The following health information has been compiled to promote health & wellness among students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Texas.
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What is acne?
Acne Myths According to the Mayo Clinic:
Chocolate and greasy foods. Eating chocolate or greasy food has little to no effect on acne.
Hygiene. Acne is not caused by dirty skin. In fact, scrubbing the skin too hard or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals irritates the skin and can make acne worse.
Cosmetics. Cosmetics don't necessarily worsen acne, especially if you use oil-free makeup that doesn't clog pores (noncomedogenics) and remove makeup regularly.
How to Prepare for your Doctor's Appointment:
Bring a list of your current prescriptions and over the counter medicines.
Be prepared to answer the following questions:
How long have you had the problem?
What treatments have you have tried? How well did they work?
How do you care for your skin?
To schedule an appointment at the clinic with one of our medical providers:
Stop by the Student Health & Wellness Center on the second floor of Chestnut Hall
To schedule a health consultation with our health educator to discuss possible ways to manage acne through behavior change:
Alcohol and Other Drug Resources
Students are not permitted to:
- Possess or consume alcohol while under the age of 21, be intoxicated due to alcohol while under the age of 21, or engage in other conduct violating the University policy on the use of alcoholic beverages.
- Produce or distribute alcohol except as expressly permitted by law and university policy.
- Drive while under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.
- Possess or use a controlled substance, marijuana, or a prescription drug in a manner prohibited.
- Grow, produce or distribute a controlled substance, marijuana, or a prescription drug, except as expressly permitted by law and University policy.
Mental Health and Stress Relief
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Body image encompasses:
Check out these steps from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) if you would like to increase your positive body thoughts:
For more information or to get connected with local or national resources, email the SHWC Health Educator Tess at email@example.com.
Marijuana is the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. Marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain. Marijuana, along with other products that contain THC, is still illegal in the state of Texas. For more information, visit the Substance Use Resource and Education Center at the University of North Texas.
Dimensions of Wellness
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Getting good quality sleep is incredibly important to achieve academic success in college. Adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep. Common benefits of having good sleep health include reduced stress, increased energy, improved memory, productivity, and mood.
A few ways to improve your sleep include:
Smoking & COVID-19
Smoking should be avoided whenever possible. This is especially true during COVID-19. Smoking can increase inflammation and mucus production in the lungs which can lead to a more serious infection among people infected with COVID-19. Also, smoking and vaping both involve taking something in your hand, putting it in your mouth, and breathing deeply. This behavior may also increase the risk of infection. For more information or to get connected with local or national resources, email the SHWC Health Educator Tess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress is a part of normal life. Stress can have both a positive and negative impact on our lives. Stress management is the tools and techniques that we use to manage stressful situations. Stress resiliency is how we handle and overcome the stress in our lives.
Interested in building your stress resiliency?
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