Tag Archives: health

Ask Adelle: Pregnancy Prevention—What You Need to Know


Adelle Zocher – Special to the Southern News It’s the final countdown! I hope you enjoyed last week’s installment and found some of my suggestions for stress-free finals to be helpful! In a previous column, I discussed IUDs (intrauterine devices) and the birth control implant (Nexplanon), both of which are available here on campus at Health Services. While these are

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Southern’s health center advises students to get tested for STDs


Adrianna Rochester – Special to the Southern News At SCSU, chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common STDs found on campus, followed by HPV and Herpes, according to Emily Rosenthal, the coordinator of the wellness center. According to the Health Center’s STD Statistics for the university’s Fall 2014 Semester, 226 students were tested during the “Get Yourself Tested.” The testing

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Fitness Center offers free classes


Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  The lights dimmed slowly in the yoga class, students laid out their mats and sat cross legged.  Music came from the stereo, creating a calm environment.  The instructor asked the students to close their eyes and relax as the room became quiet, her voice and the music were the only noise echoing throughout the

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Student athletes need time to rest


Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter  In addition to 12-18 hours a week for classes, Southern student athletes are expected to dedicate around eight hours in five days for conditioning, according to field hockey player Vienna Pallisco, collaborative education major. Oh, and that’s just during the off-season. Pallisco said in the fall when the field hockey season is in session,

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College students at risk of contracting Meningitis: Prevention and taking action


Jess Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter  Earlier this February, a Yale undergraduate student was admitted to the hospital with a likely case of bacterial meningitis. This “close to home” case of meningitis stirred up a resurgence in attention to the topic. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes

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