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Fitness Facts: Valley fever

August 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, guest writer Lily Limon has the details on Valley fever, which can be dangerous because it often is misdiagnosed. If you’ve ever had this brute, you know how debilitating it can be.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Now that you’ve dropped off your child at college …

August 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade has some great tips for parents who are sending their kids off to college. There are the big things, such as letting them fly on their own. And there also is something very important to keep in mind when they come home on break.

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Fitness Facts: Back pain, Part 2

August 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has Part 2 of her series on back pain. Today, she has a list of the recommended ways to ease the agony.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Fixing a broken marriage

August 13, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade shares her thoughts about an issue that she has spent her career trying to soothe — marriages that aren’t working. She recommends following a simple checklist that accentuates the positive.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: People-pleasing

August 06, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade explores a bad habit that emerges from good intentions — people-pleasing. She lists the warning signs that someone is a people-pleaser and explains the negative effects that can have.

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Fitness Facts: Back pain, Part 1

August 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has the first of two parts on a malady that afflicts so many people — back pain. Today, she details what causes it.

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Retiring Dave Smith read grads’ names — and a lot of numbers

August 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dave Smith was known as the name reader at every GCU graduation the past seven years. He had seven seconds to read the name card, and often there were names tricky to pronounce. Smith, who retires Monday as Director of Academic Excellence in the College of Education, had the reputation of a detailed man who could pull it off — and he did — along with the complex reports and data collection he helped produce as GCU grew over his 10 years here. “I’ve loved it. It’s probably the best job I’ve had,” Smith said. “I’m a very detailed kind of person, and it fits my personality.”

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Fitness Facts: Protecting yourself from ‘mono’

July 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has the details on what causes mononucleosis and how to prevent it. Find out how it is most commonly spread.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Effective parenting

July 31, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade describes four types of parents who get in the way of their children’s development. She also lists the things parents can do to create children who mature into responsible, self-sufficient adults.

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Fitness Facts: Cold sores and canker sores

July 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert provides a thorough explanation of what you should know about cold sores and canker sores. The good news: There are things you can do to treat them. The bad news: For most people, there’s no way to prevent them.

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