October 16, 2017
October 13, 2017
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
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
September 19, 2017
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
There are new food experts in town! Please meet the Nutrition Outreach Workers, aka NOW.
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.