The Malleable Body

Ages ago, the atoms that make up your body at this very moment were born through nuclear fusion in the cores of stars.  As the saying goes, you're nothing more than stardust.


New study reveals hidden risks behind smoking hookah

By Nathan Stephenson, Contributor Hookah lounges are popular destinations among 18- to 20-year-olds as they are too young to drink at bars, but too old to stay...

Goodnight, Smartphone: Powering down before bed for a good night’s rest

(Family Features) Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? If you want to...

Fit-ting it in

Students worry about exams and tuition, but we also care about weight gain. Most college students will gain about three to 10 pounds, also called the "Freshman 15," in their first two years of college, according to the kidshealth.org article, "Beating the Freshman 15."


5 simple ways you can create more healthy days

(Family Features) Creating more healthy days is easier than you may think. Contrary to popular belief, overall health is more than just being free...

Understanding the Yawn

(Family Features) Yawning is a natural part of everyday life, yet this simple phenomenon has some rather curious and mysterious features. To...

UNO researchers speak at autism conference

Asperger's Syndrome, or AS, is a common condition part of a larger subset of developmental disorders collectively known as the autism spectrum. Individuals who have AS are often very intelligent and have focused and narrowly defined interests, but have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, such as tone of voice and body language. Often they seem aloof, uncaring or even rude, when in reality they simply don't understand. They must be taught the social skills that their typically developing peers learn naturally, which can be a laborious process.


Shedding “The Freshman 15”

Trent Ostrom CONTRIBUTOR For many students entering college, “The Freshman 15” is something they likely experience. While this is an unfortunate situation, there is still the...