Friday, May 31, 2013

Check out these creative new condoms!

Each KORE condom bought also provides one condom to a person in an developing country!  This company is working to fight unwanted pregnancy and the spread of STDs in nations with limited access to healthcare.
Could Condoms Change the World?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Get Enough Sleep this Finals Week!

Although many students may be tempted to pull all-nighters or stay up late studying for exams, getting enough sleep is actually more beneficial to your success! Getting enough sleep has been shown to:
  • Improve memory
  • Spur creativity
  • Increase overall athletic ability and energy
  • Improve grades
  • Sharpen attention
  • Lower stress
  • Decrease risk for depression
For more information on how sleep can benefit you, go to http://www.health.com/health/gallery/thumbnails/0,,20459221,00.html. Good luck with finals!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Here is a great video about tobacco cessation

Here is a great video about cessation from Canada <https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nyIJo7VCdPE

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kick Butts Day 2013!

Today, March 20, 2013, is Kick Butts Day! Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.  The tobacco industry spends almost $1 million every hour on advertisements for its tobacco products.  It's up to each of us to fight the heavy influence of big tobacco by making a stand against unhealthy tobacco use!  You can fight tobacco by...
  • refusing to buy any tobacco products
  • encouraging friends and family members to quit, or not begin, tobacco use
  • educating yourself and others about the dangers and health risks associated with tobacco use
  • encouraging others to think before falling victim to the persuading advertisements made by big tobacco companies 
  • making your home or living space a tobacco free area
  • avoiding areas where tobacco use is likely to occur
If you would like more information about Kick Butts Day or tobacco use visit the Kick Butts website! http://www.kickbuttsday.org/ 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Have a Safe Spring Break



Safe Spring Break 2013: Sun, Slopes or Service, Make the Break Safe!

Make the Pledge to Make the Break Safe!
The BACCHUS Network encourages you to have a Safe Spring Break this year. Whatever your plans are, make sure they include these tips:
• Remember, impairment begins with the first drink. Choose not to drink if you are driving, or be safe with a designated driver.
• Wear your seatbelt. Always. It’s your best protection in a crash.
• Distracted driving is dangerous. Park the car to check mobile devices.
• Respect other peoples’ right, and your own, to choose not to drink.
• Respect state laws and campus policies.
• Stay out of dangerous situations involving alcohol, whether in a car, bar or bedroom.
• If a friend drinks to the point of passing out, alcohol poisoning is a real danger. If you’re concerned, seek medical attention. Better safe than sorry!
Take the pledge!  By reading the following and sharing your pledge on Twitter or Facebook, you agree to Make the Break Safe!
• I promise not to drink and drive during Spring Break, or let any of my friends get behind the wheel impaired.
• I will not ride in a car when the driver has been drinking.
• I will wear my seatbelt, whether I’m the driver or passenger.
• I will focus on my driving when behind the wheel and not be distracted by mobile devices, music or passengers.
• I will watch out for my friends, take care of myself, and do what I can to plan for a Safe Spring Break!