Student Life Offices
Health and Safety Tips for College Students
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Would you want your parents, friends or boss to see what’s on your Facebook page? Tips for smart use of social networking websites:
When it comes to finding a job, getting an internship or gaining a leadership position on campus, people are going to be looking at your Facebook page. You don’t want a photo to get in the way. Think about the type of image and person you want to portray yourself as on the internet.
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives. The best ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer is to lead a healthy life, perform monthly self-breast exams and make regular visits to your OB/GYN. 41.3 % of UC female students reported performing a breast self exam in the last 30 days. It is suggested that everyone at least by age 21, have regular pelvic exams from an OB/GYN or general practitioner. Some doctors suggest that women should get these exams before the age of 21 if sexually active. Pelvic exams provide an opportunity for women to discuss their sexual and reproductive health with a doctor and to be screened for sexual and reproductive problems. During these exams, a pap test is done to screen for cervical cancer which can be treated and cured if found early. Birth control options are discussed and often testing for sexually transmitted infections. 61.5 % of UC female students reported having a routine gynecological exam in the last 12 months.
Testicular Cancer is most common among males ages 15-34. How to prevent it? Monthly self-exams can help and talking to your doctor. 38.9% of UC male students reported performing a testicular self-exam in the last 30 days.
Risky Business: Studies show that college men take more risks than college women. College men are more likely to drive dangerously or recklessly, drive drunk, not use a seatbelt, binge drink, have more sexual partners, have sex while intoxicated, smoke or use drugs, get into physical fights, have unprotected sex, carry weapons, engage in risky work or travel, and not use sunscreen. Additionally, studies show that men only go to the doctor when they are extremely sick causing them to miss out on preventative care.
|American Cancer Society||American Diabetes Association||American Heart Association|
|American Red Cross||City of Cincinnati Health Department||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Dr. Weil||Go Ask Alice||Health On the Net Foundation|
|Mayo Clinc||National Diabetes Education Program||Naitonal Institutes of Health|
|NetWellness||Office of Minority Health||Susan G. Komen For The Cure|
|The National Women's Health Information Center||University Health Services||Melanoma Know More|