Health

Shot in the Arm for Campus Health

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A federal panel recommends meningitis vaccination for all college freshmen who live in dorms.

Looking Good by Comparison

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It's not often that National Collegiate Athletic Association officials get dragged before Congress and come out smelling like a rose. But that's what happened Thursday at a House hearing on the use of anabolic steroids in sports, and the NCAA has Major League Baseball to thank.

Members of two House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittees raked baseball officials over the coals at the hearing, condemning the league repeatedly for doing too little, and too late, to uncover steroid use and to punish those found to have used the muscle-building drugs.

Death by Drinking

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A study finds that alcohol contributed to the deaths of 1,700 college students in 2001.

Beyond Sparky the Dog

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A new nonprofit group works with colleges to make 'indestructible' students' take fire safety seriously.

'Engagement,' Depression and Drugs

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The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

A Combustible Mix in Ohio

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Alcohol and smoking contributed to the fire that killed 3 Miami U. students, an investigation concludes.

When Students Learn

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Chico State wants more students in classes on Fridays; Penn State cuts back on 8 a.m. courses.

Getting Drunk = Getting Hurt, Study Finds

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Drinking to excess puts students at more risk of injury, Wake Forest researchers find.

Taking Aim at Student Sex

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Wisconsin legislators approve a bill barring campus health centers from dispensing the "morning after" contraception pill.

Congrats -- Now Don't Get Hurt

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As graduates leave the stage and head for the wide world, they often do so without health insurance.

Some college health plans cover students for the summer after graduation. But, as recent graduates decide whether to travel, or take that first job, the clock on their coverage is ticking. In many cases, the coverage disappears as soon as they get their diploma. With a growing number of uncovered recent graduates, colleges and alumni associations are adopting various ways of offering health insurance. But these efforts are frequently limited by state regulations.

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