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    So Lonely I Could Die

    Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need—crucial to both well-being and survival. […]

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    Want to Graduate Sooner? Find a Great Advisor

    Most college students juggle a lot: studying, getting to and from class, and, for many at the CSU, working and meeting other obligations. So it can feel like the last straw to hear that you should find and check in with an academic advisor regularly. But if you take the time to seek out someone to […]

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    Mental Health Issues Suffered By Gay Men

    The mental health issues gay men have to deal with aren’t limited to stigma and discrimination. According to a recent study, gay men are four times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Moreover, more than half of the men who identify themselves as gay suffer from anxiety or depression. In short, the mental health […]

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    Health Education Empowers Homeless Women

    When pharmacy student Megha Shah began her internship at the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison, NJ, she was prepared to improve the health literacy of the residents. What she didn’t realize was how much the residents would teach her. Shah, who will graduate in 2019 from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, spent seven […]

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    Undocumented Immigration Doesn’t Worsen Drug, Alcohol Problems in U.S., Study Indicates

    Despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers led by University of Wisconsin–Madison sociology Professor Michael Light used newly […]

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    On Emotional Intelligence: What Trump’s Reaction to Flynn Tells Us

    Emotional intelligence. It’s not just a Time magazine-worthy buzzword anymore. Now that we’ve got a catchy name for it, it’s taking center stage in American society and particularly in American politics. But how do you measure it? One potential metric is an adult’s ability to face criticism without taking it personally or looking for vengeance. […]

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    Study Suggest Ban the Box Helps Those With Criminal Records Gain Employment

    Many employers outright avoid hiring job applicants with criminal records as a matter of general business policy. Thus, questions on employment applications regarding the applicant’s arrest history have, for the large part, become a screening mechanism through which those with job applicants with criminal records are denied further consideration in the hiring process, regardless of […]

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    Two Out of Three U.S. Adults Have Not Completed an Advance Directive

    Advance directives are the primary tool for individuals to communicate their wishes if they become incapacitated and are unable to make their own health care decisions, particularly near the end of life. Despite this, 63 percent of American adults have not completed one, reports the most comprehensive study to date on the subject from researchers at […]

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