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College Health



College life involves excitement, along with new challenges, risks, and responsibilities. You are meeting new people, learning new things, and making your own decisions. It can sometimes be stressful. You have to deal with pressures related to food, drink, appearance, drugs, and sexual activity.

There are steps you can take to stay healthy and safe while you're in college, such as

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Maintaining your health with checkups and vaccinations
  • If you decide to have sex, practicing safe sex
  • Making smart choices about alcohol and drugs
  • Getting help if you are stressed or depressed

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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