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Sustainability on Campus

You can’t spell “sustainable” without ‘usta’. See what happened there? I threw out letters, and it made no sense. If I had reused some of the other letters instead of wasting them, maybe that would …

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Sleep is an amazing thing.

It helps you perform better on exams and improves concentration and energy levels. Rest helps your body fight off infections and can improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress. Sleep keeps your body feeling …

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Traveler’s Checklist

There’s a lot to think about when you’re preparing to travel to a different country. When you’re planning what to take on your trip, don’t forget to pack a Travelers’ Health Kit in your luggage. …

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HPV 101: What you need to know

UHS offers HPV vaccinations and no-cost screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) We won’t give you the full list, but yes, there are 101 strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). More than 101 actually. But before …

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Concerns associated with e-cigarettes

The use of e-cigarettes (JUULs, vaping pens, etc.) has quadrupled among incoming UW–Madison students since 2016.  Using an e-cigarette device as a substitute for cigarettes prevents the inhalation of smoke, but it does not prevent …

lifeguards smiling in their lifeguard suits, cloudy day on lake mendota

Safe swimming tips

“Summer” and “swimming” are practically synonymous in a state that boasts more than 15,000 lakes. While swimming and other water recreation is a great way to enjoy the summer months, it is important to recognize …