CHC Blog

  1. Am I Binge Drinking?

    Binge drinking is an unhealthy habit with potentially detrimental physical, psychological and social effects.it is important to understand what constitutes binge drinking and how to keep your alcohol consumption at a normal level. The Center for Disease control, (CDC) states that “binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use…

  2. Study Drugs and Their Dangers

    With the pressure to succeed always rising, the consumption of study drugs follows. Although they may seem attractive, these substances come along with a long list of risks for the user. This article attempts to briefly list a few popular study drugs and the risks associated with them. 1. Amphetamines (Adderall, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse) According…

  3. Sexual Health in College Aged Students

    By the age of 25, one in two sexually active people will have had a sexually transmitted infection and may not know it. In the United States, there are 20 million new STIs each year, and individuals aged 15-24 account for half of them. That’s more than all the people in the entire state of…

  4. Improving Self-Esteem

    As we luxuriate in the emerging warm weather and the end of classes, you may be reminded of fresh starts and new beginnings. You might feel like you’ve lost touch with your sense of identity while battling winter’s hibernation.   Self-esteem impacts goal setting, openness to opportunities, functioning in interpersonal relationships, and overall mood. While…

  5. CHC Patient Portal reduces visit times and enables safer visits

    The launch of the Campus Health Center’s (CHC) Patient Portal is more imperative now than ever in ensuring the efficiency and safety of all patients in the wake of COVID-19. The Patient Portal allows patients to pay bills, fill out important paperwork and access personal medical information entirely online, with no face-to-face interaction needed. “Being…

  6. Free Webinar: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    As part of the Wayne State University Campus Health Center’s (CHC) mission to transition its health programming online, the CHC, the Suicide Prevention Initiative, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will host an hour-long webinar titled Suicide Prevention 101: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This webinar is designed to teach how…

  7. “Get Yourself Tested” at the Campus Health Center

    Nearly half of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the United States are from people between the ages of 15 and 24, and just because there’s a COVID-19 pandemic occurring doesn’t mean they should be ignored. The Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of…

  8. Free Webinar: Mindfulness Techniques to Cope with the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) is excited to announce its first webinar: Mindfulness Techniques to Cope with the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This hour-long webinar will be led by Adult Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Ahlquist (MSN, ANP-BC), who will demonstrate basic mindfulness techniques for adjusting to the “new normal” of social distancing and…

  9. CHC launches virtual health programming and Ask-an-Expert form

    While the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the ways in which Wayne State University students continue their academic work this spring and summer, the Campus Health Center (CHC) continues its dedication to serving the Wayne State community by taking its robust health programming into the virtual world. CHC’s “Health Programming Gone Virtual” initiative aims to transition…

  10. WSU Campus Health Center Now Offering Telehealth and Telemedicine Appointments

    Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) is devoted to maintaining the health and well-being of the campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep campus as safe as possible, CHC has launched telehealth and telemedicine appointments. These visits are safe, secure and confidential. “The launch of our telehealth and telemedicine visits will greatly increase…