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Dental Health = Heart Health?

Did you know that taking care of your gums and mouth can also help keep your heart healthy? Here’s an explanation of how it works from the UHC Dental Clinic team…

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Snack Your Way to a Healthy Lunch

Whether you’re packing your own lunch or heading to the dining hall, the chart below can help you balance your afternoon meal!

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Photo credit: Robert Newcomb, UGA Photographic Services

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Less Stress, More Ohm

In this busy world of constant distraction, social media, apps for everything and too much to do, couldn’t we all use a little more zen in our life?  Neuroscience research is steadily backing up the advantages of calming our nervous system through yoga, breath work and other mindfulness practices.  Consequently, you may have noticed a recent buzz about yoga, mindfulness & meditation.  So how does it work?

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I’m Not an Undergrad Anymore

A look into the transition to graduate school.

Gaining admission to graduate school is an achievement reflecting your potential to learn and contribute in your chosen field. Aptitude, interest, and passion for the work are good predictors of your future success, but the ability to psychologically transition into this new role will be equally important!

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One Student’s Struggle with Mental Health…

…and the strategies that help.

 

I believe in the healing power of communication (and I’m not alone!). Let’s leverage that power to alleviate what ails us by starting the conversation about mental wellness. Your symptoms matter and help exists to heal all shades of mental illness, which may or may not include an official diagnosis. The strategies that I discuss here have the potential to help you, regardless of your situation or background. That’s the unifying power of our message for Mental Wellness Week: everyone deals with issues of mental wellness.

So, I need your help to make a stand: No Dawg Suffers Alone. Here’s a brief glimpse into one student’s story.

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Photo by: Peter Frey, UGA Photographic Services

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What’s Your Flu I.Q.?

It’s the FLU!…but is it really?

Everyone’s familiar with that horrible feeling: your sticky eyelids creak open on the morning of the big midterm exam that you’ve been studying for since last week, aaaaand… you’re sick.
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentists

A note from the staff of UHC Dental Clinic

Even though we’re approaching Halloween, you won’t scare us. And we won’t scare you!

We have seen many patients who have never been to the dentist before, and many more who have a true fear of “the dentist” (dun…dun…dun…). But we want you to know that there is nothing to fear and that you should never feel embarrassed to come see us! We will do everything in our power to allay your fears, make you feel at ease, and resolve your dental issues.

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Jackie is a UHC Dental Assistant & a huge fan of Hairy Dawg!

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MRSA & Staph Infections: Reasons to Practice Good Hygeine

You’ve probably heard of MRSA and Staph infections before, but do you really know what they are? Do you know how to keep yourself and your friends infection-free? Below are a few tips for doing so and some information on why it’s important!

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  Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria / Photo Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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5 Steps to Conquer Procrastination

If you’re anything like me, you’re a procrastinator. You complete your work and do it well, but not until right before class. This lifestyle can be exhausting, stressful, and unhealthy. Outgrowing …

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