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Vaccinations 101


Why Vaccinate? Vaccinations are an important safety measure to protect yourself from diseases and its spread. Keeping up-to-date with your vaccinations not only protects yourself, but protects your community from contracting diseases. The more each person takes the initiative to get vaccinated the closer we are to reducing outbreaks of diseases. Vaccinations for University Students […]

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Healthy Masculinity – A Reflection


McMaster University offers a course named Health Studies 3BB3, it was through this course we had the opportunity to work with the Student Wellness Centre’s Education Team. Specifically, we focused on healthy masculinity and the need for a men’s wellness group at McMaster. Masculinity is a multi-dimensional intersectional determinant that interacts with the social determinants […]

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Did You Know… McMaster Wellness Edition


The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey will be sent out to a randomized sample of McMaster students on January 24th. It includes questions on a wide range of topics, including alcohol use, sexual health, and mental health. The data collected from the survey helps to identify the wellness needs of the student population, as […]

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Nature’s Best

Nature's Best

Your university life may be afflicted with constant bouts of exhaustion, poor sleep, anxiety and stress. You brush these off, deeming them as inevitable and temporary side-effects of your busy lifestyle. As the semester carries on, you notice the effects becoming more prominent and settling deeper by the day. A health-care professional may not seem […]

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What You Need to Know About STIs

A colourful assortment of male condoms.

Safer Sex Safer Sex means knowing what you are comfortable with, communicating with sexual partners, learning about and choosing options that can protect you from contracting or spreading STIs and getting tested. The following information will provide you with a general introduction and address some common questions regarding STIs, protection options and getting tested. What […]

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Getting the clam out of chlamydia – Start the Conversation


Did you notice that sneaky “h” at the beginning of Chlamydia? Coincidentally, the conversation on the STI itself is equally silent, despite Chlamydia being the single most common STI in Hamilton*. How do I know it’s Chlamydia? YOU DON’T. Chlamydia often has no visible symptoms, and even when it does, it can be similar to […]

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