Health

H1N1 Creeps Onto Campuses

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With fall classes beginning at many institutions, administrators are getting a chance to test out the "swine flu" prevention and containment plans they've been formulating since the virus first appeared last spring.

2 Student Deaths Linked to H1N1

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While vast majority of campus ailments are being treated successfully, incidents show how grave dangers can be in some cases.

Impact on the Healthy

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As H1N1 spreads, it leaves uninfected students unsure about whether to go to crowded frat parties or to fill a football stadium on game day.

Counting Faculty and Staff Absences

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U. of New Mexico introduces system aimed at spotting an H1N1 outbreak and helping administrators make decisions about illness-related closures. Some faculty skepticism ensues.

Students Missing in Health Plans

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Legislation moving through Congress seems to forget college students in its provisions.

Using Extra Protection

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"Safer Sex Night" at Oberlin College has garnered a reputation for debauchery, but organizers are trying to tone it down and promote education.

Swine Flu's Ebbs and Flows

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments have begun delivering H1N1 vaccines to scores of colleges and universities across the country, and those inoculations are arriving in very different climates for the illness from campus to campus.

Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses

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College health group urges members to ban the use of all tobacco products, outdoors and indoors, ending exemption for designated smoking areas.

New Blueprint for Architecture

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Undergraduate programs are being revised to embrace more liberal arts courses and – in some instances -- to ease students’ workloads.

A Different Kind of Test

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One college takes "sound mind, sound body" to a new level, requiring students to lose weight or take a fitness class to graduate.

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