Stress Less: How Yoga can Help Physical and Mental Health

Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its purpose is universal:to find peace and balance within your own life. Not only is yoga meant to be used as an exercise, but also as a type of therapy. Doing yoga regularly can help your physical strength as well as your mental strength. Some of the main benefits of yoga are; flexibility, strength, better breathing and balance. Continue reading “Stress Less: How Yoga can Help Physical and Mental Health”

Fall into wellness

The Student Wellness Club on the BHC campus is here to help promote wellness. They meet on the first Monday of each month at two p.m. on the second floor lobby in building 2. Everyone is welcome.

It was started in 2008 by an associate professor of biology, Dr. Xixuan Collins. “The purpose of the club is to improve the well-being of students,” Collins stated. “It promotes wellness, nutrition, being physically active, and relieving stress.” Continue reading “Fall into wellness”

Ebola: The what, when, and how

The Ebola virus began to spread throughout West Africa in March, infecting almost 6,000 people in Senegal, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

Ebola is a virus first discovered in 1976 in the Congo and Sudan, transmitted from infected animals such as bats, monkeys, or gorillas through blood or bodily fluid to humans. There have been several outbreaks since 1976, but none as large as the current one. The last outbreak occurred from late 2000 to early 2001 and infected 425 people in Central Africa. Continue reading “Ebola: The what, when, and how”

Breast Cancer – It’s not just for women!

Breast cancer in men is rare, but 1% of all breast cancers will occur in men each year. Cancer researchers have projected that breast cancer will affect approximately 2,360 men in 2014. These male breast cancer diagnoses could result in about 400 male deaths from the disease (compared with nearly 40,000 female deaths). Continue reading “Breast Cancer – It’s not just for women!”

Men in Cancerland – How to help her cope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – most commonly attributed to the care of women – but many already know that. We’ve been taught about the risk factors of breast cancer since before puberty, and how important early detection and preventative measures can be. It is even common knowledge that having no family history does not guarantee immunity. But what do we know about the main caregiver of a woman going through breast cancer treatment – the male support system? Continue reading “Men in Cancerland – How to help her cope”

AVON Calling… and the causes they support

When you hear that someone is selling AVON, I’m sure your mind goes to make-up or perfume. However, it might surprise you that AVON is Vitale_Microsite_Difference_Elevate_Bannermore than skin deep. It’s more than selling products to make you more beautiful. There’s actually a cause behind what they do.

Since 1955, the AVON Foundation for Women has helped improve the lives of women and their families through their Speak-Out Against Domestic Violence Program and the AVON Breast Cancer Crusade. The foundation also supports disaster relief when national and international emergencies occur. Continue reading “AVON Calling… and the causes they support”