The Observer

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New York Has Slowed the Coronavirus, But Can Other States Follow Suit?

June 28, 2020

With cases continuing to spike across the United States, many across the nation are forced to reckon with the fact that the battle with coronavirus may drag on longer than previously hoped.

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Staying Fit Online: The Guide to YouTube Exercise Videos

May 12, 2020

From simple stretching routines to intense HIIT cardio, YouTube offers a broad range of exercise videos for people of all athletic abilities.

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Students Share the Perks of Pets During the Pandemic

May 7, 2020

As governments have enforced restrictions on travel and in-person contact, pets have become some people’s primary source of companionship and comfort.

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Cracking the Code: What the Labels on Your Eggs Really Mean

April 28, 2020

Labels on egg cartons boast a broad variety of different titles: Grade A, Cage-free and Organic. Although many consumers lack knowledge about their true meaning, each phrase provides valuable information about the product in question.

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Fordham STEM Students Past and Present Reflect on COVID-19 and Health Care Careers

April 21, 2020

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the future of many first-year medical students and graduating college seniors working towards a career in healthcare are in jeopardy. Fordham STEM students, past and present, offer their outlook on the global standing of their intended professions.

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Four Ways to Maintain a Healthy Immune System

April 21, 2020

Although there is no scientific link connecting specific lifestyle choices with increased immunity, according to medical professionals, practicing healthy sleep, exercise and nutritional habits and managing stress can all help to maintain regular immune system function.

The three main components to focus on in prepping a well-rounded meal are healthy carbs, protein and vegetables.

Now Is the Time to Brush Up on Your Meal Prep

April 14, 2020

In a time when making the most out of our groceries is more important than ever and although we are studying and working from home, are still as busy as ever, consider polishing your meal prepping skills.

Prolonged screen time due to online classes can cause eye discomfort and even eyestrain.

How Your Devices Might Be Hurting Your Eyes and How to Fix It

April 14, 2020

Due to increased dependence on devices in order to attend classes and work remotely, our eyes are experiencing prolonged screen time. Eyestrain is a non-life-threatening condition that can develop from these circumstances and cause symptoms such as dry, itchy eyes, as well as soreness, blurry vision and headaches.

Stretch Your Way to a Great Day

Stretch Your Way to a Great Day

April 7, 2020

The next time you’re feeling strained physically or mentally, consider stretching. Post-workout or on its own, stretching can have some serious benefits including increased flexibility and blood flow to muscles as well as the alleviation of stress of the body and mind.

Zinc, lavender and the omega-3 in walnuts are just a few supplements that have scientifically proven benefits.

Three Supplements Actually Backed by Science

April 7, 2020

There are countless supplements in the market. Many of them are not backed by science, but some have proven scientific benefits. Lavender, omega-3 and zinc are just a few supplements that can provide positive and healthy results.

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health (And What to Do About It)

April 1, 2020

Take care of yourself: A phrase that, for obvious reasons, you’ve probably heard more in the last two weeks than in the past two years combined. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, health, both mental and physical, is critically important. Dr. Jeffrey Ng, director of Counseling and Psychological Services for Fordham University, shares his advice on staying healthy — mentally, while practicing social distancing.

Martin Di Grandi Ph.D., has worked in the private sector for seventeen years. Currently, he researches in his own lab at Rose Hill and teaches at Lincoln Center.

Fordham Alumnus and Professor Training STEM Students to Solve Problems of the Future

April 1, 2020

After graduating from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Martin Di Grandi Ph.D. spent seventeen years as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry synthesizing potential antiviral and anticancer medication. Following his departure from the private sector, he returned to his alma mater to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists.