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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A sign is placed near the section for childrens medicine, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 at a CVS in Greenlawn, N.Y. Caring for a sick child has become even more stressful than usual for many U.S. parents in recent weeks due to shortages of Children’s Tylenol and other medicines. (AP Photo/Leon Keith)

Cold and flu medication in short supply

By Abby Lipold, For The Pitt News 12:01 am
According to the Wall Street Journal, sales of cough and cold medications rose by 35% in December 2022 compared to last year, and supply has not kept up. Pitt’s campus is no exception to this shortage.
Opinion | ‘Tough it out, champ,’ and how we respond to illness

Opinion | ‘Tough it out, champ,’ and how we respond to illness

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Columnist November 9, 2022
Society’s reaction toward viral illness, the issues surrounding antibiotics and recommendations for individuals deciding to seek care.
Opinion | ‘Self-care’ vs. self-care — two very different ways of taking care of yourself

Opinion | ‘Self-care’ vs. self-care — two very different ways of taking care of yourself

By Juliana Morello , Staff Columnist October 27, 2022
The thing about stress is that it doesn’t typically get better on its own. But when you take care of your mental health, you increase your energy levels and can even reduce the risk of illness.
Opinion | Going to the gym is a key step in destroying the patriarchy

Opinion | Going to the gym is a key step in destroying the patriarchy

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Columnist September 15, 2022
The gym isn’t just a space for cisgender men — or working out.
Thrive @ Pitt was recently launched by the Campus Well-Being Consortium to connect students to well-being resources.

Thrive @ Pitt website aims to connect students with well-being resources

By Kiera Ledermann, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2021
The Campus Well-Being Consortium recently launched Thrive @ Pitt to connect students to well-being resources. According to Danielle Floyd, the tool was inspired by the “disconnect” between students and resources to support their well-being.
Montez Newsome, a junior mathematics-economics major, studies for an organic chemistry project at Hillman Library on Friday evening.

Study finds that Pitt students’ mental, physical health still struggling one year into the pandemic

By Natalie Frank, News Editor December 6, 2021
Despite loosened COVID-19 requirements, the start of in-person activities and the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, a recent study revealed that many Pitt students’ mental health has not significantly improved since the onset of the pandemic.
Campus Life | The Pitt Plague

Campus Life | The Pitt Plague

By Shriya Yadamreddi, For The Pitt News October 1, 2021
In the first edition of Campus Life, Shriya Yadamreddi talks about first-years getting sick for reasons other than COVID-19.
Students could receive free flu shots at the HealthyU fair located at the William Pitt Union on Wednesday.

Health in the air as the HealthyU fair returns to campus

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer September 30, 2021
The HealthyU fair held this past Wednesday in front of the William Pitt Union focused on the eight dimensions of wellness — emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness.
The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription: Fad diets in the New Year

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...

The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2019
If you are making lifestyle changes but still cannot get the healthy amount of sleep, then there is the option of using medications.
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