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Letter to the editor: A message from DePaul’s Office of Health Promotion & Wellness

Cases of beer stacked in a cooler at Walgreen’s.
April 30, 2020

In response to the recent (4/25/20) article, Some DePaul Students Increase Substance Use During Pandemic, The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness would like to comment and provide resources for students...

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Georgia to meet with supporters.
November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump...

Avoiding cosmetic reactions from unsafe makeup

Avoiding cosmetic reactions from unsafe makeup
Infertility and death are only some of the reactions that can come from unsafe makeup
September 30, 2019

Red and blotchy skin, acne breakouts, hormone imbalances potentially leading to infertility or even death are all side effects of the products you use every day. Octinoxate, Tocopherol, Dimethicone and...

Brain Food: Maintaining focus, retaining information more difficult without proper fuel

Brain Food: Maintaining focus, retaining information more difficult without proper fuel
September 16, 2019

The school year has started and everyone is preparing for the long 10 weeks ahead. School requires a lot of concentration and students will need to focus — and nutritional breakfast or early lunch can...

Lighting the way: Students successfully lobby DePaul administration to approve life-saving drug for overdose victims

Lighting the way: Students successfully lobby DePaul administration to approve life-saving drug for overdose victims
February 11, 2019

In November 2018 in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, there were five opioid overdose deaths recorded in the span of two days. One of those deaths was a 22-year-old DePaul graduate. He became one...

Students benefit from free HIV and STI tests on campus

Students benefit from free HIV and STI tests on campus
February 11, 2019

Health Promotion and Wellness held a free HIV and STI testing for students last week in both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses in an effort to promote sexual health. Setting up shop in the different...

‘Join The Club’: The Pill Club promises to deliver on low-cost, free birth control and Plan B

'Join The Club': The Pill Club promises to deliver on low-cost, free birth control and Plan B
April 30, 2018

In college, making your sexual health a priority is fundamental. Yet many students encounter problems when it comes to keeping up with it; for students at DePaul who use birth control, obtaining a refill...

Some help with how to combat panic attacks

Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia
April 23, 2018

Dizziness. Heart palpitations. Trembling. An overwhelming tightness in your chest coupled with an intensified fear and feeling of discomfort. These are some symptoms of a panic attack, a crippling phenomenon...

Flu season becomes an epidemic

(Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia)
January 29, 2018

Signs are posted in public restrooms across the nation with reminders to wash your hands and cover your mouth for coughs. The reason for businesses and schools breaking out the warning signs isn’t just...

An app that makes everyone a sexpert

Public health officers say that the earlier you start talking to your children about the realities of sex and its consequences, the better. (Chris Ware/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT)
May 31, 2015

Some people love talking about it, while others detest its presence in conversation. Some people giggle about it, and some find themselves scratching their heads in an attempt to understand what it means. When...

CVS Health smokes safety, clears the air

CVS Health smokes safety, clears the air
September 22, 2014

CVS Health locations nationwide have recently pledged to stop selling tobacco products, to send a message to customers and competitors regarding the company’s transformation from a largely retail...

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