Category: Health

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TSU Blood Drive Allows Students to Help Others

By Victoria Gourdin When asked the question “why donate blood,” people have many different responses. Some do it because they feel it is the right thing to do. Others may know someone who might need blood. Still, regardless of matter what the reason is, people can donate blood knowing that they will be changing and …

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Getting Rid of the Stigma of HIV/AIDS to Find a Cure

By Leona Dunn News Editor “What person goes to Kroger’s, gets stuck and starves to death? That is exactly what we are doing; we are in a world where we have everything we need to survive. So let’s eat,” T. K. Hampton told over 200 people at a recent luncheon at TSU. Hampton created the …

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FRESHMAN 15: TRUTH OR MYTH?

Rheya Traylor Meter Staff Writer As freshmen enter their first year of college, one piece of advice that is always given is to beware of the freshman fifteen. The freshman fifteen usually happens within the first semester in college youth across the country, but there are truths and lies to this. Nonetheless, it is completely …

Nutrition and Diet Tips for Healthy Eating as You  Age

Nutrition and Diet Tips for Healthy Eating

By Keimonee Burford Meter Staff Writer Many Americans today want to make their fast paced lives as stress free as possible by finding alternatives to cooking in junk food, a type of unhealthy food that most Americans enjoy eating because it is cheap, quick, tasty, and convenient. Fries, chips, cakes, burgers, pizza, cookies, and sodas …

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TSU is a Smoke Free Campus

By Ada Taylor Metter Staff Writer Social smoking IS smoking. This is the headliner of one of the pamphlets given out at The Great American Smokeout that took place last semester, and it is a message that needs to be told time and time again. You may ask why, but it is a little known …

A Healthier Ford is Here

A Healthier Ford is Here

By Keimonee Burford Meter Staff Writer Ford Apartment Complex has started a program called Healthy Ford to help students better their heath by eating healthy and working out. Being healthy is something that has become a huge epidemic in our country. With the high rates of obesity and diabetes, feel that we cannot just sit …

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Obesity Among African American College Students

By Martavious Morton Are you dealing with the freshman 15 weight gain? Well you’re not alone. Most African American students and various HBCUs across the country all have the same problem. Obesity among college students at HBCUs has increased in the last ten years. Most people believe it is just a hereditary trait that is …

Proclamation: TSU Great American Smokeout Day Nov. 19

Proclamation: TSU Great American Smokeout Day Nov. 19

WHEREAS: It will be beneficial to promote awareness of tobacco-related risks to our student body, and for our student body, faculty and staff to support tobacco users’ efforts to quit, even for one day. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women, and yet the …