Tag Archives: health

Parasitic flu makes its danger known

Widespread winter influenza forces Minnehaha students to deal with extreme consequences “Carly was one of the most caring, kind, fun-loving and outgoing girls I have ever met,” said freshman Lucy Awe. Awe lost a good friend, Carly Christenson, to the flu on Jan. 9. “I never saw Carly without a …

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Dangers of energy drinks

Deaths may be linked to energy drinks In a report recently released by the Food and Drug Administration it was reported that five people may have died because of drinking Monster Energy over the past three years. It is uncertain whether or to what extent Monster played a role in …

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Athletic department welcomes new trainer

Tria therapist Abadeer to take place of VanderWerf New trainer Sonya Abadeer has come to fill the void left by Rebecca VanderWerf, who accepted a new job in August at Summit Orthopedics. “Sonya is an employee of Tria, and when Becca was leaving us,” said Athletic Director Homar Ramirez, “one …

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Facebook psychology

How using social media affects your thinking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg began selling the long-awaited Facebook stock last week on May 18. The value of Facebook has been estimated at nearly $100 billion, and Zuckerberg is now worth about $18 billion himself. With the recent sales, the value of Facebook …

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Too much sun?

With new federal guidelines out this summer, it’s important for you to increase your sunscreen IQ Doctors note the increase in skin cancer, especially in young women “Last week we had a 17 year old die last week from melanoma. That was one of the saddest things I’ve ever been through,” …

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Got the coffee itch?

Coffee consumption is common among high-school students; caffeine-addiction often results Did you know that coffee was first discovered in AD 850 by an Ethiopian goat herder? He noticed his goats were ‘dancing’ after eating red berries. The red berries came from a coffee bush. So what does an Ethiopian goat …

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TV cuts lifespan

TV decreases life expectancy, study shows A study from the University of Queensland in Australia suggests that each hour you spend watching TV after the age of 25 shortens your life by 21.8 minutes. This has been the first study of its kind and the researchers admit that the conclusions involve …

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