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“Pasta demand wanes as health-conscious consumers see it as carb demon”. This recent headline had us shaking are heads. According to this article pasta sales are declining even in Italy! Pasta makers are busily working to change their recipes and creating “healthier” versions of their products in hopes of appealing to a more health conscious consumer.

Ever had those burning (no pun intended) questions about sex and relationships but were just too embarrassed to ask?! Well look no further!

The Sexual Health Advisory Committee (aka The SHAC) will be taking questions and responding to them via blog. 

Send your questions about sexual norms, sexual health, relationship advice, sex taboos, figuring out how to know what you like/what works for you, or anything.  Expect the unexpected, the truth and sometimes a good laugh.  We want to answer your questions and make sure you’re getting credible, honest, transparent information from professionals right here on campus.

Send your questions, concerns, comments, inquiries, suggestions, and master plans to greatsexpectations@studentaffairs.duke.edu and check out the blog to see what comes up!

Congratulations to all graduating students!

The Student Health Fee for Spring Semester 2017 EXPIRES at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19th. This means that all Duke students who have paid the Spring Fee can continue to utilize Student Health Services (SHS) through May 19th. Depending on your status at Duke, there are different rules that apply after that date. If you are:

 

Graduating on May 14th – After May 19th, you can no longer be seen as a patient at SHS. You must find another source for health care. The only exception to this is if your SHS provider requests that you follow up for a condition for which you were seen prior to May 19th.

 

Taking summer classes at Duke – Students who are taking summer classes pay the Summer Health Fee each term.

 

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Thumbnail Caffeine is a substance, which has been used and enjoyed for centuries. Many people use caffeine on a daily basis, whether it’s from coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks to put a little pep in their step and stay awake during less-than-interesting lectures. Keep reading to learn a little more about caffeine, its pros and cons, and how to make healthy choices when you need that extra boost. 

Caffeine comes from a variety of sources, including coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, and even chocolate. The amount of caffeine in these foods and beverages varies greatly: 

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Thumbnail I remember several years ago as a young adolescent my daughter and her friend dressing up in homemade Halloween costumes as “We’ve Been Dumped Girls”. The costumes consisted of pjs, bathrobes, fuzzy slippers, hair in sloppy ponytails, smeared mascara and of course empty containers of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  Creative yes! Accurate? Let’s see………

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Thumbnail ‘Tis the season for making resolutions. Whether you are aiming to get fit, get organized or just be a better version of you (whatever that may look like), the American Psychological Association offers great advice on how to get your resolutions to stick.
These tips include starting small, changing one behavior at a time and not beating yourself up when you experience a setback.

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Thumbnail It’s the end of the semester– chances are you’ve adapted pretty well to your school eating routines by now – whether it’s eating with friends or grabbing a bite on the way to the next class or meeting. But wouldn’t you know it, the holidays are just around the corner and everything is about to change again.  The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they are usually associated with a lot of food and eating: for some this can be challenging. Consider using some of the following tips to stay well and focused during this time. 

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Dearest Students,

The election results and the end of the most divisive campaign season in recent history has had an impact on our campus. Reactions range from hurt and anger to confusion about why some are affected so negatively. Counseling and Psychological Services advocates for a campus climate that is supportive of all students’ mental health and this election’s focus on traditionally marginalized groups has exacerbated their lived experiences of racism, sexism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and other forms of oppression. Any form of oppression negatively impacts mental health and deters academic success.

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Duke Student Health Nutrition Services

Thumbnail Caffeine is a drug, which has been used and enjoyed for centuries. Many people use caffeine on a daily basis, whether it’s from coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks to put a little pep in their step and stay awake during less-than-interesting lectures. Keep reading to learn a little more about caffeine, its pros and cons, and how to make healthy choices when you need that extra boost. 

Caffeine comes from a variety of sources, including coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, and even chocolate. The amount of caffeine in these foods and beverages varies greatly: 

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Thumbnail As a dietitian I am often asked questions about soy foods acting like estrogen in the body, are they safe? Do they contribute to breast cancer? I will admit over the years the information has been varied, but for the past several years researchers have found more and more information confirming that eating soy in moderation even as a breast cancer survivor is not a problem.

Since it is breast cancer awareness month I decided to do some additional research and explain for you in more detail. 

First of all let’s think about where you might find soy in the diet, the following is a list of dietary sources:

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