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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4 ways to cope if you feel overwhelmed by current events

Nov. 8, 2022

It can be tempting to give in to endless scrolling on social media or new sites. Here are four things you can do if you’re feeling overwhelmed by current events or the state of the world.

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6 things to do after unprotected sex

Nov. 1, 2022

In the heat of the moment, practicing safer sex habits might not be the first thing on your mind. Here are some things to do after having unprotected sex.

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9 ways to party smart on Halloween

Oct. 24, 2022

Halloween weekend can be a time for costumes and parties. It can also be a time when people make choices or take risks they normally wouldn't. Check out these tips to help keep yourself and your friends safe.

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9 wellness activities on campus for staff and faculty

Oct. 19, 2022

With Health and Wellness Services' transition to Strategic Resources and Support, check out some of the activities available, from Rec Center memberships to massage therapy, pharmacy pickups, trauma counseling and more.

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6 tips to help prevent sexual assault

Oct. 18, 2022

Halloween and Homecoming are times to have fun and celebrate with friends. However, it’s important to keep in mind that celebrations involving alcohol and other substances can make it easier for problematic behaviors and unwelcome advances to go unnoticed.

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7 tips to help you prepare for ski season

Oct. 10, 2022

It’s almost time to hit the slopes! Here are seven pro tips to help you prepare for the 2022–23 ski and snowboard season.

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How to make the most of LGBTQ+ wellness resources on campus

Oct. 6, 2022

October is LGBT History Month. Connect with resources to explore your identity, manage your mental and physical health, build a strong and supportive community or help a friend.

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5 must-attend Health and Wellness Summit presentations

Oct. 5, 2022

You’re invited to join Health and Wellness Services to learn how fun and play can improve your health, creativity and relationships as an adult. This free event is open to all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

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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.