Beating Fast Food

By Caroline Shugart
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What is “fast food”? What eateries do you think of when you hear the phrase, “fast food”? Here are six restaurants: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Taco Time, Subway, Noodles and Company, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.  Are they purveyors of fast food?  And here are five foods: French fries, hamburgers, vanilla shakes, potato chips, and pepperoni pizza. Are these foods all examples of the dreaded fast food?

Concussions: What You Need to Know

By Brad Gillman
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Concussions have been discussed on the news and in sports media heavily the last few years. Now Hollywood is bringing new attention with the feature film, “Concussion” starring Will Smith. The movie follows the true story of physician Bennett Omalo, played by Smith, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) during the autopsy of Pittsburgh Steeler’s player Mike Webster. CTE is a brain deteriorating disease that affects athletes from repeated hits to the head.