Health & Wellness Center

Summer Happenings

Health and Wellness has many programs that continue through the summer months.

  • On going Health registration.  Click on the link to see what information you need to submit.

            Health Forms and Requirements

 

Please call Health and Wellness to make an appointment for the following services:

  • Massage Therapy:
    • Tuesday: 11:00am-4:00pm
    • Thursday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Chiropractic Services:
    • Monday: 12:00pm-2:10pm
  • Acupuncture:
    • Tuesday: 9:30am-3:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:30am-3:00pm

 

Health & Wellness Center

Mumps Information

You may have heard about recent outbreaks of the mumps on college campuses.  Some area colleges and universities, as well as large institutions, such as Harvard, have seen an increase in the number of cases reported.  

WHAT IS THE MUMPS?

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus that passes from one person to another through saliva, nasal secretions, and close personal contact.

The condition primarily affects the parotid glands.  Parotid glands- also called salivary glands- are the organs responsible for producing saliva.  There are three sets of salivary glands on each side of your face, located behind and below your ears.  The hallmark symptom of mumps is swelling of the salivary glands.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?

Mumps is best known for the puffy cheeks and swollen jaw that it causes.  This is a result of swollen salivary glands. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen and tender salivary glands under ears on one or both sides (parotitis)

Symptoms typically appear 16-18 days after infection, but can be range from 12-25 days.  Some people who contract the mumps have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.  Often people do not know they even have the disease.  Most people with the mumps recover completely within a few weeks.

CAN MUMPS BE PREVENTED?

Good hygiene is key in the prevention of the mumps.

  • Always cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Dispose of used tissues and other similar objects appropriately
  •  Do not share glasses, eating utensils, water bottles, cigarettes, lipstick/makeup, etc.

HOW CAN I PREVENT GETTING MUMPS?

Mumps can be prevented with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine.  You need to have 2 doses of the vaccine for maximum effectiveness.  A simple blood test called titers, can determine whether you are immune to the disease.

For additional information visit the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/)

 

Health and Wellness Center Staff

Director Audrey Krapf, RN, MBA, PhT, LRS-I, Notary Public
Associate Director Rosemary McCarthy, RN, BS
Assistant Director Kevin Murphy, RN, BS
Nurse I Sharon Cellan, RN, BS
Nurse I Mirella Condoluci, RN, AS
Nurse Practitioner Catherine Adamcewicz, RN, MS, FNP-C
Physician Alan Frazzitta, MD
Physician Jeffrey Elfenbein, DO
Physician George K. Lau, MD
Administrative Assistant Linda Little
Medical Records Specialist Shanaz Khatoon
Alcohol and other Addictions Counselor Kathleen Casserly, CASAC, BS
Health Educator Nancy Smithwick, RN, AS
Massage Therapist Patricia Bigliani, LMT
Student Advocate/Research Assistant  Elizabeth LaFroscia

Important Links

Email: wellness@farmingdale.edu