Mind your mind: Avoiding the trap of assumptions

March 10, 2016

We all have moments where we close our minds. Mindful awareness is the key to breaking this habit and communicating more effectively by making sure you’re heard by others and really hearing what they have to say. Step 1: notice how it feels when someone disagrees with you, and understand this as simply your experience of their opinion. Ready to learn more? Check out the guide to better, calmer conversations in this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.

Map highlighting Zika virus-affected areas in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America

Traveling south for spring break? Tips to protect yourself against Zika virus

March 9, 2016

Students planning spring break trips to warm climates outside the United States, including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, should be aware that they are traveling to Zika virus-affected areas and are encouraged to take precautions.

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Drug Take-Back Day, March 9

March 1, 2016

Reduce the risk of accidental exposure, drug misuse, and environmental contamination by participating in Drug Take-Back Day. Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Wednesday, March 9, at the Drug Take-Back Event hosted by Community Health, a division of Wardenburg Health Services and the CU Police Department.

Just dance

Seven reasons to bust a move

Feb. 25, 2016

Turns out there’s more to dancing than just showing off and rocking out—it can also have amazing health benefits. Getting up and shaking it off may actually improve mood, boost confidence, strengthen friendships, build muscle and cardio endurance and more.

Take a nap or push on through?

Feb. 5, 2016

A nap always sounds like a good idea. However, sometimes naps can cause side effects like feeling groggy and restless later on. Everything from when and where we nap to why and for how long play into hitting that sweet spot for the perfect nap—or knowing we have to push on through. Consult this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine to find out whether a nap is in your future.

 Dr. Misch

Campus Q&A: Five things you should know about the Zika virus

Feb. 1, 2016

The Zika virus, discovered in 1947 in Africa, is related to the viruses that cause yellow fever, West Nile, dengue and chikunguna, and it is spread by bites of the mosquitos Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Aedes albopictus. In the past the virus was found principally in Africa, southeast Asia, and parts of the Pacific, but over the past several years and especially in the last 6-9 months it has grown “explosively” in the Americas. Brazil has been especially hard hit, and there is concern that the coming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may cause further expansion of the virus’ territority.

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Six ways to survive and thrive in a group project

Jan. 28, 2016

Chances are you’ll have to do group projects at some point in your classes, but there’s no need to dread them. They can actually be a great way to network, find your strengths and get helpful feedback. Check out some strategies for making the most of the assignment and dealing with conflicts that arise in this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.

CU-Boulder students learning the basics of cooking

Learn to cook with Ralphie's Cooking Basics

Jan. 22, 2016

Every Thursday this sprin g, CU-Boulder students can learn the basics of cooking f or free . On Jan. 14, the chicken parmesan recipe had everyone drooling .

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Can’t say no? Eight ways to take back your time

Jan. 22, 2016

We’re all guilty of saying “yes” to favors, friends and nights out even when we don’t have the time. But what about when it means losing sleep and stressing out? In this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine we’ve got eight new strategies for every situation—whether it’s telling a boss, parents or roommates that you can’t take on anything else this week.

Students engaged in learning

Be engaged/Be resourceful

Dec. 21, 2015

Being a Buff means getting out in the world and learning through experience. At CU-Boulder, we encourage you to enhance your academic experience and be engaged. CU-Boulder also has a number of programs and offices in place to help support you.