Parents

Student Health 101

As a service to our​ students, we are providing them with an online subscription to Student Health 101, a monthly web-based health and wellness magazine that contains valuable information to help them make better decisions and gain understanding of the health and wellness challenges facing today’s college students.

You can read the September issue online at http://readsh101.com/ualr.html .

(For the mobile link, go to http://readsh101.com/m/ualr.html)

The September issue has some great articles including:

  • Sleep study: Top 10 tips for better nights
  • Good mood food: The new twist on emotional eating
  • Desirable habits: Systems for your self-transformation
  • Look up!: Is your smartphone replacing your social life?
  • Start smart: Transition tips for the school year from a student and a counselor
  • And much more…

​We hope you will encourage your student to stay healthy!​

What Parents Need to Know About the Risk of BACTERIAL MENINGITIS:

College students, particularly those who live in residence halls are at increased risk for Meningococcal disease, which is a serious bacterial illness spread through the air via respiratory secretions or close contact with an infected person. Meningococcal disease is rare but can be fatal, or lead to severe and permanent disabilities, such as hearing loss, brain damage, seizures, and limb loss. Symptoms often resemble the flu and can include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, rash, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, and confusion. A safe vaccine is available that can significantly reduce the risk of this potentially deadly or debilitating disease.

The American College Health Association (http://www.acha.org) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/risk-community.html) recommend that all first-year students living in residence halls get immunized.

For more information, contact your local Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Clinic. They offer the vaccine for students 18 years of age and younger for $5.00. UALR Health Services and private physicians also make the vaccine available.