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Prevent the Flu at SLU: a message from the University Health Center

Prevent the Flu at SLU: a message from the University Health Center

Kayla Noll, Wellness Coordinator at the University Health Center

November 21, 2019

Influenza is probably not something students, faculty and staff at the university are just hearing about. Flu season is rapidly approaching, so that means advertisements for the flu shot and the importance of hand washing are everywhere. The University Health Center believes it is important for students, ...

University health center teaches students about Medicaid.

University health center teaches students about Medicaid.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

The University Health Center hosted a Medicaid Drive to inform students about the importance of having health insurance and give them an opportunity to apply. Staff members worked the tabling event to spread awareness on the availability of Medicaid and its benefits.  Sarah Gray, a senior health educati...

University Health Center wants to help students to be insured

University Health Center wants to help students to be insured

Sarah Gray, Intern at the University Health Center

November 8, 2019

At this university, we care about our students and their health. With that being said, some students do not have health insurance due to varying factors. The University Health Center wants to offer guidance to those who want to learn how to become insured. Health insurance provides preventative health servic...

Promoting safe sex

Promoting safe sex

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

On National Condom Day, the University Health Center and Student Outreach and Advocacy Representatives set up a table to educate students on safe sex techniques. "Health Relationships and Condom Educations" was held on Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union Breezeway. Kirsten Dantin, a graduate...

A day in the life of Eryn Brannagan

A day in the life of Eryn Brannagan

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

For some students, helping others and putting a smile on someone’s face prompts them to turn what they love into a career. Eryn Brannagan, a senior health education and promotion major, recently began her internship at the University Health Center in spring 2019. “I’ve always liked the age group of c...

Health center promotes a fitness program

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

After two years of success with "Lighten Up Lions," the University Health Center is partnering with the Pennington Student Activity Center to sponsor the weight-loss program for a third year. Beginning Feb. 18, "LightenUp Lions" is scheduled to kick off another semester with one-on-one meetings, weekly...

Opportunities for peer fitness

Opportunities for peer fitness

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

To help students with their fitness New Year resolutions, the University Health Center promoted programs like the Student Outreach and Advocacy Representatives, or SOAR, and Lighten Up Lions. The UHC set up a table in the Student Union Breezeway on Monday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kirsten...