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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   February 26, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 17   prev   next   current

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    Calendar editor: Shani Hilton

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

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University Health Services

Princeton NJ — University Health Services offers a number of programs to educate students, faculty and staff about their health and help them stay healthy.

  • This year, 5,300 students, faculty and staff received the flu immunization free of charge at FluFest, held over three days last November.
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  • Screenings for several other health issues were offered at FluFest. A dentist performed 200 exams to check for oral cancer. A total of 212 people were screened for sun damage and educated about the effects of sun exposure. And 75 screenings for sleep apnea were performed using a questionnaire that determines a person’s propensity to have pauses in breathing while sleeping, which can be related to heart disease and other conditions.
  • In the last three years, more than 130 people have participated in smoking cessation programs at the University. Tobacco specialist Alice Kerwick will run a smoking cessation group that meets on Thursdays starting March 29. For more information, call 258-5035.
  • Clinical and sport dietitian Mandy Clark ran a “Healthy Eating Boot Camp” for 25 people in January to help them choose a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Starting March 7, Clark will offer a weekly nutrition lecture series that runs for four weeks. For more information about this and other programs offered by University Health Services, visit

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