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The Pitt Prescription: Fad diets in the New Year

The Pitt Prescription
The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
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: Sleep aids

The Pitt Prescription
The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
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.

Editorial: Talk to your doctor about STDs

Condoms can be used to reduce the transmission of some STDs.
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
The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
November 3, 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
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.
October 7, 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.
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.
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
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)
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...

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