Influenza is a contagious disease that can be prevented with a flu shot each year, said Marcia Adler, director of UNO Health Services.
Most students know they need to hightail it to the emergency room with a broken arm or a severely bleeding cut. But less serious injuries can leave students playing guessing games with their health.
Students worry about exams and tuition, but we also care about weight gain. Most college students will gain about three to 10 pounds, also called the "Freshman 15," in their first two years of college, according to the kidshealth.org article, "Beating the Freshman 15."
As summer fades into fall, it brings with it a new semester, football, pumpkin spice latte, your favorite sweater and your long neglected fuzzy boots. It also ushers in the beginning of flu season.