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Turning resolutions into realities

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer With the new year comes new resolutions and a desire for change, and according to a University of Scranton psychology study, the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for 2015 is weight loss. It can be difficult maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but this can be made easier with effective weight loss methods. “You should always have a goal,” said Matt Durant, director of strength... 

Anti-vaxx ignorance still rampant

Since the measles outbreak at Disneyland in December, there have been 121 cases of measles reported in the United States between Jan. 1 and Feb. 6. The question that comes to mind is why would a disease that has previously been eradicated by successful vaccinations make a comeback in 2015? The answer: the ignorance of anti-vaxxers. According to the CDC, measles is a highly contagious airborne disease... 

West Nile virus goes local

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District identified West Nile virus on Aug. 12 in La Verne. Mosquito traps were placed in Golden Hills Wilderness Park and tested positive for the virus. The virus is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitos, which originally become infected after biting diseased birds. “We have had a light year with West Nile... 

Community concerned about MERS

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, recognized the potential global spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome when the first reported case in the U.S. was identified on May 2. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that causes those who are infected to develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. So far... 

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle
Participants of the Cinco de Mayo Run begin the course on the horse racetrack of the Fairplex on Saturday. The course spanned 5K of the Fairplex grounds, ending back on the racetrack where the Mariachi Conservatory from Boyle Heights played and cold beer awaited runners. Each participant received a shirt before the run with the slogan “A Race Every Juan Can Run” on the back, and at the finish line,... 

Students unaware of STD superbug

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer A new issue recently emerged in the realm of sexually transmitted diseases – there is now a strain of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. The once easily treatable bacterial infection is now presenting issues because a strain has developed antibiotic resistance to one of the two antibiotics that commonly treats it, according to World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease... 

Anti-vaxxers pose health risk

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 189 cases of measles in 2013. This year so far, there were at least 53 reported cases in 10 states. But in 2000, the disease had been almost completely eliminated. In addition, mumps had until recently faced a significant decrease, 98 percent, since the introduction of its vaccine in the 1960s. However very recently, there are... 

LV students would rather be broke than sick

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer In a recent informal survey, students at the University were asked if they would be willing to be infected with the flu for $3,000. Thirteen out of the 20 students interviewed said they would not be willing to get sick for the money. During the flu season, people do everything in their power to avoid getting sick, but now the National Institutes of Health is offering participants... 

Students seek info on STDs

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer  Sexual health is very important to students on campus, and 15 out of 16 students questioned in an informal survey feel as though the health center could do more to educate students about sexually transmitted disease protection and prevention. “Basically we have several brochures in our waiting room about why it is important to take care of your sexual health,” Cynthia... 

Nutrition lecture teaches diet to fight cancer

The Cancer Care Center in Pomona held a presentation about cancer fighting foods and how to take care of your body. The presentation was held May 9 and given by registered dietian Nancee Renee Perez. Those in attendance included cancer survivors, newly diagnosed patients and those interested in learning more about helping prevent the disease. “I developed an early interest in healthy eating and exercise... 
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