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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 […]
Head lice are tiny insects that live and are found almost exclusively on the scalp, particularly around and behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the head, but can also be found in eyebrows and eyelashes.
Your nose is stuffy, that sore throat is acting up, and you’re coughing up a storm. You know it – that first fall cold is right around the corner. While your first course of action may be to pay a visit to your favorite health center on campus, did you know you can save yourself […]
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. Don’t worry. This viral illness sounds much worse than it is (and it’s not […]
What We’re Seeing Now: Back to School Sore Throats & Sniffles Edition 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’re finally […]
Photo credit: Jeff Miller, University CommunicationsWelcome to the beginning of a new semester! Whether you’re a brand new Badger or a seasoned campus pro, a new semester still means dealing with all the craziness life throws at you. Class deadlines, roommate tiffs, and a busy schedule can lead to stress—lots of it. Continuous stress can […]