What you need to know about mission trip vaccinations

by Natalie Reinhold correspondent Summer is almost here. Some of us are searching for a job back home; some will intern at a local church; but others have plans to spend their summer on a

How to fight springtime allergies

by Natalie Reinhold correspondent The warm weather is beginning; the flowers are blooming, and the trees are budding. This change in the season, though welcome, brings along with it those dreaded allergies. According to the

Immunizations protect the herd, offer few risks

by Johannah Hensler staff writer The “happiest place on earth” has recently been linked to a measles outbreak in the U.S. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 121 cases of measles in

Remedies for winter: disabling dry skin

by Natalie Reinhold  correspondent Winter is here, accompanied by icy temperatures, bitterly cold winds, low humidity and that unavoidable itchy, dry skin. This skin epidemic, scientifically referred to as xerosis, is mostly caused by a

Juice cleanse diets serve as detox, health alternative

by Natalie Reinhold correspondent As the year is winding down and 2015 is just around the corner, a common resolution that many people have is to finally start a diet. But what diet to choose

How to avoid the common cold

by Natalie Reinhold correspondent As the cold weather begins to creep into Chicago, it has brought with it an unwelcome guest: the common cold — ready to prey on its next sleep-deprived college victim. But

Students explore veganism as dietary alternative

by Sarah Burns features layout editor Veganism appeals to people for a variety of motives. Some desire to live longer while some sincerely believe that it is unethical to eat animals. Whatever the reasons may

Soothing away the stress with aromatherapy

by Natalie Reinhold correspondent From the scent of newly bloomed flowers and the whiff of freshly baked bread to the stench of a parking lot dumpster or the reek of skunk, smells — whether good

Healthwise: Chicago offers litany of competitive running events

by Jon Forsythe sports editor Living in Chicago provides a wealth of opportunities to remain active in the fall. One activity that is readily accessible is competitive running. Each weekend, there are dozens of races

Healthy tea trends are ‘steeping’ the nation

by Zoe Whyte correspondent The forefathers of this country, the British settlers, were pretty serious about their tea. One of the first strikes the tea-loving colonists made against the Crown was to dump an overtaxed