Health Topics A-Z
These are common topics of interest to college students. If you would like more in depth consultation about these or any health related topic, please call the Student Health Center at (503) 352-2269 to schedule an appointment!
- Depression and anxiety
- Emergency Contraception
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Strep Throat
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets and small particles produced primarily when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Here's what you should know about COVID-19.
Emergency contraception is available at no cost to Pacific University students, currently available at the Student and Employee Health Center (both locations), Student Life (Tuality Professional Plaza 730 SE Oak Street, Suite E in Hillsboro), Bates House, Boxer Gardens Food Pantry. Your Guide to Emergency Contraception Basics EC 101
Influenza — What You Should Know
Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system—your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza , commonly called the "flu", is not the same as stomach flu viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Here is what you should know about influenza (pdf).
Monkeypox - What You Should Know
hMPXV (the human version of the monkeypox virus) is a virus related to smallpox. hMPXV is not as severe as smallpox and is not related to COVID-19. Here is what you need to know.
Getting A Good Night's Sleep: Tips and Support
You may feel like you are too busy studying, working or having fun to slow down and get a healthy amount of sleep. In addition, daily stressors may be making it difficult for you to get quality sleep. Here are some tips and support (pdf).
Stress is anything that alters your natural balance. When stress is present, your body and mind must attend to it in order to return you to balance. Your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones that help you cope with the situation. That in turn takes energy away from other functions of your brain, like concentrating or taking action. Here are some tips for managing stress (pdf).
Help for Homesickness
Feeling homesick is common for students attending college. Here is some information about and tips on managing homesickness.
Eating 101: The Basics of Good Nutrition
Good nutrition is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and academic success. There are many good free apps for your phone to help you track nutrition and exercise including MyFitnessPal, MapMyWalk/Run, 7 minute workout, etc. Here are some nutrition tips (pdf) that might help you make good food choices.