Health

Colleges drop low-coverage student health insurance plans to comply with federal rules

Some colleges, responding to rising premiums, are dropping student insurance plans in the wake of the health care overhaul. Most of those students will wind up with better coverage, officials say.

Looking back on a rocky few years, college health officials ponder what's next

Campus health centers are being hammered by unusual circumstances as they struggle to stay afloat financially. A way forward, while unclear, is imminent, health officials said at a conference last week.

What we know about campus shooters

Campus health officials don't have much to work with when trying to preemptively identify potentially dangerous students. Here's what they know -- and what they can do.

College Health Surveillance Network tracks nationwide student data

An unprecedented national database aggregates student health records to track more detailed data and identify new trends in college health -- but it's not without difficulty.

HIV testing a complicated issue for health centers, study suggests

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Sexual Health

New study suggests that college health centers either aren't prioritizing or don't know how to address the growing (but still rare) presence of HIV among young men who have sex with men. 

College health officials told incentive-based programs don't work

Health promotion programs that use rewards to try to change student behavior invariably fail, speaker argues at annual meeting of college professionals.

Study suggests students ill-equipped to seek information on emergency contraception

Just how effectively would students be able to find emergency contraception if college health centers were not an option? Not very, a new study suggests.

Catholic university drops student health coverage over contraception mandate

Faced with a federal requirement to cover contraception, Franciscan University of Steubenville chose to stop offering student health insurance altogether.

Campaign links pregnancy planning with graduation rates at community colleges

Project links pregnancy planning with finishing degrees, and brings edgy course content to two-year college curriculums.

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Study shows students turn to riskier methods when insurance doesn't cover contraception

Would students change sexual behavior if they had to pay more for birth control? The research says they would, but don't look for a wave of celibacy.

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