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BU mental health clinicians were not surprised by a Penn State study, released last spring to national headlines, finding that anxiety had surpassed depression as the leading mental health issue in college students. Depression and anxiety are two sides of the same coin, and both are treatable with therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication when indicated.
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- Hip hop dance residency with Jenn Weber - classes at various timesAll Day
- Flu Clinic for Students11:00am
- Myth and Religion: Peter Daivs4:00pm
- Fifth Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology6:00pm
- Photo-based artist Stacey Tyrell on her work with race & identity6:00pm
- Opening Reception - Race & Identity: A Student Art Exhibit7:00pm
- Jean-Claude van Itallie's THE SERPENT7:30pm
- Warren Karaoke Night8:30pm
Flu shots are free for students who have BU’s Aetna Student Health Insurance. If you do not have the Aetna plan, $38 will be charged to your student account and Student Health Services (SHS) will give you a receipt so you can seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier. SHS cannot guarantee you will be reimbursed; however, most insurance companies cover flu shots. This flu shot clinic is for students only.
There are many reasons why people are obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates that one-third of Americans are obese, attributes the epidemic to genes, diet, socioeconomic status, environment, and lifestyle, among other things. At BU, dozens of researchers are searching for a better understanding of the causes of, and for solutions to, a health problem associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, and whose medical costs were $147 billion in 2008. In this four-part series, BU Today looks at their work in progress.
Fighting Fat: Solutions include education, urban beautification, crime control
Fighting Fat: BU researchers probe energy-burning brown type
Fighting Fat: SSW profs focus on roles of maternal employment, abuse