The Lion's Roar

A message from the health center: complementary and alternative medicines

As students return to campus, they are advised to follow the health and safety measures put into place in order to protect themselves and others.

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, University Health Center

September 11, 2020

Western medicine, also known as traditional medicine, is the familiar system in which healthcare providers treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation and/or surgery. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a term used for medical products and practices that are typically not part of trad...

Counselors speak on the components of telemental health counseling

The University Counseling Center has been providing telemental health counseling since the start of the pandemic. Counselors were trained specifically in telemental health to start the virtual service.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

July 14, 2020

The University Counseling Center has been providing virtual services, known as telemental health counseling, to clients over the past few months.  Counselors and clients alike have had to adapt to the online counseling environment. For counselors, that meant undergoing extra training and adjusting cli...

Learn about healthy ways of losing weight

Learn about healthy ways of losing weight

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, Univeristy Health Center

July 10, 2020

Much like fashion trends, new fad diets rise and fall in popularity on a regular basis. Fad diets are temporary diets that promise rapid weight loss. Some common fad diets you may have heard about include intermittent fasting, the Atkins diet, ketogenic diet, Mediterranean diet, lemon detox diet, Beyoncé’s...

Keep your skin protected this summer

Keep your skin protected this summer

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, University Health Center

July 2, 2020

Sun protection is important to remember now that summer is here. The weather is warm, and the sun is out. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and tanning beds can be useful in obtaining a tan, but too much exposure can be harmful to your health. Too much UV exposure can cause sunburn, eye damage and p...

Health center offers weight loss program for students

Health center offers weight loss program for students

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

The University Health Center is offering a weight loss program for students who want to engage in a healthy lifestyle. Lighten Up Lions is a free eight-week program that will show students how to lose weight both during and after the semester. Alexia Fisher, peer educator and coordinator for Ligh...

Health Center provides STD checks and stresses its importance

Health Center provides STD checks and stresses its importance

Devyn Alford, Intern at the University Health Center

October 24, 2019

Sexually transmitted infections are a problem that plague many young adults in colleges and universities nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections occur in people ages 15-24. College students...

You need it, you got it

You need it, you got it

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 7, 2018

By being properly informed, students can make the most of university resources for success. At the Sims Memorial Library on SGA Drive, students can access computers, printers, study rooms and books covering various topics. On North Campus, students may rent textbooks from Textbook Rental. To find...