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The Pitt Prescription: Fad diets in the New Year

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

The holiday shopping season is coming to an end, but with the start of January comes a new shopping trend — a few solid weeks of businesses pushing “resolutions” to consumers. Each year it seems that new companies pop up out of nowhere to sell their so-called wonder products, with a large majority...

The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

If you are making lifestyle changes but still cannot get the healthy amount of sleep, then there is the option of using medications.

Editorial: Talk to your doctor about STDs

Condoms can be used to reduce the transmission of some STDs.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 5, 2019

There are resources safer than relying on the internet — even for those without health insurance.

The Pitt Prescription: How to manage pain and stay healthy

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Taking care of yourself, your mind and your body is incredibly important and college students sometimes forget this. A lot of pent-up stress and pressure can lead to significant impairment of one’s immune system.

Opinion | Researchers need more empathy in approaching community health concerns

Opinion | Researchers need more empathy in approaching community health concerns

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2019

The meeting at Canon-McMillan High School stands as a fresh example of how the scientific community can sometimes forget the need for empathy and understanding.

Opinion | El-Sayed podcast provides much needed recognition of intersectionality of health and politics

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed hosts the “America Dissected” podcast.

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News

October 8, 2019

We have to recognize this connectedness in order to advance politically.

Editorial: Let’s talk about measles

A vial containing the MMR vaccine is loaded into a syringe before being given to a baby at the Medical Arts Pediatric Med Group in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2015.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 13, 2019

States must equip children with access to vaccinations and the resources to reverse misinformation while closing loopholes that allow families to opt out of vaccination requirements for personal reasons.

Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change

Coke is used as fuel for iron ore smelting and metalworking processes.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

The Clairton Coke Works plant has a long history of pollution violations. With the health of local residents at stake, U.S. Steel must finally commit to improving the coke plant’s track record.

Eating to help the environment

Eating to help the environment

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

November 13, 2018

A recent U.N. report on climate change shows we have only a couple of decades before we feel the serious effects of global warming. It’s more crucial now than ever to make environmentally conscious decisions — and those start on your plate.

Sutherland student treated for possible meningitis

A Pitt student-athlete living in Sutherland Hall is currently being treated for a potential case of bacterial meningitis. (TPN File Photo)

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2018

A Pitt student-athlete living in Sutherland Hall is currently being treated for a potential case of bacterial meningitis, according to a statement released by the University Wednesday morning. The statement said the student was tested for the illness Tuesday, meaning the infection cannot be confi...

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