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Archives for February 2016
Close quarters like residence halls, communal eating spaces, and classrooms increase your odds of mingling with unwanted germs. Being up-to-date on your immunizations protects you against vaccine-preventable diseases and lowers your chances of spreading illness to others. Immunizations keep the student population healthier and help reduce transmission because viruses spread slower in highly immunized populations. […]
The IUD is a small, t-shaped device made of flexible material that your health care provider inserts into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are two different types of IUDs available at UHS: one with hormones and one without. Both are safe, effective, and provide protection for 3-12 years, depending on the device selected. The […]
Violence Prevention Specialist | Nola Pastor’s role on the Violence Prevention team involves co-coordinating the primary prevention programming for undergraduate students, including training and supervision of the Peer Educators who deliver the in-person GetWIse workshops and contributing to the implementation of bystander intervention efforts on campus.
We encourage you to participate in a survey of University of Wisconsin-Madison students that will gauge the health and wellness of the campus population.
College students face many challenges that may affect their mental health and academic performance—including relationship dynamics, academic pressures, and financial struggles—but understanding and honing the ability to identify, express, and manage emotions may be just as important to college success as studying for an exam.
The word “chickenpox” might conjure up some bad memories from childhood — staying home from school, enduring a torturous itch, maybe an oatmeal bath or two. But even as an adult, you’re still at risk of contracting the virus. Chickenpox is a very contagious virus caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It spreads easily from either a […]
No chill: Drinking and dressing smarter in the Wisconsin winter The recent death of a young woman in Milwaukee who walked out into the freezing Wisconsin weather after a night of drinking underscores the dangers of alcohol consumption in winter. Alcohol consumption sometimes plays a role in hypothermia-related deaths like this. The Internet is rife […]
A new program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to explore masculinity and the problems accompanied by simplified definitions of it.
The annual tuition deadline is a source of anxiety and stress for many college students twice a year. Tuition and fees at public four-year universities increased by 13 percent between 2010 and 2015 (CollegeBoard.org). The expense of tuition is piled on top of books, housing, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. If you’re worried about making […]