Coal ash, although not hazardous waste, according to the EPA, contains arsenic, mercury and other toxins that can cause cancer and health problems. While the Trump Administration has suggested weakening the rules about coal ash disposal further, the status quo has already had a terrible cost for the health of Uniontown.
In an age in which dating violence is a reality for many young people, the new Cornell chapter of the One Love Foundation aims to define healthy relationships and spread awareness on risks and prevention.
MEDLIFE is an organization dedicated to providing equitable healthcare globally. The organization aims to address the gaps in healthcare infrastructure by partnering with local doctors, setting up mobile clinics and empowering students through fundraising and service learning trips.
While e-cigarettes have followed the business suit of big tobacco, studies show that stronger regulations such as bans and prohibitions for e-cigarettes for today’s youth vaping crisis may not be ideal.
“I’m not accepting what I can’t change, I’m changing what I can’t accept,” activist and entrepreneur Sonya Renee Taylor said Sept. 20, at a Body Positive Cornell event, a University initiative striving to help Cornellians lead a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t focus on weight. “Our society tells us that we should be able to lose weight and keep it off, and always promises this or that diet as the solution,” Jennie Bernstein, Body Positive outreach coordinator at Cornell Health, told The Sun. The resulting detrimental effects including stigmatization of heavier weights and harmful behavior like “weight cycling,” the practice of losing and gaining weight repeatedly. Instead, Bernstein believes that taking the emphasis off weight and instead focusing on “improving health and lifestyle behaviors” is a better attitude towards our bodies and life in general, as weight doesn’t have a direct connection to health conditions.
The Student Assembly Health and Wellness Committee successfully expanded its Wind-Down Zones initiatives during orientation weekend, helping students enjoy the night safely and welcoming first-years and transfer students to Cornell.
Cornell Health will be closed for all clinical services on Saturday, September 14 to give staff members an opportunity to attend the memorial service for their former colleague and CAPS Director Greg Eells. The pharmacy will be open for a limited time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to serve those with urgent needs.
When you’re living in close proximity to others, it’s common for your body get exposed to and react to infections, allergens, and stressors. Things like alcohol use and limited sleep can also affect you differently when you are in a new environment.
Fizz, but no flavor you ask? That’s because Pepsi products have been replaced with Bubbly sparkling water in all of Cornell’s dining halls, in an attempt to promote a healthier environment on Cornell’s campus.