Did you know that effective CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim's chance of survival? Since 75 to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, knowing CPR can save the life of someone you love (AmericanHeart.org).
Video of the Month
Understanding the science behind calories and nutrition may help you make healthier food choices. Find out how scientists first determined the calorie content of food in the 1800s, and how fat, protein and carbohydrate levels on nutrition facts labels are found today.
Video produced by the American Chemical Society
Animation and motion graphics by Sean Parsons
Directed by Adam Dylewski and Sean Parsons
Journal of the Month: American Journal of Preventative Medicine
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse. (Click for Link)
Journal of the Month: American Journal of Public Health (APHA)
The American Journal of Public Health (APHA) is dedicated to publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. The Journal also regularly publishes editorials and commentaries and serves as a forum for health policy analysis with a diverse range of content including health policy, ethics, politics and law, and the images of public health to name a few. The mission of the Journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education. (Click for Link)
Sather Health is a website that aims to deliver accurate health information to college and high school students. We intend to become a trusted online health resource by producing health promotion materials catering specifically to the student population and by providing a platform whereon students can discuss miscellaneous health topics that are most relevant to their lives. Sather Health is an ongoing project, and as such, we are constantly rolling out new features.
Operating an ASUC-sponsored publication, our staff is made of students just like you, and they know from their own experience that a student's life can be challenging yet rewarding. They have crafted carefully a series of articles on the most common health issues faced by students, and they routinely contribute opinion blogs and discussion posts on the most current of health topics.
We strive for accuracy for all of our writings. Dr. John Swartzberg, an emeritus professor from the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and the chair of Editorial Board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, and Mr. David Tuller, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism and a freelance writer, oversee our operation and periodically review our content. We hope that this massive collaboration can motivate more students to attain holistic well-being.