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Welcome Back, Jaguars!

August 19, 2013 by

Welcome back students! It is hard to believe it is the start of the Fall semester already! There are a lot of changes going on around campus- the opening of The Tower, the new Dining Facility, and much more.

Campus Center Student Health has expanded hours and many other services (such as immunizations) are now offered at the clinic in CE 213. Call 317-274-2274 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Free Testing

May 2, 2013 by

The final Free HIV/STD testing of the spring semester will be on Thursday May 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Campus Center, CE 148. Testing is free, safe and confidential. It is conducted by the Bellflower Clinic and the Damien Center. Tests include HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. No appointment necessary. For more information, please call 317-274-WELL or visit the website. Sponsored by Student Health Services part of the Division of Student Life.

spring 2013 testing date

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Stressed Out?

April 25, 2013 by

Are you Stressed Out? It is the end of the semester so most likely the answer is YES!!!! Stress is a natural part of life so it is okay to experience some positive and negative stressors. Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. There are also manydifferent responses to stress. For example, there can be physical symptoms such as headaches or fatigue; emotional, such as fear or sadness; and mntal, such as increased anxiety.

However, too much stress or chronic stress can cause problems that affect your health, academics, and relationships. Learning different strategies to deal with stress will help you lead an overall healthy lifestyle but can also help you succeed with your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Here are a few suggestions on managing your stress:

 Attitude is Everything! The way you think about things can make all the difference in how you react to events. In this section, we explore how you can change the way you think in order to reduce stress.

Learn to Plan: Prioritize and take on projects one at a time. Improving time management skills helps to manage overall stress.

Take care of yourself, including sleep, nutrition, and physical activity.

Try to avoid the use of negative coping strategies including turning to alcohol, medications or tobacco use.

Learn and practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, and imagery.

Some information compiled from and

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It is finally starting to feel like Spring and it is the perfect time to attend the IUPUI Student Health & Wellness Fair. The event is scheduled for Thursday April 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It will be located in Taylor Courtyard under the large tent.

There will be numerous screenings, demonstrations, and goodies available. The Dental Mobile will be providing free dental exams. Vision screenings and Free HIV/STD Testing will be available in Taylor Hall Room 104.  Hop on board the WOW bus for some free screenings conducted by a Nurse Practitioner.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try a Green Smoothie! It’s green and made from all organic fruit and vegetables! The smoothie demonstration will begin after 11:00 am and is co-sponsored by Whole Foods Market. There will also be a volleyball game sponsored by Campus Recreation. Other exercise demonstrations will be performed by INShape IUPUI/PETM and NIFS. Don’t miss an opportunity to receive a free chair massage, too!

Don’t miss other free screenings offered by IUPUI Health Services including blood pressure, body fat/bmi, cholesterol and glucose performed by the IU School of Nursing.

Sample giveaways include a “stress relief package”, a yoga mat, and much more! This event is geared towards students but the entire IUPUI community is invited to attend and participate. This event is sponsored by Student Health Services, part of the Division of Student Life. If there are any questions regarding the event, please email Emily Werner at The Severe Weather location will be in the Ballroom of University Place Hotel.

The first 500 students received a free goody bag!

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Clothesline Project

April 4, 2013 by

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

In celebration of SAAM, The Clothesline Project is coming to IUPUI on Monday April 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium & CE 148. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with messages and illustrations that have been designed by women and male survivors of violence or by those who love someone who has been killed. To learn more about the Clothesline Project, visit: This event is being sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention, Intervention and Response Taskforce at IUPUI as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Taskforce is headed by CAPS and the Office for Women.


There will be two opportunities to decorate shirts for the display including Wednesday April 3rd from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (CE 1st floor) and Thursday April 4th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (CE 2nd floor) at a Campus Center Info Table. We would love for members of the Division of Student Life to encourage students to visit the information tables this week as well as attend the actual event coming up this Monday.

Come decorate a shirt!!

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Spring Break is Here

March 6, 2013 by

It’s March 6th and we are covered in snow. But for IUPUI students there is some much needed relief ahead with Spring Break 2013. Spring Break runs through the week of March 11th through March 15th. It is a great time to relax and unwind from all the stresses of college life. However, you should always be safe and make healthy, responsible choices. Here are just a few tips to help you get through Spring Break 2013:


  • Don’t Drink and Drive.
  • Be Responsible.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Eat a meal before drinking.
  • Never leave your drink alone.

Safe Sex

  • Protect yourself.
  • Wear a condom.
  • No means No!
  • Drunk means No!


  • Go out with friends; come home with friends.
  • Be aware of predatory drugs.
  • Carry the address of where you are staying.

 Sun Safety

  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid the middle of the day.
  • Drink water!


  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Take turns driving.
  • Don’t rely on caffeine to keep you awake.


  • Go to ATM in groups.
  • Be aware of surroundings.
  • If you feel uncomfortable, go to a different ATM.

