Blood pressure guidelines address public health issues

By Olivia Hart Staff Writer The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association established new guidelines for determining healthy blood pressure on Monday. The new guidelines categorize more Americans as having high blood pressure (hypertension), in efforts to increase public awareness of the condition and its associated complications. These new guidelines lower the…

New climate change report cites human activity

By Roxanne Lee Staff Writer The U.S. Global Change Research Program released part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment report on Friday, Nov. 3, saying it is “extremely likely” that humans are driving climate change. The 477-page report, written by authors from within federal agencies and some unaffiliated with the government, lists greenhouse gases released…

Trump declares public health emergency

By Delaney Gagnon Staff Writer President Donald Trump, after months of promising action, has declared the opioid epidemic a  national public health emergency. The decision comes after the most recent report by a Trump-appointed commission, headed by Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose job is to research and report on the opioid crisis. However,…