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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Buffs supporting Buffs during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 14, 2021

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the Office of Victim Assistance has provided tips and information on how to support those impacted by sexual assault.

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3 tips for finding and scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

April 13, 2021

All individuals 16 and over are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Here are some tips for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment.

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6 things everyone should know about vaping

April 12, 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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4 things to know about COVID-19 vaccine side effects

April 6, 2021

While side effects can be uncomfortable, they can be one way to show that your immune system is building protection against the COVID-19 virus. If you’re feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine because of possible side effects, here are some things to know.

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6 ways connection can benefit your mental health

March 30, 2021

Making friends as an adult can be challenging, especially after living through a pandemic for a 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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Self-care activities to try

March 25, 2021

Self-care is a process and looks different for everyone. Even if you can’t commit a significant amount of time, a few minutes of self-care a day is better than none at all. Here are some free ideas to try.

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4 things you can do if you feel overwhelmed by the news or social media

March 25, 2021

In the aftermath of traumatic events, social media and news outlets can have a negative effect on our mental health. Here are four things you can do to take control of your feeds and improve your well-being online.

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Ways to support yourself and each other through a traumatic experience

March 23, 2021

Whatever you may be going through, it’s important to show yourself and others compassion as we all work to process the horrific events that took place. Here are a few things you can do to support yourself and fellow Buffs.

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4 reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccine

March 23, 2021

CU Boulder Medical Services is a provider for distributing COVID-19 vaccines. Here are four reasons to get vaccinated.

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5 ways to feel awake without caffeine

March 16, 2021

Caffeine can be a regular part of our daily routine, but if you're feeling tired or struggling to adjust to the recent time change, here are a few tips to help you get through the day without caffeine.