How to stay healthy and what to do if you get sick

Campus life brings us together. Whether you’re living in a residence hall, studying at the library, going to class or attending an event, you’ll be close to your fellow Buffs. While this togetherness can bring relief after a potentially isolating year, it also creates opportunities for illnesses and diseases to spread. Here are some ways […]

How Does Food Impact Health?

Expert Contributor: Carolyn Denton, LN Reviewed by: Karen Lawson, MD Linda Armstrong, RD, LD, MBA The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines. If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies […]

Focusing on Men’s Health

When it comes to general health, there are gender differences.  While men face many of the general health issues that women also face (heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, depression), men also face some gender-specific health challenges.  Compared to women, men are more likely to: Drink more alcohol and consume more tobacco Engage in risky behaviors […]

“Stand Up Straight”—Minding Your Posture!

We all remember our parents telling us to “stand up straight” and “don’t sit like that or you’ll stay like that!” They really had more than a straight back in mind (whether they knew it or not)  when they told us that.  Good posture is really a key part of our overall health. How we […]