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Excela Health’s “My Excela Health Check” reaches out to SVC faculty and staff

Excela Health’s “My Excela Health Check” reaches out to SVC faculty and staff

December 6, 2014 at 3:28 am 0 comments

Excela Health hosted “My Excela Health Check: Easy as A, B, C” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014,  offering biometric screenings at no cost to all Saint Vincent College faculty and staff. The screenings in the Fred Rogers Center consisted of a glucose and lipids test, blood pressure reading, weight through body mass index (BMI) and a waist circumference. Before leaving the screening, faculty and staff received a personalized health report card before leaving. Attendees were also able to schedule appointments with Excela Health personal care physicians. Over 60 faculty and staff took advantage of this opportunity throughout the day.

EBOLA OUTBREAK IN GUINEA MAY BE CAUSED BY FRUIT BATS

March 31, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

At least 70 people have died as a result of the recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the south of Guinea in West Africa, and the spread of the virus is believed to be caused by fruit bats in the area. This is the first time Ebola, a disease which causes nausea, vomiting, internal bleeding and organ failure, has struck Guinea. Health officials in the southern communities of Guinea had been unsuccessful in identifying the disease in its beginning stages last month. On March 23, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that 80 people had contracted the Ebola virus and “at least” 59 of them had died, three of them children. Two days later, the death toll had risen to 62.  As of March 31, there are at least 111 confirmed cases and 70 or more deaths. The Ebola virus causes viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) and the fatalityRead More

CVS STOPS SELLING CIGARETTES

CVS STOPS SELLING CIGARETTES

February 18, 2014 at 2:06 am 0 comments

On February 5, CVS Pharmacy announced that the chain would be discontinuing the sale of cigarettes and all other tobacco products this fall. It will be the first major drugstore chain to cut cigarette sales nationwide. In a press release, CVS CEO Larry Merlo said, “We have about 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners helping patients manage chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, all of which are linked to smoking. We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don’t go together in the same setting.” However, according to a USA Today article, CVS still has over $17 million invested in tobacco companies through company mutual funds. CVS spokespeople argue that the stock options are made by impartial outside companies to give their employees the most financially beneficial results. According to CNN, CVS will lose an estimated $2 billion in annual revenues. Additionally,Read More

NEW AND UPBEAT FITNESS PROGRAMS BEGIN ON CAMPUS

NEW AND UPBEAT FITNESS PROGRAMS BEGIN ON CAMPUS

February 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

New Year, new you: This common New Year’s resolution seems to have taken hold at Saint Vincent College in the first month of the spring semester. Many Bearcats are taking those resolutions to the streets – or, in some cases, to the gym in Upper Alcuin. There are many opportunities for staying in shape around campus these days, whether it’s lifting or hitting the treadmill in the Fitness Center, playing some pickup or intramural basketball in the Carey Center, or for the brave, those frigid morning runs on the Fitness Trail. Students looking for more direction in their workout routine might be found in Alcuin Hall, where two new student-led weekly workout programs are being held: Cardio-Kickboxing and Hip Hop Hustle. Cardio-Kickboxing classes are led by instructor junior Carly Meholic and are held every Monday and Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. They are designed to be upbeat, to ensureRead More