GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: RESOURCES FOR ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE DENTAL CARE
By: Arshi Munjal
September 2nd, 2021
There is a constant divide between the quality of dental care that people from different backgrounds receive. Despite this divide, regular dental care is important.
GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: IBUPROFEN, STOMACH BLEEDS, AND KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION—WHAT’S THE LINK?
By: Riley T. Mohr and Vijayvardhan Kamalumpundi
Pharmacy Student and Medical Student
May 4, 2021
Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter (OTC) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is considered by many college students to be a miracle worker. It can be used to get rid of headaches after a long night of studying (or drinking), reduces fevers/inflammation, and much more. Like most things in life, moderation is key.
GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE IN SUN ALL YEAR-ROUND
By: Pavane Gorrepati
August 30th, 2021
Even though the summer days are nearing an end, it’s important to protect your skin all year round.
THE DOCTOR IS IN | WATCH YOUR BACK! (ESPECIALLY WHEN STUDYING)
By: Ben P. Martin
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student
April 4, 2021
Sitting for long hours to study can be stressful on our bodies. Being mindful about how we sit can promote healthier study practices.
GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: TIPS FROM A MEDICAL STUDENT ON HOW TO FIGHT IMPOSTER SYNDROME
By: Megan Sinik
March 1, 2021
Imposter syndrome is common when students enter college, but there are steps you can take to be more confident in your academic journey.
GUEST OPINION | SEASONAL DEPRESSION DURING AN UNPRECEDENTED WINTER: HOW LIGHT THERAPY CAN HELP
By: Hannah Erlbacher
February 1, 2021
Stressors surrounding the pandemic make this winter particularly tough for individuals with mental health conditions such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Light therapy is a safe and affordable option for treating SAD as well as winter-related mood and sleep changes.
GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: BRAIN BIOLOGY BEHIND AN ALCOHOL-INDUCED BLACKOUT
By: Nathen Spitz
January 26, 2021
High levels of alcohol can impair your memory of events from a night of drinking in episodes called blackouts.
THE DOCTOR IS IN | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS STUDENT HEALTH: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
By: Guadalupe Chavez
December 2, 2020
Contraceptive options can be confusing, here are some basic facts about different methods of contraception that may help you make more informed decisions.
GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: LIVING TO DIE BETTER
By: Meredith Lumberg
November 10, 2020
Death doesn’t have to be scary. Talking about death early can bring peace before passing.
GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: ALCOHOL AND TYLENOL A DEADLY DUO
By: Riley T. Mohr
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2022
October 6, 2020
Alcohol use with Tylenol can lead to a toxic accumulation in the liver. Excessive amounts of Tylenol can result in liver failure and death.
THE DOCTOR IS IN | BE MINDFUL ABOUT THE PRESENT
By: Vijayvardhan Kamalumpundi
September 8, 2020
Despite the whirlwind of life’s stressors, focusing on the present by practicing mindfulness can help you have a calmer and more collective mind.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: 2 ASIAN-AMERICAN UI MEDICAL STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON COVID-19, XENOPHOBIA
By: Destinee Gwee & Melissa Chan
March 29, 2020
Two Asian-American University of Iowa medical students weigh in on the spread of the novel coronavirus, xenophobia, and how you can protect yourself and your community.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: PHYSICIANS SHOULDN’T CONDESCEND TO THOSE PREFERRING ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
By: Kelsey Adler
March 11, 2020
While homeopathic methods have been scientifically disproven, sympathy for patients is still necessary.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX(UALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS)
By: Hannah Pope
February 4, 2020
While you might think sexually transmitted infections are a topic too taboo for regular conversation, the increasing rates of STIs in Iowa emphasize the need to not only talk about STIs, but to actually get tested and treated for them as well.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: THE BACTERIA BEHIND THE RARE ‘SILENT KILLER’ OF COLLEGE OUTBREAKS
By: Holly Conger
October 7, 2019
Meningitis is dangerous, but there are way to prevent it and get treatment.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: RELEARNING YOUR ABCS TO SAVE LIVES IN A TRAUMA SETTING
By: Mason LaMarche
March 31, 2019
Death because of blood loss is common in settings such as vehicle accidents or mass shootings, but everyone has the potential to save lives by applying bleeding-control principles.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PREVENT OPIOID OVERDOSE, EVEN IF YOU DON’T USE OPIOIDS
By: Sarah Ziegenhorn
March 3, 2019
A powerful opioid, fentanyl, is showing up in cocaine, benzos, and molly across the Midwest and causing more accidental deaths than ever.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: HOW TO TAKE ON THE COMMON COLD
By: Steven Leary
February 3, 2019
Getting a cold during winter is almost a guarantee, but a better understanding of this illness can help keep it from interfering with your daily life.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP; THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF TOO LITTLE
By: Pavane Gorrepati
January 15, 2019
The effects of sleep deprivation are many and multifold — the physical, mental, and psychological toll is often a great consequence to the health of young adults and teens.