Safe sex is a lot more complicated than slapping on a condom. It’s a balance of communication, pleasure and education — something that many people don’t hear during the “sex talk.”
Over the past decade, the prevalence of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhea, chlamydia and early syphilis has increased sharply in Oregon and Lane County, and all three infections can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated.
“It was just like having allergies,” Leonie Way, who was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, said. “A little bit of runny nose, sneezing. And then I started coughing, and then I was coughing more.”
The University of Oregon is once again ranked in the top 10 most sexually healthy universities in the country.
The air is filled with sounds of basketball shoes screeching across hardwood floors and table tennis balls clacking against paddles. “Make sure you get this down: ‘Movement is life,’” said Herb Chereck. For Chereck, a retired registrar at the University of Oregon, movement became a big part …
Located in Oakway Center’s newest shopping and dining structure, Eugene’s second Barre3 studio opened its doors June 23. Its windows greet customers with the slogan “Ballet barre meets yoga and Pilates.”
“You matter,” “You are more than worth it,” and “You are loved” are just a few of the messages sprawled across the little green flags planted in Condon Lawn this week.
As the spring weather rolls in, so does the newly minted Bike Month, beginning today, May 1. A group called We Bike Eugene is hosting over 30 bike rides and events around the city this month.
As the winter chill is replaced with spring sun, the possibility of illness is still prevalent, as the University of Oregon Health Center confirmed a case of mumps on campus in late March.
University of Oregon’s neighbor Oregon State University confirmed its third case of Meningitis last week, and the UO Health Center has under-taken another effort to alert students of the dangers of the disease.
For many students, moving away from home for the first time and adjusting to college life can mean significant dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes can play a large role in vitamin and mineral intake, affecting your everyday life. Some common symptoms include memory loss, fatigue and…
On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit.
The Lane County Public Health Department has reported multiple cases of influenza in Lane County and on the University of Oregon campus. The UO Health Center is trying to spread the word on the importance of getting flu shots and informing people of ways to stop the spread of influenza.
In the kitchen at Pegasus Smokehouse Pizza on 14th Avenue, one employee comes in every morning at 4 a.m. and turns on the massive oven that churns out hundreds of pizzas a week. This is the beginning of the food preparation process. Scrutinizing this process is general manager Tara Reader.
Below is an interactive map showing the health inspection score of 12 bars within walking distance of campus.
Water in Bean and Hamilton halls is now safe to drink and cook with, according to an email sent to residents from University Housing on Oct. 4.
University of Oregon continues to work on water fixtures with elevated lead levels in four residence halls as 2,510 students moved in Sept. 22.
A recent study ranked Oregon State University the number one sexually healthy university in the U.S. The University of Oregon, however, was absent from the list.
Elevated lead levels were found in the water of at least four residence halls, including Barnhart, Walton, Hamilton and Bean Halls, UO Housing Director Michael Griffel said via email to residents on Sept. 14.
University of Oregon requires many things of its students, but the latest may be vaccines against meningococcal and other meningococcal diseases.
The fallout the University of Oregon suffered after an alleged 2014 rape involving three basketball players isn’t over.
The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures to a local KFC on August 2, asking the fast food chain to go antibiotic-free.
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.
University of Oregon researchers are performing studies that aim to find out which genes cause congenital heart defects.
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 a…
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 de…
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.
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.
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 …
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…
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 a…
After blood tests and lab results forced Charles Wilson to remove roughly 70 allergy-inducing foods from his diet – including wheat, dairy, various fruits, chicken – he decided to start eating crickets.
Unami Sushi in Springfield (4205 Main St.), claims to be Oregon’s only sushi burrito restaurant. It’s likely the only one in the world that serves sushi burritos with bacon.
One in five women will be a victim of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college, according to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. For men, it’s one in 16.
Living in the lush green state of Oregon can be mesmerizing with all the natural beauty it has to offer, but with beauty comes sacrifice. When springtime rolls around and the many, many showers have brought us flowers, allergies can often be unmanageable and unbearable.
Last week, the Emerald stopped by the University of Oregon Outdoor Program to talk about new hiking spots with outdoor experts Molly Monahan, Jake Sandblom and Emma Juth. It’s time to step up your selfie game and take on something other than Spencer Butte.
The stress of getting into shape always begins with a New Years resolution and ends with unrealistic plans to achieve that “bikini bod” before spring break.
Rest and rejuvenation are two things college students never get enough of. If you are seeking refuge from midterms or suffering from stress in general, try Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation.
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.
Weight loss can be difficult for some, but a team of researchers at the University of Oregon are working on a way to make it easier. Project SMASH (Semantic Mining of Activity, Social, and Health data) was initiated to look into how social networking plays a role with exercise.
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.
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 years.
Even a woman who is weaker, shorter and lighter than a potential attacker can protect herself, according to local women’s self-defense advocates.