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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winMore than just your class schedule and study habits will shift when you head to college or the workforce—for many students, handling their own health care is part...
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How to react less and enjoy more this holiday season

Rate this article and enter to winThe holidays are coming up, and I know two things for certain: (1) My aunt will re-gift me an old book and pretend she bought it for me,...
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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina, Fresno, California Colds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing small spaces with hundreds or thousands of other students at school. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite is probably...
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Ask the counselor: “How do you differentiate normal sadness from clinical depression?”

—Olivia*, Los Angeles, California(*Name changed)Sometimes we just feel blah. Nothing seems to be going right and all we want to do is crawl into bed and get away from life for a while. Maybe...
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Ask the trainer: “How do you stay motivated to work out?”

—Rachael, Laramie, WyomingOnce you get over the initial ugh, starting a workout program can be pretty exciting—and the motivation tends to come more easily in the beginning. But as time goes on, finding the...
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5 things you didn’t know about vaping

Rate this article and enter to winBy now, you’ve probably seen people puffing on all sorts of odd-looking devices, walked through clouds of vapor on the street, and maybe even tried it yourself. There’s...
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Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake*, San Diego, California(*Name changed)While it’s unusual for young people to have high blood pressure, it’s by no means unheard of, especially as rates of activity decline and rates of obesity increase.High blood pressure,...
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Ask the counselor: “How do I survive in a racist community?”

—Gala, Sioux Center, IowaIt’s not easy being in a community that you feel has hatred toward others because of their race. It’s stressful to hear negative comments or see discrimination and feel like there...
Mixed race male studying

Ask the academic advisor: “I’m trying to figure out what the best study method...

—Tanner*, Camarillo, California (*Name changed)I’m so glad you asked this question because it gives me an opportunity to address the process of choosing effective study strategies. In the spirit of education, let me begin with...
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How to be there for a friend when they’ve had too much to drink

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music and chatting, and perhaps some people are drinking. You notice one of them has had...