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To our Hofstra Community; welcome back!! Here are some resolutions that you may want to consider for the new year. Stop smoking, Eat Healthier, take care of your Health by using our services and Health resource sites, Get the flu vaccine, Get a Physical, ask us for outreach presentations. All students are encouraged to come in and meet the staff and use our services. Remember, we are here for you
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Click Here for Health Insurance Tips for 2012 College Grads [PDF]
- Be Wise Immunize: We Have the 2013-2014 FLUVAC (Flu vaccine) come in and get immunized
- Seasonal Flu Clinic
- Keep yourself Healthy against many Viruses and Germs:
- WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY & USE HAND SANITIZER IN BETWEEN
- Wash your hands often.
It's time to quit smoking. Let us help you:
Are You a Quitter? [PDF] - Hofstra Smoking Cessation Program
Click on link below to start on your way to a healthier smoke free life
UVA rays are present throughout the day and cause premature aging of the skin. In addition, UVA rays are responsible for photosensitivity reactions and also contribute to skin cancer. UVB rays are intense from 10 am to 4 pm and are most responsible for sunburn and skin cancer. Serious burns are painful, and the skin may be tender, swollen, and blistered. These sunburns may be accompanied by fever, headache, itching, and malaise. Overexposure to the sun over several years leads to premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, age spots, and an increased risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. Repeated exposure to sunlight can result in pterygium formation, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Increased exposure to UV radiation occurs near the equator, during summer months, at high elevation, and between 10 am and 4 pm. Reflection from the snow, sand, and water increases exposure, a particularly important consideration for beach activities, skiing, swimming, and sailing. In addition, several common medications may cause photosensitivity reactions in travelers Sunburn Overview [PDF]
The Health and Wellness Center is offering all students the opportunity to be tested for HIV. Please give us acall @ 516-463-6745 and come in and have a health care provider explain all the options for testing that is available to you.**
Open HIV CONSENT FORM below, in order to comply with NYDOH STATE LAW MANDATE:
The Health & Wellness Center will provide sharps container to any student who needs one for the disposal of their Screening and Prevention devices (i.e. syringes, finger stick apparatus, lancets etc). We will be happy to properly dispose of your used sharps that have been placed in a hard plastic container.