By Kelsey McKinney, Assistant Editor
A link for Student Health 101 is sent out to students through e-mail once every month. Clicking on the link opens up a colorful online magazine containing a very large amount of information concerning “current issues that all college students face” according to the Health Services Nurse Christy Bennington.
A board of physicians create the magazine, providing easy to access links that can benefit students who are seeking questions about their health. “They guarantee current information that we need,” Bennington said.
A section of the webpage titled “Questions about your Health” leads viewers to a 64 page health guide that provides step-by-step instructions for nearly every health issue a college student might face.
From first-aid to addictions, Student Health 101 is a resource all students can turn to for answers.
Regarding the magazine’s content Bennington said, “The site is about much more than just health. There is information about anything having to do with the college experience.” How-tos on studying, dealing with stress, and healthy eating are all offered through Student Health 101.
Bennington also said that the site not only offers issues all college students can relate to, but the information can be used for research projects as well.
In addition to West Liberty, other major universities, such as the University of Texas and Penn State, subscribe to Student Health 101. On West Liberty’s site, viewers are greeted by a welcome video that stars three students each month. Also unique to West Liberty’s site are announcements from our own Health Services. Students can enter each month for a chance to win $1,000 as well.
Make sure to be on the lookout for the next edition of Student Health 101 in your e-mail or you can always go online to http://readsh101.com/westliberty.html. Anyone interested in making a video for the site’s welcome page or adding your own information can notify Christy Bennington in Health Services located in Krise Hall.