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$6 million endowment will help UO Clinic with operations and research

The Quest Fund gifted the University of Oregon’s College of Education $6 million for its HEDCO Clinic to assist with yearly operational costs for its programs, which provide low-cost educational services to the Eugene-Springfield community. Located in the southern wing of the HEDCO building on campus, the clinic is currently …

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Researchers at UO attempt to identify genes that cause heart disease

University of Oregon researchers are performing studies that aim to find out which genes cause congenital heart defects. About 40,000 people are born with congenital heart defects per year. One quarter of these cases are considered critical and often require surgery within their first year. On March 15, the UO …

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Outbreak of Norovirus on campus

There is an outbreak of the Norovirus on the University of Oregon campus, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes. There have been 34 reports of gastroenteritis symptoms, commonly called the stomach flu, from UO students at the University Health Center and the …

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New study by UO researchers suggests allergy medication may hinder athletic performance

Spring in Eugene can be a difficult season for people allergic to pollen. Eugene is considered one of the most active cities in the nation in terms of pollen count. Those who fall victim to seasonal allergies may stock up on antihistamines such as Allegra and Zyrtec in order to battle the …

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Medical researchers at UO say the danger of the Zika virus shouldn't be overlooked, but it currently does not present a direct threat to UO students. (Creative Commons)
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Zika virus could be a problem for Oregon residents

Although the Zika Virus is not an immediate threat to Oregon residents, it should still be taken seriously according to a University of Oregon researcher. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness has only affected three people in Oregon. However, the virus may pose a bigger threat than most might think, …

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Eugene business attempts to distribute coasters that test for date rape drugs

MedTech Resource is a local company that manufactures safety products – from IV bags to bulletproof backpacks. About a year and a half ago, they developed coasters that change colors when they come into contact with a liquid that has GHB or ketamine in it. The company is currently collaborating …

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An array of the different products Echo Electuary sells, including honey sticks and honey ginger chews, all infused with THC, CBD or both. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald).
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Early sales for recreational edibles loom as pot industry matures

In January, the Emerald spoke with Eugene-based entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry whose businesses were soon to undergo dramatic changes during the Oregon State Senate session in February. Here, we revisit these businesses, as they are pressed to meet new production standards from the Oregon Health Authority and edibles are …

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The University health Center will be giving away free Valentine's Day "goodie bags" which include condoms and dental dams starting today to promote sexual health and wellness. Photo: Emerald Archives.
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UO Health Center giving free “goodie bags” for a healthy Valentine’s Day

Starting today, the University Health Center will be providing students with Valentine’s Day “goodie bags” in an effort to promote sexual health and wellness. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, students can attend the tabling event at the EMU between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to build personal goodie …

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Video: Staying healthy during winter term

Feeling the chill? Here are some tips on how to stay healthy this winter. Follow Sabrina on twitter @sabrinalilli2

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Video: Ducks on: Breast Cancer Awareness

While October has ended, and with it, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the disease still impacts millions of men and women all year around. Most students may easily recognize the bright pink ribbon as the international symbol of breast cancer awareness and as a symbol of …

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3 speedy recipes to try this fall

Uninspired on what to cook? Here are three easy, fast and healthy recipes.






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Dispensary or dealer—who should you get it from?

It’s happening, people. We are witnessing the end of marijuana prohibition. Act accordingly.






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Cricket Flours sells cricket powder, a protein-heavy grind made of 100 percent crickets that can be added to smoothies and baked goods.
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UO graduates pitch crickets as appetizing protein supplements

Law school graduate Charles Wilson and business grad Shean Ellis are spearheading the business of crickets as protein supplements and inventing new recipes all the time.






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The "Caterpillar" sushi burrito from Unami. Photo credit: Meerah Powell
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Gourmet, quick-service sushi burrito cart SuBo to open up in Whiteaker

SuBo, which offers gourmet sushi burritos priced from $9 to $16, will open on Oct. 5. at 3rd and Van Buren St. in the Whiteaker neighborhood.






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This is what it’s like to live with ADHD

For most students, the worst thing about multiple-choice tests is the ScanTrons with rectangles instead of bubbles. You know the ones I’m talking about. For me, choosing the correct answer is only half the battle. My mind creates an obstacle course of random thoughts and distractions as I try to …

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Take Back The Night provides a unique opportunity to address misconceptions about sexual violence, for survivors’ voices to be heard and for community members to support them. (Emerald Archives)
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Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.






