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Mumps is a viral illness that can cause fever, body aches, headaches, fatigue, swelling of the salivary glands or pain with chewing or swallowing. About one-third of people who contract the mumps virus do not develop any symptoms.
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.
A new tool in the fight against opioid addiction and abuse is now available to UW-Madison students.
STI awareness: Protecting your parts and your partners’ partsApril is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month, and look no further than University Health Services (UHS) for answers to your burning STI questions. People ages 15 to 24 who have sex are at the greatest risk for contracting an STI.The Sexual Health Clinic at UHS provides screening, […]
Most of us turn to some form of caffeine—whether it be in coffee, tea, or soda—for a quick boost when we’re lagging in energy. In moderate amounts, caffeine can help to decrease drowsiness and improve focus. But when caffeine is over-consumed or mixed with alcohol, the effects on the body can be anything but uplifting. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Zika at a glance: Be preparedUpdated 8/2/16Over the past year, Zika virus has become widespread in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, Cape Verde, and most recently, in South Florida. The spread of the virus has caused concern primarily because of its link to serious birth defects, including a condition known as […]
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 […]