By: Gina Carfagno ~Staff Writer~
A new program called The Doctors: Xavier Edition is taking place this month to promote health and well-being.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about common health problems students face in college such as stress, anxiety, dieting and maintaining personal health in general from doctors and a psychologist from McGrath Health Center.
Any questions related to health or wellness will be permitted at the event. Students are able to post questions on the Facebook event’s page titled “The Doctors: Xavier Edition,” on the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)’s page or Twitter account @XUSHAC with #XUDocs.
Students who wish to ask their questions anonymously can submit them by sending an email to the SHAC’s account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAC, together with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Pre-Med Society and Biology Club put the event together.
Xavier’s chapter of the Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA) has also helped promote the event throughout campus.
“The event is important because it is teaching students to be more efficient students. It is hard to be the best you can be when you are stressed, anxious and overall living an unhealthy lifestyle,” SHAC board member Cayln Crawford said.
“Also, students are developing habits that they are going to carry into adulthood. I think if students can learn how to be healthy, mentally and physically, in college, it will promote the same behavior in life,” Crawford said.
The program initially began development at the beginning of the semester after a student’s suggestion to a SHAC subcommittee.
The program will mimic the TV show “The Doctors,” which focuses on a panel of doctors who discuss health topics and points of interest in medicine.
The event will provide food, prizes and a yoga class after the show in Conotan Learning Commons Room 413.
The Doctors: Xavier Edition will take place at 7:00 p.m. on March 13 in Kennedy Auditorium.