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Sexual health, culture, and relationships: Our experts answer your questions

Rate this article and enter to winYou asked us some important questions relating to sexual health, relationships, sexual assault, and communication, and we found the sexual literacy experts to answer them. What’s sexual literacy,...
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7 ways marijuana affects the body and brain

Rate this article and enter to winTalking about marijuana can be a little complicated. With marijuana set to be legalized in Canada in July of 2018, it’s less taboo than it once was—but the research...
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UVic Health Challenge!

2018 Days to a Healthier You!Brought to you by your SHAPE (Student Health Ambassadors & Peer Educators) volunteers in partnership with Student Health, UVic Food Services, and so many more health-focused sponsors…When? January 8th-26th...
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Ask the doc: “What does a routine checkup entail?”

—Jamie P.*, University of Windsor, Ontario (*Name changed)It’s good to know what you’re about to walk into for any doctor’s appointment. Though routine, checkups can be a little scary for some. First, let’s define...
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winIn college or university, more than just your class schedule and study habits shift—for many students, post-secondary is a time to start taking control of your own health...
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Ask the doc: “Which is less healthy, ultimately: fat or sugar?”

—Gavin G.*, University of Victoria, British Columbia (*Name changed)You’re not the only one asking this question—medical scientists are doing the same. First, understand that sugar and fat aren’t your enemies. They play a role...
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A no-sweat guide to the most popular workouts

Rate this article and enter to winThe benefits of exercise are boundless, even if your capacity to actually fit a workout into your schedule has limits. But carving out a balance between the gym...
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FitnessU: Glute-busting moves to build your backside

Rate this article and enter to winInterested in building your backside? We are too, and apparently so is everyone else on the internet. There’s no shame in wanting to show your glutes some love—strong...
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Ask the doc: “What’s the best way to prevent a yeast infection?”

—Penelope R.*, University of Calgary, Alberta(*Name has been changed)Yeast infections (an inflammation of the vagina and vulva due to a type of fungus named candida) are very common. About 75 percent of adult women...
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Volunteer Opportunity!

Do you enjoy meeting and helping others?Hoping to get more involved with promoting health and wellness on campus?Health Services is recruiting volunteers for the Student Health Ambassador and Peer Educator (S.H.A.P.E.) Volunteer Program in...