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Flu Prevention Tips for College Students

sickClose living quarters, shared bathrooms, cafeteria-style meals: the daily routine of a college student is a breeding ground for germs to spread. Since flu season is just upon us, it is important for college kids to reduce their risk for contracting this debilitating illness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 10 to 20 percent of people in the United States get the flu each season. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized by flu complications, and about 36,000 people actually die from the flu.

For college students, being sidelined by the flu not only means serious aches and pains, but it also means missed days of classwork and homework, not to mention no Friday night frat parties for a few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season on Campus

sneezeCold and flu season is here. Amidst balancing school, work and a much needed social life, cold and flu viruses run rampant on college campuses. No one wants to sit next to the sick girl (or guy) in chemistry, let alone, play drinking games with her.

Here are some ways to fight off illness and shorten its lifespan when you do get sick.

  1. If you don’t already have it, consider the cost of getting health insurance. In the event of a major illness, you’ll be glad you have it! Read the rest of this entry »

Flu Shots for College Students

Students:  have you had your flu shot?

It might be a good idea to get yourself immunized against influenza.  After all, you spend your time on a campus crowded with an overabundance of people, which means that germs and diseases spread quickly.

In fact, according to Forbes.com, between 9 and 20 percent of all college students get the flu every year!  That means if you’re not immunized, you’re at high risk to get the flu — which is the last thing you need when you’re a busy college student.  According to a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the VA Medical Center, students at college campuses can greatly benefit from flu shots, both because it will prevent individual students from getting sick and prevent those students from spreading the disease around campus.

And it just hurts for a second.  Really.

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