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Just as regular maintenance is health insurance for your car, it is also health insurance for your body. Maintaining your health now will prevent you from needing major "repairs" later. Making healthy choices now will save you a lot of trouble in the future.


An estimated one in ten U.S. adults suffers from depression.  Many people have their first experiences with depression while they're in college.  This article will help answer the following questions:


Legal in Washington but not on campus

Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is legal in Washington State for those over the age of 21.  However, you may not smoke pot anywhere on the University of Washington campus.


When you have sleep apnea, your breathing pauses while you sleep. This can happen many times each night. These pauses last 10-20 seconds. It is estimated that 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.

There are two types of sleep apnea:sleep apnea.jpg


young woman sleepingInsomnia is when you can not get enough sleep to feel rested.  Insomnia is more than just the number of hours you spend asleep; it is also the quality of your sleep that matters.

Signs and symptoms

Symptoms of insomnia may include:


 

Feeling anxious about your job prospects after school?  You're not alone.

photo of graduating students in cap & gown During uncertain economic times, graduate students are faced with increased anxiety about the current job market and economy, as well as the challenges of graduating.


male student sleepingOne of the most frequent problems experienced by college students is fatigue.  Students have a busy and demanding lifestyle that often leaves precious few hours for rest.  One essential tool for combating fatigue is an adequate amount of restful sleep.  While this may vary with different individuals, a minimum of 7 hours can be a good starting point.


glass with ice and alcoholThe University of Washington has long been a leader in the development and evaluation of prevention programs and intervention efforts targeting risky alcohol use among college students. In fact, researchers at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center (ABRC) in the Department of Psychology and the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) in

What is anxiety?

All of us are prone to feel some anxiety in our lives. But when anxiety affects our day to day functioning and enjoyment of life, it becomes an illness. Many people with anxiety disorder do not recognize it. You may have an anxiety disorder if you worry too much on most days for at least six months. Your anxiety may make it hard for you to live life normally.


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