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Mumps is a contagious viral illness that spreads by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
Time spent volunteering on campus or in the community can impact students’ overall mental and emotional health, a 2015 study shows. The study found that students who volunteered up to 10 hours each week were less likely to feel depressed than students who did not volunteer. The same study found that students who were employed […]
Recent events on the campus of the University of Missouri have contributed to a nationwide discussion of race relations, discrimination, and the systemic and structural inequities that people of color face. When these problems compound with limited access to resources and inequities within the systems designed to address these issues, a solution can be difficult […]
For some student veterans, the transition from active duty to campus life can present challenges that are different from their peers.
On two wheels or four, safety is the number one priority Bicycling is often the quickest and most convenient mode of transportation around campus, and with the weather warming up, more bikes will be on the road during the summer months. “It all comes down to basic safety on our roads,” says Marc Lovicott, UWPD’s […]
Parasitic freshwater worms in the Nile River can infect whitewater rafters with a potentially fatal disease in regions where hospitals are few and far-between, and it’s Linda Johnson’s job to try to protect you from them. Johnson and her team run the UHS Travel Clinic, where students can go to be sure they’re in shape […]
Technology can be used to manage almost any aspect of our lives, and health and fitness is no exception. But with an abundance of information at your fingertips, how can you know what to trust to include in your fitness plan? Here’s what three UHS experts had to say. Fitness Plans and Yoga Going to […]
We all remember the food pyramid poster that hung in the school nurse’s office that depicted servings of meat, produce, grains and dairy, but fitting in those daily recommendations can be overwhelming. Fear not, there’s a simpler formula for students to follow that’s friendlier to their lifestyle yet still encourages healthy choices. Dining Halls With […]
The truth about tolerance: How much do you really know about your body’s relationship with alcohol? It’s no secret that one of the side effects of drinking alcohol is a feeling of happiness, and while the majority of UW-Madison students don’t engage in high-risk drinking, many still believe that quantity is the secret to achieving […]
Brian Edwards, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, just completed a series of vaccinations that will protect him against HPV. “My doctor recommended it for two main reasons: to protect future partners from HPV strains that may contribute to cervical cancer and to protect myself from strains that may cause genital warts,” Edwards says. […]