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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3 things everyone should know about suicide

Sept. 5, 2022

Talking about suicide can reduce shame and encourage someone who is struggling to seek out support. In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, here are three things everyone should know about suicide.

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5 essential hiking tips and places to go around Boulder

Aug. 31, 2022

Living in Boulder has a lot of perks, including easy access to some of the best hiking, biking and outdoor activity spots. If you’re planning a trip to one of the nearby parks or trailheads, keep these tips in mind.

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5 things everyone should know about fentanyl

Aug. 30, 2022

In honor of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, here are five things everyone should know about fentanyl and how to stay safe.

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The ultimate wellness checklist for college students

Aug. 30, 2022

College is a great time to learn about your personal health and set yourself up for long-term success. Here is the ultimate checklist to help you thrive in college and beyond.

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3 ways to create lasting habits

Aug. 24, 2022

Our habits can affect our attitudes, decisions, behaviors and overall health. Here are three ways you can create lasting habits this semester.

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5 ways to stay safe at parties

Aug. 24, 2022

In college, it may feel like alcohol is everywhere you look, whether you’re at a party or simply enjoying a night out with friends. Here are some tips to drink responsibly and avoid unintended consequences.

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4 self-care questions for staff and faculty

Aug. 23, 2022

Self-care has become a buzzword, but it is important to pinpoint where to prioritize our time and energy. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you understand your relationship with self-care, what works for you right now and where to go from here.

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4 self-care questions to ask yourself this semester

Aug. 23, 2022

The start of a new semester can be exciting and challenging. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you understand your relationship with self-care, what works for you right now and where to go from here.

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Tips for understanding health insurance basics as a grad student

Aug. 22, 2022

While insurance plans can be complex, understanding your policy is an important part of managing your health (and wallet). Here are a few tips and tricks to help you understand the basics of your health insurance plan.

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Tips for living with roommates on and off campus

Aug. 22, 2022

Living with roommates is a normal part of college and young adulthood. Here are some tips to help you have a more successful roommate experience, whether you’re living on or off campus.

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