Posts Categorized: Wellness

Smart devices and children’s vision

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. As we become increasingly more reliant and absorbed in technology, it is no surprise that today’s children have become avid users of technology, with the majority of children exposed to smart devices at less than 5 years of age. Smart devices have also become an…
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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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