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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.
Welcome to “What We’re Seeing Now,” a weekly rundown of which sicknesses UHS clinicians are seeing on campus. We’ll tell you what germs are popping up to take you down and what you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. Winter is coming! With the cooler temperatures, this week we’ve seen an increase in […]
Thanksgiving break is often the first time in the semester that we get to spend with our families and reconnect with home. This could mean seeing high school friends, being with a long-distance sweetheart or watching football and feasting on good food and nostalgia. However, Thanksgiving doesn’t always turn out the way you expect. It’s […]
It’s close to the end of the semester, the weather starts to get colder, and you’re feeling sick. What do you do? Go to the doctor and get some medicine, right? Well, not exactly. When we think of getting medicine, we are generally thinking of a doctor prescribing antibiotics. Antibiotics only work against bacteria, not […]
Monday, November 18, 2013 5:00-7:00pm 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center The UW School of Public Health and UW Population Health Institute are holding an educational forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for all students and the campus community. This event will feature speakers, Q&A sessions, dialogues, and pizza! Several topics of focus include: Options […]
Welcome to “What We’re Seeing Now,” a weekly rundown of which sicknesses UHS clinicians are seeing on campus. We’ll tell you what germs are popping up to take you down and what you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. You wake up one morning and you think it’s finally happened: you’ve caught the […]
There is no cure for the common cold. Hard to swallow isn’t it? (No pun intended if you’re suffering from a sore throat). If you catch a cold, you can expect to be sick for one to two weeks, and unfortunately, there is no cure. “But surely a doctor can give me something to make […]
Happy Halloween weekend, Badgers! Before you don your costume and hit the town for a fun weekend, take a minute and read over a few safety tips from UHS. We want your Halloween to be fun AND safe. We asked students what they found useful for previous Halloweens. They suggested these great tips: “If you’re going […]
Halloween safety: Avoiding all the things that go bump in the nightPhoto courtesy of madison.comExciting festivities, quality gigs, a lively atmosphere, and in a city as vibrant as Madison? No wonder Halloween has and continues to be a staple tradition among students. While recent Halloweens have come and gone relatively peaceful, safety initiatives continue to […]