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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

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

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 of 13,181 20-30-year-olds to die of an opioid overdose in the U.S. this year. Every day, more than...

Students benefit from free HIV and STI tests on campus

Students benefit from free HIV and STI tests on campus

Carina Smith, News Editor

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 campuses on Feb. 5 and 6, volunteers from Lurie Children’s Hospital and HPW provided the tools to perform t...

‘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

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

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 presents a major problem if their prescription is from their hometown doctor. Even making a trip...

Some help with how to combat panic attacks

Some help with how to combat panic attacks

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

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 that is often a side effect of anxiety, stress and panic disorders that affect over 40 milli...

Flu season becomes an epidemic

Flu season becomes an epidemic

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

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 for fun — this flu season has been brutal and possibly one of the worst in recent history. Acco...

An app that makes everyone a sexpert

An app that makes everyone a sexpert

Nina Gaulin

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. Read More »...

CVS Health smokes safety, clears the air

CVS Health smokes safety, clears the air

Parker Asmann

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 business to a health care provider. And, frankly, it makes sense. Read More »...

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