Empowerment is awesome; it makes a person feel affirmed and increases confidence.
Mental health involves finding balance in all parts of your life, including your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual... Read more
Modern technology demands the attention of college students.
10 Essentials for Your College Kitchen on a Budget
10-Year Anniversary of the Love Lab
Biking with Confidence
Many individuals who mix alcohol and drugs do not know the exact effects one substance will have on the other.
Did you know there are 20 restaurants and bars in Davis that offer a free non-alcoholic drink to designated drivers?
Menstrual What?!: A Guide to Mastering Menstrual Cups
The body is fantastic!
Have you ever found yourself crying after hearing your friend’s terrible situation?
The Information Age is an inspiring and overwhelming time where so much information and many social media platforms are... Read more
Life can get pretty hectic.
First of All, What’s an IUD?
How to Make Picnic Day the Best Day
Did you know that regularly drinking water supports healthy digestion and kidney function, improves brain function, helps... Read more
Whether it’s at work, at school or in relationships, having a sense of control in your life can bring about positive benefits... Read more
Why Pronouns Are Important
Have you ever been sitting in class with another hour to go and a grumbling stomach? It’s the worst.
We all struggle with some type of negativity that comes from ourselves.
Sleeping Less, Eating More
How tired brains can lead to bad eating habits
Packing your own lunch is a simple way to save yourself cash and the hassle of waiting in long lines to get food on campus.
The Green Rush
Did you know that increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables to five or more servings a day provides numerous... Read more
As a college student, it can be challenging to budget for healthy food.
Remember the beginning of fall quarter?
What happens when your (or your sexual partner’s) primary form of birth control fails? Maybe you got swept up in the moment.... Read more
It can be difficult to not get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but being mindful of your thoughts and... Read more
Change can be scary. It is an inevitable part of life, and yet it can be hard to prepare for–even if you see it coming. Maybe... Read more
Recent studies have shown that “drowsy driving,” or driving tired after too little sleep, is just as dangerous as drunk... Read more
Did you know that:
- In a given year, only about 8–39 percent of college students... Read more
College life isn’t like the movies. It’s not a party every night or always hanging out with friends and not studying.
Healthy eating on a college budget really is possible! Having a tight grocery budget generally goes hand-in-... Read more
When most people hear the words “health insurance,” they think of several things:
Classes are in full swing, pumpkin spice everything has hit the shelves and thousands of bikes have returned to Davis roads... Read more
Have you ever seen a bike accident on campus? Most of us have.
Some say caffeine makes the world go round.
Everywhere you look, people are walking around, staring at their phones, stopping and gathering in groups in seemingly random... Read more
If you’re staying in Davis for the summer, you know that the brutally hot weather is a challenge.
The world of insurance can be overwhelming and sometimes a bit confusing.
Memorial Day weekend, or any long weekend, calls as a time to get your friends together, relax, travel and get the party... Read more
Are you studying or traveling abroad this summer? Both can be an integral part of your educational experience! Here are some... Read more
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control recommends that individuals engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-... Read more
Overwork culture is an interesting phenomenon to which college students are vulnerable, for we may feel as though we have to... Read more
Many students accept that studying late into the night and cramming for exams is a normal part of the college experience.
May is National Bike Month! While you are celebrating Bike Month, remember to wear a helmet to protect your most valuable... Read more
April is Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) awareness month. If you are sexually active and haven’t had your annual testing... Read more
Beet salad. Beet soup. Beet hummus. Pureed. Roasted. Pickled. You get the idea; beets are everywhere and for good reason!
Picnic Day is a way for the entire UC Davis community to get together and celebrate what we have to offer. Many future... Read more
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
Ever had either happen to you? For an extended period of time?
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a new prevention method for significantly reducing the risk of HIV infection. A person... Read more
Sexuality can be an affirming and exhilarating aspect of your life. Sexcess—sexual happiness and success—is something that... Read more
Biking at night and in the rain is seemingly inevitable as a student in Davis.
Many drinkers follow a set of “rules” to help lessen the negative consequences of too much drinking, but how much of these are... Read more
Remember breaking out your box of crayons and opening up your favorite coloring book as a child?
For many of us, being in college is our first time away from home. No matter where you call home, not being with your family... Read more
Fall in Davis is the perfect season to spend some quality time outdoors. With the crisp weather coming in, spending time... Read more
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling, often privately and in silence, to cope with something until we begin to talk with... Read more
Many people think that eating healthy requires strict limitations and counting every calorie. However, you can have a... Read more
Living with roommates can involve some significant changes that (hopefully) do not escalate to the point of yelling.... Read more
As exciting as college is, it can also seem incredibly scary. There are many intimidating challenges students encounter,... Read more
As cheesy as it sounds, college gives you the opportunity to find your passions and follow your dreams.
