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When a baby's on the way, moms-to-be are often overwhelmed by advice and warnings from family, friends and even strangers.  But perhaps the most important advice is to stay as healthy as possible before and during your pregnancy. photo of pregant (belly) woman


TB, or tuberculosis, is a disease caused by a bacteria named M. tuberculosis. This bacteria can infect any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the lungs. TB is spread through the air from one infected person to another.

There are two types, or stages, of TB. The first is latent, or inactive, TB. In latent TB, there are live TB bacteria inside a person, but that person is not sick. Someone with latent TB feels fine: no cough, no fever. Someone with latent TB cannot spread this infection.


If you are a current UW student or established Hall Health patient, the Family Health Consulting Nurse may be able to help answer health-related questions. Some of the health concerns the Consulting Nurse can provide advice on include:

  • Suspected bladder infections
  • Questions about your child's health
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) questions and concerns
  • Menstrual period questions
  • Help determining whether or not to schedule an appointment or what kind of appointment to request

If you are a current UW-Seattle student or established Hall Health patient, call the Family Health Clinic consulting nurse: (206) 616-2368. 

NOTE: We cannot give phone advice or in-person advice to members of the general public who are not our patients or who are not UW students.

Read more about the Hall Health Consulting Nurse Services

 


What is the HPV vaccine?

Two HPV vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix) are approved to prevent cervical and other cancers.  Hall Health carries Gardasil, which prevents against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers.  It also protects you from the HPV strains that lead to mos


What every college student should know about HPV

  1. As many as 75% of sexually active people will have an HPV infection at some time in their lives.
  2. These HPV infections are usually asymptomatic and go away on their own.
  3. Some HPV infections are associated with abnormal Pap test results in women.
  4. Cervical cancer screening is recommended beginning at age 21.

medium_young woman_1.jpgWhat is yeast?

Yeast vaginitis is an infection caused by a fungus called Candida. It is one of the most common vaginal infections.


yoga.jpgComplementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are health care therapies that are not used by practitioners of conventional (Western) medicine. These remedies are sometimes excluded from standard practice due to lack of evidence.

What do complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) include?

There are several broad categories that CAM fall into. Some can be in more than one of these categories.


female repro system jpeg.JPGWhat is Pap test?

  • A Pap test screens for cervical cancer.
  • Cervical cancer can be treated and cured if found early.
  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause cervical cancer

A Pap test does NOT screen for sexually transmitted infections

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