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Briefs – October 14, 2010

Alcohol safety promoted

The Health Promotion Office (HPO) will hold the “Babes and Booze” Skill Builder! at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in The Back Room of the University Center. The presentation will discuss the effects of alcohol on college-aged women.

The activity is organized this year by Jessi Bentti, an HPO office assistant.  Bentti said the goal is to provide non judgmental and balanced information about how alcohol affects women’s bodies and the consequences of drinking irresponsibly.

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“Alcohol actually has a worse effect on women’s systems than men’s systems,” Bentti said. Besides the risk of alcohol poisoning, the SkillBuilder! will discuss topics such as date rape drugs and sexual assault.

Bentti hopes to address a public health and community awareness issue. “It’s a really good skill builder to just get the facts,” Bentti said.

– Meredith Gasco

Lecture covers health issues

Research conducted by the cardiology team at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine can now help to explain how going jogging on a fall morning can trigger a heart attack. Information such as this will be brought to light in the first of these presentations titled “How Heart Attacks and Strokes Occur,”  as a part of the “Your Health” lecture series. The first of three presentations will occur on Friday, Oct. 15.

“We have developed a model that shows how cholesterol goes from a liquid to a crystalline state, thereafter expanding against the walls of your arteries,” said Dr. George Abela, chief of the cardiology division at MSU’s College of Human Medicine and guest speaker at this upcoming event.

This free presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. in NMU’s Reynolds Recital Hall.

— Travis Rogers

Study abroad in Peru

Students who wish to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World can attend the informational meeting about a study abroad trip in Peru.

On this study abroad opportunity, students will gain field experience in alternative healing practices and other forms of remedial methods. Anyone with sophomore standing and with a minimum 2.5 GPA is able to go on this trip, international programs director Susan Morgan said.

“This is a great way to get some experience and your feet wet in the field you may be pursuing.

This trip will be life changing,” she said. The interest meetings are scheduled in Room 1704 West Science at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 15.

—Quinn Doyle

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