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Student Health 101

SH101 (Student Health 101) is an emagazine whose goal is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle, balancing scholastic endeavors with physical needs while at WWU.
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Bacterial Meningococcal Disease (Vaccine Recommended)

Approximately 125 cases of a rare, but potentially fatal, bacterial infection (involving the brain, spinal cord) or meningococcemia (the presence of bacteria in the blood) occur annually on college campuses with a steady increase of occurrences over the past few years.  The American College Health Association (ACHA) recommends vaccination for undergraduate students, especially for freshmen.  Walla Walla University strongly encourages students to obtain the vaccine. For more information you can visit the acclaimed Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA) website.  Campus Health & Wellness does not carry the Meningococcal vaccine.  Students may obtain the vaccine at their local health departments or doctors' offices.

Human Papilloma Virus (Vaccine Recommended)

There are about 40 types of genital human papilloma virus (HPV).  About 20 million people in the US are infected and about 6.2 million more get infected each year.  HPV is spread through sexual contact.  It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women around the world.  HPV vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer and most genital warts.  It is recommended for girls and women 13-26 years of age who did not receive it when they were younger.  Campus Health & Wellness does not carry the HPV vaccine.  Students can obtain the vaccine at their local health departments or doctor's office.  American College Health Associations (ACHA) is encouraging university health departments to educate students regarding this vaccine.  For more information on HPV, call your local or state health department or visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.


An Acclaimed Herpes Information Resource provides information About Sexually Transmitted Diseases. This is a very comprehensive educational site. Covers transmission, treatments, medications, symptoms, self-help, diet & nutrition, current research, products, and URL pointers to other sites.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and two a lesser degree in such areas as Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology. The collections stand at 5 million items--book, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world's finest medical history collections of old (pre-1914) and rare medical texts, manuscripts and incunabula.

CDC Home Travel Information Page

Reference Material / Disease Outbreaks / Additional Information / Geographic Health Recommendations. This and much more information can be obtained on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

World Health Organization WWW Home Page

The objective of World Health Organization (WHO) is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In support of its main objective, the Organization has a wide range of functions.

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Last update on November 11, 2013