Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information

Student Health and Counseling Services provides links to the following information updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Adult BMI Indicator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.


The Flu Ends With U

 This season, the flu ends with you. Help spread the word and encourage others to get vaccinated!

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Emergency Preparedness

The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives.

Sodium Intake Quiz

Where’s the salt?  

Did you know that on average, most Americans consume about 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day. That’s more than double the recommended amount for most people. A diet high in sodium can increase your blood pressure and your chances of heart disease and stroke. Take this quiz to learn more about salt and your health.

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Diabetes Risk Test

Diabetes means your blood sugar(glucose) is too high. How would you know? Are you often thirsty, hungry, or tired? Do you urinate often? Do you have sores that heal slowly, tingling in your feet, or blurry eyesight? Even without these signs, you could still have diabetes.Diabetes is a serious disease. It can cause heart attack or stroke, blindness,kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. But diabetes can be controlled. You can reduce or avoid these health problems.Take the first step. Find out if you are at high risk.

Five Minutes or Less for Health

Information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding five-minute health and safety tips.

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Smoking and Tobacco Use

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones. Learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, smokeless tobacco, and secondhand smoke from the resources below and find out about resources that address prevention.

Flu IQ

 Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers at first, the Flu I.Q. widget is an easy and fun way to learn what's true about flu.

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