Saturday, February 27, 2021

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NEDA week raises awareness on the mental and physical illness

SEBA partnered with the Food and Nutrition Association, the Student Health Advisory Council and MSU Health Promotion to run some events during NEDA week. The week of February 22-28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), and the purpose of this week is to raise awareness on eating disorders by educating the public, giving hope and spreading lifesaving resources.

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Pet owners discuss the mental health benefits of furry companions

Marie Hopfensperger, an assistant professor at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, said that having a pet comes with both physical and social/emotional benefits, especially in this pandemic where a lot of people are feeling socially isolated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that “pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners.” 

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