Student Health

Student Health

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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Are You a Moody Foodie?

Thumbnail I remember several years ago as a young adolescent my daughter and her friend dressing up in homemade Halloween costumes as “We’ve Been Dumped Girls”. The costumes consisted of pjs, bathrobes, fuzzy slippers, hair in sloppy ponytails, smeared mascara and of course empty containers of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  Creative yes! Accurate? Let’s see………

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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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Happy Holiday Eating

Thumbnail It’s the end of the semester– chances are you’ve adapted pretty well to your school eating routines by now – whether it’s eating with friends or grabbing a bite on the way to the next class or meeting. But wouldn’t you know it, the holidays are just around the corner and everything is about to change again.

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What’s the Buzz on Caffeine?

Thumbnail Caffeine is a drug, which has been used and enjoyed for centuries. Many people use caffeine on a daily basis, whether it’s from coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks to put a little pep in their step and stay awake during less-than-interesting lectures. Keep reading to learn a little more about caffeine, its pros and cons, and how to make healthy choices when you need that extra boost. 

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“Soy” Should I Eat This?

Thumbnail As a dietitian I am often asked questions about soy foods acting like estrogen in the body, are they safe? Do they contribute to 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.

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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: