This is a forum for Northeastern University students. This blog is a place for NU students to get up-to-date information on health and to communicate with other NU students about health related issues that are important to them. The blog will contain answers to questions posed by NU students as well as articles and comments on health matters of interest to college age students.

We want to talk about things that affect you. If no one has posed a new question and we are seeing a lot of students complaining of difficulty sleeping during exam week, we may post a discussion about healthy ways to combat stress. But this blog was not started to provide a place to talk about what we want to talk about – it is a place for us to talk about what you want to talk about. So, please, ask anything! More than likely someone else wants the answer to that same question you want to ask.

Please remember this blog is NOT a means to communicate with UHCS and is not regularly monitored by our staff. If you need to talk to your health care provider, call us at 617-373-2772. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency on campus, call NUPD at 617-373-3333, if you are off-campus, call 911.

We will NEVER discuss an actual student seen at UHCS. We will discuss common conditions that may sound familiar but rest assured that we are not talking about you or anyone you know.

No topic is off limits, but language that is abusive, obscene, discriminatory, threatening, etc. most definitely IS and won't be posted. If we do this thing right, we'll be talking about issues that may make some people uncomfortable. That's OK, as long as we maintain respect and civility for each other.

So fire away with your questions! Please keep checking in and let us know how we're doing.