Healthy Campus Living

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE - Common sense lifestyle choices that decrease your chances of getting sick in the first place.

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Stay well hydrated - especially important in this high desert environment
  • Take a daily multivitamin
  • Exercise daily
  • Don't smoke - duh
  • Maintian your mental health - our mental health has an effect on our body's ability to stay physically healthy
Campus Counceling Center: 943-2484
Counselors are available to discuss mental health issues.
All students get Six free visits per academic year.

AVOID GERMS - To prevent exposing yourself to the viruses and bacteria that cause common illnesses, be aware of how they are spread.

  • Wash your hands frequently - wash for at least 15 seconds with soap and water.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Don't touch your face/eyes/mouth/nose.
  • Sanitize keyboards, mouses, phones, counters, sinks, knobs, etc with sanitizer towlettes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick - respitory droplets from coughs and sneezes transmit illness.

IF YOU GET SICK - The majority of runny noses, sore throats, coughs and similar symptoms caused by viruses, not bacteria. Viruses usually last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Time is the only cure for viruses, antibiotics don't help.

  • See HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, above.
  • Symptomatic treatment with over-the-counter cold medications.
  • Humidifiers or steam treatments can help clear congestion.
  • Herbals: Vitamin C, Garlic, Echincea, astragalus, zinc, elderberry extract and olive leaf extract have all been studied and recommended. Always take herbals and supplements as directed by the box they come in.
  • Campus Health Center - available to asses your illness, prescribe medications, provide sympathy, and we have free condoms!
Campus Health Center: 943-2707
104 Tomichi Hall
For all your medical needs.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE
Another aspect of healthy campus living.
Condoms, condoms, condoms, condoms!
The most effective way for a sexually active person to avoid STDs is to ALWAYS use a condom EVERY TIME... make a promise to yourself. Respect yourself and your partner enough to always use a condom.

Condoms, condoms, condoms, condoms!
  HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)
The STD that causes genital warts and cervical cancer.
A new vaccine has been developed that protects against the four subtypes of HPV most likely to cause warts and cervical cancer. This vaccine is recommended for all young women.

Contact the Campus Health Center for information about the HPV vaccine.
943-2707