News and Announcements
To our Hofstra Community;
Here are some tips that you may want to consider for this 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. Look at our index page on how to make an appointment and things to bring on day of your scheduled appointment.
The Winter months are coming, don't forget to keep yourself hydrated as water evaporates through moisture from your breath. Dress in layers and cover exposed skin with gloves, scarfs and clothing to protect your skin from the elements.
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.
- Be Wise Immunize: We Have the 2016-2017 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.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching common surfaces such as door handles.
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with either a disposable tissue or a sleeve, and avoid touching your face.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick. Get plenty of rest to keep the immune system working at its best.
- Monitor your health. Flu symptoms include fever with cough or sore throat, and sometimes runny nose, body aches, headache, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
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]
Student Health Services is offering all students the opportunity to be tested for HIV. Please give us a call @ 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.
- Please use our Resources Tab for Valuable online links to trusted medical websites to answer some of your medical questions (FAQ) including the CDC website and NYDOH (New York Department of Health). We at Hofstra University Health & Wellness Center do not endorse or have any affiliations with Websites, Groups, Providers, Institutions or other Facilities.(AA,NA,SA, OA etc.)
- Safe Tips for traveling pdf with CDC web Sites (FAQ):
Travel Abroad [PDF]
- College Drinking Prevention Interested in the culture of college drinking? Visit here to learn about the facts of drinking and how to help change the culture of college drinking.
- Addiction Treatment
- Check out Student Health 101 for a lot of current student health information and upcoming health events:
- Feeling Wiped Out? Lack of Sleep? TEN TIPS for a Good Night Sleep:
- Ten Tips for a Good Night Sleep [PDF]
- 20 tips for good sleep
- SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION (SIECUS)
- Sexual violence safety
- Relationship Violence [PDF]
- MEN'S HEALTH PREVENTION