Health Archive

Stress Awareness Month: Manage Stress Before It Manages You
April is Stress Awareness Month and, at some point, stress affects most of us. It can lead to a wide variety of health conditions...

Thomas Larson and the Sanctuary of Illness [Part 3 – Genetics vs Lifestyle]
Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of the recently released The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior...

Thomas Larson and the Sanctuary of Illness [Part 2: Understanding Heart Disease]
Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of the recently released The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior...

Thomas Larson and the Sanctuary of Illness [Part 1: The Heart Attack]
Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of the recently released The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior...

PTK Scholarship Helps Student with a Career in Recovery and Healing
Excelsior College today announced Talitha Purdy, from Chenango Forks, New York as the 2013-2014 winner of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship. The merit-based...

Excelsior School of Health Sciences Announce Two New Graduate Program Specializations
The School of Health Sciences today announced the addition of two new specializations to its Master of Science in Health Sciences: public health and...

Excelsior College will “Go Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Excelsior College staff, faculty and administrators will go “Go Pink” on October 25 by wearing pink attire, holding...

Excelsior College Student Exudes Optimism Despite ALS
In January 2013, Excelsior Life featured Ron Miller, an Excelsior College student teaching the meaning of drive, determination and never giving up despite ALS....

Commencement Stories: Patricia Mann, Devoting Her Life to Others
For more than thirty years, Patricia Mann has devoted her life to others, working the past 15 years as a respiratory therapist for premature...

Men’s Health: Cancer Diagnosis Impact
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), women are twice as likely as men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive...

Promoting Men’s Health Awareness Week & Month: “Excelsior College Goes Blue”
Frequently, the Wellness Committee at Excelsior College holds events to promote good health, and will host “Go Blue Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign” on Thursday,...

Excelsior College Alumni Study Connects Emotional and Physical Well-Being
At Excelsior College, our graduates pursue different pathways to a degree. Robert Wright, Jr., Ph.D., is an alumnus, who completed a study on nitric...

Excelsior College Launches MS in Health Sciences program
On May 15th, Excelsior College launched the MS in Health Sciences program, comprised of an 18 credit core and a 15 credit area of...

Compelling Memoir Strikes Chord with T1 Diabetes Sufferers
  Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press has published a heartfelt and honest new book that reveals what it takes to manage a chronic condition, type...

Katherine Wehr: “I was a much better student as an adult”
Katherine Wehr entered her early professional life confident of earning a decent living without a college degree – and she did. She worked first...

College Student Teaches the Meaning of Drive, Determination, and Never Giving Up Despite ALS
Update (September 2013):  Miller participates in ALS Walk, raises $4,000. Ron Miller is not your ordinary student. In fact, very little about him is...

Dealing with Loss, Depression, or Grief During the Holidays
The holidays are a happy time for many, but for those lonely or depressed or dealing with loss, the season can elicit far harsher...

Never Give Up: The Journey of Alfreda Adams
  Life has a way of interfering with even the best laid plans. Alfreda Adams, 56, of Columbia, Maryland, enrolled in college in 1974...

Spanning the Globe: Indian Physician Trades Scrubs for Diabetes Research
Vaishali Jahagirdar started her career as a medical doctor in India and was trained as a general physician. However, Dr. Jahagirdar traded her scrubs...

MBA Program Adds Health Care Management Concentration
To meet growing demand for qualified managers in the increasingly complex health care industry, Excelsior College has introduced a health care management concentration in its...