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There are lots of natural remedies suggested by medical professionals and studies found online like Eucalyptus Oil, Butterbur, or Nettle Leaf. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Surviving Oregon allergy season, naturally

The spring allergy season is approaching, here are a few natural options to try and beat pesky allergies.






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A 2-acre fire has shut down some parts the McKenzie River Trail, which is a popular hiking trail for its beautiful views and the famous "Blue Pools." (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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The 7 best hiking trails for springtime

The weather is getting warmer. Perfect for going out and enjoying some fresh air. If you’re bored of Spencer’s Butte, here are some other hikes in the area you can enjoy.






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Making oatmeal or “overnight oats” can keep you full and focused all morning. (Photo courtesy of The Oatmeal Artist)
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Enough with the juice cleanses — there are healthier options to help you look your best

Warmer weather is approaching and so is drastic diet season. Try these delicious and healthy recipes to get you looking and feeling your best.






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The goal of Yoga Nidra is to relax every part of the body and to release emotional, muscular, mental and spiritual tension. By quieting their minds the students learn to simply observe their thoughts but not act on them. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

Find the inner zen within yourself through this form of guided meditation. The breakthrough in Yoga Nidra is key to anyone looking to eliminate stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety.






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Just shake off the bad vibes

Taylor Swift’s 1989 has been number one on the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks, and “Shake It Off” – the album’s first single – was number one for 21 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. Perhaps you felt a bit happier than usual during Swift’s reign on the radio. Well, …

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Warrior Sisters fights to end sexual violence, holds free self-defense training sessions for women

Lane County is consistently recording more sexual assault cases than the national average, according to the Warrior Sisters, a Eugene based organization of women who are fighting back. Sam Krop was originally inspired to start this program after learning about the Gulabi Gang in India, another group of women standing together …

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SMASH uncovers correlation between weight loss and social networks

Following a three year study, the Semantic Mining of Activity, Social, and Health data project (SMASH) searches to find the connection between the influence of social networks and physical exercise, leading to weight loss.






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So you signed up for an 8 a.m. class. Here are 4 ways to deal

We’ve all been there: You frantically type your winter term CRNs and press enter, but it’s too late. Your perfectly planned schedule is impossible and that one class you have to take for your major is full. Your only option is any college student’s worst nightmare: 8 a.m. class. The future …

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Video: Civil War Blood Drive

Before they meet on the football field, the Ducks and the Beavers have a friendly competition that nearly all students can get involved with. For 13 years, the Civil War Blood Drive has helped thousands of people in the Corvallis and Eugene communities. The Ducks have won the last four …

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Women’s self-defense classes boost confidence as well as safety

Even a woman who is weaker, shorter and lighter than a potential attacker can protect herself, according to local women’s self-defense advocates. Women who learn self-defense not only fend off assaults, but prevent assaults from happening in the first place. Even athletes find that the classes make them more confident …

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New self-harm support group creates rare safe space for healing

If you dealt with emotional pain by causing yourself physical pain in the form of cutting or burning yourself, you would probably be wary of revealing your secret to a group of strangers. But the leaders of a new support group at the HEDCO Clinic on campus want self-harmers to …

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Satisfy cravings the healthy way while cramming for finals

I think we all know the feeling — sitting in the library, overcome with writer’s block, exhausted from lack of sleep and looking forward to another nearly sleepless night before a final the next morning. The coffee doesn’t work anymore, the Red Bull is empty and it’s closer to tomorrow …

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Prioritizing breast cancer awareness is important for college students

As college students, finding time in your day to take care of your health is rarely a priority. With constant pressure to make bad lifestyle choices — like that bottle of wine you drank watching Juan Pablo on “The Bachelor” — it’s difficult to keep your body on a healthy track. …

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These seasonal soups will soothe the soul

Dreading winter quarter’s dreary, gray arrival? The 8 a.m. classes you’d kill to sleep through and even the noon ones? Even the closest dorm foods seem far come frosty February mornings. Downtown lunch strolls, outdoor dinner seating and morning cafe stops before class: These are a few of our favorite …

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