Avoid societal beauty standards to find fulfillment

While walking into supermarkets and other stores with magazines such as “Cosmopolitan” and “Sports Illustrated” displayed on check-out counters, we passively walk by these images seen on the cover without realizing they actually can have an impact on certain people. When I think of the word “objectify,” the first thing that pops into my head […]

Future nurses give comfort

Giving back to those in need provides opportunities to learn to display compassion toward others. Many nursing students had the privilege to help others by volunteering at local hospitals or in other countries. Jesse Chappell, sophomore nursing major, worked at mobile health clinics in South Africa on her International Service Project. She and her team offered free HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis testing, along with blood pressure and blood glucose tests. “A […]

Tips to ease acid reflux discomfort

Uncomfortable feelings of pain, throbbing inside one’s stomach and nausea are just a few indicators one may be experiencing the discomforting condition known as acid reflux. According to the Mayo Clinic website, acid reflux is the result of stomach acid bubbling up from the stomach to the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, burping, nausea, bloating and abdominal pain. While prescription drugs are offered to soothe this problem, there are also healthy […]