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October 31, 2016

The student-led Crohn's and Colitis (IBD) Support Group held at the Tang Center is back this semester. 

Upcoming dates: 

  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, November 18
  • Friday, December 2

The group is held in the Tang Center, on the first floor in the Education Center from 6-7pm. 

October 28, 2016

I’ve changed my major twice already and am thinking about changing it for a third time. I feel confident that I’m making the right choice this time, my only problem is that I haven’t told my parents yet. They’ve freaked out on me already for not sticking with one major and I don’t know how to bring the conversation up again. I’m nervous because I don’t want them to see me as flaky or irresponsible. How can I talk to them about it?

October 21, 2016

Dorm plague is rampant in unit 3. How can I best prevent myself from catching what others have?

October 18, 2016

KEYS Training – What supervisors need to know – The KEYS Risk Management Track trains supervisors in a continuum of skills including creating a healthy workplace, preventing injuries, and managing the disability process. | Does your department have a Computer Workstation Evaluator? The University relies on a network of trained Computer Workstation Evaluators to perform basic workstation evaluations within their own departments. | Does your team have a wellness ambassador? Wellness ambassadors are faculty or staff volunteers who help create a safe and healthy workplace in their unit by committing as little as an hour each month to promote the campus’ health and wellness programs.

October 17, 2016

Did you see last week's Berkeleyside article about the rise in alcohol abuse statistics at Cal?
Q: What is mindful eating? And is it really practical for busy college students? A: I believe that learning to eat mindfully is the key to lifelong healthy food habits. Mindful eating takes practice but it’s not complicated and it doesn’t require lots of time. To understand how mindfulness applies to food, it’s important to first define mindfulness itself.

October 14, 2016

How would you define a healthy friendship?
I live in unit 1 and even though we’ve been in school almost a month, I still haven’t made any friends. I thought living in the dorms would give me a better chance to meet people but it is harder than I thought. What are some tips on making friends while living in the dorms?

October 10, 2016

The Hepatitis B Foundation is collaborating with StoryCenter on a Storytelling Project, to make the real voices of every-day people living with/affected by hepatitis B a key ingredient of local and nationwide prevention and advocacy efforts.

October 7, 2016

Hi there! Conflicts among friends can be tough, especially if you value all of your friendships and don’t want to lose any of them in trying to save other people’s. First, think about what the conflict is over. If it’s something small, there might not be that much risk associated with getting involved a little bit. Having a mutual friend bring some common ground back into the issue can help a lot. If the issue is very large or you are uncomfortable getting involved, find someone who can.
So, to start off with, I’m going to be using the term sexual debut to refer to the concept of virginity, as the term “virginity” tends to be attached to some heteronormative connotations. However, go ahead and call it whatever you feel comfortable calling it, but I personally prefer to use the term sexual debut because I feel that virginity is attached directly to the act of having penetrative sex, while I prefer to keep the concept of sex open-ended, and open to interpretation.

October 1, 2016

September 23, 2016

I have been in a relationship for almost 2 years and my girlfriend and I have had what I consider a great relationship. Last week she confessed to cheating while she was home for the summer and I don’t know what to do. I try to be the best partner I can and know that she loves me but I’m mad and don’t trust her and have thought about breaking up. She says she wants to be with me but how do I know she’s telling the truth?

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016

Q: What is the best way for college students to prevent the “Freshman 15?” A: Ain’t no such thing. The “Freshman 15” is a catchy phrase that was probably created to sell magazines. A meta-analysis of 22 studies including more than 5500 participants showed that college students gained an average of only 3 pounds. That’s a normal and expected weight gain for a student in his or her late teens. We measure growth in kids and teens on growth curves.

September 14, 2016

Have you run into any Health Workers that live within your residential community? Health Workers are great resources for any questions and concerns you may have about the Tang center or any health related issues! They can help you...

  • Learn how to stay healthy through their weekly Health Tips

  • Get through a tough situation by engaging in non-judgmental and confidential health peer advising

  • Get access to basic first-aid supplies and safe sex items

September 13, 2016

read the love cafe at cal blogDo you LOVE giving advice? Have you always wanted to use your own experience to help others? Are you interested in honing your research skills to provide inclusive perspectives to people seeking guidance?

September 9, 2016

The semester just started and I’m already worried that I’m going to fall behind in classes. Its super easy for me to get distracted so procrastination is becoming a problem. I’ve downloaded an app that blocks me from sites that I get sucked into like FB or Reddit but it’s not enough. Advice- please!

August 26, 2016

The Tang Center is offering immunization appointments online for new students still trying to complete the immunization mandates due August 1. (Spring deadline February 18, 2017)

If it was impossible for you to receive the vaccine by the August 1 deadline, it is available at the Tang Center. Please schedule an appointment to take care of any outstanding immunization needs online via eTang.

August 25, 2016

A message from UHS Staff: Kim LaPean, Communications Manager and Sarah Gamble, Health Educator/Project Director