Lauren Carr, a member of UCLA’s club soccer team, was playing in her first game of the season when she felt her left knee pop.
That pop, as it turned out, was a torn anterior cruciate ligament ““ an injury that can bench an athlete for more than a year, said Dr. Gerald Finerman, a professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA and director of intercollegiate sports medicine.
Getting sick is the last thing on most students’ minds as they move into their new dorms for the year.
But the close proximity students have with one another while living in communal residences inevitably spreads diseases, said Susan Quillan, director of clinical services at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.
However, there are preventive measures students can take to minimize the risk of getting sick.
The five most common diseases students face while living in communal housing are described below, along with prevention strategies and treatment options.
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