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You've probably tried every alleged hangover cure--from cold showers to hot coffee--with little success. But a remedy does exist. In fact, there's more than one way to stop your feeling hungover from too much drinking. So watch this video and learn.
Transcript: Okay, you're never drinking again. But how can you fix that hellish hangover? First things first: You've...
Okay, you're never drinking again. But how can you fix that hellish hangover? First things first: You've got a hangover because your body has lost nutrients and electrolytes . To counteract the nauseous, headachy effects, you need to replace those lost nutrients. Start by re-hydrating. Guzzle sports drinks, which contain electrolytes, fruit juice, and, of course, lots of water. You'll want to steer clear of coffee, though, as it'll dehydrate you further. Now eat something light and nutritious, like a banana or yogurt. After you've had something to eat and something (non-alcoholic) to drink, get some gentle exercise. You may not feel like moving, but a brisk walk can be just the healing help you need. That's because exercise increases blood flow and helps rid you of toxins that are left from your body's attempt to metabolize that alcohol. These tips are less elaborate than your best friend's hangover cure (pickle juice and honey, yuck!), but they'll actually work-and that's worth a lot!More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-26 | Tags »
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If you're relying on all-night cram sessions, you could be doing your brain more harm than good! But you don't have to study for this quiz- take a chance and you might learn a few things about your shuteye sessions!
Last Modified: 2013-08-15 | Tags »
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Whether academics, roommate issues or financial problems have you anxious and exhausted, this slideshow gives you the DL on how to deal with these and other common college stressors.
Last Modified: 2012-10-09 | Tags »
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Odds are you and your roommate won't always see eye-to-eye. Share your experiences and see how other students deal with roommate madness.
Last Modified: 2012-11-06 | Tags »
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Everyone experiences a broken heart at some point, but for some people, a break up can be the cause of deep depression. In this video, we'll look at how ending relationships can effect college students, and how to cope if your own heart is broken.
Transcript: "Breaking up is hard to do," and you didn't need a song to tell you that. If you are afraid of the emotional...
"Breaking up is hard to do," and you didn't need a song to tell you that. If you are afraid of the emotional consequences of ending your current relationship, it may not be as difficult as you think. According to a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, college students underestimate their ability to survive heartache. But, if you're not among those who are feeling better than expected, here are some tips on how to cope with the end of a relationship'. It's vital to remember that the relationship, not your life, has ended. The pain of breaking up will pass with time. You will get over the pain. Want proof? Check out this study, which showed that within one year of a college breakup, 95-percent of students reported feeling "happy" and "recovered." While you're working through the heartache of your break-up, try to focus on parts of your life which have nothing to do with your ex. Take weekend trips with friends, join a new club, or even ask a pal to set you up. Be cautious not to turn to drugs, alcohol or promiscuous sex as a replacement for your relationship. The temporary relief that these things may provide are rarely worth the consequences. But, if you find yourself overindulging these activities, or if you've noticed a dip in your grades, withdrawal from social situations, or obsessive thoughts about your ex, it may be time to seek out some help. Think about talking to a close friend, or visiting your school's health center to make an appointment for counseling, a service that most colleges offer for free. It can help to talk openly, and to explore possible changes in your lifestyle that may make it easier for you to get through this time; intact and stronger than ever.More »
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Even the most independent of students may get homesick at some point. And for some, homesickness can be the most notable part of freshman year of college. Here, how to handle this common college emotion.
Transcript: It's normal to feel nostalgic for home occasionally - but for nearly 20-percent of first-year college...
It's normal to feel nostalgic for home occasionally - but for nearly 20-percent of first-year college students, homesickness can be a more constant, debilitating condition. Many students who experience homesickness feel too embarrassed to discuss their feelings. But homesickness is nothing new--it's a defining characteristic of the human condition as exhibited in Homer's epic, "The Odyssey," and the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament. There are two basic types of adult homesickness commonly experienced by college freshmen. The more familiar type involves missing the people, area, and lifestyle of one's previous existence. The less common form of homesickness occurs among students who may not particularly miss home, but who are so overwhelmed by college that they want to return to someplace more familiar. Whichever type is affecting you, it can be hard to make new social connections or to generally feel "happy" when you're homesick. One way to help alleviate feelings of homesickness is to set up a regular schedule for talking with your family and friends from home. Or, even better, you can make arrangements for a friend or family member to come visit you at school. It can also help to immerse and integrate yourself into your new environment. You might try joining an intra-mural sports team or a club that you are interested in. Maybe attend a meet-and-greet on campus. However, if homesickness is still plaguing you at the end of your first semester, it might be helpful to seek out some group or individual counseling at the student health center.More »
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Your college dorm room is likely home to plenty of dirty roommates--including some you don't even know about. In this video, we'll dig into the dirt and bacteria in your dorm, and discuss the health risks of forgoing basic hygiene.
Transcript: If you're like most college students, you have a roomate-but we bet you didn't know that you actually...
If you're like most college students, you have a roomate-but we bet you didn't know that you actually share your room with countless others. It's true: That dorm room you call home is also home to bacteria, viruses, mold, dust, mites, and more. Take, for example, your shared sink and shower area, both of which have more than 100,000 forms of bacteria living in them-and that's in the bathrooms that are cleaned weekly, Health magazine attests! Meanwhile, the same magazine found that water fountains in the hallway are home to 2.7 million forms of bacteria on the spigot alone. Unfortunately, your room isn't much better, as both your mattress and carpet host dust mites and possibly even bed bugs, both of which can cause rashes. And if you live in an older dorm, your heating system has probably been spreading the same dust and mold throughout your building for years. Now that we've given you the bad news, here's the good: You can avoid most of these germs with some simple know-how. For starters, wash your hands before every meal, and do so habitually. Why? For one thing, the University of Wisconsin found that one-third of college-aged men, and one-fifth of college-aged women don't, which is pretty appalling when you consider that 80% of all infections are spread via hand contact! In the bathroom, always wear flip-flops and never set your toothbrush on the sink when you're not using it. You can eliminate 99.9 percent of dust mites by dedicating yourself to vacuuming your carpet and stripped-down bed every other week. These are simple steps, but they'll save you a lot of time that might otherwise have been spent at the health center during your college career!More »
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Hazing may be a standard part of fraternity or sorority life, but it can also lead to psychological stress or even death. In this video, we'll consider whether inductions into frat life are harmless fun or a much more serious situation.
Transcript: Hazing is illegal in 44 states, but it's still happening every day to new members of fraternities, sororities,...
Hazing is illegal in 44 states, but it's still happening every day to new members of fraternities, sororities, and other social groups. The term "hazing" generally refers to any ritualistic activity that humiliates, degrades, or inflicts harm on a person before they can be accepted into a social group. The most common forms of hazing include: requiring people to consume excessive amounts of alcohol or to participate in drinking games, forcing someone to sing, wear strange clothing, or perform other embarrassing acts in public, depriving someone of sleep for an extended period of time, abusing someone emotionally or calling them hurtful names, or compelling someone to engage in, or watch, sexual acts with other group members. Even if someone willingly agrees to participate in these hazing activities, the practice is still illegal, and with good reason: in every year since 1970 there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus. Despite this, a whopping 74-percent of athletic team members and 74 -percent of fraternity and sorority members admitted to being hazed this year. And the habit isn't limited to these "usual" groups - among students who participated in academic clubs, 28% said that they had endured some kind of hazing; in performing arts organizations, 56% reported hazing practices. If you feel pressure to participate in a hazing activity, realize first that it's not OK-or legal-for a group to ask this of you. Ideally, you should report hazing to school authorities or to the head of the organization requiring the activity, but fear of exclusion or resentment may prevent you from doing so. Whether you report the hazing or not, you should still ask yourself whether you really want to join a group that is willing to debase you - and even risk your safety. Remember that there are many social activities on every college campus that welcome new members with open arms-not dangerous games.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-17 | Tags »
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Here are some good guidelines to follow in order to practice safe sex.
Transcript: So you're excited about having sex but you really don't want an std. The only way to be ensurethat you...
So you're excited about having sex but you really don't want an std. The only way to be ensurethat you don't contract an std is abstinence. but for many people, cutting out sex is not an option they choose. For this reason some people have sex monogomously with only one partner who may or may not be std free. be honest with your partner aboutyour sexual history and ask that he or she is honest with you. If you do take on a new sexual partner talk to a doctor about getting tested for stds before you have sex. Do this with every new partner or if you suspect that aregular partner is engaging in sex outsidethe relationship.More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-14 | Tags »
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This extremely painful bacterial infection leaves a lot more than just a bad taste. Trench mouth is like an amped up case of periodontal disease. Watch this for trench mouth treatments!
Transcript: TRENCH MOUTH. The name alone can leave a bad taste in your mouth. But this EXTREMELY painful bacterial...
