Health Concerns for ADHD Children

Photo via Flickr On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publically expressed concerns about medicinal treatments for toddlers and young children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that parents of young children with the diagnosis try behavior therapy first, but less than half are receiving such services. 75 percent …

What Type of Showers Are You Taking?

Photo by Steven Depolo via Flickr When dealing with a hard day of school, one of my favorite things to do is to hop in the shower. While this might not be an activity most people see as a highlight, I certainly do! The nice warm water hits my face, trickles down my body, and, for an instant, makes me …

Vegan Soul Food? You’re Kidding Right!

Vegan soul food.  For many of us, that phrase evokes visions of a culinary Rachel Dolezal—surely there are impostors at work. It may prompt fears of appropriation and gentrification, like when Whole Foods recently suggested putting peanuts in your collard greens, and Black Twitter had a field day. Is there no cultural culinary artifact that white hipster treasure-hunters won’t pilfer? …

Boos and Boobs: The Facts Behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While October is highly anticipated for costumes and free candy during Halloween, it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 1985, the American Cancer Society created Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring more awareness to the disease and the importance of early detection. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women behind …

7 Energy Boosting Alternatives to Coffee

It’s exam time and students are constantly on the go studying for midterms and writing papers. With no time to sleep, coffee has become the go-to energy booster to get through the day or to increase focus on tasks. Caffeine works to stop the adenosine receptors of the brain and other organs from binding, which would normally cause drowsiness. As …

5 In-Dorm Gluteus Maximus Workouts

During midterms or any busy week you may find it hard to fit in a workout.  If that’s the case you don’t want that butt you’ve been working on to suffer the consequences. So here are some quick exercises you can do in your dorm or at home to make sure you keep that gluteus maximus tight! 1. Bend and …

Obesity Is Disproportionately High In Afrikan-American Women

A new study published in Ethnicity and Disease has found that Afrikan-American women consume vast amounts of fast food and sugar-sweetened soft drinks and are more likely to become obese in the future. According to the findings made by a research team at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center, higher intakes of unhealthy foods and sweetened drinks were associated with a …