Health Topic

Sexual Assault and Rape

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911.

Do You! Week at UC Berkeley

Do You! Week is a week-long series of events at UC Berkeley to promote a campus alcohol and other drugs (AOD) culture that supports all who study, live, work & play in the campus area.

Campus & Community Leadership

At UHS We:

Strive to ensure health for all through leadership, expertise, and discovery. Practice predictive prevention — working upstream to identify critical trends, harness innovation, and adopt evidence-based prevention practices.

Travel Health Tips

UHS 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 (510-643-7177) at least 3-6 months before your departure date to ensure 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 canceled. Anyone with a chronic condition (e.g. asthma, depression, anxiety) should have an evaluation...

Fighting the Flu

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. However, if you are at risk for more severe disease look out for warning signs...

Sleeping Soundly

Sleeping soundly should come easy after a day at school.

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, etc. 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.

Nutrition

When you are managing a busy life of school, friends, family, fun, and other responsibilities, who has time to think about what you are going to eat every day?


Consistently eating nutrient-rich foods is beneficial, not just for your health, but also for your well-being. Eating a wide variety of nutritious foods helps increase your energy and stamina, and also helps decrease your health risk for chronic diseases. The following resources and links can help you get started on the road to nutritious eating!

Anxiety

What are the different types of anxiety? collapse all expand all Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It’s chronic and fills a person’s day with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. Having this disorder can mean always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health...

Anti-Depressant Medications

Perhaps your counselor has mentioned the option of antidepressant medication to you, or you’ve wondered whether this option might be helpful based on something you’ve heard, or based on the experiences of friends or family members.

This webpage is designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about antidepressants. We hope the information will serve as a starting point for a more in-depth discussion with a counselor and/or a psychiatrist. If you decide to explore the option of medication further, you will want to meet...

Emergency & Non-Emergency Interventions

See Something Do Something

Bystander intervention is being a good samaritan for the people around you — being a proactive member of the community. It's looking out for others in order to reduce harm.