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Undergrad’s research chosen for exhibit
April 2, 2008

PULLMAN – A WSU senior’s research interest in exercise and health has drawn national attention to her and WSU.

Amy Jemelka, a movement studies major in the College of Education, is one of 60 undergraduates nationwide chosen to present research at the April 30 “Posters on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the national Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), the event allows students to display posters on their investigations, as well as meet with members of Congress to discuss the impact of research on their undergraduate experience.

The Centralia native’s poster is titled, “Cardiovascular Fitness, Anxiety, Depression, and Insulin … » More …

First influenza of season diagnosed
January 11, 2008

PULLMAN – Influenza has arrived again at WSU. A patient at Health and Wellness Services today tested positive for influenza A, cconfirmed case in the clinic for the current flu season.

“There is a misperception that if you haven’t gotten sick by now, then you’re safe from the flu,” said Marsha Turnbull, health education administrator at HWS. “In reality it isn’t uncommon to see flu season in Pullman begin in January and continue through spring.”

It’s not too late to get vaccinated. While it does take a couple weeks for the vaccine to be effective, it is still a good idea to add that … » More …

More than 50 cases of the flu diagnosed last week
February 9, 2007

Health and Wellness has diagnosed more than 50 cases of influenza throughout the week, and there are likely many more cases out there, said Dr. Bruce Wright, director of Health and Wellness Services.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe sickness. “We have been very busy the last three weeks treating people with flu-like symptoms,” Wright said.Flu symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose and sore throat, Wright said. This seems to be an increase in influenza from previous years, Wright said.The main … » More …

Flu vaccinations available on campus
October 10, 2006

WSU College of Pharmacy in partnership with WSU Health and Wellness will be offering flu vaccinations to the WSU community. The program starts October 23 and continues through November 9.  Vaccinations are available on various days during the week at several locations across campus.  Check WSU Announcements for dates, times, and locations.   Also, flyers will be posted on campus.  The fee for vaccinations is $20.00. The office of Business Affairs will be hosting vaccinations on-site in French Ad 442, November 1, 8:30-10:00am.  For additional information please contact Marsha Turnbull, RN, Heath & Wellness, 335-6778.

Health and Wellness Services parking adds gated entrance
August 30, 2005

Patients and pharmacy patrons of the Washington State University Health and Wellness Services will notice a new entrance to its parking lot.A new gate system has been installed to ensure ample parking for those who utilize the health services at the former Pullman Memorial Hospital location.To use the new parking lot, drivers must approach the entrance gate, which will open automatically. Upon check in, patients will be given an exit token. Pharmacy patrons will receive a token at the pharmacy counter. To exit the parking lot, approach the gate and deposit the token.Exit tokens will be issued only to Health and Wellness Services patients or … » More …

Vaccine not available on campus
October 8, 2004

Due to the national flu vaccine shortage, WSU Health and Wellness Services has no flu vaccine available.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended available influenza vaccinations be administered to priority groups only.  Priority or high-risk groups include children under two years old, adults over 65 years, anyone with underlying chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, children on chronic aspirin therapy; residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, anyone who is in regular contact with children under 6 months old and health-care workers involved in direct patient care.Anyone not included in a priority group is asked to not get vaccinated or to wait until priority … » More …

Health & Wellness marks unique anniversary
April 10, 2003

Health and Wellness Services at Washington State University celebrates its 100-year anniversary April 23 with a public reception in the HWS lobby from 4 – 6 p.m. Presentations during the reception will begin at 5 p.m. and led by historian and retired longtime HWS physician, Dr. Betty K. Adams. Daniel Troupe, a HWS physician assistant, will present a time capsule to be sealed for historical preservation. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the program. Following the presentations, a cake provided by Pullman Memorial Hospital staff in honor of the anniversary and the 75-year relationship between the hospital and HWS will by served by HWS staff … » More …