The Easterner

Health vital for finals week

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant

May 28, 2015

As finals week approaches, many students are battling senioritis and procrastination, just to name a couple issues. EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services director Tricia Hughes said in an email interview she understands how difficult it can be to continue to study and stay on task when the sun is shining and students are feeling burnt out. “It is just keeping...

Water needs to be this summer's beverage of choice

Water needs to be this summer’s beverage of choice

May 8, 2015

Killing over 2 million people worldwide every year, according to the Encyclopedia of Children’s Health website, dehydration is a dangerous condition...

Benefits of hemp outweigh marijuana

By Ivy Nall, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2015

I recently got into a debate with someone about the positive use of hemp. I was dumbfounded when he thought hemp was the same thing as marijuana. Although they both come from a cannabis plant, they are very different. It has been an entire year since President Obama signed Section 7606 of the Farm Bill into law, which legalized the production of hemp. The U.S. House passed...

EWU Condomania presents safe sexual health activities

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

February 21, 2015

As Eastern wrapped up its annual sexual health awareness week, Condomania proved to be a hit once again. The yearly, three-hour event focused on activities that promote and educate safe, sober and consensual sex. The event was held in The Roost lobby where tables with activities were spread out in a wide circle. There were additional tables downstairs where attendees could...

Health codes understood by professional piercers, not teens

By Jasmine Ari Kemp, News Editor

February 1, 2015

It’s incredibly baffling that a person would go to a mall, sit down on a chair and let a 16 year old ram a dull gold-plated stud into their ears like they were cattle. Of course, I’m sure not many people understand that those piercing guns used at Icing, or many other mall jewelry shops, are the same kinds of guns used to tag cows on ranches. So why treat yourself like...

College-aged Americans take advantage of Affordable Care Act

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15. By the time it ends on Feb. 15, the Health and Human Services department of the federal government expects at least 9 million Americans to sign up. During the first enrollment period, from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, over 7 million Americans signed up for insurance through the ACA. This included...

Health apps contain pros and cons for student use

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

While health apps can offer a lot of helpful information, it is important to know what you’re goals are before you download an app otherwise the information could overwhelm its users, said Tricia Hughes, director of health, wellness and prevention services. Health apps can be downloaded through an app store on a smart phone. These apps help users track many things including...

Washington prepares for the spread of Ebola

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

Washington state is far away from the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but the threat of infection is still being taken seriously. KREM2 news reported on Oct. 20 that misconceptions about Ebola were spreading around Spokane thanks to a lack of knowledge, which is why the the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is sending out weekly situation reports. The SRHD released their...

Prospective clinic planned for Cheney

Prospective clinic planned for Cheney

October 24, 2014

The Cheney City Council approved resolution E-251 on Sept. 23 to support the plans of Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) to build a health...

Drunkorexia: Alcohol and Eating disorders combined

Drunkorexia: Alcohol and Eating disorders combined

October 10, 2014

Body image ideals are on a majority of college students' minds, and these ideal images can affect students in negative ways. EWU director for health...


Gym germs generate concern over hygeine

March 7, 2014

  If you work out at the URC Fitness Center at Eastern, you may be picking up more than your average hand weight while exercising. Germs and viruses are right ...

Dining Services hosts diet forum

Dining Services hosts diet forum

January 22, 2014

  Dining services at EWU hosted a Special Diets Forum on Oct. 1 that was open for students to express their special dietary needs, including allergi...

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