Tag Archives: Adult Health

Can your morning brew harm your teeth?

There’s no need to ditch your morning coffee, but how you drink it could affect the health of those pearly whites. By Barrett White A short, snappy video recently went viral on TikTok, where a dentist describes how sipping on your coffee throughout the morning can be bad for your teeth. The dentist in the …

Welcome to AmeriCorps!

Since the 1960s, AmeriCorps has dedicated their resources to underserved communities. Once known as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps received its name in 1993. AmeriCorps specializes in bringing diverse Americans together to help those in need. Focusing on senior care, taking care of the environment, and protecting the rights of people. …

When the Sun Brings SADness

Feeling SAD this summer? Allow us to shed some light on this lesser-known disorder. by Ashley Guidry Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a major depressive disorder, mania or hypomania with a seasonal pattern. Regular depression affects 1 in 5 American citizens. SAD, however, on a much smaller scale affects about 5 percent of adults. It …

How does your immune system work?

What’s going on inside our bodies that protects us from sickness? By Barrett White Your body has a special defense inside it. Like an army that exists just to protect you! Existing microscopically inside you, this small-but-mighty army is your immune system. Your immune system exists to protect you from outside threats, like bacteria, viruses, …

Overcoming burnout: Tips for work and school

How not to dread your next meeting or lecture. By Barrett White Heavy workloads, deadlines, screen time, pressure, and stress – these are all typical challenges of work and school. But for these challenges to push you to the point of burnout is a problem. But what is burnout? Aside from stress, the Harvard Business …

Your rest days are just as important as your reps

Recovery can boost overall performance, while overuse can lead to injury. By Barrett White Whether you’re new to the gym or you’re a seasoned athlete, rest days are crucial to allow your body time to repair and benefit from the work you put into it. Resting is necessary for performance, muscle growth, and preventing fatigue …

Feeling Green? Listen to Your Gut!

Stomach pains making you feel yucky? Paying attention to your gut could turn your frown upside down. by Dr. Amelia Averyt What exactly is abdominal pain? Your abdomen houses your stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small/large intestines, and blood vessels among other connective tissues that keep these organs in place and oriented correctly. The abdomen and …

Sitting at a desk or on your feet all day? Here are four things you can do for your back.

By Barrett White Many people spend hours at a time on their feet or seated at a desk every day. Over time, either can cause back pain if your posture isn’t very good, or if you have an underlying health condition. Both standing for long hours and sitting at a desk with poor posture can …