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Bill does not permit abortion pills on community colleges

Michaela Graves, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Filed under Health, News

California Senate Bill 24, which would allow University of California and California State University students access to medical abortion pills, was passed on April 8. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva on  December 3, would require each student health care service clinics on a CSU or UC campus to o...

What will stop consumers from buying soda?

What will stop consumers from buying soda?

May 13, 2019

Dr. Pepper’s limited dark berry-flavored soda was the latest craze to hit the market on April 25, ...

Students promote healing after assault

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Campus Life, Community, Features, Health, Issues

A healing circle for sexual assault survivors was held on April 25 in Winn 106, hosted by the Women Escaping a Violent Environment. Los Rios Confidential WEAVE Advocate Emily Zavala-Aguilar said the purpose of the healing circle was to talk with other victims to get past what happened and the aftermath of the assault....

Program emphasizes on healthy lifestyle

Mason White, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Filed under Campus, Community, Features, Food, Health, Top Stories

Three professors on campus have created a certificate program that has a deep focus on plant-based, sustainable agricultural science as it relates to the environment and the health of the human body. The Department of Nutrition and the Department of Horticulture worked together to bring to campus the “Plant-Based Nutrition and Su...

Students prepare for Flu season

Students prepare for Flu season

December 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article on Nov. 20 about the preventions p...

College district adds $20 student fee for health services

Marysol Olvera, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Campus, Health, News

The Los Rios colleges are now adding better health services, including new reproductive and mental health services, available on campus and district wide starting next semester. College Nurse Michelle Barkley said the new student health services will be fully implemented next fall and is being provisionally put into effect...

Anxiety is often a struggle for college students

Anxiety is often a struggle for college students

Nekita Smith, Features Editor

August 26, 2018

Filed under Health, Top Stories

Forty million adults suffer from anxiety disorder in the U.S., according to a study by the Anxiety and D...

Student caffeine use delivers mixed results

Steven Bryla, Staff

March 27, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Health, News, Top Stories

There’s no escaping caffeinated beverages like soda and coffee. We are bombarded with advertisements for caffeine products in commercials, radio, billboards and in every college campus across America, including Cosumnes River College with its vending machines, the cafeteria and the Hawks Nest. “With caffeine, we can see it remaining in the body,” s...

Blood donations exceed set goal

Julie Wallinger, News Editor

February 9, 2017

Filed under Campus, Health, News

Bloodsource came to campus for the first mobile blood drive of the year on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Bloodmobiles were parked on the main walkway in front of the library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days of the drive. A registration table and canopy with chairs were set up for students and faculty to register and wait for their...

Students face increasing stress during finals

Students face increasing stress during finals

December 5, 2016

With the semester coming to an end and finals soon approaching, stress levels begin to rise as Cosumnes River College students prepare to ...

Student medical needs are brought to light

Julie Wallinger, Staff

November 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Health, News, Top Stories

Stories of syringes being discarded in the streets and parks have been a popular urban legend for years. But for the custodial staff of a large, public college like Cosumnes River College, improperly disposed of sharps are a very real concern. Sharp waste is defined by Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley as any item that comes...

Campus hires first full-time disability counselor

April 21, 2016

Cosumnes River College has hired its first full-time disabilities counselor, Teresa O’Brien. All other Los Rios c...

Academic senate proposes smoking ban

Erica Trujillo, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Filed under Health, Issues, News

The campus Academic Senate met and proposed a smoking ban for the Cosumnes River College campus on Dec.11 Currently American River College is a smoke-free campus. Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College and CRC have designated smoking areas and any other areas are not permitted.  Sac City College is going smoke-free in the Fall of this year. All ...

Health officials urge flu vaccine

Sean Pastrana, Staff

October 26, 2015

Filed under Health, News

Cosumnes River College health officials have urged the student body and faculty to get their flu shots as winter approaches. Flu season is at its peak during the winter months and tapers off until late spring. The vaccine prevents the flu in 50 to 60 percent individuals who get vaccinated, according to a Sacbee article. ...

Abuse of prescription medication for studying carries risk to students

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

As the end of the semester approaches, students are beginning to use various methods to study for finals including the infamous study drug, Adderall. Adderall is an amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is used to treat narcolepsy...

Campus nurse and students talk healthy diets as stroke rates rise in youth

Francisco Rodriguez, Staff writer

March 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Health, Most Recent, News

The stroke rate is rising among young adults, even higher than that of people of advanced age, according to an article from the Sacramento Bee. Statistics show that strokes are declining by more than 25 percent for people older than 45, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, from 1994 through 2007 it is ...

Society’s addiction to technology not limited by age, could be dangerous, study finds

Nicole Goodie, Staff writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Students wandering around, completely oblivious to their surroundings because of smartphones is becoming a common sight on Cosumnes River College’s campus. The grounds are slowly resembling an episode of The Walking Dead. Lookout Mobile Security teamed up with Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research...

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

September 13, 2014

Smoking tobacco is one of the leading addictions in today’s world and there have been a variety of...

Loss of sleep may cause greater damage in the long run

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

May 3, 2014

Filed under Health, Issues, News

While the health and academic issues concerning college students and lack of sleep, especially when it comes to cramming for exams, are not a new conversation, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on March 18 brings a possible new focus to the issue. According to the new study, done by neuroscientist Sigrid...

The Fantastic 5 brings sustainable food to campus

The Fantastic 5 brings sustainable food to campus

May 2, 2014

Five students attending Cosumnes River College had no idea that they would be put into a group that involves...

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

April 28, 2014

Seated in a leather arm chair with an area rug and potted plants adding to the atmosphere on the Recital...

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