Posts By: Phillip Bressoud, M.D.

Enjoy college by reducing stress

As a student in college, you may begin to experience different or new types of stress. Here are a few suggestions to help you navigate stress in your life. The following results of the American College Health Association (ACHA) National College Health Survey report the top issues for UofL students are: Stress (35%) Anxiety (26%)…
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How to have a healthy freshman year

You’re on your own and facing a new set of opportunities and challenges. Being at college is a good time to not only increase you knowledge, but create a new set of healthy habits. Many parents and students have heard of the “Freshman 15,” referring to the average weight gain of a college freshman. This is…
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I’m in college, why do I still need vaccines?

There are a number of vaccines students need to consider talking to their doctor about receiving before heading off to college. We recommend that all college students up to age 21 receive at least one dose of quadravalent vaccine between ages 16-18. Parents should consider having their child get the new serogroup B meningococcal vaccine between…
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Follow your health to a healthier you

In the past, you might have kept track of doctor’s appointments or health reminders using Post-it Notes, an electronic calendar, a paper notebook or appointment cards in your wallet or on the refrigerator. These are just some of the ways patients have kept track of their appointments, blood pressure readings, or upcoming immunizations for themselves…
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