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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Take some time to rethink stress

By Kari Beal December 6, 2012
Some students stress like maniacs during the end-of-semester crunch, while others manage to keep calm. The reason for this may be brain chemistry.
High hopes for legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington

High hopes for legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington

By Kari Beal November 15, 2012
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington may force Mexican drug cartels to take a hit and bring money into the U.S. economy.

Why young people should care about healthcare

By Kari Beal October 31, 2012
The Affordable Care Act is a hot-button issue this election season. But for students, this new extension allowing them to stay on their parents insurance until the age of 26 isn’t the only health issue they should be concerned about.

Infected meningitis patients increasing rapidly

By Kari Beal October 12, 2012
A meningitis scare has swept the nation. The number of infected people has reached almost 200, with 15 confirmed deaths.

Facts of the flu vaccine for 2012-2013

By Kari Beal October 9, 2012
The flu can be one of the most dangerous health conditions on a college campus because of the close proximity of people, but only 10 percent of college students received a flu vaccine in 2009. Here are some basic facts to know about this year's vaccine.

Bottoms up: Alcohol enema becoming a concern

By Kari Beal October 5, 2012
Alcohol enema, also known as butt chugging, sends a student to the hospital.

Barefoot runners must adjust their strides

By Kari Beal September 25, 2012
Many runners are ditching their sneakers and switching to thin-soled shoes that mimic the feeling of running barefoot. These extremely lightweight shoes were designed to give runners a proper stride and reduce injury, but without proper training they can do just the opposite. Barefoot shoes soared in popularity after Christopher McDougall’s bestseller “Born to Run”…

Facebook may make you fat

By Kari Beal September 16, 2012
The more time you spend on social media websites the less time you spend exercising finds a new study.
Organic foods no more nutritious than conventional foods

Organic foods no more nutritious than conventional foods

By Kari Beal September 11, 2012
A recent Stanford University study found organic food is no more nutritious or safe than conventional food.

No effort needed to learn while sleeping

By Kari Beal, Columnist and Blogger September 4, 2012
A new study suggests that you can learn without making any conscious effort. It's called sleep- learning.

Healthy food shopping tips on a low budget

By Kari Beal August 28, 2012
Top picks in dairy, grain, meat, cheese and more for a college student. Tips on how to eat healthy, even with a low budget.
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