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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 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

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.

Did you see last week's Berkeleyside article about the rise in alcohol abuse statistics at Cal?

October 14, 2016

How would you define a healthy friendship?
I live in Unit 1 and even though we’ve been in school for 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 everyday 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. 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 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 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

Flu Shot Clinics Begin Monday, September 26   

The Fall Flu Shot Clinics begin Monday, September 26 at the Tang Center. Additional dates are October 13 and 21, November 4 and 17, and December 5, 12-5 pm. Drop-in - no appointment needed. All adult community members are welcome - $30, or free for students with SHIP.

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 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:

September 13, 2016

Do 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? The Love Cafe at Cal is looking for three volunteers to provide solid, thoughtful advice to anonymous readers about relationships. From advice, articles, and information, the Love Cafe is the perfect blend of talk about everything.


September 9, 2016

The semester just started and I’m already worried that I’m going to fall behind in classes. It's 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

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

If you didn't 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 Kim LaPean, UHS Communications Manager, and Sarah Gamble, Health Educator/Project Director.

August 24, 2016

Free Workshop for Better Body Image

  • Dates: Friday, September 9th and Friday, September 16th
  • Time: 1:10-3 pm
  • Location: UHS Tang Center (2222 Bancroft Way), Room 3220
  • Snacks will be served

This two-part workshop will help you resist cultural pressures to conform to ideal standards of beauty. The Body Project is a research-based program that has been implemented on over 100 high school and college campuses. Attendees qualify to be peer leaders. Spread the love! All female-identified students are welcome.

August 18, 2016

Are you a resident at Units 2, 3, or 4 and interested in a unique chance to engage with a community of passionate peers in various health issues relevant to college students? Apply to be a Health Worker and make an impact on the well-being of your fellow Bears in your residential community! Contact Karen Hughes at or call (510) 643-9073.