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October 16, 2017

October is National Work and Family Month!

 National Work and Family Month, established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges working families face every day and is designed to communicate and celebrate the progress towards creating healthier and more flexible work environments. This month provides an important reminder of the power of work/life programs and policies to attract, retain and motivate employees and the business benefits of supporting work/life effectiveness programs.
 

October 13, 2017

"How can you keep a conversation going without all the awkward pauses?"

They’re here before we know it; midterms are upon us. For many students, this means prioritizing studying over healthy habits. But exams don’t have to make us set our health aside. There are healthy habits that everyone can pick that not only contribute to overall health but may also improve your brain power while studying. I think I speak for most of us when I say I would like my brain to be working as efficiently as possible when I’m hitting the books. These tips are twofold: they contribute to your health and could help improve your cognition.

October 12, 2017

Heavy smoke from wildfires in the North Bay counties continues to cause unhealthy air quality throughout the region and the smoke is moving into other parts of the Bay Area due to winds. Smoke impacts can be seen throughout the Bay Area and levels of fine particulate pollution may exceed national health standards for several days.

October 10, 2017

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we spoke to University Health Services social worker Viviana Urdaneta Melo to better understand intimate partner violence, and what we can do to help those who are impacted. 

On date 1, he says your blouse is ugly.

On date 15, he says you look like you belong on the streets in that blouse.

On date 50, he says if you ever wear that blouse again, he will rip it off.

October 6, 2017

"What is the one thing you miss most about your hometown and how do you deal with homesickness?"

October 2, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. We recognize that this may be a very difficult time for many of our students and other campus community members with connections to Las Vegas. During this time, we encourage you to reach out for support as well as extend support to others. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress related to this event, University Health Services is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a professional.

September 25, 2017

Free Speech week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley is impacting our students. Constant exposure to negative and threatening situations and environments has been linked to confusion, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, difficulty focusing and poor sleep. CPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.

September 22, 2017

"How did you find out that you were in love with your partner? "

September 19, 2017

Be Well Buzz

Flu shots, Ask the Dietitian, LGBTQ resources, sample fees/SHIP, and pet hugs

Anthem Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

In early August, SHIP members may receive a request in the mail for additional information (e.g. social security or tax ID number) from Anthem, your SHIP insurance provider. This is a legitimate request.

 

September 15, 2017

"How do I arrange bringing someone home for intimacy with my roommates?"

There are new food experts in town! Please meet the Nutrition Outreach Workers, aka NOW.

Nutrition Outreach Workers Fall 2017 photo

August 31, 2017

August 29, 2017

U.S. yellow fever vaccine supply exhausted by this summer: CDC's planned response

The manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur, has informed the CDC that due to a temporary cease in production of the Yellow Fever vaccine by the primary manufacturer in the world (Sanofi) there is an international shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine.

August 28, 2017

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Ask a Question, Save a Life

August 27, 2017

Campus Memorial September 18 

Every fall, the campus holds an annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died in the past year. This event will take place on Monday, September 18th from 12-1pm at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program includes brief remarks and a reading of the names of those who are being remembered, followed by music and spoken word.

August 23, 2017

Health Opportunity Fund is now available for 2017-18! 

Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) 

The Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) is a set of funds ($175) available to Pell Grant and Dream Aid recipients for use for services and prescriptions at the Tang Center for students enrolled in Fall and Spring semesters. Important note: Participants must notify the Tang Center staff BEFORE PAYING that they wish to use the Health Opportunity Funds. 

August 18, 2017

Not all freshmen arrive on campus knowing how to be resilient. Staff Psychologist Amy Honigman shares her perspective in this Mercury News article. 

August 11, 2017

College is just around the corner! I cannot believe how fast it is approaching. I hope you all are a part of your class’s Facebook page (if you aren’t, then go join it RIGHT NOW)! The notifications might be poring in from fellow students and it might seem a little much; however, I want you to focus on being active on the Facebook Group Page starting today!