As cheesy as it sounds, college gives you the opportunity to find your passions and follow your dreams. When it comes to dream... Read more
For many students, coffee is both a blessing and a curse. Not only does it come in many delicious forms, like lattes, mochas,... Read more
The tobacco industry has long promoted their nicotine products by mimicking candy and other sweet treats in order to entice a... Read more
The summer heat is in full force, and there is no better way to cool down than hanging out by the water. Besides swimming and... Read more
When you hear the word “wellness,” what do you think of? Health? Physical activity? Diet? You’re correct. While wellness does... Read more
Summertime is a joyous time for many, whether you are choosing to spend it by embarking on a grand adventure, or simply... Read more
Have you ever wondered how much a person spends on average for each drug? The following information shows the average dollar... Read more
You may find yourself saying, “But I don’t have time for self care!” as the time comes to cram for the next big round of exams... Read more
In the hectic atmosphere that comes with midterms, it can be difficult to find time for physical activity. Students often... Read more
There’s a lot of information out there about dieting and nutrition, and it can be hard to sort through what’s fact and what’s... Read more
To have a safe picnic day this year, here are some tips that we recommended to maximize the amount of fun you will have and... Read more
When thinking of ways to be active, walking might not be one of the first ideas that come to mind. However, walking is a... Read more
Spring is finally upon us, and everyone’s clamoring to get outside to soak in some long needed warm rays of sunshine. But... Read more
Students often choose to spend a night or two out each week to socialize and relieve pressure from a long week of work and... Read more
For many students, starting their college journey means saying goodbye to their loyal, lovable companions that they’ve grown... Read more
Body image is our emotional attitude about our whole bodies, including perceptions from our beliefs, memory and assumptions.... Read more
Seasonal allergies, also called allergy rhinitis or hay fever, affect over 20 million people, and are often triggered by... Read more
February marks the start of tax season for most American families. April 15th will be here before you know it, and filing your... Read more
It can be tough keeping up with your own health while juggling a busy college schedule. How can you be sure that you will... Read more
IUD stands for intrauterine device, which is a small T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.... Read more
Grapefruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C and A, which strengthens our immune system, and is extremely low in calories.... Read more
It's 11pm and you're still staring at the essay due tomorrow with nothing on it but your name and title. Why do we so often... Read more
New Year’s is right around the corner and millions of people are preparing to celebrate this holiday with fireworks, loved... Read more
As you may have experienced, sleepiness can make it harder to concentrate during lectures, to get your class work done, or to... Read more
The ancient practice of yoga has gained immense popularity in the United States, and many find that the practice can improve... Read more
Food waste is a big problem for America. Forty percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. This is equivalent to... Read more
Fiber is essential for proper digestion and maintaining good overall health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends... Read more
Modern technology demands the attention of college students. As online learning materials such as e-textbooks and other... Read more
Whether you’re a new or a returning student to UC Davis, it is always a good idea to get involved on campus! There are... Read more
Stay ahead by staying hydrated. It is important to keep yourself properly hydrated even before signs of dehydration begin to... Read more
When we age, our brain ages with us. But this does not mean that our brain will decrease in health. There are many habits we... Read more
Going meatless at least once a week is proven to provide numerous health benefits that will increase your quality of life.... Read more
SHCS Counseling Services, formerly known as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is actively working on improving... Read more
Did you know many UC Davis students are not eating enough fruits and vegetables a day? According to the SHCS... Read more
Financial stress can have a great impact on students. Students are overwhelmed with stress every day. Whether it’s academic,... Read more
Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular among the general public. Many believe that e-cigarettes are a healthy... Read more
The benefits of massage therapy are absolutely incredible. Utilizing massage therapy services can help improve your mental and... Read more
Stretching is an extremely important practice to add to your daily routine to be on your way to better health. Even if you are... Read more
Did you know that chlamydia is the most common STI in the U.S? It affects approximately 3 million people per year. Chlamydia... Read more
Being a college student is all about balance. Learning to balance your time is a tricky art - many students are juggling... Read more
Finding the time to go outside, smell the roses, and feel the sun’s rays soak into your skin can be more difficult than ever... Read more
One of the best things you can do to support your body’s health is sleep. Healthy sleep habits are absolutely essential for... Read more
Labs, study guides, and papers, oh my! As a college student, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with your workload. Classes demand... Read more
There is no scientifically proven explanation as to why people tend to get sick during the wintertime, they just do. It may be... Read more
It may not necessarily be new news that tea is beneficial for the body, but did you know that different teas are responsible... Read more
Happiness has different meanings for different people. In general, happiness is a process that increases mood and self-esteem... Read more
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) is happy to support the UC Davis Breathe Free 2014 campaign. Beginning January 1... Read more
Beginning January 1,2014, according to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all Americans must be enrolled in a health insurance... Read more
Gratitude is more than stating what you are thankful for during the holidays. It’s a constant mindset that allows for deep... Read more
Welcome Aggies! The UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services’ Blog is designed to keep students, staff and faculty... Read more