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UHC Spotlight: Matthew Hinton

Matthew Evan Hinton, LMFT, is a member of the CAPS team at the University Health Center. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, he asks a lot of questions…so we thought it was his turn to answer a few!

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Check out what Matthew had to say…

What led you to become a therapist?

I like understanding things. I get geeky about a topic and dive in to make sense of whatever that thing is. When I decided to work toward being a therapist, a big part of that was a desire to understand people. The more people I work with, the deeper understanding I get about the human experience.

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#DVAM Topic: Financial Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the RSVP Peer Educators at UGA have been busy hosting events to raise awareness around this issue and encourage their peers to be proactive in helping friends who may be in need. Click here for an event list and to find out how you can get involved!

Below is a note from one of the RSVP Peer Educators, Hannah Maddux, on a lesser-known aspect of domestic violence: Financial Abuse.

A common question that people leaving abusive relationships are asked is “why didn’t you just leave sooner?”. There are many factors that affect decisions to leave or not to leave, but in particular, financial abuse by a partner can be extremely difficult to overcome in cases of domestic violence.

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#FluGA Tips for Dawgs

Flu season is upon us. At the University Health Center we are, as you can imagine, starting to see the signs and symptoms of flu trickle in.  Below are some simple steps you can take to keep yourself and the UGA community healthy.

Prevent the Flu

  1. Get a flu shot. The best way to prevent the flu is to be immune to the viruses. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, you should get one!
  2. Practice good hand hygiene by either hand washing with soap and water or by using alcohol-based gels.
  3. Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth unless your hands are clean.
  4. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. An uncovered cough or sneeze can project respiratory droplets 3 to 6 feet or more!

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Are You Cleaning or Contaminating?

Avoiding contact lens related eye infections requires just a few easy steps. Check out this list from Dr. Angela Ellerman, OD, of the University Health Center’s Vision Clinic.

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UHC Spotlight: Dr. Finbar Woitalla

University Health Center providers come from a huge variety of places, backgrounds, and fields of practice…but they’re all here for YOU. Dr. Woitalla is a Primary Care Provider in UHC’s Medical Clinic Green. Check out what he has to say about serving UGA students, self-care practices, and entering the medical field.

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Healthy Dawg’s Orientation Check-list

Welcome to UGA! We may be biased, but we think you’ve made THE best decision to come to Athens.

We’re excited to have you as part of the Bulldog family and want to make sure that you have a smooth transition (and that you’re able to register for classes on time!). Here are just a few things to keep in mind…

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Welcome to UGA…and its health center!

A Welcome Letter for Parents of First Year Students

Dear Families,

On behalf of the University Health Center, welcome to Bulldawg Nation! As the campus medical and wellness home for students at the University of Georgia, we endorse behaviors that support whole person health and wellness.

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Quick Facts: Mumps

Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. It spreads through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by:

  • Coughing, sneezing, or talking
  • Sharing items such as cups or eating utensils with others
  • Touching objects or surfaces with unwashed hands that are then touched by others.

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Travel Safety: Food & Drink

Let’s be real: One of the best things about travelling is trying all the food!

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But there are certain safety measures you should keep in mind when ordering and eating abroad. The following list of foods and drinks to eat and to avoid is provided by the CDC, and more information can be found here: CDC Food and Water Safety Resources for Travelers. Continue reading “Travel Safety: Food & Drink”

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