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Men’s Health Month

Posted On June 19, 2018
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During the month of June, we celebrate the first day of summer, Father’s Day and Men’s Health Awareness. The purpose of Men’s Health Awareness month is to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. According to the Men’s Health Network, testicular cancer is the most common type of… more »

Use your Senses for a Better Sleep

Posted On May 15, 2018
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College is a balancing act, and students unfortunately often develop poor sleeping habits. Good quality sleep, cannot occur without the right bedroom environment. Be mindful, and use your five (sight, taste, hear, touch and sound) senses when getting ready to sleep. Sometimes, the answer to getting a good night’s sleep is change of fresh linens… more »

#LoveConsent

Posted On April 18, 2018
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Student Health Promotion (SHP) designs, plans and implements programs and campaigns tailored to promoting healthier lifestyles among Georgia State University students. Recently, a program entitled #LoveConsent was designed to promote love, healthy relationships and awareness about consent. Peer Health Educators (PHEs) wanted to share information about consent on Valentine’s Day, the day of love, so… more »

1 Billion Steps

Posted On January 25, 2018
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We know regular physical activity like walking can greatly reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. Walking can be relaxing, spiritual, or when we do it together, it can be just plain fun. The American Public Health Association’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge makes it easy and fun to promote… more »

A Slippery Slope: the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted On August 1, 2017
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While alcohol abuse and binge drinking still top the list of substance abuse issues on college campuses, the non-medical use of prescription drugs—most notably stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers—is a growing, yet unaddressed problem (SAMHSA). In fact, about one in four college students has illegally used prescription drugs, and many more have been… more »

Men’s Health Month

Posted On May 31, 2017
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June is nationally recognized as Men’s Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys… more »

Get Involved as a Peer Health Educator

Posted On March 21, 2017
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Are you interested in public health? Do you want experience providing health programming to other students on campus? Student Health Promotion offers students the opportunity to work directly with students in the Peer Health Educator Program. As a peer health educator, students work with Student Health Promotion staff and fellow educators to create health-related programming,… more »

Love Your Body Month

Posted On February 13, 2017
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On a daily basis, we see advertisements on television, in magazines and on social media displaying society’s definition of perfection. February is Love Your Body month. Love Your Body is a national movement encouraging people of all shapes, sizes and skin tones to acknowledge their uniqueness and beauty on an individual basis. The message promoted… more »