DSG’s new student wellness caucus to unite mental health resources, address issues with current programs

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Duke Student Government’s former student wellness advisory committee and mental health caucus have merged to form the student wellness caucus. 

Following criticism in the 2018-19 academic year that DSG was not adequately representing all voices on campus, DSG members created caucuses to advocate for and work with particular campus demographics. But last year, some caucuses found it difficult to distinguish between their role and that of other organizations with similar missions.

The mental health caucus was founded by senior Shrey Majmudar, DSG chief of staff, in September 2019. The caucus brought together students from NeuroCare, the National Alliance on Mental

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Doctors say getting enough nutrients is especially essential for kids’ development

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(WKBN) – Food is an important part of many people’s lives, but not all food is the same. Some people even have food insecurity, which goes beyond just feeling hungry.

Lots of foods have carbohydrates and proteins.

But those aren’t the only nutrients people need to live a healthy life.

The human body has different processes that are constantly occurring and certain nutrients are vital to making those processes function properly.

When our bodies lack nutrients, those processes won’t work as they should which could potentially lead to some health problems.

“Often times, you know, people will consume foods that

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Autoimmune diseases may be rising for 9/11 survivors. But the government hasn’t acknowledged a link.

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Since then, six different petitions to the World Trade Center Health Program have argued to add autoimmune diseases to the list, but federal health officials have denied all of them for insufficient evidence, most recently in 2017.

A spokesperson for the health program, which is run by a division of the federal Centers for Disease Control called the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), said in a statement that previous petitions to add autoimmune diseases to the list of covered conditions have not met the “threshold of being substantially likely to be causally associated with 9/11 exposures.”

“These

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Joe Wicks: ‘Exercise for your mental health and the body will follow’ | Joe Wicks

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Joe Wicks, 34, the nation’s go-to body coach during the pandemic kept millions on their toes and raised £580,000 for the NHS (PE with Joe on YouTube ran most weekdays between March 2020 and March 2021). Later this month he launches The Workout Badges, a series of short, energetic workouts for preschoolers on YouTube, in collaboration with Hey Duggee (BBC iPlayer’s most watched children’s show last year). As part of his same drive to inspire children to exercise, Wicks is bringing out, with the writer Vivian French and illustrator Paul Howard, a picture book, The Burpee Bears

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Pounds packed on during pandemic cause health concerns

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Many Americans, including adults and children in South Dakota, have gained weight since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has healthcare experts worried about the potential for long-term negative physical and mental health implications. 

The extended stress experienced since early 2020 is seriously affecting mental and physical health, including changes to weight, sleep patterns and alcohol use, according to an American Psychological Association study released in March. 

The national study found that the physical health of Americans has declined during the pandemic because people are having trouble finding healthy ways to cope with the stress of the pandemic,

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