Health Services http://westliberty.edu/health-services West Liberty University Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:55:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Alert http://westliberty.edu/health-services/news/alert/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:07:18 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-services/?p=498   Student Health Services is closed for the summer break and will reopen on Wednesday, August 16 at 7am.  For assistance you may contact Dreama Bush, Administrative Secretary, at 304-336-8315/dbush@westliberty.edu or Campus Police at 304-336-8021. ALERT:  Many offices at West Liberty University are currently experiencing technical issues of the voice mail system. At this time, … Read More

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Student Health Services is closed for the summer break and will reopen on Wednesday, August 16 at 7am.  For assistance you may contact Dreama Bush, Administrative Secretary, at 304-336-8315/dbush@westliberty.edu or Campus Police at 304-336-8021.
ALERT:  Many offices at West Liberty University are currently experiencing technical issues of the voice mail system. At this time, the voice mail option is unavailable. This may cause lines to ring busy or ring continuously. We apologize in advance if you are trying to reach us and are unable to leave a message. You may keep trying to reach us between the business hours of 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday or email at the address listed above.

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Flu Vaccine and Prevention http://westliberty.edu/health-services/news/flu-vaccine-and-prevention/ Tue, 12 May 2015 15:24:08 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-services/?p=425   Student Health Services offers the Flu Vaccine to students, faculty, and staff beginning in October at a charge of $15.  Injections are given Monday through Friday 7am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm.  If you have never received a Flu Vaccine, please call 304-336-8049 or e-mail cbennington@westliberty.edu in order to make an appointment during physician hours. Flu Prevention Flu season … Read More

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Student Health Services offers the Flu Vaccine to students, faculty, and staff beginning in October at a charge of $15.  Injections are given Monday through Friday 7am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm.  If you have never received a Flu Vaccine, please call 304-336-8049 or e-mail cbennington@westliberty.edu in order to make an appointment during physician hours.

Flu Prevention

Flu season begins in the fall and usually peaks in January or February.  Your best protection against getting influenza is by getting a Flu Vaccine.  The flu is spread by coming into contact with tiny moisture droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.  If you are near someone who is sick and you breathe in these moisture droplets, you can get sick.  You can also get the flu by touching surfaces contaminated with the flu virus and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Other measures to take to avoid getting the flu include washing your hands often and always before eating.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Stay home from work or school if you are sick, and avoid close contact with others who are sick.

If you catch the flu make sure you get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, gargle with warm salt water to soothe a scratchy throat, try medications such as Tylenol, cough suppressants, and decongestants to help relieve symptoms.  Flu symptoms should get better with a few days of home care.  If symptoms get worse or you develop difficulty breathing call your health care provider.

 

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Tobacco Cessation Programs http://westliberty.edu/health-services/news/tobacco-cessation-programs/ Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:40:42 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-services/?p=258 The following services are available for students of West Liberty University: *WV Tobacco Quitline:  1-877-966-8784   Calls are answered by highly trained, professional health educators certified in tobacco cessation. *Students may request assistance from Counseling Services by calling Lisa Witzberger at 304-336-8215 or by e-mail at lwitzberger@westliberty.edu. *The West Liberty University Tobacco Coalition is an ongoing … Read More

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The following services are available for students of West Liberty University:

*WV Tobacco Quitline:  1-877-966-8784   Calls are answered by highly trained, professional health educators certified in tobacco cessation.

*Students may request assistance from Counseling Services by calling Lisa Witzberger at 304-336-8215 or by e-mail at lwitzberger@westliberty.edu.

*The West Liberty University Tobacco Coalition is an ongoing student-led organization that focuses on tobacco prevention and cessation.  This organization offers various fun activities throughout the spring and fall semesters.  For more information contact Christy Bennington,  Advisor, at cbennington@westliberty.edu.

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Student Health 101—Electronic Health Newsletter http://westliberty.edu/health-services/news/new-electronic-health-newsletter-airs-2111/ Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:33:11 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-services/?p=142 West Liberty University Department of Health Services is excited to offer students, parents, faculty, and staff access to Student Health 101.  This is a dynamic, interactive health newsletter providing information on physical/emotional health, wellness, and general campus safety issues that college students face today.  Issues will be released monthly. Please access the link below for the current … Read More

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West Liberty University Department of Health Services is excited to offer students, parents, faculty, and staff access to Student Health 101.  This is a dynamic, interactive health newsletter providing information on physical/emotional health, wellness, and general campus safety issues that college students face today.  Issues will be released monthly. Please access the link below for the current issue.  Enjoy!

Student: http://readsh101.com/westliberty.html

Parent: http://readsh101.com/westliberty-pp.html

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PPD testing http://westliberty.edu/health-services/news/ppd-testing/ Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:25:08 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-services/?p=134 Tuberculosis testing will be offered to students on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7am to 12pm at the Department of Health Services.  Cost is $5 payable by cash or check made out to WLU.  Tests must be read 48 to 72 hrs after test is given.   Students in a health related field, which requires yearly TB testing, … Read More

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Tuberculosis testing will be offered to students on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7am to 12pm at the Department of Health Services.  Cost is $5 payable by cash or check made out to WLU.  Tests must be read 48 to 72 hrs after test is given.   Students in a health related field, which requires yearly TB testing, will need an initial 2-step test  given 2 weeks apart.  If the student provides documentation of a negative TB test result given within the last 12 months,  the 2-step testing is not necessary.  Please call with any questions  304-336-8049.

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