Changing Landscape at Mills

Efforts in sustainability: Zipcars in Richards Parking Lot Beginning Jan. 31 of this year, Mills College students, faculty, staff and alums are able to use Zipcar at a discounted rate and access two Zipcar vehicles located on-campus in the Richards parking lot near the security gate. Zipcar estimates that each member reduces their carbon footprint, […]

To gluten or not to gluten?

In recent years the term gluten-free has become more well known than ever before. From gluten-free goods becoming regularly available in grocery stores to gluten-free options being added to restaurant menus, what was once a costly, niche label has become widespread. In the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2018 Food and HealthSurvey, gluten-free eating ranked […]

Autism acceptance vs. autism awareness

Autism Awareness Day occurs every year on April 12. Originally created by the United Nations (U.N.) during the 2008 General Assembly, it has since been expanded by various organizations to the entire month of April, and has become Autism Awareness month. Autism Awareness Day was started because, according to the U.N., “the rate of autism […]

Endometriosis can cause pelvic pain

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness month. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disorder where endometrial tissue forms lesions outside the uterus.” Essentially, hormonal imbalances cause tissues that are already a part of the uterus to grow in places they are not supposed to be, damaging the organ and causing pain. […]

Misdiagnosis of Autism in children of color

The prevalence of autism diagnoses in the US has more than doubled since 2002, according to Spectrum News, an independent news source with a focus on autism research founded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).  This increase in diagnosis is relatively equal across socioeconomic groups, but the overall total percentages of children diagnosed […]

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