Food Safety Around The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived bringing with it everything from pumpkin spice lattes to roast turkeys. Since many households don’t prepare holiday fare year-round, they are cooking dishes they may not have regular experience with. Additionally, holiday potlucks and family visiting from different states all raise the risk of contracting food-borne illness.  The CDC recommends a four-step approach to avoiding food poisoning: Clean Separate Cook Chill Cleaning doesn’t just refer to your pots, pans, and…
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Ready To Stop Smoking? Cessation and Strategies To Help You Live Your Best Life

Regular tobacco use can lead to nicotine dependence and long term health problems. Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction. While quitting smoking seems like a daunting task and sometimes impossible, it is achievable. There are more former smokers today than current ones according to the CDC. In order to ensure the best chance possible to kick nicotine, UNI clinics are here to help.  Research has…
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Healthy Weight Loss and Dropping Pounds

The holidays are a time when people dust off their formalwear and go out on the town. Whether it’s for a family gathering or workplace event, excitement is sometimes marred when people learn their old waist size no longer fits or that a dress doesn’t look quite as good as last year. Please don’t let disappointment over your current weight translate into making an unhealthy decision to drop pounds quickly.  First, it’s important to assess…
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STDs Among Unsuspecting Demographic

Sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STDs) have steadily risen for a number of years. There are many factors that contribute to this but there is only one bulletproof way of protecting yourself: use protection. Frequently, young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are blamed for the continued spread of STDs. While it is true that more than half of all new infections occur within this demographic, they are not the only ones at…
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Flu Season is Nearly Here, We Can Help You Stay Healthy

Flu season is arriving and you may already know somebody who has come down with the sickness. Nobody likes to be laid up in bed, feeling terribly, and relying on others to do things you’re capable of while healthy. Preventing this situation is a priority for everyone but it doesn’t mean you need to inconvenience yourself. A few simple things will drastically improve your chances of not getting the flu.  Cleaning your hands regularly and…
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