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Dean: David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Diane Lyden Murphy.
Vice President of the Student Experience: Rob Hradsky.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs: Chris Johnson.
Editorial Director: Luvenia W. Cowart, Ed.D.,R.N.
Student Managing Editor: Cate Willing ’22.
Student Copy Editor: Kinley Gaudette ’23.
Graphic Designer: Bob Wonders, Executive Art.
Student Editorial Board: Rahil Abbas, Martena Frye, Kinley Gaudette, Summer Green, Megan Hughes, Tabitha Hulme, Serena Kollmorgen, Sophia Lehrer, Tatum Treais, Jia Yao, Cate Willing, Veronique Wojcik.
Contributing Authors: Janet Pease, Former Head of Collection and Research Services, Syracuse University Libraries; David Sly and Jessica Pitcher, Falk College Career Services; Nicole Pulido ’24, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; Brooke Breton ’23, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; Siya Kumar ’24, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; Thy Mai Vu ’20, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Lily Esteghamati ’22, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
Editing Support: George S. Bain G’06.
Contact Us: Healthy You News magazine, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics White Hall, Syracuse NY , New York 13244, 315.443.9808.

Healthy You welcomes letters to the editor and story ideas. Healthy You is a student-run health magazine of the Department of Public Health. It is a jointly funded publication of the Syracuse University David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and the Divisions of Undergraduate Studies, and Enrollment and the Student Experience. This publication enhances, broadens and supports the academic and social experiences of students. The Student Editorial Board is responsible for providing work structure for the magazine’s production, which includes the content, design, production and distribution. The information contained in this publication is not to be construed as medical advice. Readers should consult a medical professional before engaging in any activity described. The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without the expressed consent of the editorial director.


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Charting Your Future: Don’t Go It Alone. The value of mentoring in promoting a professional career.

“I Am Confident in Myself and My Abilities.” The value in using positive affirmations.

Self-Care: Me Time! The importance of allocating time for self-care.

Hours Spent on Zoom: What’s the Effect? Exploring zoom dysmorphia.


Lymphatic Health Practices: The rise in popularity of self-care techniques.


Being active and eating healthy are easy ways to boost your immune system. Certain nutrients in foods can help to boost your immune system while others may hinder it. Eating foods that promote the health of your immune system is especially necessary in times like flu season and to ward off viruses like the coronavirus. Nutrients like iron, vitamins A, C, D, E, B-6 and zinc (among others) can help the body’s immune response. Some foods that contain these vital nutrients are bone broths, fatty fish like salmon, and turmeric. As always, eating whole, healthy foods has a wide range of benefits that go beyond immune system support and should be incorporated as much as possible into your daily diet.

Source: CNN.

The importance of getting your flu shot:

While getting the flu shot is important every year as we enter flu season, coupled with the dangers of COVID-19, getting your flu shot this year is crucial. September and October marked the beginning of flu season, the best time to get a flu shot. The flu varies in severity yearly and impacts people differently. The vaccine is “40 percent to 60 percent effective most years” and if you do happen to catch the flu, post-vaccination, the risk of severe illness is much milder, according to the Harvard Medical School. With many protective public health measures in place because of COVID-19, the transmission of the flu may not be as widespread. But because of coronavirus, hospital availability and access to treatment if infected with the flu will be more challenging than previous years. As students at Syracuse University, we have committed to the “Stay Safe Pledge,” which requires us to get vaccinated against the flu. To uphold your commitment and keep yourself healthy, visit the Barnes Center at The Arch, where the flu vaccine is available to all members of the University. See the patient portal for scheduling information.

Source: Harvard Medical School School.

Incorporating meditation in your routine:


Source: The New York Times.

Lead poisoning in Syracuse
: A conversation with professor of public health and anthropology Sandra Lane.