Author: DCA Staff Writer

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Unpacking the High-Protein Hype

We’ve all met someone who looks fabulous after shedding pounds on a high-protein, low carb diet. The science behind it works for many folks who stick to the regimen to reach their goals, however, some medical research suggests an over-consumption of protein may be problematic. With high protein foods available in snacks packs, enriched cereals…

A New Office to Support Students

Visualize an organization within DCA whose core purpose is to help students of private postsecondary schools during some of the most trying times of their educational journey. As of July 6, that visualization came into sharp focus as the newly formed Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) rolled out its multitude of services. Established…

A Smarter Summer

You’re probably aware that the first day of summer kicked off on June 21, the summer solstice. The term solstice is Latin for sun stand still. Apparently, the sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays beam on the Earth at a more direct angle, making it the day with the…

Dodge the Dog Bite

As the summer heat soars, so do reports of dog bites. According to several veterinary and insurance sources, there’s an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households and each year more than 4.5 million people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs.  If you routinely enjoy outside activity, then there’s…

Your Healthy Summer

The official start of summer is around the corner. Warmer, longer days usually mean squeezing in as much activity as possible. That’s why now is the perfect time to take stock of your health and strive for improvements. Start out in the right direction by heading outdoors. According to a study from Environmental Science &…

May is Mental Health Month

Do you know how it feels to be adrift in one’s own mind? According to Mental Health America, one in four American adults lives with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month, which began more than 65 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and…

Clearing the Air on Speech and Hearing Disorders

Maintaining harmony in life is a balancing act—keeping that balance may be more challenging for those who can’t hear well or have speech problems. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has designated May as Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) in order to raise awareness about communication disorders, remove the mystery surrounding them, and let everyone know where to seek help. Even just going…

A Cannabis Cure-All for Your Pet? Proceed With Caution

Watching a loved one suffer is stressful. Medical cannabis users say the drug alleviates levels of pain, but could it also help your sick furry friend? Although many pet owners are already using the drug as medicine, experts warn it’s wise to take caution. “The problem today is that there is no scientific data that…

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