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Community meeting on the healthcare system

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR

November 7, 2019

Just like beauty and fashion, health and wellness is not a one-size-fits-all. For African-American women in particular, their health concerns and needs differ from other groups which are not always addressed in general health and wellness spaces. African-American women are more vulnerable to undetected dise...

Halloween candy: More tricks than treats?

Halloween candy: More tricks than treats?

By Elijah De Castro, CONTRIBUTOR

October 31, 2019

Halloween is a time for people of all ages to dress up and go door to door for candy, but trick-or-treaters may want to be cautious of hazardous tricks in their Halloween treats this year. “I do plan on sifting through my kid’s stash this year” said Chris Nazareth, an East Bay parent. “I might...

Bias training aimed at reducing moratality

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR

October 24, 2019

Pregnancy and motherhood can be the most joyous experience in a woman’s life, but for many Black women in the United States, pregnancy is a frustrating experience that subjects them to mistreatment, poor maternity care, complications, and even death. The United States has the highest maternal mortality...

Organizations host mental health workshop

Organizations host mental health workshop

By Christy Robinson, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Depending on who you ask, the connotation around mental health can change drastically. While some understand the importance of maintaining good mental health, others believe mental health is nothing more than an excuse for a lack of work ethic. However, a group of students on campus are determined to ...

YouTuber Etika’s passing exposes America

YouTuber Etika’s passing exposes America

July 11, 2019

Lack of mental health awarness YouTube star Daniel Desmond “Etika” Amofah, known as a Nintendo sensation, was found dead in the East River of New York City on June 24. The cause of death was suicide by drowning, but the larger issue here is that the United States still has a glaring problem with me...

CSUEB Cracks Down on Commuter Anxiety

CSUEB Cracks Down on Commuter Anxiety

By Edward Soper, CONTRIBUTOR

June 20, 2019

Having a daily commute is stressful enough as it is, but having a daily commute paired with anxiety can be debilitating. California State University, East Bay is commonly called a “commuter school.” While there is nothing wrong with that, it can impose some unique problems for students, especial...

Medical professionals discover pain gene

Medical professionals discover pain gene

By Alexander Lawrence, CONTRIBUTOR

June 5, 2019

Last March, 71-year-old Jo Cameron from Scotland was found to have a rare genetic mutation where she feels no pain, that led scientists to discover a previously unknown gene that signals pain, mood and memory. Cameron was relatively unaware of her condition until she had a recent hip surgery that l...

ENDS Use Increase Among Adolescents in the Bay Area

ENDS Use Increase Among Adolescents in the Bay Area

May 9, 2019

Adolescents in the Bay Area are among those that are highly targeted by ENDS, Electronic Nicotine Device System, also known as vaping. Public health concerns are increasing with new studies showing the harmful effects of inhalation of vape juices leading to various health diseases, including the risk...

E-Juice ingredient linked to Popcorn Lung

E-Juice ingredient linked to Popcorn Lung

By Marinda Avalos, CONTRIBUTOR

April 25, 2019

Diacetyl, an ingredient once used in popcorn to give it a rich buttery flavor, is now being used primarily in e-juice, which is consumed via e-cigarettes or vape pens. Many users are unaware of the connection between Diacetyl and Popcorn Lung, which is otherwise known as “Obliterative Bronchiolitis.” ...

A decline in college mental health counselors

A decline in  college mental health counselors

By Jessica Forrester, CONTRIBUTOR

April 11, 2019

The California Faculty Association has decided to back up the Senate Bill 660, which helps to enforce the mental health counselors requirement on California State University campuses. The help of a counselor can improve your mental health and increase graduation rate vastly according to the California ...

Paralyzing polio-like illness discovered

Paralyzing polio-like illness discovered

By Marisol Martinez Garcia, Spanish Editor

November 30, 2018

As new medical discoveries have been made in recent years, new diseases have come to life. Recently Center for Disease Control and Prevention, made the public aware that a new paralyzing illness called AFM, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, has been discovered. It has developed in 31 states with 116 confirmed...

Tools available on campus to deal with anxiety

By Tourie Boswell, CONTRIBUTOR

October 25, 2018

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 81 percent of college students stated they felt overwhelmed with everything they had to do at some point in 2017, 42 percent stated anxiety as the top presenting concern among college students. Every Tuesday and Thursday, California State U...

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