Below is an easy to use A-Z reference for some less common but important health conditions/infections that have been known to occur nationally within college student populations. Many of the infections can be easily avoided through good hand hygiene, safe-sex practices and immunization. In addition, an overall healthy lifestyle which includes eating right, sleeping well, managing stress and daily exercise is key to helping to support a strong immune system which is our bodies natural defense against illness.
- Common cold
- Conjunctivitis ("pink eye")
- Flu (Influenza)
- Lice (Head)
- MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
- Strep Throat
For further information visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's disease and conditions A-Z index.