Student mothers are struggling to find a private place to pump breast milk and make diaper changes due to the lack of campus resources for students who have children.
According to the Mayo Clinic, pumping stimulates milk production and it is recommended that women pump
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Being a health educator for freshmen at Gateway High School means I must walk
The Health Promotion and Wellness unit of Student Affairs launched Nourishing Minds this semester in order to promote healthy snacking habits, but students remain unaware of the new program due to lack of advertising.
The program is designed to help students determine which specific snacks and
After learning about someone in her community suffering from a rare blood disease, Stephanie Levy became passionate about educating her peers on the benefits of getting cheeks swabbed for the bone marrow donor registry.
Last month, with the help of the Be The Match Organization, Levy
The watermelon pink shirts with a recognizable PEACH symbol used to be a common sight in the quad and many could recognize them at first glance. The shirts were worn by members of Peer Education Advocating Campus Health created in 2005 to serve students through
Three SF State students have been diagnosed with chickenpox, a highly contagious disease also called Varicella, between April 23 and May 13, 2016 according to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health Services.
People may have been exposed to the chicken pox while on campus in the following areas: J. Paul
For people living in the United States, obtaining birth control can be a complex and expensive process. A new San-Francisco-based app called Nurx launched last December and is offering a solution to getting birth control on time and at an affordable price.
Founded by Hans Gangeskar and
There's nothing like having your first child. That being said, modern pop culture would have you believe that birth is a magical passage full of sunshine and rainbows, but everything I was told about giving birth did absolutely nothing to prepare me for its realities.
Capital Planning, Design and Construction met Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Jack Adams Hall with the campus community to discuss the sustainability features of the new Mashouf Wellness Center.
The $85.6 million Mashouf Wellness Center will include cutting-edge water and energy efficiency, and plans to obtain a
When it comes to your sex life, having the right to know what to do in order to be safe under the sheets is important, and Planned Parenthood is a good place to start.
When I was in high school, Planned Parenthood was one of the only places
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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders moved to block President Barack Obama’s nominee for the head of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, criticizing his cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, according to Reuters.
The FDA’s current leadership faced similar criticisms last year after
When food is labeled organic, it refers to the process of how farmers grow and process agricultural products. Whether they are fruits, vegetables, meats, grains or dairy products, the organic farming process excludes the use of pesticides, hormones, food additives and other unnatural substances.
At age 35, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. I was eight. I vaguely remember her losing her hair while getting more ill and weak with chemo treatments.
After a brief period of remission, the cancer came back — and with a vengeance:
Many students are faced with the challenge of staying healthy on a college campus, a struggle that often involves weight gain, stress and loss of sleep — but by taking advantage of on-campus resources, students can put their health woes behind them.
According to a 2005 national
It started with "Pong." A simple game of table tennis on a black and white TV screen. Two lines represent paddles and a square dot for the ball. Nerds rejoiced as gaming fever hit the world in 1972.
The gaming industry has come a long way
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"The party last night was too good to pass up,” “I had to study for that midterm,” “I was on stumble all night and I just needed to click one more time.”
These three statements have one main thing in common; they are all real-life excuses
Getting out of bed is rough enough for any college student. But it’s nearly impossible if you have depression.
The condition is rampant in college. According to a recent article on depression statistics by Therese J. Borchard, one out of every four college students or adults
Sometimes I wonder if I myself have autism. My mom thinks I probably have dementia.
You’d never hear anyone casually musing with self-diagnosis of serious mental disorders, unless that disorder is Attention Deficit Disorder.
I was diagnosed with ADD as a tween and it has been a
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Fliers asking young women to donate their eggs with the incentive to get compensated with up to $8,000 are a common sight around
When University of California, San Francisco wanted to increase patient safety, it turned to robotic technology and electronics for superior mechanical efficiency. Today, giant robots count and process the medications received by patients at UCSF Medical Center.
“A robot picking medications makes less than 1 error
When is it wrong to report a crime? When the U.S. military is the guilty party, of course.
Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier, is currently being held in solitary confinement and withstanding unreasonable treatment for allegedly exposing cables documenting military war crimes.
Manning has been