Winter Term Health Update

Letter from Dr. David Harsha, DePauw Health Medical Director: Dear DePauw Faculty, Staff and Students: We are seeing a significant increase in illness on campus. Many are experiencing flu-like symptoms including cough, sore throat, body aches, fever, runny nose and fatigue that lasts several days. Some are experiencing vomiting and diarrhea. For those with minor symptoms, we recommend an 

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Free CPR Classes on Campus January 14

Do you have 40 minutes to learn a life saving skill? We are offering FREE hands-only CPR classes on Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon, in the Union Building Ballroom, 408 S. Locust Street. No need to sign up. Just show up and be sure to bring a friend! The event 

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Important Information from Medical Director David Harsha, MD

Dear DePauw Students, Faculty and Staff We are seeing an increase in viral illness around campus. Common symptoms include a sore throat, nasal congestion, mucous going down the back of the throat and coughing up phlegm. These symptoms can last from 1-3 week. Most people do not have fever. If your symptoms match the above, 

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DIY Dorm First Aid Kit

DePauw Health Wellness Center team member Ashley Mahin, NP, provides this great information for parents on what students need for a fully-stocked first aid kit. Begin by taping a sheet to the lid with your student’s current doctor’s name and contact information. Be sure to include these items in the kit: DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION: The 

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Staff Feature: Lisa Seyffarth, Exercise Physiologist

“The biggest misconception people have about exercise is that it is too hard and they can’t do it.” These words are what inspire exercise physiologist Lisa Seyffarth in her role as a wellness professional with DePauw Health. Through coaching sessions, she works with participants to help them embrace a healthier life by developing personalized wellness 

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Debunking 5 Common Flu Shot Myths

Submitted by Jenny Bates, Director of Wellness Programming at Hendricks Regional Health I sometimes think there are as many urban myths about the flu vaccine as Area 51 and the man with a hook for a hand. But the truth is, getting vaccinated against influenza is a very important way to safeguard your health. So 

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Sleep and Your Health

The staff of Hendricks Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center provides answers to commonly asked questions about sleep health: WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT? Sleep is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury. Getting inadequate or poor sleep over a long period 

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Stress Fighting Strategies for Every Stage of Life

The latest findings on stress are in, and they paint a harried picture. According to the American Psychological Association’s new Stress in America survey, the majority of us are moderately to seriously stressed. While we know it’s unhealthy, we aren’t sure how to escape. The sources of strain change throughout life. But one thing doesn’t: 

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How to Encourage Family Fitness

Fitting exercise into our already busy schedule can seem pretty daunting at times, especially if you have a family. It’s actually easier than you think to squeeze in some activity on a daily basis. Often times, we miss the opportunity to get some extra movement just by the bad habits we’ve created, or we have 

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