Health

Mental Health Milieu

Health professionals ponder the complexities of serving mentally ill students, while protecting their privacy and preventing stigmatization.

Suicide on the Mind

Health professionals grapple with daunting statistics and share some strict strategies for preventing campus suicides.

Self-Injury Epidemic

Study finds surprisingly high percentage of students who intentionally cut, burn or otherwise harm themselves.

Sleepy Hollow

A push for 24/7 libraries and tech centers leaves some health professionals with wide eyes and worries.

Preventing Cancer

Colleges plan to offer new vaccine, which could dramatically decrease cervical malignancies.

Nationwide Meningitis Vaccine Shortage

Some colleges don’t have enough doses to vaccinate students; manufacturer pumps up production.

Contemplating Plan B

How are campus health officials responding to the availability of the morning after pill over the counter?

A 'Strategic' Approach to Drinking

Pre-game, pre-party, pre-funk ... how to pre-vent?

Call “pre-gaming” by any of its other names and it still translates the same for substance abuse specialists seeking strategies to control the ubiquitous “pre-party,” generally defined as a small group of students drinking together in a dorm room or other private space prior to an actual party or social event.

What's Next? Bubonic Plague?

Ahh, the golden days of yore: family dinners in front of the fireplace, unlocked front doors, children riding bikes trailed by streamers, softly squeezing their horns as the ice cream truck sings – and mumps and whooping cough and tuberculosis, oh my.

Tragedy in an Elevator

Student's death at Ohio State points to potential problem faced by many colleges with high-rise dormitories.

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