Posts

USC Village dining hall emphasizes health, sustainability


Complete with stained glass windows, a collegiate gothic ceiling and cardinal and gold banners showcasing the Five Traits of a Trojan, the USC Village dining hall has been frequently compared to Hogwarts. However, Chef Nathan Martinez is trying to set it apart as an icon that stands on its own. “We’d rather call it a […]

USC appoints head of student health


USC Student Affairs and the Keck School of Medicine appointed Dr. Sarah Van Orman as the chief medical officer of student health on Aug. 1. In this position, she will oversee the two student health centers on the University Park and Health Sciences campus, respectively. Van Orman was previously the University of Wisconsin’s university health […]

Soda ban intrudes on personal freedom


Monday afternoon, just hours before New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks was to take effect, a state judge blocked the measure because of the law’s “arbitrary and capricious” nature.   The court held that the city’s Board of Health encroached on the authority of the City Council in its […]

Technology helps boost fitness, sexual health


Many health experts decry technology for encouraging a sedentary lifestyle. The phrase “couch potato” comes to mind. But when used properly, technology can help people stay on top of their health. Public health experts need to start using technology as a tool to help people be healthier, and people need to start using the resources […]