For more information on a safe spring break or anything wellness related, contact 317-274-WELL.

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February 24 – March 2 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

If you think you may have an eating disorder, you’re far from alone. Hundreds of thousands of students on America’s college campuses exhibit one or more symptoms of eating disorders. Female and male.

There are different reasons why eating disorders happen, and different forms they can take (bulimia, anorexia, over-eating, over-exercising etc.). But the one thing they all have in common is that they can have very serious consequences – not just for your studies but for your physical and mental wellbeing.

In addition to abnormal eating and weight  issues, people with eating disorders have an increased risk of developing other psychiatric illnesses. Studies show that depression occurs in up to 50 percent of people with eating disorders and appears to be strongly linked to the abnormal eating behavior. (Read more on this from Rogers Memorial Hospital.)

If you suspect you may have an eating disorder, you can take one of our free, anonymous screenings that will give you a better sense of whether that’s the case. Simply go to the Campus Center, room 148 between 10:00AM – 4:00PM or Ball Residence Hall from 12:00 – 4:00PM on Monday, February 25th — it doesn’t take long at all. While the screenings are not diagnostic, they will leave you better informed and clear on whether a visit to a clinician is warranted.

How do you know when there is cause for concern? Look for the following warning signs from Eating Recovery Center, which may indicate an eating disorder.

Warning Signs of Anorexia Nervosa

- Dramatic weight loss; a preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams and dieting; denying hunger.

- Frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss and withdrawal from usual friends and     activities.

- Development of food rituals and excuses to avoid mealtimes or situations involving food. An excessive, rigid exercise regimen – despite weather, fatigue, illness or injury.

Warning Signs of Bulimia Nervosa

- Evidence of binge-eating, including disappearance of large amounts of food in short periods of time and evidence of purging behaviors, including frequent trips to the bathroom after meals, signs and/or smells of vomiting and presence of laxatives or diuretics.

- Creation of complex lifestyle schedules or rituals to make time for binge-and-purge sessions and/or an excessive, rigid exercise regimen – despite weather, fatigue, illness or injury.

- Unusual swelling of the cheeks or jaw area, a discoloration or staining of the teeth, and/or calluses on the back of the hands and knuckles from self-induced vomiting.

 Eating Recovery Center

Rogers Memorial Hospital

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Be SEX Positive

February 4, 2013 by

 Be SEX Positive! 

Sexual Responsibility Week is February 11th through February 15th. There are some great programs being offered on campus. For more information, please contact Emily Werner at or call 317-274-WELL.

Tuesday Feb. 12th

  • Campus Center Information Table
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • Consent is Sexy
    • Discover what consent is all about and why it is sexy!
    • 5:00 pm @ Ball Hall
    • 6:15 pm @ Riverwalk Apartments (Thornbrough) 

Wednesday Feb. 13th

  • Campus Center Information Table
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • All About Contraception
    • Discover all the different methods of contraception and have the opportunity to talk with a Women’s Health Physician
    • Dr. Rohr, IU Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
    • 5:30 pm
    • Riverwalk Apartments (Thornbrough)
  • The Guy Zone
    • What do guys really want to know about sex?!?
    • 5:00 pm
    • Riverwalk Apartments (Walker Conference Room)

 Thursday Feb. 14th

  • Campus Center Information Table
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • Sex Talk Workshop
    • Communication is key to any great relationship. Want to be a better lover? Be a better communicator. Attend this Sex Talk Workshop and learn more!
    • 7:00 pm
    • Riverwalk Apartments (Walker Conference Room)


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Most unmarried young adults feel strongly that pregnancy should be planned and think it is important to avoid unplanned pregnancy — at least right now.


Most young adults underestimate their chances of getting pregnant if they don’t use contraception. Among couples who have sex regularly, 85% will experience a pregnancy within one year if they do not use contraception. Six in 10 young adults (57% of both men and women) underestimate this risk.

Check out the following video “Unplanned Pregancy Prevention – Funny Fails”

Many unmarried young adults say they know little about even the most commonly-used methods of contraception.

There are a variety of safe and effective birth control methods. Want to explore all your options? Visit the following website:  to learn more. To get birth control and to see a provider, call Campus Center Student Health 317-274-2274 or Coleman Hall Clinic 317-274-8214 to make an appointment. For more information about IUPUI Health Services, visit our website at

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Free Wellness Screenings

January 30, 2013 by

Student Health Services wants you to live life WELL!

We offer a number of FREE wellness screenings to students ranging from blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels, body fat analysis, body mass index, height/weight, pregnancy and strep test.  Students are asked to fast for 10 hours prior to their cholesterol/glucose test. Wellness consultations and resources are also available. Free Wellness Screenings are offered Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Campus Center Student Health located in Campus Center Suite 213 (next to the JagTag office). Walk-ins are encouraged. For more information about the wellness screenings or Student Health Services, please visit , email Emily Werner at or call 317-274-WELL.

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