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Health Promotion

woman sitting at computerFor many of us, sitting for extended periods of time glaring at a computer screen is an integral part of our daily routine. Yet little do we recognize how significantly the design and arrangement of our computer workstation equipment impacts our health. Improper computer ergonomics is a leading cause of neck and back pain, shoulder fatigue, carpal tunnel, and eye strain.


friends talkingApproaching an individual with a personal health-related issue is a process often involving many elements including engaging in dialogue, educating yourself and your friend, and exploring resources, with the eventual goal of them seeking additional help from a health care professional. 


staff bacteriaWhat is a staph skin infection?

Staphylococcus aureus (or S. aureus) also called staph, are bacteria commonly found on human skin; common places include inside the nose, in the armpit, groin, and genital area.

When bacteria are found on the skin but do not cause illness it is called "colonization." When the bacteria do cause illness the person is said to be "infected" with staph.


What is anger?

Anger is a common, normal, healthy emotion felt by most people.  It can range from mild irritation or annoyance to full-blown rage or physical violence.


Improving Communication With Your College Student

Understanding the barriers to parent-college student communication is a critical step toward providing practical support for college students.


young couple sitting under tree surrounded by autumn leavesWeek one

  1. Caffeine can improve memory skills and reaction times of the actions. In addition, caffeine increases brain activity in two locations: the memory-rich frontal lobe and the attention-controlling anterior cingulum.

From the American Academy Of Pediatrics
Policy Statement—Child Passenger Safety
Committee On Injury, Violence, And Poison Prevention

Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death of children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence:


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