Dec 2, 2015

Mariah Carey Hospitalized With Severe Flu

This is why we get flu shots, people.

Jan 28, 2013

Women in Combat, Norovirus, and Manti Te’o Songified [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Katie Couric pushed Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o for some answers about his fake-dead-girlfriend controversy. And because the internet is beautiful, the Gregory Brothers songified it. Why, why, Manti?

Jan 14, 2013

Even Meryl Streep Has the Flu – What Do We Do?! [Body Blog]

The flu sucks, and with a new semester starting this is not an ideal time to be in bed with a fever. So how do you avoid it? I've put together the best tips I can find. A lot of them are common sense, but a little reminder never hurts.

Show That Flu Who’s Boss!

The flu sucks. There, I've gone and said it; plain and simple. It makes you feel gross, look gross and keeps you in bed all day (in a very different way than you'd want). Usually I'd be looking for any excuse to cuddle up with my favorite movie and relapse into a diet of soup and saltines, but not when it's for weeks on end and makes you feel just plain shoddy.

We’ve All Been There: Sick In Bed

As you try to rouse yourself out of bed, you feel it. Your head hurts, you can’t swallow and your whole body just feels achy. You walk to the bathroom to wash up, hoping it’s just one of those “I slept with my mouth open” deals; it will go away in a few minutes.

I’m Torn: The Swine Flu Vaccine

At this point, Swine Flu (or H1N1 if we want to be politically correct) has been branded into our consciousness. It seems like we can’t go anywhere without seeing a poster or a commercial telling us to protect ourselves. Suddenly the lessons we learned in grammar school are being made into multi-million dollar ad campaigns. “Wash your hands! Cover your mouth when you cough!”

Nov 16, 2009

Our Lives Are Duuuurty: Five Things Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

Despite the fact that I ran around for weeks downing Airbourne and bathing myself in hand sanitizer, I couldn’t outrun the flu and it currently has me severely down and out (don’t worry I’m not about to sprout a curly tail over here, it’s just our regular old seasonal pal).

Sep 25, 2009

Eating Too Much? Make it Hurt!

With all the crazy diet fads, weight loss pills and general hysteria over how to shed extra weight, it’s no surprise when another completely ridiculous tactic comes out. And I'm not talking "only eat bacon" ridiculous. Allow me to introduce you to Dr. Nikolas Chugay’s mesh patch.

Sep 23, 2009

This Little Piggy Isn’t Gettin’ The Flu

My top contender for Halloween costume this year is “The Swine Flu.” Who knew dressing up as a pig could be so dangerous? But in all seriousness, swine flu is still among us, and no matter what your college is doing to protect you (read: installing bottles of antibacterial everywhere), we must protect ourselves.

Sep 17, 2009

Makeup 101: Add Some Antibacterial To Your Life

Okay, so I don’t know about all of you but I am pretty worried about getting sick at this school year. Here at SU, school officials are predicting that half of the students will probably get some form of the flu. And that includes the Swine variety. Yikes! If you’re anything like me you’re probably a little worried (Read: freaking out and considering becoming a hermit).

Sep 7, 2009

Livin’ It Up Even After Labor Day

Labor Day may be an awesome third day to a typically-too-short weekend, but sadly, it’s also pretty much the last day of summer. But just because those summer days are drifting away, does that mean the fun is o-v-e-r? Not for CollegeCandy readers! Psh, we can have fun no matter where we are and September is just brimming with some awesome stuff to take part in.

Aug 4, 2009

Swine Phew! Colleges Work To Keep You Healthy This Fall

If you thought we were out of the woods with swine flu when summer began, you’re sadly mistaken. Health officials predict that come the fall, the H1N1 virus will begin to spread once again. Residential colleges are expected to be hit particularly hard, as dorms make the perfect breeding grounds for the spread of illness.

Jan 26, 2009

Labor of Love: Best Chicken Soup Ever

It’s that time of year again: cold season. Ew. I’ve been noticing more people sneezing, which is why sanitizer is...

Sep 19, 2008

Beer Pong: What are You Really Drinking?

Friday night: You’re at a crowded bar, and have to pee. Fearing the toilet seat, you pop a squat, clench...

Apr 5, 2008

Getting Sick Sucks: How To Ward Off a Cold

Remember when you were little and you came down with a cold? Mom or Dad would make you soup, tuck...