Health tips and more from the Hiram College Health Center

Flu Shot Facts

Don’t Let the Flu Find You   According to the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC), getting a flu vaccination  is the best way to keep from getting and spreading the virus, and the good news is it’s available at the Health Center. While flu season doesn't typically start until October, the Centers for Disease Control encourages people to start getting the vaccine now, because immunity often takes a couple weeks to develop and immunization is most effective if received prior to exposure.    What flu viruses does this season’s vaccine protect against? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and...
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Time Management

Time Management Tips    Make a to-do list at the beginning of your week.  Look ahead to assignments, tests, papers, etc. that need to be worked on and completed. Put the most important tasks at the top, even if they're things you're dreading, and tackle them first. Include things you want to do on your list too, so you have items you're looking forward to. Try motivating yourself with a reward if you get to everything on your list.   Keep your work with you. If you have extra time between classes or an unexpected cancellation in your schedule, you can...
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College Health and Safety

College Health and Safety   Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It’s a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. There are all kinds of tests in college--beyond those you take for a grade. Examples include: Social and sexual pressures. The temptation of readily available alcohol, drugs, and unhealthy food. The challenge of getting enough sleep. Stress from trying to balance classes, friends, homework, jobs, athletics, and leadership positions.    Managing stress and maintaining good balance is important. A few ways to manage stress are to get enough sleep ,...
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Welcome

Welcome! We would like to say hello to you and welcome new and returning students to Hiram College. The purpose of this blog post is to give you a brief overview of the medical care available at the Student Health Center (SHC). Our mission is to help you remain healthy while at Hiram College. Should you have any medical concerns, please remember that we are here to help. We strive to provide excellent medical care to all eligible patients.  Scheduling Appointments The SHC offers medical care in an efficient and timely manner. We offer same-day or next-day appointments to traditional students....
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Tobacco Facts and Cessation Opportunities

Tobacco Facts and Figures Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, heart disease, pregnancy-related problems, and many other serious health problems. Who smokes? Each day, more than 3,200 people under 18 smoke their first cigarette, and approximately 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers.  9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18, and 98% start smoking by age 26. 1 in 5 adults and teenagers smoke. In 2011, an estimated 19% of U.S....
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