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Weekly Health News Updates

Last Monday was one of the most chaotic days of my semester. I worked for six hours, went straight from work to photograph the chancellor, went home to change clothes before driving around town photographing buildings for another photo assignment and, finally, headed to Kansas City to photograph the men’s basketball game. While my day … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

The recent legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has caused the benefits and risks of using the drug to receive more attention than ever. CNN reports that researchers published more than 6,000 studies on the effects of marijuana in the past three years, some of which say adolescents may be at … Continue reading

Native Americans are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than white Americans

Statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics in 2010 indicated that diabetes is more than twice as prevalent in Native Americans as it is in white Americans. Native Americans also have the highest rates of diabetes of any minority in the United States. In recent … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

A new study at a university that’s buffett-style cafeteria no longer uses trays shows that students waste less food without trays. This may also mean that students who don’t use trays in cafeterias are eating less. The University of Kansas’s cafeterias did a similar study in 2008, which resulted in the elimination of trays except … Continue reading

Haskell Indian Nations University fights diabetes in Native American population

Fred Gipp pounded his feet on the bricks until his feet hurt. His performance outside the Kansas Union on Thursday attracted the attention of students and passersby. Gipp danced to promote a powwow he will perform in next year. He said he dances to stay in shape. And it’s important that Gipp stays in shape. … Continue reading

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