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New Student Wellness Center Opens At UK

By Josh James


Lexington, KY – A new center dedicated to student wellness has opened at the University of Kentucky.

The Promoting and Achieving Wellness for Students Center, or PAWS, is intended for students with broad questions about their health. Fadyia Lowe, Health Education Coordinator for the University Health Service, says the center, which will provide health screenings and guidance for students, has been in the works for some time.

"It started about six years ago. We wanted to provide health education services for students, just to give them a better sense of holistic wellness," Lowe said.

Students wondering about quitting smoking, exercise, sexual health, or other concerns can seek advice from professionals at the center. The PAWS Center is open 9 to 4 PM Monday through Friday and is located inside UK Student Health Services.