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Young and Uninsured? Here Are Some Options

Health insurance is a tricky subject, no matter your age. However, it can be particularly stressful for young people. Until the age of 26, most young adults qualify as dependents on their parent’s health insurance plans. However, on the day of their 26th birthday, they’re automatically dropped and left to find insurance for themselves—something many […]

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How College Students Can Protect Their Dental Health

The college years represent a time when most people are in their best health. While you might be in prime shape, you should know that tooth decay can begin to increase around this age. These strategies are essential to implement in your late teen and young adult years to ensure that your teeth are still […]

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Little Ways to Stay Healthy When Living in a Dorm

Living in a dorm can be equal parts exciting and exhausting. The thought of sharing a space with your closest friends is great, but living in close quarters can sometimes wear on you. Such an intimate living situation can not only take a toll on your mental wellness, but also significantly affect your physical health. […]

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5 Important Tips for Staying Healthy in College

The sooner you incorporate healthy habits into your life, the higher chance you have of leading a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Sticking to healthy choices can be hard, especially in college—sometimes it’s easier to order takeout or to sleep in an hour longer and skip the workout. However, when you make the conscious decision to make […]

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How to Care for Your Mental Health on Campus

Going to college is a significant feat, especially if you’re returning after a long break or starting for the first time as an adult. Sometimes you have to postpone things you want to do to care for your family, but regaining your drive is always a great thing. However, you may wonder how to manage […]

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The Science Behind The “Freshman 15”

As you head to college, you’ve probably already heard about the “Freshman 15” on more than one occasion. Some people think it’s a myth that you gain a lot of weight during your first year of college, but for some students, it’s a reality A study by Utah University found that 25% of college students […]

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8 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness in College

As the holidays come and go, one thing we truly hope remains—kindness. The holiday season is typically quite full of generosity, acts of service, and other amiable actions. However, those tend to falter off once the holidays pass. This year keep the season of giving going by following a few of these simple ways to […]

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Nutrition Tips to Have Healthier Holidays

The holidays are upon us and that means that it’s time for some good old-fashioned holiday dinners with family. Research shows that people tend to lose sight of their diets and nutritional needs during this period. It’s probably due to the overabundance of greasy and delicious food that is featured during these dinners. It’s important […]