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It's difficult if not a rarity for many college kids to get a proper night's sleep. According to many sleep studies and medical professionals, young persons 18-25 should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep nightly.

How to Get Better Sleep in 2019

January 22, 2019

Young adults, aged 18 to 25, should get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. To many Fordham students, this number seems impossible, but it is worth a shot, because getting enough sleep has numerous health benefits.

How to Stay in School and in Shape in 2019

How to Stay in School and in Shape in 2019

January 22, 2019

No matter how many tests you have to study for or how little time you have outside of work, your health should also be a priority. Making time for yourself can, but does not have to, include a workout or a healthy meal.

Maddy Casale, FCLC ’20, ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 5 hours and 23 minutes.

Maddy Casale: Unlikely Runner Finishes Philly Marathon

December 6, 2018

Maddy Casale, FCLC ’20, ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 5 hours and 23 minutes.

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Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

November 14, 2018

As students, we are constantly faced with the choice between work and sleep. This common trade-off is...

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

November 14, 2018

Naturally, life begins to slow down in the winter. The days grow shorter and the temperature drops. We i...

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Sexual minorities face higher rates of body negativity and eating disordered behavior.

The Frightening Presence of Eating Disorders Among Queer Men

October 10, 2018

Historically, most eating disorder research has primarily focused on women, but recently there has been...

Taboule from the Ram Cafe.

Vegan Dining Options for Overbooked Students

September 26, 2018

Fordham is not known for its vegan dining options, but there are a few gems hidden throughout our various e...

In 2007, 14.6 percent of U.S. college students have used prescription drugs nonmedically. (Photo Via Flickr)

The Opioid Epidemic: Facts and Remedies

September 26, 2018

Opiate addictions date back to antiquity when the ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese used poppy...

PrEP is sold under the brandname Truvada.

PrEP: An Expensive End to HIV

September 12, 2018

One of the most political, virulent and tragic diseases is now easily preventable with the assistance...

Pay attention to what's in your products. Your body will thank you.

Sulfates and Shampoos: Why They Should Not Mix

September 12, 2018

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a common chemical found in several shampoo brands, carries more than a thousand...

The History of Amphetamines: A Story of Abuse and Stigmatization

August 23, 2018

The ancestry of Adderall dates back to 1867 when a Romanian chemist named Lazar Edeleanu unintentionally ...

Condoms are contraceptives that also prevent STI transmission. (BRU-NO VIA PIXABAY)

Sexual Health at Fordham: Facts and Prevention

May 2, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people 15 to 24 years old make...