Tag Archives: health

Organization Hosts Portage County Night Hike in Plover

Active Portage County hosted a night hike for Portage County in Plover. On Saturday, Oct. 7 people could participate in a noncompetitive walk of four, eight or twelve miles on the Tomorrow State River nature trail. Active Portage County’s website said Moonwalk Wisconsin is hosted on the weekend closest to the full moon in the month of October. “Moon Walk ... Read More »

Illinois: The New Home To Fracking?

Illinois regulators ended a four-year feud as they signed the first fracking permit to Woolsey Operating Company on Aug. 31, 2017. The argument between environmentalists and the oil drilling industry has been a long one and the decision came as a shock because the regulations put in to practice years before. Located in White County, the company plans to move ... Read More »

Have You Ever Been Interested in Veganism?

Many new dietary fads have come and gone, but few have remained. Veganism is an emerging lifestyle that has been popularized by various youtubers, celebrities and organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. According to Vegan Action, a vegan is “someone who chooses to avoid using or consuming animal products.” Many vegans choose to not wear animal ... Read More »

Are Supplements Beneficial for You?

Vitamins are essential to our body. Most people obtain them from eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. There are various types of vitamins, and each performs different functions that allow an individual’s body to be healthy and strong. According to Scientific American, humans require thirteen vitamins for survival. They include vitamins A, D, E, K, which are fat soluble and can build ... Read More »

A Cup of Coffee Associated with Health Benefits

Coffee has become a universal drink, as many people have a cup or two throughout the day. Some may say it has supplemental energy, while others simply enjoy the taste. Looking deeply, scientists have been able to determine the benefits of drinking coffee contributes to an individual’s well-being. According to the National Institute of Health, those who drink four or ... Read More »

The Real Story Behind Tattoos and Addiction

Addiction is a powerful thing. It changes you and everyone around you. What about tattoo addiction – is it real? Each tattoo on a person represents an anecdote about an individual’s life. Some may be proud of their tattoos, but there are always tattoos that can cause shame. What is it about tattoos that make an individual feel hooked into ... Read More »

Hmong Health Conference Educates Students

The Hmong and Southeast Asian American Club held their 22nd annual spring conference, focusing on Hmong health and bringing significance to nurturing the mind and body. “It was nice to be able to hear first-hand experiences from professionals. I learned that the medical field is always evolving,” said Cheefeng Lee, senior biochemistry major and president of the Hmong and Southeast ... Read More »

Why Are We All So Sick?

You have a date with the library, so you grab a Poptart as you quickly scramble to get everything together and run out the door. Once you return from cramming what seems like five years worth of material into your brain, those monsters in your belly start rumbling and tell you that it is time to eat again.  Lucky Charms ... Read More »

Allen Center 5K

On September 28, 2012, the Allen Center at the UW -Stevens Point campus hosted a free 5K/3K run-or-walk to promote living a healthier lifestyle as well as services offered by the cardio center. The Allen Center’s Student Health Promotion Office (SHPP) organizes the fun every year. Students working as health advocates in this office actively promote the fun run in ... Read More »

UWSP Doctorate Program: A Perfect Fit for Students

The Department of Communicative Disorders’ four-year Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.) program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been a goal and a passion for both Erin O’Leary and Rebecca Lewis, two UWSP students currently enrolled in the graduate program. The Au.D. program is collaborative between UWSP and UW-Madison. Through distance learning, clinical work, and classes at UWSP, students prepare for ... Read More »