Tag: Health

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors, As directors of two units that provide direct services to students with active substance use and those who are in recovery, we want to express our concerns about the Fourth Estate article “Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College…

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Life Saving Medicine at Life Altering Costs

BY: CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Americans are no strangers to the high cost of healthcare. Those with more niche conditions like diabetes, cancer, and arthritis, just to name a few, suffer high out-of-pocket costs. The inability to purchase life-saving medicine such as…

OPINION: Who are anorexic people?

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist I was Googling information about anorexia and fear when I saw this question under Google’s frequent searches for the keyword anorexia. It stopped me in my tracks. I had turned to the internet before when…

The rise of student health care

Student Health Advisory Board looks to help at Mason BY RYAN COONEY, STAFF WRITER   The Student Health Advisory Board met for the first time Jan. 24, following a two-year process that involved Mason students, faculty and administrators. Dedicated to…

Students unite to discuss refugee health at MasonWHO conference

(Photo credit: Donna Imadi/Fourth Estate) After six months of planning and organizing, the Mason Model World Health Organization held its first conference last weekend. The conference, sponsored by over 10 different Mason-affiliated organizations, appealed to students all across the region, including students…

Students Form College Diabetes Network Chapter

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer November is not just a month dedicated to sweater weather, falling leaves and unshaven beards: it’s also Diabetes Awareness Month. This fall, a group of Mason students formed a chapter of the College Diabetes Network (CDN), a national organization with…

Healthy, active and in college

Staff Writer, Kaleel Weatherly For many busy college students, diet and exercise can often take a backseat to studying and extracurricular activities. According to Lois Durant, Mason’s registered dietician, some students can expect to gain between seven to ten pounds throughout…

Winter Dorm Room Fitness

Kelsey Davidson, staff writer The winter chill keeps some from going outdoors and from going to the gym. “When it’s raining sometimes I don’t want to [go outside]”, said Candace Nelson, community health major. But that does not mean that students should have…

5 ways to avoid the second semester slump

  This story was originally published in the Jan. 26 issue of Fourth Estate. Coming back to school after winter break can be tough. Here is how to start the semester off right. 1. Get excited Find ways to get…