And just like that, spring break is right around the corner! While some use spring break as a time to fly out to warmer temperatures, many students choose to stick around campus or venture home. Spring break is a great time to bounce out of old, unhealthy habits and start newer, healthier ones. Instead of […]
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Welcome to “What We’re Seeing Now,” a rundown of which sicknesses UHS clinicians are seeing on campus. We’ll tell you what’s popping up to take you down and what you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. So, it’s the beginning of March. You’re finding it hard to pay attention in class, you feel […]
In the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seen an increase in the number of measles cases in the United States. According to the CDC, almost all U.S. measles cases in 2013 involved patients who were infected overseas or caught the disease from someone who had traveled internationally. A recent […]
Unless you haven’t left your house since October, you’ve probably noticed it’s been pretty cold outside. Cold weather’s great for a lot of things but walking outside usually isn’t included on that list. Temperatures have reached as low as -20 this winter and wind chills to -50. That’s cold enough to give yourself the gift […]
How Badgers beat the winter blues It’s that time of year when we at UW-Madison begin to wonder, will the spring ever show its warm face again? A lot of Badgers have slowly crept into a state of hibernation, characterized by more sleeping, more eating, less happy, and inevitably less healthy. The winter’s dwindling daytime […]
“The smallest unit of health is community.” — Wendell Berry The purpose of the Civic Seminar is for members of the campus community to coalesce around the role of UW-Madison in preparing students to be active citizens. We will explore effective curricular and co-curricular opportunities, civic engagement outcome measures and associated values, and together address a series […]
Why is health insurance so important? Everyone needs comprehensive health insurance because unexpected accidents and illnesses do occur and treatment can be very expensive. Students without health insurance are more likely to withdraw from school for financial or health-related reasons. What about University Health Services? UHS provides medical and mental health services to all enrolled […]
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 good and can help prevent cravings and mood fluctuations. So, if there is one thing […]
Pertussis and Prevention The onset of winter and final exams means many students are spending more and more time indoors, whether it is at their apartment or studying in the library. Spending time in such close quarters increases the risk for pertussis, a highly contagious respiratory disease that is characterized by uncontrollable, violent coughing. Pertussis […]
It’s time for everyone on campus to start strategizing and preparing for that last hurdle before winter break.