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Common Student Health Concerns
Here's the stuff you tell us you're most concerned about.
More details on meningococcal disease at UW-Madison.
Back pain can be treated with several self-care methods.
UHS provides free flu shots to students who want to reduce their chance of contracting the flu are encouraged to get vaccinated.
A Sexually Transmissible Infection (STI) is an infection that can be passed on through vaginal, anal or oral sex. Most STIs are transmitted through the exchange of sexual fluids, but some can be passed on through skin to skin genital contact.
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.
Students who have a healthy lifestyle often report more energy, better sleep, less stress and greater self-esteem. Modifying existing patterns can be challenging, but UHS is here to support you.
Upper respiratory infections—such as the common cold or flu—are caused by viruses. Most colds and flu don’t require a doctor’s care.
Joint sprains and muscle injuries commonly occur after falls, tripping, overuse or other trauma. The best way to treat such injuries is through rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the thin tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the white part of the eyeball. Pink eye can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or allergies.