Tag Archives: Health

Can a Coffee a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Coffee… We drink it. We love it. Many of us are slaves to it. But can a cup of Joe help prevent some of the most common illnesses. A literature review¬†published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that the general scientific consensus is that while coffee consumption is associated with a short-term decrease […]

Should We Accept Fat Acceptance?

Is it okay to be fat? The Fat Acceptance movement seems to think so. The movement essentially promotes accepting a larger body size and not having to conform to the high beauty standards of a vain society. Seems innocent enough, right? And let me just say- for the most part, I agree. If you’re big, […]

Welcome to Straight Talk!

Quadruple F’s Straight Talk! gives you the straight talk on health. Articles on Straight Talk! are brought to you by pre-med students from a variety of universities looking to gain exposure and background in medicine. Topics such as healthcare, illnesses, medical technology, and medicine itself are presented in short, sweet, easy to read format. So […]

In Protestation…

My friends, I must launch a protest. A protest against the abuse of our capitalist system. I am talking of course about a protest of Starbucks. Recently I walked into what I formerly belived to be a purveyor of fine caffeinated delights when I found myself both hoodwinked AND bamboozled. I asked for a small […]

Food for Your Voice

As an actor and forensics competitor, it’s essential to know what kinds of food are good and not so good for my voice. Singers and orators both face a few vocal obstacles. One may run the risk of cotton mouth (lack of saliva), a phlegm-filled throat, and a thick film which occasionally coats the back […]