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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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Thrive in the Midst of Change

A note for parents of college students:

When we hear the term “transition” in reference to college, we often think about new students. In reality, ALL students experience transition throughout college and for the rest of their lives. Therefore, learning how to cope and thrive in the midst of change is an important skill to learn.

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Photograph Credit: UGA Photographic Services

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Top 5 Places to Nap at UGA

1. Science Library

O-chem got you down? Take a nap at the Science Library in between classes…or as a study break. Because let’s face it: If you’re in o-chem, you’re studying a LOT.

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– Anna Britt, UHC Healthy Dawg Ambassador

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Eat Well, Sleep Well…and Vice Versa

It is said that humans spend about one third of their life in bed and will eat approximately 35 tons of food. Did you also know that eating and sleeping go hand in hand? Eating can affect how much we sleep just like sleeping can affect how much we eat.

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4 Tips 4 a Healthy Heart

Heart health is a big deal! And not just for your parents – for UGA students too. While we celebrated American Heart Month in February, it’s important to keep a few things in mind throughout the year. So important, in fact, that President Obama issued a proclamation on January 30, 2015, aiming to raise awareness about high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke – the causes of one-third of the adult deaths in the United States.

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UHC: The Basics

Welcome to the UGA Healthy Dawg Blog!

We want you to be educated and cared for in all areas of health –  emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, and spiritual. It’s actually the University Health Center’s mission.

And it’s what this blog is here for! We’ll be posting helpful hints, educational insights, and stories from our healthcare teams and the students they are here to help. But first, here’s a little bit of basic information about the University Health Center:

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