The Doctor is In

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ Xavier Newswire: Can you explain the different roles and responsibilities you have as nurse practitioners and a MD? 1. Kim L. Miller, MD: I decided to (attend) medical school because I wanted more breadth of what I could do. I wanted to be able to make changes and to be flexible in my career to a maximum degree. As a physician, I could go into any specialty. Both entail lifelong learning, and that’s what is so attractive about them as careers. There is no individual who knows everything. 2. Marcelle Bobst, MSN, ANP-C: I think … Continue reading The Doctor is In

How to Avoid Getting Sick

Flu season is nearly upon us, and the only place that may harbor more germs than a daycare is a college campus. Students living in close proximity and bringing their own germs from their home states is a recipe for disaster. Here are some precautions you can take to try and fight infections. Wash Your Hands This may seem silly and obvious, but this is one of the most effective ways to lower your chances of catching something. For those of you who skipped “Handwashing 101,” putting your hands under running water is not washing your hands. You might as … Continue reading How to Avoid Getting Sick

Missed opportunities: new Core neglects physical education

If there’s one thing Xavier students love more than complaining about subpar dining options, it’s complaining about the Core. This usually takes the form of singling out courses that are included in the Core but don’t deserve to be. Philosophy and theology are easy prey. Literature and foreign language courses are also common targets. It’s rare to hear suggestions for courses that should be added to the Core. It seems to be the collective consensus that more Core classes only means more blood, sweat and tears for students. While I’m not quite sadistic enough to wish more blood or tears … Continue reading Missed opportunities: new Core neglects physical education