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Blog Author:
Brian Njoroge

“If you do not take random naps, you are not living life” - despondent pre-med student after coming from a chemistry lab.

As finals season approaches, most of us find ourselves running low on sleep. CAPS recommends 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize productivity. Although napping daily isn’t advised (sad, right?), such times call for dire measures- in this case should suffice. No one wants to take the bus back to East or Central Campus or walk down the countless steps to your room in Edens (you might as well just go to Wilson if you needed to work out) just to take a nap.  I asked a couple of students- whose napping habits are questionable- for the perfect napping spots around the Campus Center. 

This list is in no preferential order.

Ever had those burning (no pun intended) questions about sex and relationships but were just too embarrassed to ask?! Well look no further!

The Sexual Health Advisory Committee (aka The SHAC) will be taking questions and responding to them via blog. 

Send your questions about sexual norms, sexual health, relationship advice, sex taboos, figuring out how to know what you like/what works for you, or anything.  Expect the unexpected, the truth and sometimes a good laugh.  We want to answer your questions and make sure you’re getting credible, honest, transparent information from professionals right here on campus.

Send your questions, concerns, comments, inquiries, suggestions, and master plans to greatsexpectations@studentaffairs.duke.edu and check out the blog to see what comes up!

Congratulations to all graduating students!

The Student Health Fee for Spring Semester 2017 EXPIRES at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19th. This means that all Duke students who have paid the Spring Fee can continue to utilize Student Health Services (SHS) through May 19th. Depending on your status at Duke, there are different rules that apply after that date. If you are:

 

Graduating on May 14th – After May 19th, you can no longer be seen as a patient at SHS. You must find another source for health care. The only exception to this is if your SHS provider requests that you follow up for a condition for which you were seen prior to May 19th.

 

Taking summer classes at Duke – Students who are taking summer classes pay the Summer Health Fee each term.

 

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Blog Author:
Kyle Fox

A nap, a big hug, some really really good food, and snuggling with your dog are a few of the mental images the “Take What You Need” board offers. The end of the semester can be a stressful time and while a weekend at the beach would be great, sometimes just taking a moment to imagine yourself on vacation is enough to catch your breath.

The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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The Student Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, August 3rd.

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The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

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Congratulations to all graduating students!

The Student Health Fee for Spring Semester 2016 EXPIRES at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 20th.
This means that all Duke students who have paid the Spring Fee can continue to utilize
Student Health Services (SHS) through May 20th. Depending on your status at Duke, there
are different rules that apply after that date. If you are:

Graduating on May 15th – After May 20th, you can no longer be seen as a patient at SHS.
You must find another source for health care. The only exception to this is if your SHS
provider requests that you follow up for a condition for which you were seen prior to May
20th.

Taking summer classes at Duke – Students who are taking summer classes pay the Summer
Health Fee each term.

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Blog Author:
Elizabeth Hoyler, '16

You might think the signs of exhaustion are obvious, but sleep deprivation isn’t as obvious as you might think it is. Its effects creep up on us. Here are a few common manifestations of this sleep deprivation monster. 

You fidget a lot. And you don’t normally. 
You might think this is a reflection of your energy that just can’t be contained. But it can actually be a symptom of chronic sleep loss. Your body is going into to hyper-drive. Can’t stop moving might mean you need to stop. 

Due to severe weather, the Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, February 15th. For health care options during closed hours, please contact us at 919-681-9355.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

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