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Know how to protect yourself from getting sick? Take the quiz

Test your knowledge of how to prevent common infections with this quiz.
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3 reasons why you should get the flu shot this year

The flu virus is contagious, so how much can our healthy habits help us compared to getting the flu shot?
December 1-7 is national handwashing awareness week | how to wash your hands

5 steps to germ-free hands

Did you know that 95 percent of people wash their hands wrong? Find out if you’re in the five percent who are doing it right.
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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

If you’re sick, your appetite is probably a little hindered. But it’s important to get in some nutrients to support your immune system. Here's what you should eat and drink when you have a cold.
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winIn college, more than just your class schedule and study habits shift—for many students, college is a time to start taking control of your own health care. Instead...
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Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold when other...

—Joshua S., Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Cold-causing viruses circulate readily in college communities, and they disrupt students’ academics and other activities, so it’s absolutely worth minimizing our exposure to them. We have easy ways...
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Fact-check the flu: Immunize yourself against the myths

Rate this article and enter to winThe flu spreads rapidly among students—and so do myths and misunderstandings about what the flu means for them and how to avoid it. We asked a leading expert...
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Ask the doc: “I get sick often. What are the signs that I should...

Not sure if your sickness requires a doctor's visit? Here's how to tell.