During the month of July, summer is in full swing and there are many opportunities for fun times. Whether it’s attending Fourth of July celebrations, backyard barbecues, or picnics in the park, there is no shortage of things to do. Unfortunately, the month of July can be a dangerous time to travel as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more people die in drunk-driving related crashes during July… more »
Three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are surging across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Young people are especially hit hard. In fact, because reported cases only account for a fraction of the national burden, CDC estimates people between 15 to… more »
Spring break is an exciting time of year for most college students. The semester has reached a stressful point as students are faced with midterms and final projects just around the corner. It is no surprise that students are amped about celebrating this well-deserved extended break by planning trips to their favorite destinations or simply… more »
Our diet can have an impact on our sleep patterns. Here are few ways that we can influence our sleep habits through the foods we eat.
Avoid caffeine, especially later in the day. Some experts recommend avoiding caffeine up to eight hours before bed. In less sensitive individuals, avoiding caffeine four to five hours before… more »
The month of December includes graduation celebrations and holiday fun. Unfortunately, the month of December can also be dangerous when traveling. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017, 29 percent (10,874) of all fatal vehicle crashes involved drunk drivers; 885 of those deaths occurred in December. Impairment begins with… more »
In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2018 Student Health Promotion encourages all Georgia State University students to get tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. According to the data from Georgia State University’s 2016 administration of the of the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment, only… more »
World Hepatitis Day occurs every year on July 28. On this day, people across the world join together to take action and raise awareness concerning how hepatitis impacts the population.
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 »
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 a change of fresh… more »
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 »