Beyond academics: Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine redefines medical education through wellness 

January 8, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes With a specialized wellness curriculum for its medical school students, the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to make a lasting change in Utah’s healthcare education system.  In the spring of 2024, the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine – Utah’s newest and largest medical school, according to a report by Genelle Pugmire with the Daily […]

Massage therapy: A wellness strategy worth trying 

November 28, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stressed students may be interested to learn that massage therapy is a legitimate wellness strategy for managing worries and improving wellness during life’s busiest moments.  According to Ivy Conrad, a licensed massage therapist and author for Mayo Clinic, massage therapy, “a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments” is […]

Academic failures: How to handle them in a healthy way 

November 9, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes “If you are like me, you need to reject perfectionism because it is the enemy of progress,” shared Mary Pimental, a full-time MBA student at UVU. By rejecting perfectionism and reframing thinking, students can minimize the negative health impacts of failure and enhance their college careers.

Fighting fall fatigue with hygge 

October 16, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes As cold weather makes its unceremonious entrance, cold rain rushes away warm fall weather, and early evenings scare away the sun. It seems as if nothing could be better than a night in featuring fuzzy socks, a warm cup of tea and a good book.   “Hygge” (HEW-guh), a noun and adjective of Danish origin, […]

Pumpkin panacea: The health benefits of fall’s favorite fruit 

October 9, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the early onset of fall, pumpkin products are easily spotted everywhere. Cafés serve pumpkin-spice beverages; pumpkin cookies fill pantries; and pumpkins take their place on doorsteps. Kids carve jack-o’-lanterns; carwashes offer pumpkin-scented soaps; and pumpkin inflatables dot front lawns throughout the city. In some ways, the appearance of pumpkins marks the beginning of the […]

The long-term effects of caffeine 

September 29, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regarding health and wellness, a commonly asked question is: “Does caffeine have negative long-term health effects on individuals?” The short answer is maybe, but not in the ways most people think.   First, it helps to consider what caffeine is and how it works. According to the US Institute of Medicine, caffeine, a plant alkaloid usually […]

At-home mindfulness practices for busy students 

September 14, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Fall semester!” Some say it with glee — the excitement of meeting old friends and returning to campus evident in their voices — while others say it with despair — the fear of difficult tests and overnight study sessions not forgotten.   According to a TimelyCare survey, as reported by Alcino Donadel of University Business, “The […]