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“You need to create that healthy relationship with your body and food,

VoK collection: Students share experiences with eating disorders

Ava Duggin, Rachel Finan, and Audrey Blaine March 26, 2021

*TW: This story discusses material that may be upsetting for those who have experienced an eating disorder If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder reach out to someone and get...

New Year's resolutions have become an endless cycle of self-help journals and new workout equipment.

New Year, same you: Why you should quit making resolutions

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor February 21, 2021

New Year’s resolutions are exhausting. Enough with people using their new fitness goals to rationalize spending money on workout gear they’ll never use, people vowing to eat healthy yet ending up with...

Top five health + wellness stories of 2020

TKC Staff January 21, 2021

The Health and Wellness staff works to cover topics from dieting, to trendy foods, to mental health.  This year the pandemic threw a loop into the normal routine of everyone's lives and the stories around...

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

Suicide;

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor December 14, 2020

In order to avoid possibly triggering someone who is still  grieving, names of victims have been omitted.  If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255....

Face masks are considered effective in protecting against the coronavirus.

Unmasking effectiveness

Lydia Drake, entertainment writer December 11, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, masks have become a prominent part of today's world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends they be worn in all public places because of their...

The Stlreentryfund helps formerly incarcerated people reenter into society.

Fill your feed; Black Lives Matter accounts to follow

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor August 26, 2020

As people rushed to post a black square on Tuesday, June 2, the growing need to stay informed and self-educated has become increasingly apparent. Feeds filled with all black screens highlighted those who...

If you are looking for a healthier and cheaper alternative to coffee, this could be the perfect beverage for you. 

Kombucha review

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor March 12, 2020

I know I’m a little late to this whole kombucha thing, but I recently decided to try the fermented tea many people claim has health benefits. Last year when everyone was posting pictures of their kombuchas...

It seems like there are always trendy foods people claim to be the next best thing. Here is your guide to current fads that are worth a try.

Trendy foods you should try

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor March 12, 2020

It seems like there are always trendy foods people claim to be the next best thing. Here is your guide to current fads that are worth a try.  1. Kale Kale has been extremely popular in salads and...

Surviving winter on accutane

Surviving winter on accutane

Rachel Finan and Maya Kim March 2, 2020

The sixth month process of Accutane can start to feel like a year especially during the winter. When the dry season hits, chapped lips seem unmanageable and your skin might feel like a dried piece of fruit....

Being healthy isn’t something that should be temporary. It’s a lifestyle, and requires consistency over time.

The deal with dieting

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief February 6, 2020

We’ve all heard it before: get enough sleep, exercise at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy foods. For some of us, this is easy. But for most of us, including myself, healthy living is more of a want...

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