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Can Study Drugs Lead to Better Grades?

Can Study Drugs Lead to Better Grades?

When major exams come up, the pressure is on. Many college students throughout the nation hit the books only to realize that studying for a few hours may not be enough to make the grade. Prescription drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are stimulants used to treat individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 2014, 9.6% of full-time college students used Adderall in the United States. A majority of those who have used Adderall and other stimulants have taken them for nonmedical reasons in order to concentrate on studying for long hours without feeling tired. These “study drugs” affect one’s attention span, self-discipline, and impulse control ultimately allowing a person to focus on the task at hand, whether it be a 10-page essay or a cram session for a big chemistry exam. However, it is illegal to use, purchase, or sell these medications without a valid prescription. If caught, a person engaging in any one…

De-Stress at the Beach!

DE-STRESS @ the Beach!1. Utilize the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)Cortisol and adrenaline are the hormones responsible for th

LGBTQ Health

LGBTQ HealthSometimes the LGBTQ community may feel reluctant to seek out health services for many different reasons. In this blog, we at Student Health Services want to let anyone that may identify as LGBTQ that we are here for support, offer free health resources, and can refer to outside places that offer free services as well. The Student Health Services provides free or low cost general medical care for all students at CSULB. We provide confidential, quality medical care by licensed providers. You can schedule appointments by calling, from our website or by walking in. We also offer free health education counseling about STIs, HIV, safer sex, and partner communication.  Additionally, we offer free HIV tests Monday-Thursday each week. These appointments are 30 minutes and are completely confidential. Looking to go somewhere off campus? The LGBTQ Centeron 4th Street in Long Beach offers: ·Free support groups, workshops, and even counseling. ·Free walk in HIV testing ·Free STI testing…

Sexual Assault: What can you do???

Sexual Assault: What can you do? 
Some of the latest statistics indicate that 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault while in college. This is a relatively large percentage of cases reported. You can imagine how many sexual assaults are unreported. The number of sexual assault cases are becoming more publicized on college campuses. Because of these high numbers, colleges have implemented a number of programs to prevent sexual assault.
Believe it or not, we can prevent some of these situations from occurring. We can do so by becoming an active bystander. Prevention Awareness Uniting Students with Empowerment (PAUSE) is a CSULB program aimed at encouraging students to intervene to prevent sexual assault from taking place.
Many times students do not intervene because they are unsure what to do or expect someone else to intervene; hence, your top priority should be your safety. There are three different methods students can perform: direct, delegate, and distract. These are known as the…

Health at Every Size (HAES)

Health at Every Size (HAES)
Did you know that being thinner does not necessarily mean that you will be happier or healthier? This tends to be a misconception that the majority of us believe. The principles of Health at Every Size (HAES) by Linda Beacon “supports people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves.”

So, what are the principles of Health at Every Size?:

Celebrates body diversity.Honors the differences in size, age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. Values body knowledge and peoples lived experiences.Finds the joy in moving one’s body and eating in a flexible manner that honors internal cues of hunger and appetite.
Linda Beacon alongside the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) have created the Health at Every Size pledge. You can be a part of the over 10,000 people that have signed showing their support to the principles of HAES values. Be a part of this aspiring pledge at:…