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UCLA doctor accused of sexual violence only the latest in a series of incidents on college campuses

A former UCLA physician charged with sexual battery is only the latest in the string of cases in which trusted medical professionals are accused of preying on college students.

Florida State launches 'resilience' project to teach students about effects of early trauma

Florida State administrators launch campaign for all 6,000 new students, designed to teach them how to cope with both everyday stressors and early trauma, which is shown to lead to greater health problems.

New campaign tries to mandate vaccination for meningitis B

A new campaign is trying to get major universities to mandate vaccination for a rarer form of meningitis.

Associations fear new Trump insurance rules will drive up student health-care costs

College health experts are worried new rules from the Trump administration will result in students, particularly graduate students, paying more for 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.


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