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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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—How to recognize a concussion

Nov. 30, 2016

Chances are, you probably know someone who's had a concussion; the college population in particular is at a higher risk. Dr. John Breck shares what you need to know about concussions.


Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—Developing a positive body image

Nov. 16, 2016

The images we see in the media often tell only one story about what our bodies should look like, what they should be dressed in and how we should feel about them. However, there are many factors that can influence a person's body image.

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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—Preventing injuries

Oct. 26, 2016

Whether it’s going to the gym, playing sports or walking across campus, sometimes injuries can happen. Physical therapist Annie Sirotniak provides tips on how to prevent injuries and what to do if they occur.

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Healthy Buffs: Quick fixes for sleeping better tonight

Oct. 19, 2016

After enough late nights and early mornings, feeling sleepy can seem like another part of the college experience. But sleep is actually vital to overall health. So how can we get our sleep cycle back under control?

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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—How to manage stress and anxiety

Oct. 12, 2016

With the academic year in full swing, many of us find ourselves juggling schoolwork, social lives and work. CU Boulder counselor Matt Tomatz offers advice on managing stress and anxiety.

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Healthy Buffs: 4 steps to staying healthy this flu season

Sept. 28, 2016

Viruses like the cold and flu can last 7 to 10 days, and since antibiotics typically don't work for viruses, it's all about staying as healthy as possible, boosting the immune system and finding symptom relief. So how do we do it?


Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—Eating breakfast to energize your mind

Sept. 21, 2016

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal, but what does that mean when it comes to how our brains function throughout the day? Registered dietitian Jane Reagan offers tips and shares a few breakfast recipes.

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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—Adjusting to life at CU

Sept. 7, 2016

While some students may seem like they’re taking the adjustment process in stride, others may find it more difficult. No matter how it looks from the outside, though, adjustment is a process that everyone goes through.

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Healthy Buffs: Setting expectations and finding success at CU Boulder

Aug. 31, 2016

A new school year comes with new possibilities, and prioritizing, re-shaping thinking patterns and learning how to resource are the first steps toward having a successful and healthy year.