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Choosing Blue on a Green Day

In general, the color green on the U-M campus is strongly discouraged but there is one day that the maize and blue seems to fade into shades of green. This exception is none other than St. Patrick's Day, an Irish national holiday which has increasingly become associated with risky levels of drinking and public intoxication. Remember, wear green but stay blue!

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Healthy Body Images

February 23-27, 2015 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) at the University of Michigan. Eating disorders—such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder—are serious mental and physical illnesses that can have life-threatening consequences. The goal of EDAW is to provide education and outreach opportunities on campus to increase awareness about eating disorders and body image issues for effective recognition, early intervention, and direction to care for those who are in need.

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Staying Healthy and Hearty This Winter

Now that school is back in session, there are time constraints and other obstacles we face as students, to maintain mental and physical wellness. Below we have some tips to keep you happy and healthy in 2015:

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SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is, according to the Mayo Clinic, “a type of depression that’s related to change in seasons—SAD begins and ends at about the same time each year.” SAD can appear with different symptoms in summer but has been traditionally prominent in colder, darker months. Now that winter is here, it’s important to examine how, if at all, SAD could be affecting your performance academically or socially.

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Fending Off The Flu

Recognize the Symptoms: Symptoms of influenza include cough, sore throat, runny or congested nose, body aches, headaches, fatigue, and sometimes fever and vomiting. While flu symptoms are often similar to cold symptoms, a key difference is the sudden onset experienced with the flu. If you suddenly experience some or all of these symptoms, you may be contagious. Stay home and rest, so you can heal and avoid spreading the flu. If you suspect that one of your friends has the flu, encourage him/her to limit contact with people, as well.

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