Millions of students are working overtime to become the next generation of wage earners. But in the process, unfortunately, all too many let their health slip down the priority list. And when they do, a vicious cycle ensues where grades start going down, forcing a student to further turn to less healthy behaviors such as getting less sleep, eating the wrong foods for energy, or engage in risky behavior.
College Student Health Awareness Day hopes to highlight the multiple health issues incurred by many our students. These include:
- Depression, stress and anxiety
- Frequent colds, illness
- Poor flu vaccination rates
- Risky sexual behavior
- Sexual Assault
- Poor eating, sleeping and exercise habits
- Poor study habits
- Excessive alcohol use
- Drug use
College Student Health Awareness Day will happen this Fall. In Nevada it falls on September 16, 2019 and is sponsored by UNLV’s American Medical Student Association and Silver State Health Centers.
This year’s theme is STI Prevention.
Free condoms will be dispensed as well as information on various sexually transmitted illnesses at UNLV from 10:30 am – 3 pm.
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, iHeart Radio and Board Certified Family Physician