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April 18, 2017

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017

Lab Week is our chance to let people know about our lab staff’s dedication and commitment to professional, quality patient care.

Since lab professionals often work behind the scenes, few people know that the critical testing they perform every day saves lives, reduces morbidity, and helps control the cost of care. Today, with advances in analytical science and automation–and as cost pressures reduce patient stays in the hospital–the work in the laboratory is more important than ever.

April 17, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the UHS PartySafe Program celebrated its third annual PartySafe Awards recognizing individuals, groups, and departments that have been highly effective in building safer alcohol and party practices at UC Berkeley.

April 16, 2017

The goal of the PartySafe program is to improve party culture at UC Berkeley by reducing problems related to alcohol.

April 14, 2017

First day of classes I formed a study group with two other people. It feels like a good fit bc we get a lot done and I trust their work habits. The problem is that one has a slight body odor and it makes me not want to be around them at times. I'm not sure what to do. We aren't friends so I don't want to offend and possibly lose out on a good study partner.

April 13, 2017

Q: I know home cooking is cheaper and healthier than restaurant food, but cooking for myself is intimidating. What should I make?
Spring is here! It’s the perfect weather to be outdoors to soak in all that beautiful California sun before we get bogged down in the books during RRR week. There are many places around Berkeley you can visit to enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. Check out 7 Scientifically-Backed Health Benefits of Being in Nature.

April 7, 2017

There's this guy I like, so I asked him to go to a concert with me. He said he would like to but was unable to go. He said though that we could "meet up" another time if I wanted, and asked me to grab coffee and chat with him next week. I just am not sure if he knows that when I asked him to the concert, I was asking him on a date. I only ask because I feel like "grabbing coffee" could be just hanging out as friends, or possibly more. Am I overthinking it?

March 24, 2017

Help staff perform their best 

Managers and supervisors have an important role in creating a healthy work environment, helping the staff they supervise to perform at their best. Be Well at Work-Wellness Program has resources to help you with this responsibility. 

I’m homesick. My family, friends, dog, and support system are in SoCal so I’ve been feeling lonely since coming to Cal. I have made a few friends but no one that I feel connected to. I’m about to end my first year but seriously thinking about transferring to a school closer to home. I would love to graduate from Cal but don’t know if it’s worth the risk of loneliness or my mental health for the next 3 years. What should I do?

March 23, 2017

University Health Services at UC Berkeley is dismayed at the President’s recent action to rescind federal guidance to educational institutions for transgender students. We believe trans rights are human rights. The President’s action does not change California state law which grants transgender students the right to use public facilities that align with their gender identity, and it doesn’t change our commitment to protecting and providing equal rights and services to our transgender students.

March 22, 2017

University Health Services will be holding a special meningitis B vaccine drop-in opportunity this Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 2:30-4:30 pm for students aged 25 and under who are interested in receiving the meningitis B vaccine. This vaccine is not used for treatment following exposure but can protect against future infection. If you have completed the Meningitis B series, you do not need additional vaccination.

March 21, 2017

On Monday, March 20, local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student, who has been treated and is now recovering well. Campus and University Health Services officials are working closely with the City of Berkeley Public Health and the State of California’s Department of Public Health to identify people and locations visited, monitor the case, and directly notify the individuals who were in close contact with the student.

March 15, 2017

I eat way too much candy, especially during exams. What should I do when I have cravings?

March 14, 2017

We are recruiting! Apply to take part in a passionate group of students helping their communities "Be Well to Do Well". Here are the top three reasons why you should apply: 

March 10, 2017

Help! I think my roommate is eating my food. We shop separately and I’ve been noticing lately that my snacks are disappearing faster than I can eat them. I’m not sure how to bring this up because I don’t wanna get into an argument but I can’t keep wasting money on snacks I’m not eating. Any advice?

March 3, 2017

So I was dating a guy from high school for around 8-9 months. We really loved and cared for each other, and we dated throughout the school year, the summer before college, and a little bit into freshman year of college. We argued a little too much, and we ended on good terms. Obviously, I was still very sad and vulnerable, so a few days after the breakup, I decided to go party and drink a lot. I ended up hooking up with a random guy and drunk-texted my ex about it. He still hasn’t forgiven me.

February 28, 2017

Do you identify as non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, bigender, third gender, androgyne, questioning, etc.? Are you looking for a space to get support and connect with others who identify outside the gender binary? Then come to the Gender Spectrum Support Group! The group will be facilitated by two queer-identified counselors from the Tang Center’s Trans Care Team. Drop-in anytime, no sign-up is needed.

February 21, 2017

6th Annual UC Berkeley Financial Fair for Personal Finance

February 17, 2017

So, in my opinion, the term “casual” is supposed to be open to interpretation, much like a casual relationship is. It can mean a plethora of things, but generally, the term casual is used to refer to something that’s low-commitment and freer of expectations than a monogamous relationship. I think when defining a “casual” relationship with a partner, it is important to clarify expectations in order to avoid misunderstandings that can breed resentment.

February 10, 2017

Every time we get into a fight, my boyfriend threatens to break up with me. Is he doing this so I say sorry and he wins the fight or does he not want to be in a relationship with me anymore because of our fights?