By: Lavina Entel, Health Center Be sure your sons and daughters are up to date on ALL their immunizations.  Check with your health care provider or have them check in at the Health Center to be sure they are current. CDC Guidelines for: Meningitis Vaccine The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College

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By: Levina Entel, Health Center  By definition, influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are two main types (or strains) of influenza virus, types A and B. Influenza A and B viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Over the course of the flu season, different types (A

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By: Levina Entel, Health Center   TIPS FOR PREVENTING COLDS & FLU (This information brought to you by the Spokane Regional Health District)   Get a flu shot each year to prevent the flu. (Check the schedule below!) Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover your

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Jill Royston, Student Wellness Resource Center As I talk with students about their holiday plans and traditions, they usually will talk about getting together with family and friends and for getting that much needed break.  It is fun to hear how excited students are about heading home for the holidays. From my own family experience

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Lavina Entel, Health Center It’s so simple but so true—the best way to stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands often with soap and water. Wash your hands the right way: Wet hands with water. Apply soap to hands. Rub hands together.  Rub all surfaces of hands, fingers, thumbs, including under and

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By: Vicki Olsen As we move toward the end of summer and begin the Fall semester of studies at Gonzaga we offer a huge welcome to our incoming freshmen class as well as all of our returning students! Parents, let us tell you a little bit about the Health Center on campus.  We are an

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By: Jae Webb, Student Life Case Manager and Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, Assistant Director for Case Management and Student Conduct Ask any college student what they think of college and responses will typically always include, statements like “It’s fun,” “I love campus,” and “It’s stressful.” In today’s college environment, it has become normal that students feel some

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By Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, Assistant Director for Case Management and Student Conduct Going home after the completion of a school year is typically something students are really excited about. This transition back home, though, can come with some unexpected angst. A few days after returning home, students often find that they miss living in the residence

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The Flu Season has arrived. The Gonzaga Student Health Center is here to help. If your student is experiencing a fever, cough, headache, body aches and/or fatigue, he/she  may have the flu.  You may have your student  contact the Health Center at (509)313-4066 to schedule an appointment with a medical provider. What can you and

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Jill Royston, M.A. Manager, Student Wellness Resource Center Just the other day I was reflecting with colleagues about our “resolutions” for the New Year! All three of us talked about health in some way; eating better, exercising, training for a fun run. We also talked about being just “better” – being the individuals we want

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