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Natural High offers alternatives

Some think that drinking and partying are an inevitable part of college life and should be accepted, but sometimes these activities aren’t just fun and games. Many things can occur while under the influence of alcohol or drugs that ar regrettable. That is why VSU sponsors a club that will guarantee a safe, substance-free environment. The Natural High Club is ...

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Stay on top of your stress

Stress is a daily factor of college life. Whether it is adjusting to life away from home or balancing a full load of classes with a chaotic work schedule, stress can put a lot of strain on a body. “I am married and have a young son, of course, I get stressed. But I try to control it before it ...

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Learn the truth about being a vegetarian

Vegetarianism is perceived differently by everyone. Some go the meatless route due to religious reasons, while others due it out of a more PETA friendly perspective. However, there are those who pass on the meaty goodness to lose weight. Not all veggie lovers are created equal. There is a difference between a vegan and a vegetarian according to Lisa Dorfman, ...

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Watch your diet, heath food has become a relative term

 Only three weeks into the spring semester and everyone is already thinking about one thing: Spring Break.  While our minds may be thinking of beaches, board shorts, and bikinis, most of our bodies are still recovering from the winter break.  The holidays brought home cooked meals, candy canes, and lazy days.  We basked in the gluttonous habits associated with having ...

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Health Center receives 400 doses of HIN1 vaccine shots

 After receiving 400 doses of the H1N1 Influenza vaccine that was disbursed starting last week to high-risk persons, VSU Student Health Center is now proving shots to other students, faculty and staff as of Wednesday.  According to the VSU website, the Student Health Center received a limited supply from which the vaccine was first disbursed, to those who have asthma, ...

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SHC offering flu vaccine now

Lisa Thurmond Staff Writer elthurmond@valdosta.edu  The Student Health Center now has the seasonal flu vaccine available to all students for $10. Students must call Farber to make a five minute appointment to receive the flu vaccination. Students may pay for the flu vaccine with cash, check or their Flex account.  According to the American Lung Association, “every year, an estimated ...

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How to Avoid the Swine Flu

Lendi Dickson Staff Writer jldickson@valdosta.edu                  Since the eruption in the spring of 2009, the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the “swine flu,” has spread across the nation in an aggressive manner. There have already been two confirmed cases of H1N1 on the Valdosta State University campus. Therefore, it is vital that students and faculty alike are aware of ...

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SHC seeing increase in appointments

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu The VSU Health Center has received 1,066 patients within the first 15 days of this semester. There are concerns from the students and faculty about the compensation of enrollment growth since and referrals to off-campus doctors. According to Dr. Edwin Hiatt, director of student health center, the new facility, which opened in January of this ...

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Warning to the wise: This article will kill you

By Kenny Bush According to the gossip and hand sanitizers I have noticed on campus, students seem to be pretty concerned about the H1N1 virus and its appearance on campus. It’s amazing that this one virus has done more for cleanliness and hygiene than STDs and pregnancy have done for protected sex. Then again, swine flu isn’t picky with who ...

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Swine flu reported on campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu Several cases of H1N1 influenza have been confirmed on the VSU campus since the beginning of the fall semester, according to Health Center officials. “We had nine confirmed cases of swine flu in August and a few more the first part of this month,” Dr. Edwin Hiatt said. “Regular seasonal flu is not yet circulating ...

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