CHC Blog

  1. In Honor of National Eating Disorders Week

    What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are psychological conditions that cause the development of unhealthy eating habits. Most eating disorders begin with an obsession with an individual’s body shape or weight. Although the disorders do not usually have health implications, severe cases can cause many problems all over your body. People with eating disorders demonstrate…

  2. CHC Wins National and State College Flu Vaccination Challenge

    Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) has won the Alana Yaksich National and State College and University Flu Challenge in the Large School category for the 2020-21 year. This is the seventh straight year CHC has won the state challenge and the second year they have won the national challenge. According to Erika Blaskay,…

  3. College Athletes and Drug Use

    Athletes are known for their ability to perform and to be the best at what they do. In addition to being supreme on the field, track, court, and arena, many have been known for the use of alcohol as well as legal and illegal substances as early as adolescence. Research provides insight into just how…

  4. HPV

    By the age of 25, half of allsexually activepeoplewill have contracteda sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, many will not know itbecause STIs donot necessarily cause symptoms. If you think this is alarming, take a look at the human papillomavirus (HPV) specifically, which is the most common STIin the United States. HPV is so common that…

  5. Meningitis B

    The meninges are membranous layers of the brain and spinal cord that protect the central nervous system. The meninges are a familiar term for those attending science classes, and they have also beenfeatured in the news as athletes and concussions are currently makingheadlines. When an athlete like a football player is violently tackled, a coup-contrecoup…

  6. The What and Why’s of TB Testing

    There you are: filling out an application for a new volunteer opportunity at a hospital or applying to medical school. You are almost done with the application process, and you see one statement at the end: “All applicants must have a TB test done.” What exactly is a TB Test? Is it something that needs…

  7. Fitness programs: 7 tips for staying motivated

    Fitness doesn’t have to be drudgery. Stay motivated by setting goals and choosing activities you enjoy. 1. Set goals Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable. It’s easy to get frustrated and give up if your goals are too ambitious. For example, if…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…