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.

Student receiving vaccine.

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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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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10 tips to test and tweak your mask

March 11, 2021

How can you tell if your mask is working to trap infectious aerosols as well as larger droplets? And how can you spruce it up if it’s not? We’ve got you covered.

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Quiz: Do you know how to stay safe when drinking?

March 9, 2021

If you choose to use alcohol or other substances, do you know ways to stay safe? Are you familiar with campus resources and policies? Test your knowledge with this interactive, anonymous quiz.

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Ideas for socializing safely

March 3, 2021

Whether you like to spend your free time in the great outdoors, gaming, sinking into a good book or crafting, here are some ways to make (and keep) friends in the age of physical distancing and increased precautions.

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Explore the Flatirons with these hiking tips

March 1, 2021

Colorado winters are generally mild, and there may be some great days for a winter hike. Learn fun facts on how the Flatirons came to be and tips on how to stay safe on your hiking adventures.

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5 essentials for a healthy relationship

Feb. 16, 2021

Whether you’ve been in a relationship before or not, here are a few things that are essential for a healthy relationship.