Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

Student Health Services, Graduation, and Summer Health Fees

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:

 

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Need A Hug, An Ice Cream Cone, Or A Moment Of Meditation?

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.

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More carbs! Less carbs! No carbs! More protein! Less protein! Resolve To Start at the Beginning

Thumbnail ‘Tis the season for making resolutions. Whether you are aiming to get fit, get organized or just be a better version of you (whatever that may look like), the American Psychological Association offers great advice on how to get your resolutions to stick.

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7 Well-Being Tips From Around the World… and the Surprising Science Behind Them

In the rancorous debate over Obamacare, Americans often forget that our healthcare system ranks at the bottom of most developed countries when it comes to money spent and benefits gained on well-being. Are there lessons we can learn from other cultures when it comes to boosting health? Here are seven tips that you don’t need a passport for.

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Encouraging Student Health and Wellness

Dear Duke Parents,

Although most of you aren’t as old as I am, my hope is that you might remember or be familiar with John Denver, a songwriter and performer who tragically died in a plane crash in 1997. I used to listen to John Denver’s songs all the time and I recently came across a video of him reciting a poem entitled, “Ambulance Down in the Valley.” My attention went to one particular verse: