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It’s a popular fringe movement nowadays to not get vaccinated and, more importantly, not to get your children vaccinated. However, this movement may cause catastrophic harm rather than the benefit it claims to have. Herd immunity (community immunity, for those who don’t want to be referenced to cattle) is where immunity exists because a significant […]

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Weber State University nursing students and faculty depicted a mock auto-pedestrian accident March 20 at Bonneville High School to show students the potential effects of being distracted while driving. About 700 high school students watched the video clip and presentation. “Some teenagers got into a car, and we see the female driver without her seat […]

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Health insurance coverage has been a headache for many students who feel they cannot afford it. To help alleviate those worries, Weber State University hosted five different health insurance carriers in the Shepherd Union Atrium on Tuesday. Representatives of the carriers worked to increase awareness about the health insurance options available to students. Attendees had the […]

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WSU’s health promotion program hosts Health Fair

Walking fruits and vegetables, free candy, games and a lot of free advice filled the atrium in the Shepherd Union Building on March 4 for the first Weber State University Health Fair. Students from the WSU Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance organized the fair. “As the instructor of the class, I am making them […]

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Bill seeks to warn consumers of GMOs in food

California Sen. Noreen Evans recently sponsored a bill that would make labeling genetically modified foods, or GMOs, mandatory. Joan Thompson, an associate professor of nutrition at Weber  State University, said she has many concerns about eating GMOs. “We don’t have proof of anything,” she said. “. . . But you don’t know what has really […]

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E-cigarettes are a controversial topic across the country. Utah holds some of the strictest substance laws in the nation, and soon e-cigarettes will be lumped into that category. House Bill 112 looks to make e-cigarettes the same under the law. Changing the wording of the law from “tobacco” to “tobacco products” would include e-cigarette and […]

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