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Monday, November 20, 2017
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Ask the academic advisor: “What are some good strategies to get over writer’s block?”

—Amy, Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaHmmm…what can I say about writer’s block? Oh look, there are some funny cat videos I need to watch on YouTube.In all seriousness, writer’s block affects everyone who has ever...
Ask the nutritionist: Is coconut water even a thing?

Ask the nutritionist: Is coconut water even a thing?

 “Is coconut water even a thing?”—Parker, Chico, CaliforniaIf you search online for the benefits of coconut water, you’ll get a list of claims that make it sound like a magical drink. They might claim...
Shin splints

Ask the trainer: Shin splints

“How can I prevent and fix shin splints?”—Michael, New Castle, DelawareFeeling a nagging, sharp pain in the shin after an intense workout or run? This is shin splints, miniature stress fractures in the bone....
Therapist office

Ask the counselor: Asking for help

“I am aware that I struggle with anxiety and depression, but I can't bring myself to talk to a professional about it. I know that talking to someone will help me. How do I...
Ask the Doc

Ask the doc: Anemia and health

“Does being anemic mean I’m unhealthy? How do I fix this?”—Marla-Ann, Sackville, New BrunswickTo answer your question, first we need to define anemia, discuss the most likely causes of anemia in your gender and...
Acid reflux

Ask the doc: Acid reflux

“How can I reduce acid reflux?”—Sherie, Gainesville, FloridaAcid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) is one of those complaints where the treatment sits on the fence between self-care and professional medical care. For young,...
Stretching

Ask the trainer: How long to stretch

“How long should I stretch?”—Allison, Carrollton, Georgia This is an intriguing question! Believe it or not, stretching has been a topic of debate in recent years. Stretching is linked to flexibility, performance, and injury...
Boy in class

Ask the college student: High school vs. college curriculum

“Is the college curriculum drastically different from the high school curriculum?”—Jess, freshman, Brooklyn, New YorkYes, the college curriculum is different in some ways, but the differences are pretty cool. For example, one of the...
Turning down music

Ask the college student: Noisy roommate

“How do you deal with a noisy and inconsiderate roommate?”—Demetri, senior, SingaporeWaking up consistently at 3:00 a.m. to your roommate dancing around to rap music? Yeah, it happens. You call your parents to figure...
Sugar

Ask the nutritionist: Sugar habits

“Sugar (e.g., candy bars) is the only thing that gets me to sit down and study. How do I stop this habit?”—Madeline, Newark, DelawareSugary foods cause a spike in blood sugar that can amp...