Health & Wellness

  • A Check Up from Your Neck Up

    Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional.


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  • Free Flu Shots

    Free Flu Shots:  October 29, 2014 from 11:00 am - 5:30pm, - Bryan Center 

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  • What is Wellness?

    What is Wellness?

    How we define wellness at Duke- 

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  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

    Duke's Commitment to Addressing Sexual Misconduct.


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  • This Week in Wellness

    This Week in Wellness

    Check our calendar to see what's happening in Wellness this week and join our listserv to stay informed!

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Who We Are: 

Good health is something we all value. It's more than a visit to the doctor's office. It's about taking care of yourself and understanding your needs. It's about you. At Student Affairs, we believe healthy habits learned today are key tools to lifelong success, and provide a range of programs and services to help students establish healthy habits for today and for a lifetime.

A healthy mind, body and spirit form the foundation for success. Your health starts here.

Have You Heard?

Oct 27, 2014

Recently, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Associate Director for Outreach and Development Programming for CAPS and all-around nice guy Gary Glass. The topic: relationships. Relationships in general, with no particular person in mind. It was the first time I'd discussed the topic at length, ever. My conclusion? We should do this more often. So, here is a primer on the subject. More entries are on the way!

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As I write this, it is 9:40am in the morning. In my long tenure of being awake for the past hour, I have already interacted with 8 people. My roommate. The dorm custodian. 2 refectory employees.  2 acquaintances across the quad. 2 close friends.

Had I not been writing this article, I doubt I would have given these interactions much thought.  I don’t think most Duke students would.  Maybe because it’s not trendy. Maybe because we claim not to have the time. Maybe because we’re scared of admitting how much we care.

That’s a shame.

Surely my morning would have been different, if not entirely unsatisfying, without these 8 people. Take that voice, coated in a rich southern twang, that warned me not to slip on the recently mopped Kilgo floors. That’s worth appreciating. Same can be said for the laughter shared with my close friend when she told me, in complete sincerity, that Nilla Wafers give her nightmares.

Oct 20, 2014

As a dietitian I am often asked questions about soy foods acting like estrogen in the body, are they safe? Do they contribute to causing breast cancer? I will admit over the years the information has been varied, but for the past several years researchers have found more and more information confirming that eating soy in moderation even as a breast cancer survivor is not a problem.

Highlighted

Gratitude

A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed.

Spoken word and music montage created and composed by Gary Malkin. Narration written and spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast.