health

October 24, 2017 - 2:47pm
UPDATE (10/24): At the recommendation of Onondaga County, Syracuse University will offer MMR shots to students, staff and faculty on Thursday (10/26) and Friday (10/27).

Syracuse University's Office of Health Services announced via email today that at the county's urging, it will begin offering a third measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot in booster clinics to contain the mumps outbreak on campus. On Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27, students, faculty and staff can register to get the shot between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

October 17, 2017 - 8:45pm
These phone applications will improve your productivity, health and wellness — for free.

Phone applications seem to offer just about anything these days. From addicting social media platforms to seemingly pointless but annoyingly fun games, it seems all apps do is prevent you from being your best self. Despite this, there are a slew of applications that aim to help you be a healthier, happier individual. Check out a few below:

 

Plant Nanny

Free with In App Purchase Options

November 29, 2016 - 1:22pm
It's important to take care of your mind and body in the winter in order to avoid seasonal affective disorder

The season of frozen sidewalks, 20-degree wind chill and dark, cloudy skies is upon us. The winter is a tough time for many but, Syracuse natives, from November until the last days of April, deal with few days of sunlight and face an average of more than 10 feet of snow per year, according to the National Weather Service. 

November 10, 2015 - 3:36pm
Central New York herbalist Deb Thorna makes natural products to lessen the chances of getting sick during cold weather.

Winter will blow in soon, which could mean being surrounded by people coughing, sneezing and sniffling. Although there are prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal tonics may be an alternative addition or solution to lessen the chances of getting sick. Herbalist Deb Thorna, 59, recently hosted a Winter Health with Herbs event as part of her Herb Academy program.

Thorna, a Petit Branch Library clerk, said she has studied herbalism for more than 15 years.

October 6, 2015 - 5:30pm
A Central New York man recounts his struggle with heroin addiction and staying sober.

On a crisp January night, *Brent trudged through the snow, carrying his flat-screen TV to trade for cash. Hours later, he stood in his bare apartment, alone, with his newly purchased heroin needles.  

After a marathon of doping through the night, Brent decided that he could not continue down this path and called the Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare for detoxification services. Since the morning of Jan. 25, 2015, Brent has been clean. 

May 3, 2015 - 5:30pm
For the fourth annual Wellness Week, Syracuse University services and organizations collaborate to put on a week of events that promote physical, nutritional and holistic health.

Running has always been a passion for Syracuse graduate student Danielle Kennedy.

Before graduate school, Kennedy was an All-American track and field athlete.

Now, Kennedy doesn’t have the motivation and pressure of her coaches and teammates to keep her on the path to eating healthy and staying physically fit.

“I have to find self motivation,” Kennedy said.

“I noticed that after I run I’m motivated to do everything. I’m the most motivated to eat a healthy dinner, to go to the library to do homework, and to find time to hang out with my friends.”

November 3, 2014 - 11:12am
Vegan and paleo diets are at opposite extremes, each with separate benefits and challenges.

Syracuse University students are not hard pressed when it comes to finding something to eat. With five dining halls and three food courts on campus, and Marshall Street eateries, grabbing a bite to eat can be as simple as whether or not one is in the mood for Chipotle’s Tex-Mex or Varsity’s pizza.

April 24, 2014 - 2:33pm
The culminating event of Earthfest, put on by Students of Sustainability, asked students to examine what they eat and the effect it has on their health and the environment.

Boxes of couscous and noodles lined the table as event planners prepared for the presentation at Watson Theater. Conscious Consumption, sponsored by Students of Sustainability, closed out this year’s Earthfest activities.

December 3, 2013 - 3:13pm
A Liverpool couple's love and commitment endure six years after a stroke changes their lives forever.

It was like surreal. You don’t realize what having a stroke means until you are actually living it.

Doug Paul lost everything he had known before his stroke in 2007. How to walk, talk, and eat were all forgotten. 

Six years later, Doug and his wife, Leesa, persevere as they face the challenges that his rehabilitation has brought. 

Even though the stroke has changed the Liverpool couple's lives, the two have only grown closer throughout the recovery process.

November 25, 2013 - 4:05pm
As veganism becomes more prevalent on the Syracuse University campus, Strong Hearts Cafe and Café Kubal offer carefully crafted menu items without any animal products.

Interviews with students and local merchants indicate that a new nutritional trend — going vegan — is taking hold at Syracuse University. Featuring fresh and healthier foods without any kind of animal byproducts, veganism is now a behavior that many students embrace. As a result, several cafes close to campus are now including vegan items their menus.