Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

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:

Student Health Services, Graduation, and Summer Health Fees

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:

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Everyone else sucks. What is their problem!

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.