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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Chattting with students about their holiday plans and traditions they talk about getting together with family and friends and looking forward to that much needed break.   It is fun to hear how excited students are about heading home for the holidays. From my own family experience and traditions I know that offering someone a beer

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Tips for Preventing Colds and Flu…info from the Health Center Tis the season for Colds and Flu but there are ways you can reduce your risk: Get a flu shot each year to prevent the flu (flu shots are still available at area pharmacies!) Wash your hands often Cover your nose and mouth with a

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By: Dr. Loberg, Gonzaga University Counseling Center College can be an exciting time of life, and can also be overwhelming. Developmentally, students are immersed in the task of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, establishing independence, and facing the question: “Who Am I and What Can I Be?” This developmental work is happening as students face

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HELPFUL HEALTH CENTER TIDBITS RE: WHOOPING COUGH Due to the epidemic of whooping cough (pertussis) in our area, please make sure your student has had a Tdap booster since 2006.    The single most effective control measure is maintaining the highest possible level of immunization in the community. If your student has a mild upper respiratory

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Hello to all and a big warm welcome from all of us at Campus Public Safety & Security.  We surely hope that you all had a great summer and enjoyed the company of family and friends. As you may already know, the start of the school year for the undergraduate students is fast approaching. On

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By: Karen Contardo, Director and Jill Royston, Program Coordinator Student Wellness Resource Center Many of you will read the title of this article and say “check” – done that! And kudos to you! It can rank right up there with “the birds and the bees” conversation as one that you’re not necessarily sure how to

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by: Jill Yashinsky-Wortman and Jill Royston Building relationships, both with friends and those more romance-based, are an integral part of the college experience.  This is a time for students to discover what they like and dislike both in friends and potential life partners.  In many cases, relationship building is a great growth opportunity and mostly

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By: Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, Student Life, and Tera Lessard, DREAM Spring is (almost) in the air! It’s easy to get caught up in Spring Break planning or daydreams of lazy summer days, but the truth is that the Spring semester often brings increased levels of stress and anxiety. Students often do not think about their ongoing

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In January, as we begin a new semester, students often feel like they can start fresh and take new approaches to getting healthier, working for better grades or having a better plan for studying. Like all of us by February, some of the “newness” and “resolutions” we made begin to fade. For those students who

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