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The Pitt Prescription: Caring for dry skin and dandruff

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Every year, when the temperature starts to drop outside, I start to carry a travel-sized bottle of lotion with me wherever I go. As it gets colder and colder, it seems like my skin dries out no matter what I do, so having a constant supply of moisturizer is quite handy. The skin is the largest human organ — wit...

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: Safe caffeine use during finals season

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Craving caffeine? Read about healthy caffeine habits with this week’s installment of The Pitt Prescription.

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.

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.

The Pitt Prescription: Hangover hacks for Halloweekend

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Hangover hacks: with halloweekend coming up, Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly shares some hacks for ensuring healthy and safe alcohol consumption.

The Pitt Prescription: Caring for your cold and cough

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Right now, as you walk around campus, every lecture hall, study area and dorm has one thing in common — a specific sound that penetrates even the quietest parts of campus — the sound of sniffles and coughs.

The Pitt Prescription: The sick truth about the flu

A patient receives a flu shot.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

The annual flu shot is a vital part of our health care system and so easily accessible that there are very few excuses not to get one.

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