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Archives for 2014
The following is a statement from University Health Services staff regarding the recent events in Missouri and New York: “University Health Services is dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of the UW campus community. We acknowledge the many feelings that we may experience as a result of the recent events in Missouri and New York such […]
It’s that time of the semester again. Are you in finals mode?
With midterms winding down and the semester nearing a close, the anticipation for Thanksgiving break surely begins to mount.
Wash your hands! You’ve probably been hearing this since you were a kid, but it’s one of the most important, and simple, ways to avoid getting sick.
Say goodbye to UTIs …and if you get one, some tips for handling it. Like its name “Urinary Tract Infection” suggests, a UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract, which includes: Kidneys (filter the blood to produce urine) Ureters (carry urine from kidneys to bladder) Bladder (stores urine) Urethra (carries urine from bladder […]
When a Cough Isn’t Just a Cough Cough, Cough, COUGH. Got a cough that just won’t leave you alone? Most coughs are a symptom of an upper respiratory infection—such as a cold or the flu—and can only get better with time. However, sometimes a cough is a sign of a more serious health issue. But […]
Breathe in. Breathe out. Relax your muscles. Find your happy place. Let go of your stress. Focus on breathing. Those are the sounds of meditation—a practice that produces deep relaxation and eases stress. Even if you only have time to do it for a few minutes, meditation can improve your emotional health and general well-being […]
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Let’s Talk…no, really! UHS wants to talk to, listen to, and support you. We offer this service to any student looking to unload, providing confidential consultation with counselors from our Counseling and Consultation Services. And you can drop in anytime, no appointment necessary. Let’s Talk sessions are a great way to try out counseling services in […]
Remember that bad summer cold that many of us have experienced at one time or another? There’s a really good chance it was an enterovirus infection. Enteroviruses are very common, with 10 to 15 million infections in the US each year. They usually cause mild illness, if they make people sick at all. But the […]