Campus Health Events
Why Give Blood?
There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to give to another. A critical number of voluntary donations are required every day to meet the need for blood in the areas we serve.
Questions and Comments:
If you have any questions about donating blood, please contact Unyts at 512-7940 or visit their web site at http://www.unyts.org. If you have any questions about the blood drive, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Health Services 839-8446.
More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to five to seven days after becoming sick.
Flu Symptoms include:
- Fever* (usually high) or feeling feverish/chills
- Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Sometimes vomiting (more common in children than adults)
- Sometimes diarrhea (more common in children than adults)
*Not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Protect yourself from the flu:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities (your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
- While sick, limit contact with others to avoid infecting them.
The flu vaccination is available every August through the spring of the following year (based on severity of the season). A Rite Aid pharmacist is on campus for flu shot clinics held various days throughout September and October. If you missed this season's on-campus flu clinic, contact your physician or a local pharmacy to get one.
Health & Wellness Fair
Held in Wick Campus Center every third Tuesday in October.
Thank you for making this year's Fair a success!
Call Health Services at (716) 839-8446 for more information on the Annual Wellness Fair.
The incidence of testicular cancer is rising in the United States, and it is the most common solid tumor diagnosed for men between 15 and 30 years of age. Participants will learn male specific health concerns, including testicular cancer and prostate awareness, strategies for emotional and behavioral health, and male self-concept. Call Health Services at (716) 839-8446 for more information on Men's Health.
Body of Knowledge - Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology and Care
This workshop teaches participants about both male and female reproductive organs, their function and their healthy maintenance. Breast Self-Exam.
Call Health Services at (716) 839-8446 for more information.