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CSULB's Wellness Programs to Help you De-Stress

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Student Health Services cares about you. Which is why we have various services to help you de-stress because your well-being is our priority. These services are free, meaning they have been paid for in your tuition. Take advantage of what you already paid for! These resources are all located on campus, it is convenient, free, and beneficial.
Acupuncture Offered every Wednesday at 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00 p.m. at Student Health Services. This is a great way for students not only looking to destress but those who are trying to quit smoking, and/or participate in Beach Recovery. To schedule an appointment call 562.985.4609.
Yoga for Healing 8-week series that combines gentle yoga and guided activities in a supportive environment. Trauma-informed yoga incorporates the mind, body, and spirit, providing another pathway for healing from incidences of sexual assault and domestic violence. Questions? shs-yogaforhealing@csulb.edu or 562.985.7075.
Yoga for Mood 6-week series starting in March! Explore how …

The Top 5 Reasons to use the CSULB Student Health Services!

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It’s confidential! We won’t disclose your health information to anyone but you! We get your cell phone number for every visit so we make sure we are calling you directly! Let us know if you change your number.
It’s free or very low cost! The Student Health Services is paid for in your tuition! It’s always free to see a clinician at our clinic if you’re not feeling well. There may be a low cost fee for a lab test, vaccines, or medications from our pharmacy. We are a non-profit clinic, and everything we do is at-cost. That means if it costs us $5.00, it costs you $5.00!
We have licensed, qualified medical professionals! All of our medical staff are fully licensed professionals with years of experience working in a college health setting. Our staff cares about our students at CSULB and wants to help you stay healthy!
There’s lots of services! Lab, Pharmacy, X-ray, immunization clinic, nutrition counseling, STI testing, birth control, alcohol/drug counseling, AA meetings, smoking cessation, …

Sick of Getting Sick? 5 Tips to Stay Healthy

As the semester settles in and midterms loom ominously around the corner, 37,430 students bustle around our CSULB campus. If just one sick student decides to attend class, all of the individuals that this student comes in contact with in a day are now at risk to get this sickness as well. Although it’s impossible to avoid sick people and catching a cold, here are definitely some tips that can help keep these episodes to a minimum.
Tip 1: Hand hygiene             Simple enough, right? On average, Americans come in contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes 1. If just one sick person came in contact with any of those surfaces before you, transmission of illness is possible. A proper hand washing should take about 20 seconds (about 2 repetitions of the “Happy Birthday” song) with care to reach commonly missed areas such as the back of hands and the nails. No sink readily available? Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer!
Tip 2: Get some sleep             When your body is unable to…

Time to Wake up to the Importance of Sleep

Spring Semester is here! Time to chug coffee, study non-stop, and take all-nighters, right?! No, not right. There is something that will help you get through this semester more than forcing yourself to study all night. Have you guessed it by the title? If you haven’t, it’s sleep! Sleep helps you in various ways, and after countless all-nighters it’s about time to make your sleep a priority.
Why Sleep is Important!
Sleep improves yourability to learnby helping you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative.Sleep improves your emotional well-being.Sleep helps maintain a balance of hormones.
oCool fact: Ghrelin is the hormone that makes you feel hungry and Leptin is the hormone that makes you feel full. When you don’t get enough sleep, your Ghrelin goes up and Leptin goes down meaning you feel hungrier when not well-rested.