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Shots, Shots, Shots! Everybody!

MenB vaccines are available starting today! Student Health answers your FAQs about the big shot.
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Doc Is In: Good Health … It’s Just a Matter of Asking the Right Questions

Q: Whenever I have a paper to crank out, the long hours spent in front of my computer give me a backache. What’s the best way to sit if I want to avoid my essay aches? A: Our bodies definitely don...
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Your Health Questions, Answered:

I’m so stressed out about graduating that I can’t focus to get my reading done. Do you think I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)? ADHD is usually something that occurs in several settings (ac...
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HPV, Alcoholism, Allergies… We’ve Got It All

Q: Apparently, HPV is rampant among college students. As a female, I’m afraid of getting it and then developing cervical cancer. How can I protect myself against contracting HPV? Is the Gardasil vac...
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New Year, New Questions for the Docs: Advice on Eating Right and Avoiding the Flu

1. Coffee is a necessity for me, especially when school gets into full swing. Are there healthier alternatives for that much-needed energy boost and is it OK that I indulge my caffeine fix daily? It d...
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Medical Know-How That Will Keep You “Regular” and Smiling Brightly

Q: I need to kick my ass in gear study-wise since midterms are fast approaching. I don’t foresee myself popping any pills, but is there anything stronger than coffee to help? And how much coffee is ...
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Fun, Sun, Lube and the Occasional Roach: UCSB Docs’ Advice on Your Most Pressing Health Questions

Q: Why should I get a flu shot? People always tell me it actually gives you the flu! A: You smart college students should know that a killed, sterilized tiny particle of influenza virus in the flu sho...
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The Doc Is In

To all you eager freshmen out there: By now you’ve surely had at least a few fingers wagged at you, warning you against the havoc your new college lifestyle could soon be wreaking on your health. Al...
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