TRENCH MOUTH. The name alone can leave a bad taste in your mouth. But this EXTREMELY painful bacterial infection leaves a LOT more than just a bad taste. Trench mouth is like an amped up case of periodontal disease, where the infection is not only rapidly attacking the gums and bone, but causes the formation of gum ulcers filled with bacteria, food debris and DECAYING tissue earning it the official name of ACUTE NECROTIZING ULCERATIVE GINGIVITIS. Trench mouth became prevalent during World War I when soldiers who were fighting from the trenches developed the condition, hence the name. Since they were unable to properly clean their teeth or get their hands on vitamin and mineral-rich meals, overgrowths of some extremely virulent bacteria spread throughout the mouth. One of them, spirochete, happens to also be responsible for syphilis when it's found genitally. If UNTREATED, the bacteria from trench mouth can spread to the cheeks, lips, or jawbone, where it's been known to destroy healthy tissue --Research has shown that the bacteria associated with this gum condition can, in EXTREME cases, ALSO spread throughout the body, AND even cause oral cancers. If you HAVE trench mouth, your gums will develop a GRAY FILM caused by decomposed tissue. You may also see crater-like ulcers between the teeth. Not to mention your breath will reek. A fever, as well as swollen lymph nodes around your head, neck or jaw may also appear. Symptoms of trench mouth OFTEN begin suddenly, most commonly affecting 15 to 35-year-olds, people with poor oral hygiene, smokers, and anyone prone to great amounts of emotional stress. Trench mouth is also often seen in students who are tired and worn down from studying intensely for exams. Fortunately, the bacteria usually respond rapidly to antibiotics so you should see your dentist immediately so that she can put you on a penicillin-based antibiotic. If you're allergic, don't worry THERE ARE alternative antibiotics. You'll also be told to use an oxygenating mouth wash or antibacterial mouth wash. If it's impossible to get to a dentist's rinse with 2oz of peroxide and 6 oz of water in an 8oz glass for 30 seconds four times a day. Concentrate on getting the rinse directly over the area where you have the problem, BUT even if it improves get to the dentist as soon as you can. Once at the dentist, she'll gently remove the plaque and tartar that's contributing to the problem from the surfaces of your teeth.. IN SEVERE CASES it may be necessary to undergo a periodontal plastic surgical procedure to grow back the gum or bone that's been destroyed. Trench mouth will take a few weeks to heal completely, but since the infection CAN come back, you'll want to stop neglecting your mouth, and start brushing and flossing PROPERLY again. Regular dental visits, stress reduction, limiting your smoking and a balanced diet with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals are also important factors in preventing trench mouth from creeping up again. For more info on how to keep your gums and teeth healthy, check out other videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2012-11-17 | Tags »
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Did you know that oral piercings may cause dental issues? It can also make eating and speaking difficult. To know more about oral piercings and your teeth, watch this video.
Transcript: You've probably heard it from your mom: Pierce your tongue and it'll fall off -. WHICH...it won't. But...
You've probably heard it from your mom: Pierce your tongue and it'll fall off -. WHICH...it won't. But oral piercings DO cause dental problems. In general, ANY oral piercing-- no matter where you put it -- opens you up to an array of oral issues and infections. A tongue piercing can result in difficulty chewing and swallowing food, and even speaking clearly, since the jewelry stimulates excess saliva production. Nerve damage is another issue you can face, along with allergic reactions to the metal in the jewelry. Even your sense of taste can be altered. Oral piercings can also impact your TEETH. Lip, cheek and tongue piercings can all result in chipped and cracked teeth. Plus these piercings have a tendency to wear away tooth enamel. In a tongue piercing or in a frenum piercing--which is the flap of tissue connecting your upper lip to your gum-- the ball of the piercing can damage the tooth enamel on the FRONT two teeth, and it can also wear away the soft gum tissue, causing irreversible gum recession. Since it takes 1- 2 months for lip, cheek and tongue piercings to heal, there's plenty of time for an infection to set in, AND taking the piercing in and out of the mouth can also increase the risk of infection by introducing outside bacteria. Even the herpes simplex virus and hepatitis B and C can be spread during an oral piercing. And in rare cases, Endocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart, can occur if bacteria enter the bloodstream and lodge on the heart valves. While it's not POSSIBLE to PIERCE your TEETH, some people fake it by placing JEWELS in to drilled out holes. This is also a BAD idea. Drilling into the tooth can cause sensitivity, and if you drill too deep, the nerve of the tooth can die and you'll wind up needing a ROOT CANAL. Gum issues are also common, as the jewels are magnets for plaque and tartar buildup. Now if you're set on getting a piercing-- MAKE SURE the shop has a health certificate in clear view and uses disposable gloves and wrapped and sterilized disposable instruments and jewelry . But understand, you will wind up with problems. For more information on how to keep your oral health in shape, check out other videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2012-11-17 | Tags »
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Strep throat basics, from causes and symptoms to treatment and prevention, it's 'need to know' information. Watch this video to brush up strep throat facts.
Transcript: I'll bet you've had at least one case of strep throat, but what is it? Strep, short for streptococcus...
I'll bet you've had at least one case of strep throat, but what is it? Strep, short for streptococcus pharyngitis, is a bacterial infection that often causes a severely sore throat, and it's highly contagious. All it takes is touching a contaminated object and bringing your hand back near your mouth or nose. Often, person to person contact isn't even necessary. Instead, the bacteria can be inhaled via airborne droplets if you're standing near someone who's infected and is coughing or sneezing. Once you are infected, symptoms appear in 2 to 5 days. They often include a red, painful sore throat and swollen tonsils streaked with white pus. Because of the rawness of the throat and swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, it may hurt to swallow. You may even develop fever, chills, headache, nausea, fatigue, and overall achiness. If you suspect you have strep, visit your doctor as soon as possible, so you can begin treating it. There are two ways to diagnose strep throat. A rapid antibody test gives you results of a throat swab in 15 minutes-but they're not always accurate. If your doctor sends the swab to a lab, it takes a few days to get results-but they are more accurate. Occasionally, your doctor may do one test, then follow up with the other. Soothe symptoms by gargling with warm salt water, drinking fluids, or sucking on a menthol throat lozenge. But antibiotics are usually prescribed to really treat step and prevent it from leading to rheumatic fever or other potential complications. Remember, that anytime you take antibiotics, you have to keep taking them for their full course, to fully be effective. Even if your symptoms have cleared up.More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-10 | Tags »
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