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College Debute: Eating Smart for Better Grades

College is not just an important stage in every young adult’s life. It is also an initiatory journey which will teach you, through the power of experience, the valuable lessons that will become the very foundation of your grown-up life. The perfect setting for a series of trials and errors in all aspects of life, […]

5 Essential Tips in Fighting Depression in College

Psychiatric disorder is a common problem in college. The pressure that comes with study and the separation from parents and lifelong friends is very overwhelming. How to deal with the depression is what really matters most as in many cases it is unavoidable.   There is a common factor noted in many depression cases; most […]

The State of Mental Health on College Campuses

Life at college is supposed to be the things dreams are made of. Ever since we’re old enough to walk, all we think about is escaping the confines of our restricted youth and setting ourselves free at university. Living alone, cooking our own food and finally fending for ourselves We get to harness our academic […]

Tips To Avoid Getting Sick In College

When you attend college, you do not want to waste time being sick.  Some tips can help you stay healthy throughout the school year.  Eating Right Can Help You Maintain Your Health A college student’s life is very busy.  When you have classes, extracurricular activities, and new friends, you may be tempted to skip meals, […]

6 Exercise Strategies for College Students

College students are in tip-top shape and do not have to worry about exercise, right? Well, no. Even with walking or biking to classes included in what they do, many students may find themselves living a much more sedentary life than what they would prefer or at least know what they should pursue. With busy […]

E-Cigarettes: What Are They?

An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a battery operated device that emits doses of nicotine that are inhaled. Instead of smoke, the nicotine is part of a vaporized solution consisting mostly of water, making it potentially less harmful than traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are marketed by tobacco companies as alternatives for those who enjoy cigarettes but […]

Know What Your University Health Insurance Covers

Navigating college can be a challenge in and of itself. On top of that, students also must decipher what is and what is not covered under their university health insurance. Here, we consider some important coverage points to consider when selecting a health insurance plan. Options vary by plan, so it’s best to check specific […]

The Freshman 15: A Myth Exposed!

Students heading off to college can expect to gain weight, with some researchers claiming that gains of 15 pounds or more are common, what has become known as the "Freshman 15." The Freshman 15, however, may be more of a myth than a reality as the average gain is usually much less, with students gaining […]

6 First Aid Tips Any College Student Should Know

Many students who attend college are leaving home for the first time. Greater independence also means greater responsibility when it comes to personal health care. Having some knowledge of first aid procedures and techniques can be very useful to any college student on their own. The following offers some valuable first aid tips that may […]