Dental hygiene project begins to brighten smiles

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  By Joshua Rosario| Published April 12, 2017 The key to a good smile is clean teeth and proper brushing. Physician Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator for Kean University’s School of Physician Assistant Studies, Dr. Denise Rizzolo leads her dental hygiene project to Kean University to keep young teeth sparkling at YMCA during President’s Day. The program was created to […]

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Ahhh-choo! It’s time for the flu shot

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By Dr. Josh Palgi | Posted November 19, 2015 It is that time of year again: flu season. The flu season can stretch from October to May and usually peaks around January/ February. Influenza — commonly known as “the flu” — is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system, nose, throat and lungs. It has a very short […]

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Suffering in silence

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By Celeste Simmons | Published October 22, 2015 There are many silent killers on a college campus. Some of the main ones you hear about are depression and suicide. There are groups on campuses that help you deal with depression, there have been articles written about it within the last couple of years, and it has been talked about on the news. People talk about depression and […]

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The trend toward detoxification and cleansing

By Dr. Josh Palgi | Posted September 29, 2015 The premise of body cleansing is based on the ancient Egyptian and Greek idea of auto-intoxication, in which foods consumed can putrefy and produce toxins that harm the body. Biochemistry and microbiology appeared to support auto-intoxication theory in the 19th century. In the early 20th century, detoxification-based approaches fell out of favor. In recent years, notions […]

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Hot yoga vs. Bikram yoga

By Dr. Josh Palgi It is said in the bible “Be still and know that I am God.” In these few words lies the key to the science of yoga. Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge. The word yoga came from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate”. Yoga then is about the union of […]

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To train or not to train?

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Kim Kardashian’s instagram post: Captioned “On set using my @premadonna87’s waist trainer before I shoot!” By Celeste Simmons Trends come and go, some being better than others, but one of the most recent trends is not as great or beneficial to one’s health as it may seem. The waist-training craze has been sweeping the nation among women of all shapes and sizes. Starting […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness is Needed Year-Round

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By Dr. Josh Palgi Breast Cancer Awareness month is held every October, but awareness is needed year-round. While many people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Here are some facts from Susan G. Komen, American Cancer […]

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CLS Promotes Involvement for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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By: Daris Mendez It is the month of October, and besides fall season’s evidence of colorful leaves and midterms rapidly approaching on campus, “Kean Blue Thinks Pink” has also become a prominent feature of October at Kean. The CLS (The Center for Service and Leadership) here at Kean have been the main promoters for Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month. […]

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Did you get your flu shot yet?

By Dr. Josh Palgi So you are back in school. You bought textbooks, notebooks, and pencils, but did you get your protection against the flu virus? “Flu” is short for “influenza.”  The name goes back hundreds of years when the disease was thought to be caused by supernatural “influences.” The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses […]

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Raising awareness about kidneys

By Dr. Josh Palgi World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys, reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease, and its associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The kidneys are bean shaped organs […]

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