Health & Wellness
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:
The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
For after hours care or nurse advice, please call us at 919-681-9355.
The Student Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, August 3rd.
For healthcare options or nurse advice during closed hours, please call 919-681-9355.
The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.
For after hours care, please call us at 919-681-9355.
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:
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.
Many of you have been dealing with allergies all your life. Some of you are new to the South and the abundant variety of plant life. You may find your face melting and your sinuses in revolt.
Welcome to allergy season.
What causes allergies?