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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Tips for celebrating the holidays away from home

Nov. 14, 2022

If you’re one of the many students staying in town for fall break, here are a few things you can do to celebrate the upcoming holidays away from home.

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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 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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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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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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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.