"What the Health" Webinars

There's a lot of health information out there these days. How can you be sure you're getting accurate information about the topics you care about?

Stay informed by joining the University Health Center for our monthly 30-minute interactive Zoom webinar series, "What the Health." Each month, one of our health care experts will lead a brief discussion about a different trending health topic. You'll learn the facts and get tips to live a healthier lifestyle. Each event concludes with a Q&A where you can get your questions answered anonymously. Pre-registration is required. 

How to get what you need out of going to the doctor

September 22, 2021, 5:30-6 p.m.

Getting health care on your own for the first time can be intimidating. Alleviate your anxiety by learning the basics of accessing care. In this how-to session, we'll discuss choosing the right health care facility for your needs, making an appointment, what to expect when you visit a doctor's office, what different health care provider credentials mean and more.

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Vitamins: What to take and what you can skip

Oct. 27, 2021, 5:30-6 p.m.

Vitamins are a great way to supplement your nutrition. Learn which ones are recommended and which ones should be avoided. We'll also discuss ancestral supplements, gummy vitamins, goli gummies, collagen supplements, if you should trust influencers with their vitamin recommendations and more.

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How to use your health insurance

November, 10, 2021, 5:30-6 p.m.

Whether you have health insurance or not, it's important to understand what it is and how it works. You'll learn how to access health care with and without insurance, common insurance terms and their meanings, how to read Explanation of Benefits and more.

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How to reduce stress and get more sleep

Dec. 8, 2021, 5:30-6 p.m.

Sleep and stress are interconnected. As we head into finals week, learn practical ways to lower your stress levels and improve your sleep to help you have a successful end of the semester and beyond.

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Practical tips for healthier skin

Jan. 26, 2022, 5:30-6 p.m.

Winter can be brutal on your skin. Learn ways to keep it hydrated and healthy in the colder months. We'll also discuss common skin problems and address the latest skin care trends, like jade rollers, pimple patches, at-home facials and more.

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Love Your Heart: Prevent heart disease and hypertension

February, 2022, date and time TBD

Preventing heart disease begins by building healthy habits as a young adult. You’ll learn how people of color are at a higher risk for heart disease and discover practical ways you can beat the statistics and live a healthier life. This webinar is part of the Love Your Heart event series.

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Beyond the Pill

March 9, 2022, 5:30-6 p.m.

Birth control isn't one size fits all. Learn about all your options, including IUDs, the implant, the shot, birth control pills, emergency contraception, condoms and more.

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How to eat healthy in college

April 13, 2022, 5:30-6 p.m.

Whether you're eating on campus with a dining plan or you make all your meals at home, there are small tweaks you can make to your habits to eat even healthier. Our registered dietitian explains portion sizes and building a healthy plate, how to snack smart, tips for eating out and more.

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TLC for your vagina

May 4, 2022, 5:30-6 p.m.

If you have a vagina, attend this webinar to learn what grooming practices are safe and healthy and which have risks. We'll talk all things douching, scented soaps, shaving and waxing, hair removal products, ingrown hairs and more.

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Know the score: A playbook on men's sexual health

June 8, 2022, 5:30-6 p.m.

If you have a penis or testes, attend this webinar to learn ways to have a healthy sex life. We'll discuss how to use condoms, if recreational Viagra use is safe, how to spot testicular lumps and bumps and transparent communication for a sex positive life.

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Have an idea for future health webinars?
Send your suggestions to agrindstaff@nebraskamed.com.