Health Tips

We care about your wellbeing. Use these tips to keep yourself healthy all year long. 

health tips for college students 

  • The best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Set up an appointment to receive a flu shot at the Health Center.
  • Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick, limit your contact with others for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • To learn more about the flu, follow this link for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
food safety
  • Rethink eating that pizza left out from last night. Perishable food should not be out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. 
  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Hot food should remain at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or above and cold foods should be remain at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. 
  • Thaw foods in the refrigerator, not the counter. Use a thermometer to make sure your meat and poultry is cooked to a safe temperature. 
  • Keep your cooking and food storage area clean. Wash hands and surfaces often. 
  • Think you have a foodborne illness? Consult your doctor if you have a fever, blood in stool, prolonged vomiting, signs of dehydration, or diarrheal illness that last more than 3 days. 
  • Use this resource to report foodborne illness.
  • To learn more about foodborne illness, follow this link.