Feb 082012
 

Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as snacks like potato chips and pretzels.

That surprising finding comes in a government report released Tuesday that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Salt is the main source of sodium for most people, and sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Health officials say most Americans get too much salt, mostly from processed and restaurant foods — not added from the salt shaker

Read the whole article at the Washington Post. Plus, previous studies show that,

Eating lots of white bread raises the risk of a cancer. Those who eat five slices a day are almost twice as likely to develop the most common form of kidney cancer compared to those who have one and a half slices.

Scientists put the cause down to refined cereals triggering a surge in blood sugar and insulin levels, which is thought to fuel cancer cell growth.

Read more at the Daily Mail.
Feb 062012
 

Please note: This information is not related to the NYSHIP plan for student employees.

The deadline for spring enrollment in the CUNY–GHI Student Health Insurance Program is March 15, 2012. Students who wish to enroll should download the form at http://www.emblemhealth.com/pdf/ghi_cuny_app.pdf or pick up an enrollment form from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Room 7301, and get the form stamped at the Registrar’s office before mailing.  

As the site has not been updated, students should cross out the fall 2011 date and write in spring 2012 date, March 15th.

The rates are:

$345.85 per month for Individual Coverage

$973.04 per month for Family Coverage
Please contact the Student Affairs office at 212-817-7400 if you have any questions.

Elise M. Perram
Associate Director of Student Affairs and Director of Student Activities
CUNY Graduate Center

 

Feb 062012
 

WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Room # 8301

Alice Mangan, M.S., M.A. and Keri Marcovici, M.P.H.

You’re Intelligent and Successful – At Least That’s What Everyone Says. So How Come You Don’t Feel Like It?

The Imposter Syndrome is characterized by feelings of inadequacy, even in the face of information that indicates that the opposite is true.  It is evidenced by chronic feelings of self-doubt and intellectual fraudulence.  This workshop addresses this very common phenomenon in graduate school and offers attendees the opportunity to discuss, commiserate, and strategize ways to overcome it!

Alice Mangan and Keri Marcovici are Predoctoral Fellows at the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services.

To register for this workshop stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out an application. For more information, please call (212) 817-8731. For a calendar of all upcoming workshops or to download an application, please visit our website.

 

Wellness Center

The Graduate Center/ The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6422

New York, NY 10016

(T) 212-817-7020; (F) 212-817-1602

wellness@gc.cuny.edu

Wellness Center website

Feb 062012
 

A free workshop, with Nicole Elden, Psy.D.

Monday April 2nd, 2012
3–4pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301

It’s hard enough to manage the usual stresses of graduate student life. If you are also a parent, juggling responsibilities can be a real challenge. You may feel that your unique situation is not always understood or recognized in the graduate school environment. Meet other student-parents, share experiences, and discuss ways to cope with the impossible task of “doing it all.”

Dr. Nicole Elden is a Staff Psychologist at the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services.
To register for this workshop stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out an application. For more information, please call (212) 817-8731.

For a calendar of all Spring 2012 workshops, please see our web page.


Wellness Center

The Graduate Center/ The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6422
New York, NY 10016

(T) 212-817-7020; (F) 212-817-1602
wellness@gc.cuny.edu
http://www.tinyurl.com/gcwellness

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