Four steps to prevent cervical cancer
Being up-to-date on your immunizations before you come to campus protects you against vaccine-preventable diseases and lowers your chances of spreading illness to others.
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
Measles have made a strong comeback recently, with several outbreaks happening across the country. We want to make sure our entire UW community is protected against this infectious disease. You can avoid catching the measles by staying up-to-date on your vaccinations and proper self-care. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that spreads by airborne […]
When many people think of allergies, they often think of spring. After all, trees are starting to bloom and pollen (so much pollen) is in the air. If you suffer from allergies, you may be in for a rough spring. Allergy specialists are warning the annual season of sniffling and sneezing may be especially severe […]