Student Health Services
Purdue University Calumet
Gyte Annex 34
February 23 – March 1, 2014
February is National Eating Disorders Awareness Month. We encourage you to recognize signs of eating disorders. As many as 20 million women and 10 million men experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives (Wade, Kelski-Rahkonen, & Hudson, 2011).
- The average age that eating disorders begin:
- Anorexia Nervosa: 19 years old
- Bulimia Nervosa: 20 years old
- Binge Eating Disorder: 25 years old
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The Student Health Services Center still reccommends getting flu shots. Read this excerpt from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths occur in people 65 years and older. The “seasonal flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
During this time, flu viruses are circulating in the population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal-spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.
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