Health and Wellness

Surges of obesity discrimination in healthcare

According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, weight discrimination and bias is widespread in medicine. Weight prejudice in medicine may be due, at least in part, to a lack of obesity teaching in undergraduate and graduate medical school. There is considerably less education regarding weight bias and stigma, as well as its influence on the health of those who are overweight.

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Health Experts Are Warning Young People About COVID-19

Many health experts are concerned about the next phase of COVID-19 with the decrease of the vaccination rate and the continuing increase of COVID-19 and Delta variant cases, especially for younger Americans. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said, “We do know that in our ICUs, we are seeing younger people intubated who are very sick or who are on the floors and are very sick, and that should be a gigantic wake-up call.”

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Olly’s Hair, Nail, and Skin Vitamins Actually Work

One of my favorite ways to waste time is perusing Vogue’s Beauty Secrets videos on YouTube. Rising pop star Olivia Rodrigo recently shared her go-to products and daily routine, and she did not disappoint. Not only did she introduce me to Glossier’s three-in-one lip product Ultralip, but she also advertised Olly’s Undeniable Beauty vitamins.

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Adding Cacao Nibs to Diet Will be Beneficial to Your Health

Cacao nibs are little pieces of crushed cacao beans that are full of nutrients and health benefits. They taste like little pieces of dark chocolate and are versatile to cook with. Cacao nibs are available at grocery stores and come in bags and while they can be a little pricey, it is worth the buy for the health benefits.

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Sometimes we need to miss school

For the life of me, I cannot understand why I was so proud of myself for having perfect attendance. Sure, I was at school. I was physically inside the building, but was I really there?

There were days where I went to school feeling sick, and I couldn’t think about anything besides how terrible I felt. I know that it wasn’t just me. There were days where students forced themselves to leave behind household responsibilities or other commitments to attend school for the sake of attending school.

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Apple Announces watchOS 8, New Operating System for Apple Watches Promoting Health

As a part of Apple’s WWDC21 event, the company announced new products and updates, including the new operating system for Apple watches called watchOS 8. Apple watches have always been good about promoting health in the past by taking health measurements conveniently. Also, the ability to track workouts is easy and the watch can track a variety of different workout methods such as biking or running.

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What to Do After Your Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine booster has notably left many people feeling tired and a bit feverish. In fact, I write to you from my bed just a few hours after I received my second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Here are some tips to avoid the infamous post-vaccine wave of grogginess so that you can hopefully learn from my mistakes.

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Are TikTok Workouts Actually Worth It?

Since the start of quarantine, people joined TikTok and found themselves on the fitness side of the platform, otherwise known as “FitTok.” This is where influencers post a variety of fast and viral workouts that cover the spectrum of positive, bad, and strange.

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Colleges and Universities Mandating the COVID-19 Vaccine: Should They?

As more colleges and universities announce an intention to require all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall, they’ve thrust themselves into the center of a contentious debate about whether education institutions should mandate vaccines.

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CDC relaxes guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Tuesday the CDC amended their official recommendations saying that those who are fully vaccinated can be outdoors without a mask when not in large crowds doing activities like jogging, walking, biking or dining outside.

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Is a Return to the Pre-COVID Normal Possible?

Will things ever return to normal – pre-COVID normal? We keep asking this question during the coronavirus pandemic, and our priorities and expectations keep shifting.

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For the #BodyPositive movement to be successful, thin women need to stop co-opting the movement

Over the last few months, I’ve had an interesting ride with the social media app TikTok. While
it’s been fun to post my personal workouts in my feeble attempts of reaching TikTok fame, I’ve
also found myself in the ‘body positive movement’ algorithm of the app. Now, like many other
men and women, I’ve had my fair share of time spent growing up uncomfortable in my skin.
However, watching the body positive movement get co-opted my much slimmer, white women
over the past few months has been nothing short of irritating yet completely predictable.

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