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The Washington Post

No, you don’t need a detox juice cleanse. Here’s why

Nitin Ahuja of the Perelman School of Medicine weighed in on detox diets. “In general, the idea that you would need to actively remove by-products of digested food in a normal gastrointestinal system is false,” he said.

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USA Today

5 things you and your college-bound daughter need to know about campus sexual assault

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice wrote an opinion piece about how parents can talk to their daughters about avoiding and/or surviving campus sexual assault. “If this conversation makes you uncomfortable now, imagine what it would be like to talk to her after a sexual assault,” she wrote.

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The Washington Post

Be well: Leading with purpose with Neil Blumenthal, Ursula Burns & Erika James

Wharton School Dean Erika James spoke on a panel about wellness in the workplace and corporate responsibility.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Testing, testing, and more testing on college campuses this spring as coronavirus concerns remain

Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said Penn has budgeted $20 million for COVID-related safety measures, including testing. The University plans to conduct 40,000 saliva-based tests per week.

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The Washington Post

You don’t have to be great right now. ‘Good enough’ will do

In an op-ed, Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design wrote about letting go of perfectionism during the coronavirus pandemic and just striving to be “good enough” instead.

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Penn Nursing

What is self-care? How to cut through the marketing noise and actually practice it

Barbara Riegel of the School of Nursing spoke about the concept of self-care, which “goes all the way back to Hippocrates.” “Self-care centers upon the idea of being aware of yourself every single day and asking yourself questions like, ‘Did I get enough sleep? Did I eat right? Did I get in some exercise?’” she said.

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