The Observer

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The Virus Was a Risk; We Turned It Into a Disaster

June 19, 2020

The coronavirus has become a pandemic because of the choices we have made regarding globalization.

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Digital IDs, the Miracle Cure for a Lockdown Exit Strategy?

April 29, 2020

With the world arguing over potential exit strategies, slowly but surely digital identity solutions find their way into the debate in regard to immunity verifications.

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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 curve plots the number of new cases against the course of the coronavirus outbreak and demonstrates the potential outcome with or without the implementation of protective measures versus without.

The Science Behind “Flatten the Curve”

April 1, 2020

With protective measures like social distancing, the number of coronavirus cases rises gradually and peaks much later. Without protective measures, the number of cases would rapidly increase as the virus spreads through a community, and then the curve would fall sharply, since most of the people who could catch the virus have already been infected.

According to Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Jeffrey Ng, male participation in CPS has increased 4% since the 2017-2018 school year.

How Men Approach Depression Differently

February 11, 2020

Did you know only 32% of male Fordham students seek help from Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), but 61% of Fordham’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment are men? Jeffrey Ng, CPS director, points to recent psychological research indicating that men may avoid seeking help for psychological issues like depression to align with rigid masculine gender roles.

Bananas are one of a few foods that contain probiotics, which are good bacteria that exist in the stomach.

The Ins and Outs of Digestion

January 28, 2020

Optimal digestion is not always the primary focus of students scrounging for food between classes, internships and other various commitments. Proper nutrition, exercise, hydration and stress management can help students to avoid digestive drama.

The Rose Hill gym provides a quality workout, but may not be worth the trip for Lincoln Center students.

Which Gym Is Fit for You?

January 22, 2020

Based on different convenience factors, there are four main gyms best suited for Fordham Lincoln Center students. The West Side YMCA, the free student gyms at the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses and the Vince Lombardi Center all have something different to offer Rams looking to get fit.

Booze Won't Help You Lose

Booze Won’t Help You Lose

January 22, 2020

Nutrition labels may not be provided on alcoholic drinks, but that doesn't mean the calories don't count.

Bringing Something New to the (Thanksgiving) Table

Bringing Something New to the (Thanksgiving) Table

November 14, 2019

Whether you are looking for healthier alternatives to home-cooked comfort foods or a few new recipes for your holiday leftovers, here are six new takes on your favorite fall flavors.

Anne Chen graduated in 2017 from FCLC. Now, she’s a medical student at Stony Brook University.

Anne Chen: From FCLC Student to Med Student

September 18, 2019

Preparing for medical school does not need to be as stressful as many people make it. Medical student Anne Chen, FCLC ’17, recommends “Just do your best and learn what you can, and if you have the passion and dedication, you will make it to medical school.”

Juice Generation, located near Columbus Circle, is a great place to pick up a healthy and filling smoothie.

Healthiest Places to Eat around LC

September 18, 2019

Back on campus and already bored of the dining hall’s salad bar and smoothies from the Ram Cafe? Fear not! Take a look at Sports and Health editor Luke Osborn’s guide to navigating the best healthy restaurants around LC.