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    Physical Health

    Maintaining good physical health can improve the wellbeing and cognitive function of young adults. Having a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and physical exercise can promote healthy nutrition, daily functioning, and an improvement in performance. Common physical health issues for young adults, ages 15 to 24, include unhealthy eating, inadequate sleep, and a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

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    Young adults often sacrifice or neglect healthy practices when arriving at college, and by doing so, can compromise their immune systems and lead to decreased mental health.

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    FRONTLINES: Interview with Dr. Sarah Van Orman

    What does it take to make college health the “voice of public health” for the college community?  What enables it to prepare for and respond to the health challenges of the 21st century? And how has all this been challenged and advanced by COVID-19?  These are some of the questions…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    10/20/2021
    Substance Use

    Innovations in Behavioral Health Care

    Maximizing the Effectiveness of Virtual Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA The negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking, including academic impairment, social harms, injury, and death (White & Hingson, 2013) are perennial concerns. Nearly one-third…

    MCQ. Issue 22
    07/14/2021
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Patterns During the Pandemic: How Eating Disorders Have Affected College Students During COVID-19

    When the pandemic struck midway through the second semester of her sophomore year at college, 19-year-old Jane flew thousands of miles home to California and found herself almost entirely without the activities or responsibilities that she’d devoted herself to before. “I went home, and all of a sudden, I had…

    MCQ. Issue 22
    07/14/2021
    Physical Health

    Interesting People Doing Important Work: Mitchell Greene, Ph.D.

    Mitchell Greene, Ph.D., a lifelong athlete and sports enthusiast, applies his passion for sport and his expertise in clinical psychology to empower athletes through their mental game. Greene, founder and leading clinician of Greenepsych Clinical and Sport Psychology, was inspired to explore sport psychology from one of baseball’s most famous…

    MCQ. Issue 20
    01/12/2021
    Physical Health

    Building Community and Mental Health Support for Young Adults with Chronic and Rare Diseases

    While many of us have spent much of 2020 learning to live with uncertainty, isolation, and fear, those with chronic and rare diseases are well-acquainted with these challenges. Advances in medicine and technology have increased the number of young people diagnosed with chronic and rare diseases and have allowed them…

    MCQ. Issue 20
    01/12/2021
    Physical Health

    Interesting People Doing Important Work: Gerri Taylor

    After a long career in college student health, Gerri Taylor now finds herself at the center of the management of its current crisis. As the Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force of the American College Health Association (ACHA), Taylor co-leads a multidisciplinary team tasked with advising colleges on everything from…

    MCQ. Issue 20
    01/12/2021
    Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health

    A Different Kind of Fall: Students respond to returning to campus during COVID-19

    How campuses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of college students, and their higher ed trajectories. In the middle of the spring 2020 semester, the majority of students were forced to leave campus and relocate to safer, off-campus housing, such as moving in with family,…

    MCQ. Issue 19
    10/19/2020
    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

    The McFeed is a weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of college students.