Georgia State University intends to provide a safe and healthy environment for all students. That is why, in compliance with the State Board of Regents immunization requirements, all students must show proof of being immunized. Getting vaccinated is an easy way to stay healthy all year round. Take the time to make sure that you… more »
Summer break is always a much-needed time away from the books, but staying safe and healthy is a top prioroty. See below for some tips to help you stay safe and cool all summer.
Don’t swim alone. Always have at least one buddy with you. Avoid drinking alcohol before and during water activities.… more »
National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their… more »
Now that sunny days are starting to come back, it’s a good time to amplify up that exercise routine. The health benefits of regular exercise are endless, but recent studies show even higher benefits associated with increasing metabolic rate and reducing body fat. These two factors help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2… more »
Georgia State University recently received survey data from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), where students answered over 300 questions covering various health topics. The comprehensive health survey covers questions on the following topics: health status, health problems, risky and protective health behaviors, drug use, perceived norms in areas relating to injury… more »
With colder weather comes longer lines at the Student Health Clinic and pharmacies around campus. This winter, beat common sicknesses by focusing on the immune system. The best offense is a good defense, after all. Here are some tips and tricks to stay healthy during this flu season.
Get a flu shot. An influenza vaccination… more »
The holidays offer a time for us to relax and reset for the new year. The holidays can also offer a time for temptation; a time to to make poorer food choices, overindulge and to be less active. To practice healthy habits this holiday season, try out some of these tips:
Eat! Instead of skipping… more »
Nearly 29,000 Americans died in 2014 year from prescription opioid overdose. Unintended drug poisoning has surpassed automobile collisions as the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., driven largely by prescription opioids. Opioid overdose can cause a person’s breathing to severely slow down and even stop.
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Flu season is here, and it’s time to get a flu shot! The flu (or influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The illness can be mild to severe, sometimes resulting in death. Individuals who are at higher risk for complications include those with asthma; chronic lung diseases such as COPD and… more »
When we feel like there isn’t enough time in the day for us to get everything done, when we wish for more time, we don’t actually need more time. We need more stillness.
~ Arianna Huffington, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
A bad night’s sleep or chronically not getting… more »