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TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE SEASON

FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT

INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS

TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE SEASON

Holidays and the yummy food that goes with them are taking center stage in the days ahead. If you feel that you are already struggling with food issues, tempting seasonal goodies can be a real challenge. It can help to remember and focus on what's truly important about the holidays: family, friends, traditions, and relaxation. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the season:

1. Eat regular meals and snacks, so you don't get over-hungry.

2. Give yourself permission to enjoy your favorite foods guilt-free.

3. Plan fun activities that give you a break from food-focused events.

4. Catch up on the sleep you missed during midterms and finals.

5. Take time for physical activity that recharges your energy.

FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT

Did you know that there are time sensitive decisions that would be helpful to know about if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted?

Visit our webpage on the first five days (120 hours) to learn about the options to be considered. 

INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS

Brown University continues to monitor the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African countries. In addition, the University is in close communication with local health officials, hospitals and emergency response agencies to ensure the safety of our community. To date, there have been no cases in Rhode Island.

Ebola is transmitted by direct contact of the blood or body fluids of an infected patient with the mucous membranes or broken skin of another person. It can also spread by coming in contact with needles or other articles contaminated with infected body fluids. Ebola is NOT airborne, foodborne or waterborne. A person is infectious to others only when they have symptoms of illness.

Click here for more information on the Ebola virus, plus updated travel and preparedness information.