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Wellness fair caters to Latin community with a focus on local health resources

John Cabales, Staff

October 25, 2017

Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

The Latin X Wellness Fair was held on Oct. 14 for the Latino community surrounding CRC to help educate them about health resources. The fair was put together by the Mes de Latin X committee and the Puente Club to help educate the community about resources that are available to them. “It’s for the whole community, but ...

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...

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...

Super foods could benefit your health

Rachel Norris, Staff

November 8, 2016

Filed under Features, Food

There’s a big chance that many students have already fallen victim to the persisting illnesses that come around this time of year: colds and the big one, the flu. Nobody wants to fall behind in their studies because they caught the dreadful flu that could have been prevented in the first place. We know that prevention is ...

Pharmacy technology program unique for CRC

Sean Pastrana, Staff

November 13, 2015

Filed under Features, Profiles

Within the Los Rios Community College District, each school has certain programs that are specific to that campus. At Cosumnes River College, students have an opportunity to participate in a pharmacy technology program. The Associate of Science of Pharmacy Technology is a two-year program offered to those who are interested i...

Study: Freshmen 15 shown to not be as prevalent as thought

Tyler Santana, Editor

October 29, 2015

Filed under Features, Food

Going off to college comes with many new stresses and pressure for the incoming students, one of them being the notorious freshman 15, which is where college freshman are likely to gain 15 pounds during their first year. The freshman 15  today is more like the freshman five as fewer students are experiencing a large amou...

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. ...

Measles outbreak sparks further debate about vaccination policies

Nicole Goodie, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Filed under Most Recent, News

California has become the national epicenter of measles outbreaks in the United States with over 120 reported cases  since December 2014, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not a coincidence that both anti-vaccination groups and measles cases are on the rise. With more and more parents opting...

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 ...

Editorial: vaccination requirements are a must to protect against disease

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In a world where communicable diseases pose an ever-present threat, misinformation is our greatest enemy. According to an article on the website of Forbes magazine, the United States is currently in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in 20 years. Finding correct information about measles can be a difficult task, especially...

Junk food outweighs fruits and veggies on students’ plates

Rukayat Yusufu, Staff Writer

December 14, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

A hamburger, slice of pizza or a bag of chips grabbed off the shelf of the bookstore is the typical meal choice of many students who are battling being strapped for cash and time on a daily basis. A 2011 study from Oregon State University revealed that college students are not eating one serving of fruits and vegetables per...

False claims against vaccinations pose a massive threat to public health

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

For quite some time, there has been a belief among uneducated groups of society that vaccines cause more harm than good. Most recently, there has been controversy that the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism in children given the vaccine at young ages. This bogus, completely groundless idea was spread...

Campus does not participate in Diabetes Awareness Month, students disagree

Campus does not participate in Diabetes Awareness Month,  students disagree

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and students on campus are looking for a new way to raise awareness...

Nutrition professors hope to inspire students to lead a healthier lifestyle

Nutrition professors hope to inspire students to lead a healthier lifestyle

November 12, 2014

The average college student’s life tends to revolve around lots of reading, studying, preparing for...

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...

Health care deadline passes, students have mixed reactions

Health care deadline passes, students have mixed reactions

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Filed under Community, Health, News

For six months, Americans have heard about The Affordable Care Act almost constantly, and as the cut-off...

Beyond The Smoke

Bobby Bishop and Shafa Ilyas

April 10, 2014

Filed under Health, News

When it comes down to it, most stories and rallies focus on the bare basic issue when it comes to cigarettes and marijuana: one’s right to smoke. While the rights that we all have or want are not in question, there is more to consider . Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and diabetes, according...

New research shows perils of mixing drinks, CRC students and faculty react

New research shows perils of mixing drinks, CRC students and faculty react

February 7, 2014

Monster, Rockstar and RedBull are well known energy drinks and have become a common staple in the lives...

A good night’s sleep on the chopping block amidst the stress of a college life

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

January 23, 2014

Filed under Health, News

The hardest part of 19-year-old Michelle Bueso’s day is waking up in the morning. After going through the seven alarms she has set up on her iPhone, she finally rolls out of bed and heads straight to the kitchen to make her first pot of coffee of the day. Eyes heavy and mind foggy, Bueso still can’t get used to the lack ...

CRC’s 2012 Health Resource Fair successfully raises awareness

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Filed under Features

Over a year in planning, the cooperation of over 40 different agencies came together with one woman’s idea to spread awareness and education to students on health and welfare. Carmella Henderson, Cosumnes River College peer health educator, is that woman and the host of the CRC Fall 2012 Health Resource Fair held at the...

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