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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... 

Food Court: Gluten free is the new transfat free

Alex Forbess Food Editor Lane Jackson, a sophomore biology major, had no idea what was happening when he felt intense stomach pain while on a family vacation in Hawaii when he was 10 years old. The 20-year-old said he was just enjoying the sights and food 10 years ago, when the pain struck out of nowhere and his parents had to rush him to the hospital. “I just felt miserable,” Jackson said. “It... 

Community News: Bonita High expo promotes health

<i>Community News</i>: Bonita High expo promotes health
Local residents Daanyaal Kumar and Hayley Blockinger enjoy hula hoops during the La Verne Health and Fitness Expo, held at Bonita High School March 16. The event offered health screenings, fitness workshops, vaccines and other services from 48 vendors. / photo by Chelsea Knight Monique Parra Staff Writer Free massages, samples and workshops drew in many people to La Verne’s Family Health and Fitness... 

Commentary: Food freedoms in jeopardy

<i>Commentary</i>: Food freedoms in jeopardy
Alex Forbess, Food Editor We love to eat; let us not deny this. Everything we do gives us an excuse to eat and drink what we crave most. One person will work out for extensive hours so his metabolism will burn anything, while another is thinking since he earned a 4.0 GPA, a strawberry doughnut from the Donut Man should compensate him for the hours he put in studying. However, with diet-related health... 
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