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For AIDS Awareness Month, New Treatments Show Promise

For AIDS Awareness Month, New Treatments Show Promise

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health and Fitness, Science, This Week's Top Stories, West Haven News

  The treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS is evolving every day, and at the forefront of that is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a medication, under the name Truvada, which is taken by HIV-negative people at high-risk for contraction of HIV. It prevents the virus from attaching...

University Nears Two Years of Being Smoke-Free

University Nears Two Years of Being Smoke-Free

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health and Fitness, This Week's Top Stories, University of New Haven

On June 1, 2015 the University of New Haven made the decision to become a smoke-free campus. Since then the typically consensus is that students and faculty have been fairly compliant with the new policy. “They were following a nation-wide trend that has been happening across the country in all...

Health Fair Promotes Better Lifestyles All Around

Health Fair Promotes Better Lifestyles All Around

Amanda Arango, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, Student Life

Last Tuesday (March 28), the University of New Haven put on a health fair in the Alumni Lounge to spread awareness of clubs, programs, staff, and healthy foods present on campus. There were a variety of people at the health fair, like representatives from the Beckerman Recreation Center who were giving...

Amy Bleuel, Founder of Project Semicolon, Dies at 31

Amy Bleuel, Founder of Project Semicolon, Dies at 31

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Health and Fitness, This Week's Top Stories, U.S. News

Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health awareness died on March 24. Bleuel, 31, started Project Semicolon in April of 2013 as a way to reduce stigma around mental illness and provide support for those struggling. In the...

What “Lifting Weights” Actually Means

What “Lifting Weights” Actually Means

Kiana Quinonez, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Health and Fitness, Opinion & Editorials

Often, when you explain power-lifting to people, they think you’re trying to become a bodybuilder - I was one of those people. The first thing I told my friend when she asked me to start power-lifting was that I didn’t want to be buff, but so far that hasn’t been the case. If you’re wondering...

My First 5K

Melanie Rovinsky

May 4, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Although I have been running for quite some time, I did not participate in my first race until this past March. After playing soccer my entire life, when I came to college, I was simply looking for a way to stay fit that would not involve the pressure of competitive sports. However, the more I ran, the...

Hike Your Way to Better Health

Melanie Rovinsky

April 27, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With the nice weather upon us, it’s hard to stay inside and get done the massive amounts of work you have to turn in before the end of the semester. However, getting outside is more beneficial to your health than you might think. And attending school in a hilly, mountainous state like Connecticut means yo...

Artificial Dye Deemed Safe by FDA

Melanie Rovinsky

April 20, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, which met to consider placing warning labels on foods containing artificial dyes, determined at the end of March that these colorings were safe to eat. The FDA board convened following scientist discoveries that while artificial dyes may not harm typical...

Sugar: The Not-So-Sweet Truth

Melanie Rovinsky

April 13, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

If you have ever looked carefully at a nutrition label, you may have noticed that no percent daily value is given for sugar. However, considering the increase of sugar consumption in our society, this missing piece of information may come in handy to individuals keeping track of their diets. How much is...

The Power of Peanut Butter

Melanie Rovinsky

April 6, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

I am a strong believer in the power of peanut butter. As a regular morning runner, my metabolism kicks into high gear around 6:45 a.m. and doesn’t seem to slow down until I go to bed. Unless I feed my body nutritionally satisfying foods, I feel hungry all day long. And one of the only foods that continually...

Born to Exercise: The Role of Genetics in Fitness

Melanie Rovinsky

March 30, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Have you ever wondered why two people following the exact same fitness and diet regimen will often achieve different results? It turns out the answer may be genetics. What do the scientists say? The New York Times recently published an article on a new study that explored the genomes (heredit...

The Best Time to Exercise: AM or PM?

Melanie Rovinsky

March 23, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Do you prefer to roll out of bed and into your running sneakers, or would you rather hit the gym after class and work? Although most experts agree that the time of exercise is not nearly as important as the consistency, others believe timing plays a more important role. Burning Fat… Fast While most physical tr...

A Look at Irish Fare

Melanie Rovinsky

March 2, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

The mere mention of St. Patrick’s Day is enough to make the typical American’s mouth water. After all, who doesn’t love a big heaping plate of corned beef and cabbage washed down with a pint of Guiness or Smithwicks? The Origins The truth is, corned beef and cabbage, as we know it, did not...

Counting Calories: What does it mean?

Melanie Rovinsky

February 23, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

If you’ve ever attempted to shed a few pounds or even just maintain your current weight, you are aware of the dreaded act of counting calories. And sure, we are all equipped with the basic adding skills to figure out our total caloric consumption for a given day, but how many of us actually understand...

The Big Fat Secrets: Why eliminating fats from your diet is not the best weight loss solution

Melanie Rovinsky

February 16, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With aisle after aisle of tempting low-fat and fat-free foods, it is no surprise that individuals trying to lose or maintain their weight load up their shopping carts with these products. The problem with these seemingly too-good-to-be-true foods is that they are devoid of nutritional value and full...

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