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Organic Pads May Improve Your Feminine Health

By Sabrina Zamora

Target and Mother’s Market now offer eco-friendly maxi-Pads, such as Seventh Generation and This is L., that are made of 100 percent cotton and are biodegradable. Commercial brand pads and tampons are made with harsh chemicals and synthetic fibers, which run the risk of harming a woman’s reproductive system or inducing other diseases such as heart disease, cancer and organ damage.

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SAC Administrator Claims Health Center Fully Staffed

By Jason Solares

A high-level administrator who oversees the health center says he needs proof that SAC reduced assigned nursing hours before he acts.

Occupational Therapy Bachelors Completes First Year

By Marta Konarska

Santa Ana College’s Occupational Studies program succeeds in its first year offering a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. The first class consists of 25 students who will be moving forward into 2018.

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Health Center Cuts Nurse Hours in Half

By Jason Solares

Santa Ana College students seeking on-campus medical assistance may be turned down, with budget cuts reducing Health and Wellness Center availability hours.

Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers find

What Fast Food Can Do To Your Body And Wallet

By Marc Ibarra

Fast food splurging has become an epidemic within community college student’s diets with no change in sight.

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Using Steroids to Get Fit Faster Has Serious Health Consquences

By Jordy Espinoza

There she was – cold, empty and lifeless. Nancy Benoit lay with a bible by her side, tied and strangled with a cord on the night of June 22, 2007. The next morning, her seven-year-old son, Daniel, would also be found lying on his bed, littered with bruises around his neck and arms. He was strangled in his sleep, caught in a “crippler crossface” wrestling hold and surrounded by posters of his murderer – his father, professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment, Chris Benoit.

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Here’s How SAC is Helping Students With Self Care

By Jordy Espinoza

Seven of ten college students feel stressed about their college finances in a study researched by The Ohio State University. According to the study of more than 100,000 students by Penn’s Center for Collegiate Mental Health, more than half of the students visiting campus health clinics listed anxiety as a concern.

Fla. officials confirm year’s first case of sexually transmitted Zika

Invasive Mosquito Species Swarms Orange County

By Noemi Mosqueda

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District informed Orange County residents Monday Sept. 18 of a 330% increase in the population of invasive Aedes mosquitoes since last year. The Aedes mosquito, not native to Orange County, may carry dangerous diseases such as Dengue, Yellow Fever and the Zika virus, according to the district.

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Santa Ana Community Program Gives Free Lights And Helmets to Bicyclists

By Nikki Nelsen

 Luces Vivas! Lights Alive! a community-based program operated by Santa Ana Active Streets, travels throughout Santa Ana providing classes, free lights and helmets to foster a safe environment to the local community and its bicyclists.

Here’s What Your Health Fee Covers at SAC

By Marc Ibarra

Would you pay for a Netflix account and not use it? Every semester, students are charged a health fee for a service many do not use.