 9:23 pm |

Look down at your feet. Among the varieties of heels, trainers and Converse, it can be difficult to tell which shoes will be a detriment to your body’s performance.

Is a pound a pound?

03.22.2012 – 7:27 pm |

A pound of muscle is three to four times denser than a pound of fat, said Peg Hamlett. This is why someone can be much heavier in terms of weight than another person but still …

Sweat sessions

03.22.2012 – 6:32 pm | One Comment

While the Student Recreation Center is home to a myriad of treadmills, weight machines, dumbbells and basketball hoops, there is much more going on behind the window-paned walls. 

Getting healthy, staying healthy

03.22.2012 – 6:29 pm |

When a cold or flu is knocking on your door, sometimes heading to class is just out of the question. For Ian McClung, a sudden sickness had him trading books for a hospital bed.

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