Preventative Health: Flu Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, seasonal influenza is most common in the United States during the fall and winter time, anywhere from late November to March. Seasonal Influenza, also referred…

What is “Real Depression”?

 “That movie was so depressing.” “The lyrics are depressing.”  “I’m so depressed.”  For better or worse, depression has entered the public conscience and lexicon, and has since become synonymous with “sad”. However, depression is actually an illness…

Preventative Health: Is Being Scared Good For You?

Even though no one actually wants be in a life threatening scenario, many still crave scare-inducing moments, such as watching horror movies or electing to enter a haunted house attraction. In an article published in…

Preventative Health: Exercise

It is widely known that exercising for at least 30 minutes per day, when coupled with a nutritious diet, can help you be healthier and fitter. Exercising confers several benefits to your physical health by…

Trump Administration Rolls Back on Obama-era Mandate

The Trump Administration lifted the Obama-era healthcare mandate on October 6. The mandate required employers to provide their female workers insurance coverage for contraceptives. During the Obama Administration, this policy further polarized both pro- and…

The Health Department’s New Digs

St. Michael’s Medical Center will be the new home of the NJIT Health Department, a partnership established over the course of this year. Students will be able to receive all of the same services they…

Health Prevention Tips

People listening with earbuds and headphones is a common sight whether on campus, while commuting, or as leisure. In fact, some of us are guilty of turning up the sound so loud that others can…

How to Manage Stress in College

Stress is something akin to an illness; it disrupts the body and mind’s natural balance. Much like any other illness, stress stems from situations formed by our environment. It could be receiving a poor grade,…