New York City set to raise legal smoking age

With proposed new age limits, New York City aims to make it more difficult for young people to gain access to tobacco products.

The detrimental health effects of smoking tobacco products have long been known.1 With that in mind, federal, state and local governments have tried any number of measures over the years to discourage people from smoking.
Raising taxes has been the most often used device in that effort, while…

Winter preparation tips for college students

With winter approaching, you'll want to start preparing for the frigid temperatures it is sure to bring.

Being successful in college isn’t just about studying hard and getting good grades, it’s also a matter of managing the outside pressures of life.
One of those pressures you’ll have to handle is the onset of winter. When you were growing up, your parents probably helped you through the colder…

Top tips to help health care workers manage Holiday Hellth

Healthcare Worker Stress

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The holidays get most people excited for time off, festive decorations, yummy food and celebration. But, injuries, illness and accidents don’t take a holiday vacation – and neither do all health care workers.
While you’re unwrapping presents, health care…

Avoid Holiday ‘Hellth’

Holiday Hellth

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us are ready to celebrate but are also feeling the stress that comes with the season. If you’re feeling it too, you’re not alone. For health care workers, who often have to work on holidays, stress levels can reach a tipping point. What’s…

Skipping breakfast could be bad for your heart

Skipping breakfast could have negative consequences for your heart health.

While the cliche “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” has been around for some time, the evidence to support this claim keeps rolling in. The latest finding? Men who skip breakfast are more likely to have a heart attack.
According to a study published in the July 2013 issue of the…

Study: Diet soda won’t help you lose weight

According to a new study, diet soda can be detrimental to your health.

For those with careers in health care, like medical assisting and nursing, it’s important to keep up to date on new medical research so they can provide the best information possible to their patients. For college students who rely heavily on diet soda to stay awake during long study sessions,…

Affordable Care Act confuses some, lifts others

The Affordable Care Act has been confusing for some and a blessing for others.

As the health care exchanges that were set up under the Affordable Care Act continue to be haltingly implemented, millions of Americans are trying to understand their insurance options. It’s become a murky process for many, whether they had a policy previously or they are trying to sign up for a…