Staphylococcus aureus (or S. aureus) also called staph, are bacteria commonly found on human skin; common places include inside the nose, in the armpit, groin, and genital area.
When bacteria are found on the skin but do not cause illness it is called "colonization." When the bacteria do cause illness the person is said to be "infected" with staph.
Anger is a common, normal, healthy emotion felt by most people. It can range from mild irritation or annoyance to full-blown rage or physical violence.
Understanding the barriers to parent-college student communication is a critical step toward providing practical support for college students.
Whooping cough is a very contagious cough illness. It is spread through droplets from the mouth and nose when a person with pertussis coughs, sneezes, or talks. Young infants are at highest risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from whooping cough.
Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death of children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence:
A registered student group (SHAQ) promotes safe exercise through sales of low cost bike helmets, lights, locks, other cycling accessories, pedometers, plus helmets for skiing/snowboarding & skateboarding/rollerblading.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, and if you want to try a new method to make a permanent change, a unique program is available through our department.
The University Health Education Leadership Program is a student-led effort, in which college students receive the opportunity to learn about important health matters from a group of well-trained and highly dedicated Peer Health Educators.
Understanding the information on a nutrition label can often be a confusing task. This is unfortunate as the provided information can aid you in choosing the right foods needed to live a healthy life.
Nutritional labels are composed of five sections: