Health Care

The rise of PrEP on college campuses

The prophylactic drug PrEP is being prescribed more at institutions, despite concerns from some college health officials.

Campus police officers only in some cases equipped to deal with mental health crises, experts say

Only some college and university police officers are being trained to handle students' mental health crises, experts say.

Senate health-care bill is bad news for teaching hospitals and universities, groups say

Medicaid cuts in proposed Senate GOP health-care legislation would mean bigger tabs for teaching hospitals and less state support for public universities.

Academic hopes social media campaign might help secure wife's medical treatment

One might assume a full-time faculty member at an elite institution would have his or her medical needs, and those of family members, covered. A Twitter campaign suggests that's not always the case.

22 states don't require measles immunizations for college students

Despite the warnings of experts, 22 states don't require students to be vaccinated, and campus policies vary widely.

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions

Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

IRS guidance on health care law clarifies formula for counting adjunct hours

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Final IRS rules on employers' responsibility for health insurance requires colleges to credit adjuncts with 2.25 hours of work for each hour they teach; rules don't exempt student employees.

Health centers adjust to new federal provision

Health centers that don't adjust their billing practices for women's preventive services might see more students seeking care off-campus, thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that takes effect today.

More health centers screening every client for alcohol abuse

No matter if they have a cough or sprain, students are being quizzed by colleges about their alcohol consumption. Health officials say it's a way to target risky behavior, but some students are peeved.

Final rule expected soon on student health insurance plans

Regulations are expected soon on student health plans under the new health care law -- including whether contraceptives will be covered.

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