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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5 signs of depression you shouldn’t ignore

Oct. 4, 2022

Watching a friend struggle with their mental health can be painful. Here are some common symptoms of depression and ways to help a loved one who may be struggling.

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10 free wellness activities to try before you graduate

Sept. 27, 2022

One of the best things about college is you have access to a ton of free resources, activities and support. Be sure to take advantage of these 10 free wellness activities during your time at CU.

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

Sept. 27, 2022

Adjusting to a new schedule and new semester 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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3 things everyone should know about sexually transmitted infections

Sept. 19, 2022

Whether you’re in a relationship, hooking up or staying single, knowing how to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections can help you stay safe and healthy. Here are a few things you should know about STIs.

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7 things to know about vaping

Sept. 19, 2022

While vaping can serve as an alternative to cigarette smoking, it still poses a number of inherent risks, especially for young adults. Here are seven things you should know if you choose to vape.

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3 dating tips everyone should know

Sept. 14, 2022

Whether you’re just dipping your toes in the water or looking for a long-term relationship, here are a few dating tips you should know.

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6 tips for making friends on campus

Sept. 13, 2022

Friendships are an exciting part of college and sometimes making friends as an adult can feel challenging. Here are some tips that can help you make meaningful connections now and into the future.

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5 things everyone should know about trauma

Sept. 9, 2022

Trauma can be challenging to define and even more challenging to talk about. Here are five things everyone should know about trauma and ways to support a loved one.

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3 things to know about COVID in 2022

Sept. 8, 2022

As the global pandemic has stretched on into its third year, many local governments and local health agencies have loosened health restrictions. While life has started to get back to normal in some ways, it’s important to keep yourself informed.

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12 free apps to help you make the most of this year

Sept. 8, 2022

Whether you're looking to improve your finances, relationships, mental health or well-being, here are some free apps to try this year.