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Man choosing produce

Ask the nutritionist: What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

“What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?”—Briana U., California State University, NorthridgeCarbohydrates, or carbs, are a class of macronutrients (nutrients that we need a lot of) that serve as the body’s primary...
lonely girls on stairs

Ask the counselor: “How do you differentiate normal sadness from clinical depression?”

—Olivia C.*, California State University, Northridge(*Name changed)Sometimes we just feel blah. Nothing seems to be going right and all we want to do is crawl into bed and get away from life for a...
Group counselling

Ask the counselor: October 2015

“When someone betrays me, I have a hard time getting over it. Any tips?”—S.B.*, University of Victoria, British ColumbiaIt feels terrible when someone betrays you. It might seem like the relationship is broken forever....
Tired girl, breaking from working out

Ask the trainer: What are the signs that you’re working out too much/inefficiently?

—Catherine N., University of WyomingIf you’ve been on a regular workout routine and aren’t seeing the results that you want, or aren’t feeling great despite your efforts, that can be very frustrating. Working out...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: June 2016

“How can I prevent and fix shin splints?”—Michael S. Wilmington University, DelawareFeeling a nagging, sharp pain in the shin after an intense workout or run? This is shin splints, miniature stress fractures in the...
Student doing homework

Ask the doc: “How can I stay awake in class or while studying?”

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in class or while studying?"—Larry C., Pennsylvania State UniversityShort answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon you...
students in class

Ask the professor: How can I feel less nervous about public speaking?

“How can I feel less nervous about public speaking for presentations or talking in class?”—A. J., University of New BrunswickI have been speaking in public for over 30 years (I started very young!) and...
Assortment of tea, honey, and fruit on a table

Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina A., California State University, FresnoColds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing your space with hundreds or thousands of other students on campus. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite...
Doctors

Ask the doc: November 2015

“How recover from several nights of insomnia ?”—Hydra B., Portland State University, OregonSleep problems are common for students and can have a huge impact on your ability to learn. They influence your mood,...
2 pairs of feet in bed

Ask the health educator: Are there physical benefits to sex?

—Carson G., University of North Dakota(*Name changed)Yes!First, it’s important to define sex. Sex can be with yourself (masturbation) or with others. It’s a consensual act between partners engaging in any agreed-upon activity. Here are...