Common Acute Ailments

Here is a listing of common ailments experienced by students.  For more information, click on the name of the ailment.

Common Cold
: The common cold is an upper respiratory infection caused by any one of over 300 viruses.

Meningitis: Meningitis is an inflammation of the linings of the brain and spinal cord caused by either viruses or bacteria.

Mono: Infectious mononucleosis ("mono" for short) is a viral infection that affects lymph nodes ("glands").

Pink Eye: "Pink eye" (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation and redness of the conjunctiva (the layer of blood vessels covering the white part of the eye).

Sore Throat: A sore throat is an inflammation of the throat caused by either viruses or bacteria.

Sleep: While getting enough sleep is important, so too is the quality of sleep. If you haven't had a "good night's rest" you may have trouble operating at your peak during the day.

Stress: Tension (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.

Upset Stomach: Term used to describe those symptoms accompanying the inflammation of the stomach or intestines.

Urinary Infection: A condition that occurs when bacteria from outside the body get into the urinary tract and cause infection and inflammation.

Flu: Acute viral infection of the respiratory tract caused by one of three strains of influenza virus (A, B, and C).