Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Tricia Vaughan

Young adults account for half of STD infections, recent CDC analysis shows

Tricia Vaughan April 16, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control recently released a new study that estimates half of the 20 million, newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in the United States occur among young adults ages 15-24,...

Male body dissatisfaction increases

Tricia Vaughan April 2, 2013

Walking through The University of Alabama student recreation center, the weight station is filled with college men pumping iron to build a Grecian god-like body as seen gracing the glossy covers of magazines...

Health Hut takes ‘Cash Cab’ approach to students’ health education

Tricia Vaughan February 28, 2013

Fans of the Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab” can now experience the show first-hand. The health edition, that is. The University of Alabama’s Department of Health Promotion and Wellness is implementing...

Love sickness is real, and the high it provides looks a lot like cocaine usage

Tricia Vaughan February 13, 2013

Plato once said, “Love is a serious mental disease,” and how true are his wise words. Love sickness isn’t just a form of expression for those head-over-heels, but has been studied as an actual illness....

‘Karbs for Kids’ unhealthy challenge to support health programs, behavior

Tricia Vaughan January 29, 2013

On Feb. 16, Krispy Kreme is teaming up with Tuscaloosa YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama to host Tuscaloosa’s first ever “Karbs for Kids” Krispy Kreme Challenge as a fundraiser for...

Arts Council of Tuscaloosa to host juried competition for photography

Tricia Vaughan January 16, 2013

The tenth annual Double Exposure Juried Photography Exhibit put on by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will display the works of Alabama photographers in junior and adult divisions at the Bama Theatre Jan....

Sugary drinks hold mental, physical implications

Sugary drinks hold mental, physical implications

Tricia Vaughan January 15, 2013

With a new semester comes an influx of caffeine consumption, primarily through sugar-laden sodas and energy drinks, to get back into the swing of classes after winter vacation. What few know are the dangerous...

Certain foods key to healthy brain activity

Tricia Vaughan December 4, 2012

Dead Week is upon us, fellow scholars, and adding a few provisions to your daily diet will naturally improve mental performance and productivity. Eggs: These power packed foods contain choline, a type...

To avoid holiday weight gain, limit drinks, go jog

Tricia Vaughan November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving is the single day of the year notorious for eating until the heart’s content, but the damage that consuming the highly fattening, calorie-laden meal inflicts on a waistline could make any...

New study finds physically active adults healthier

Tricia Vaughan November 7, 2012

Exercise provides more benefits than just an awesome physique. A recent study published by the American Academy of Neurology reveals that hardcore study sessions aren’t what keep the brain strong but...

Excess coffee drinking could lead to adult vision loss

Tricia Vaughan October 9, 2012

University of Alabama students hitting up the new Starbucks in the Ferguson Center for a caffeine kick to get through midterms may want to think twice before taking a sip of java. Researchers at Harvard...

Gluten-free diet beneficial for possible weight loss, long-term health

Tricia Vaughan September 25, 2012

The latest gluten-free diet craze, intended for individuals diagnosed with Celiac disease and gluten allergies, is receiving praise for its weight loss and health benefits from celebrities and everyday...

Study finds little difference between organic, conventional

Tricia Vaughan September 12, 2012

When comparing organic food to conventional food, some would think organic is the more nutritious and healthier of the two options; however, a recent study from Stanford University defends the contrary....

Keeping your head during stress-filled finals

Tricia Vaughan April 24, 2012

Yet again, we students come face-to-face with the study-session-packed dead week followed by the oh-so-dreaded final exams, on top of the everyday stress we already cope with. Dead week and finals are...

Hate being alone? A dating coach discusses tips for finding ‘social freedom’

Tricia Vaughan April 10, 2012

Toward the end of my junior year here at the University of Alabama, I can’t help but notice how everyone on Facebook is either getting engaged or having a baby — except for me, that is. Studies show...

Film documents struggles after Katrina

Film documents struggles after Katrina

Tricia Vaughan April 10, 2012

“A Village Called Versailles,” the Emmy-nominated documentary by S. Leo Chiang, will be screened at the Bama Theatre at 7 p.m. tonight. The documentary film follows the rebuilding of a small Vietnamese...

Plate size helps manage portion size

Tricia Vaughan March 27, 2012

“When it comes to eating, what’s more simple than a plate?” asked Michelle Obama. The first lady, who has launched several initiatives to endorse healthy lifestyle habits, has a point: When it comes...

Sexual health paramount not just during spring break

Tricia Vaughan March 6, 2012

Call it what you want – the horizontal mambo, bed exercising, making love – sex is one of the many activities college students avidly participate in during spring break shenanigans. When it comes down...

Adderall not worth the risk

Adderall not worth the risk

Tricia Vaughan February 21, 2012

It’s the night before a huge exam and you know nothing. As panic begins to sink in at the idea of staying up all night studying, a small glimmer of hope elicits itself at the realization that there is...

Fashion show celebrates all body types

Fashion show celebrates all body types

Tricia Vaughan February 15, 2012

For aspiring models of every shape and size, the University of Alabama’s Health Promotion and Wellness Department is organizing their 4th annual Fashion Rocks and So Does My Body fashion show on March...

Key to weight loss: create a calorie deficiency with workouts

Key to weight loss: create a ‘calorie deficiency’ with workouts

Tricia Vaughan February 7, 2012

From running to swimming, cardio encompasses a variety of activities that get your heart pumping and your body producing buckets of sweat all while maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. I’m not writing...

Let’s all get aced: foods that enhance mental performance

Tricia Vaughan December 7, 2011

Ever seen the “Prostate Exam” episode of Family Guy where Peter passes a college exam by declaring the test too hard and tearing the paper up in front of his professor? If only life were that simple....

The best stress-relieving workout

Tricia Vaughan November 16, 2011

The holidays are right around the corner.  You know what that means: family, food, and—dare I say it—final exams.  How the hell is anyone supposed to prevent gaining unwanted pounds while carbs are...

‘Tis the season to be fluffy: Halloween candy guide

Tricia Vaughan October 25, 2011

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is right around the corner, and stores nation-wide unveil their stacks upon stacks of sugar-coated, oh-so-tasty treats prepared months in advance by candy manufacturers....

Four common misconceptions about health

Tricia Vaughan October 5, 2011

Did your mom ever tell you never cross your eyes because if you cross them for too long, they will get stuck that way? After a certain age, mom could fool us no longer. We all figured out that no, your...

Sleep it off

Tricia Vaughan September 15, 2011

As college students, we are all too familiar with running off only a few treasured hours of sleep. With a busy fall semester ahead, sleep seems more like a joke than a reality. No one has time for the...

Go sleep on it

Tricia Vaughan September 6, 2011

As college students, we are all too familiar with running off only a few treasured hours of sleep. With a busy fall semester ahead, sleep seems more like a joke than a reality. No one has time for the...

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