Posts for Current graduate students

Flu Season is Coming!

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As the weather is getting colder, the flu season is upon us. In preparation for this, Health Services is hosting a number of vaccination clinics for the entire campus community. Here are some questions that you may have during this time:

What is the flu?

What is a Patient Flow Facilitator?

Patient Flow Facilitator

Ever wonder who those smiling faces are in those blue t-shirts at Health Services? They are Health Services’ Patient Flow Facilitators (PFF). We sat down with one of our PFFs, Ayesha Khan.

So tell us a little bit about yourself, what are you studying at UWaterloo?

I’m in my 4A in Health Studies, minoring in Gerontology.

Resolve Your Roommate Conflict

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Sometimes, you may have a bad day. Maybe you woke up late, or you didn’t do as well as you would have liked on an assignment. When we don’t feel our best, we may not act our best. Next thing you know, you’re lashing out at a roommate over a small thing. Things can happen, and you may say things you don’t mean. But now things are awkward between you two. What can you do?

Thinking about birth control?

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There are many options available to prevent pregnancy and regulate your period.

Some options include:              

  • Oral contraceptive pill
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Depo provera injection
  • Intrauterine Contraception (IUD/IUS)

Condoms are also effective in preventing most sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

For more information about birth control options, visit sexandu.ca

Which birth control is best for me? How do I get birth control?

Tips for practicing healthy habits and managing your health at university

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Starting a new chapter at university is an exciting time. There are lots of new things to learn academically, new things to try, and new people to meet. You also might be new to managing your health. There are many things to consider to keep yourself healthy. Keep reading for our top 10 ways to stay healthy while at university:

UW Co-op Connection: Combatting Loneliness While on Co-op

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Marina Angel, a 3rd year co-op student, shares her story with loneliness on co-op and how she combated isolation. Loneliness is a common feeling for university students, and can affect your mental wellness and ability to cope in new environments. Learn more about Co-op Connection and how you can stay connected to campus.

Welcome wellness into your new school year

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Tips from Campus Wellness for leading a better-balanced lifestyle

Trans Health Care

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To serve our transgender student health needs at the University of Waterloo, Health Services provides inclusive Transgender care. Transgender primary care at Health Services is offered by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, & dietician. Our staff have the specific training, knowledge, and skills necessary for providing best-practice focused care for transgender and gender diverse patients. Services provided at the clinic encompass general health care and assessments, referrals for surgery, hormone therapy, nutrition services and mental health support.

Our Family Health Clinic

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One of the many services offered at UW’s Health Services is the Family Health Clinic. This clinic was created to support family members of registered University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctorates. This clinic provides family members (parents, spouses, children) their primary health care (prenatal, well child, chronic illness management, urgent illness) so they are not left having to seek routine care provision through emergency rooms and walk-in clinics.

How to make a nutritious smoothie

nutritious smoothie

What makes a healthy smoothie?

Smoothies can be as simple or as complex as you would like, but they also vary widely in their nutrition. A nutritious smoothie should include a variety of nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals and include whole foods like vegetables and fruits. Be mindful of store-bought smoothies which can include processed ingredients such as syrups, concentrated fruit sugars, or sweetened dairy products. 

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