COVID-19 FAQ

August 20, 2020 Dear DePauw Community, Below is a question and answer series that we hope you find helpful. Q: What is the novel coronavirus 2019, also known as COVID-19? A: COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus that started in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Other coronaviruses commonly circulate among humans, including the common cold. 

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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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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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