We can help you make informed decisions about alcohol and drug issues and help others do the same.
Most students make smart and safe choices about using alcohol and other drugs and don't experience negative academic, physical or social consequences. UHS staff work closely with students, staff, faculty and community partners on year-round services and initiatives that aim to reduce risk, consequences and harm from the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Recent policy changes in a number of states legalizing cannabis for medical and/or recreational use suggest a shift in societal attitudes and perceptions around cannabis. University Health Services takes a harm reduction approach to all substance use, including cannabis.
It’s that time again - the dreaded “flu season”! But there is a lot you can do to protect yourself and others against it, as well as to look after yourself should you be one of the unlucky ones. The true “flu” - influenza, not to be confused with “stomach flu” - is quite a bit worse than a common cold and will make you miserable and keep you home for a few days, but most people will make it through without complications.
Many college students have difficulties with sleep, given intense schedules, overlapping deadlines and stress from academics, and often family and relationship issues. Research indicates that adequate sleep is important for learning, lowering stress, averting depression and even maintaining a healthy weight.
Taking care of yourself translates to being more successful in school and work.
Merely working harder does not ensure doing better. In fact, for students we know that academic success is related to ability, work, academic skills and wellness. We encourage you to take charge of your wellness!
The University Health Service staff wishes you great success and an enjoyable experience in your studies abroad. Use the following checklist as a guideline to help you maintain good health habits while away.
Before you go...
Check with UHS International Travel Care Clinic (643-7177) at least 3-6 months before your departure date to assure sufficient time to get new and updated immunizations and TB testing done. You should be aware that failure to get the necessary documentation may result in your trip being cancelled.
Sleeping soundly should come easy after a hard day at school or work. But, for many of us, nighttime slumber is disrupted by thoughts of our "to-do" list, worries about our studies or workload, or interruptions from roommates, children or snoring partners. One third of all American adults experience an occasional or persistent sleep disturbance known as insomnia. According to modest estimates, at least 20-30 million Americans suffer from insomnia.