Tag: health

Need medical help? Call MCEMS, our student led EMT team
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Need medical help? Call MCEMS, our student led EMT team

If you need medical attention on a weekend at Macalester, there’s one campus organization that’s likely to reach you first: Macalester College Emergency Medical Service (MCEMS). An extension of Mac First Aid, the organization provides students with medical knowledge and training, in addition to hands-on experience as members of a regular emergency response team. “We’re…

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The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage “If students are not healthy, they cannot…

Concussions and their consequences, seen and unseen
Sports

Concussions and their consequences, seen and unseen

It seems like concussions are really having a moment right now. The release of the movie “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, added to the growing chorus of voices trying to bring the conversation about brain injuries to the mainstream. Since the release of the movie, the media have latched further onto the growing controversy and have…

News

Class trip to Uganda cancelled due to growing instability

After weeks of discussion about the future of the trip, President Brian Rosenberg and Provost Kathy Murray announced the cancellation of the Projects in Global Health course’s study trip to Uganda. The memo, released on Monday by Rosenberg and Murray, cited the increasingly dangerous situation in Uganda that developed as the result of an anti-homosexuality…

Opinion

Help stop the misuse of antibiotics in livestock: Create photo petitions at the Loch, February 5 at lunch

What does meat have to do with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)? Few people realize that plump hogs on factory farms are connected to the 2 million Americans who are diagnosed with pan-resistant infections every year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. What’s more, the FDA said in 2011 that 80 percent of…