Meet your UAS Wellness Team

Take a look at the staff who are a well-th of knowledge when it comes to student health and happiness. BY JENNIFER MALECHA For the UAS Whalesong College life has its ups and downs. Juggling classes, homework, social obligations, work, and family can get tricky. Throw in a few added stressors like the flu, homesickness, an “F” on an exam, relationship difficulties, and lack of … Continue reading Meet your UAS Wellness Team

Health Corner: Let’s Talk about HPV

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HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Google it and you’ll easily find an array of information, which can sometimes overlap and cause a bit of confusion in regards to how prevalent it is. According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Other sources state more specific numbers, such as 80% of sexually active people are likely to contract HPV and close to 80 million Americans are currently infected. Either way, we’re talking about a lot of people! Continue reading “Health Corner: Let’s Talk about HPV”

Health Corner: Wi-Fi and Wellness

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A couple of years back I completed a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago (a.k.a. The Way of St. James). I spent a month in Europe backpacking across northern Spain, sleeping in hostels at night, and contemplating the meaning of my life in the great space of the world.

On that journey I did have several life-changing moments of clarity, which helped me step onto my current path. But the most enriching part of that journey was the first week, when I realized that asking for the Wi-Fi password would garner me looks of puzzlement – there is no Wi-Fi in rural Spain. Continue reading “Health Corner: Wi-Fi and Wellness”

Health Corner: Smoking vs. Vaping

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After six months of tobacco-free policy implementation at UAS, students and staff have noted an absence of smoke-filled air surrounding the entryways to buildings. They no longer smell smoke filtering in through windows and ventilation systems. Many students have reported experiencing easier breathing and less respiratory irritation. But some students want to know about e-cigarettes. Aren’t they the safer alternative? Continue reading “Health Corner: Smoking vs. Vaping”

Can Food Affect your Mood?

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Eating healthy foods can make a big difference in how you feel. Here are several tips on how to eat right and improve your chances of avoiding the effects of SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder), and related depression: Continue reading “Can Food Affect your Mood?”

What to Do if You Have the Flu

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Do you have a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, headache and nausea? If so, you may have the flu. “Flu” is short for influenza, which is an illness caused by viruses of the same name. The viruses that cause the flu are constantly changing, which is why the flu shot must be given every year. The immunity that you develop to the flu virus one year will not help you the next year because that virus has changed its identity or an entirely new flu virus has arrived in your community. Continue reading “What to Do if You Have the Flu”

Health Corner: Your Health Clinic

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The UAS Clinic is Your Student Health Clinic
Many students are not aware of the services provided at the UAS Student Health Clinic. Read on to find out more about your student health clinic: Continue reading “Health Corner: Your Health Clinic”