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New Earth Day Infographic & Blog from MyPlate!

New Earth Day Infographic & Blog from MyPlate!.

Celebrate your ND pride tomorrow by wear

Celebrate your ND pride tomorrow by wearing your UND green on Monday, Feb 24 in honor of Spirit Week!! Stay posted for activities going on all week!

Are You Feeling Blu? You Might Have the FLU!

 It’s Flu Season! Make sure you are doing everything you can to stay healthy!

flu-and-you_Page_1Symptoms of regular flu: 

Fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also have diarrhea and vomiting.  Contact your doctor if you are experiencing cough, fever and fatigue, possibly along with diarrhea and vomiting.
 
Infected people may be able to infect others from one day before they show any symptoms to seven or
more days after they become sick. That means you may be able to pass the flu to someone else before you
know you are sick, as well as when you are sick.
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Should I still get vaccinated since flu season has started?
Yes. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that people get vaccinated against flu as long as flu viruses are circulating. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and can begin as early as October, and substantial activity can occur as late as May.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that provide protection against the flu.
Flu Vaccine is still available at Student Health Services for students (by appointment) by calling (701) 777-4500.  Staff and Faculty are encouraged to seek services with their personal provider of choice as symptoms warrant.

General Health Peer Educator Position

As a peer educator we get the opportunity to impact the lives of students to make a positive change in their life, or maybe just become more aware and knowledgeable about various topics.

Through this position I have learned SO much! From making presentations, brochures, handouts, and other types of flyers, to doing actual presentations in front of people, or at conferences; all these skills will help with my future endeavors. I have learned how to work in an office type space with multiple people, how to communicate ideas within a group, and planning for the “big picture”. When I applied for this job, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but through hard work and dedication I really saw myself change and reflect what I was researching. Not only do we get the change to change students’ lives, but in the process our own lives may be changed too. I am so thankful to have been given this position, and I can’t wait to apply all this knowledge to my future career and lifestyle choices.

Things I have gained from this position:

  • How to use the different Microsoft Office tools
  • How to work within a unit or team of coworkers
  • What it feels like to work in an office space/cubicle
  • How to do effective research and prepare it for an audience
  • What conferences are like at a college level (they’re really fun and informative, go to them!!)

If I could say something to future peers it would be this:

Take every opportunity you can! If there is a conference, go on it. If there is an event, do it! Be involved in your job, it is an amazing experience! You don’t realize what you have until its gone, appreciate your position and get the most out of it that you can. (:

Lexi Larson, Peer Educator Health & Wellness Hub

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