Healthy Buffs is a series developed by Health and Wellness Services with tips and information on a variety of health topics important to the campus community.

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6 things everyone should know about vaping

Sept. 21, 2021

While vaping can serve as an alternative to cigarette smoking, it still poses inherent risks, especially for young adults. If you choose to vape, here are six things you should know.

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7 ways to manage midterm stress

Sept. 13, 2021

Stress can be a good motivator, but too much can take a toll on our performance and well-being. Here are some things you can do if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

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4 things you can do if you’re feeling lonely or homesick

Sept. 7, 2021

Adjusting to campus life can be challenging. Even if it’s not obvious, many students are experiencing similar feelings of homesickness and loneliness. Here are some helpful tips to cope.

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Mental health is connection

Sept. 7, 2021

Making friends as an adult can be challenging, especially after living through a pandemic for over year, but feeling connected gives us a sense of belonging, support and purpose. Get tips to help you make meaningful connections.

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5 essential hiking tips and places to go around Boulder

Sept. 1, 2021

Living in Boulder comes with a lot of perks, including access to some of the best spots for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. If you’re planning a trip to one of the nearby parks or trails, keep these tips in mind.

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7 hacks for better sleep

Aug. 31, 2021

Sleep may be the last thing on your mind, but it is crucial for your health and happiness. Here are seven tips you can follow to improve your sleep.

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Drugs laced with fentanyl in Boulder: Tips to stay safe

Aug. 30, 2021

Recognizing Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31, here are some tips to help keep you and your friends safe.

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How to party smart this fall

Aug. 25, 2021

After an unpredictable year, it’s understandable some people may want to let loose. If you choose to drink or use other substances, here are some things to keep in mind.

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5 insider tips for new Buffs

Aug. 24, 2021

Going to college can be exciting and challenging all at the same time. Here are a few insider tips to start your first semester off strong.

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5 tips for a smooth transition back to campus

Aug. 24, 2021

Last year was…rough, and you may be experiencing mixed emotions as you plan your return to life on campus. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help ease your transition back to CU Boulder.