Lincoln U. Ends Obesity Rule

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Faculty members vote to keep health class that set off national debate, but to make it optional.

Ifs, Ands and Butts

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After a wave of colleges banned smoking, some officials feel pressure to make exceptions, and still grapple with enforcement.

Keeping Student Health Affordable

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Higher ed asks Congress to tweak its bill to ensure that college-based plans aren't classified as pricier "individual" policies.

Looking for Help

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Campus counseling centers report a 16% increase in last year in students seeking assistance.

A Diploma for Healthiness

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U. of Indianapolis encourages students to exercise, and eat well, with a new set of courses.

Allergic Nation

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Colleges take steps to accommodate growing numbers of students with food allergies.

An Intimate Exam

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Upsetting some students, U. of Minnesota Medical School stops using live patients to teach pelvic exams.

Medical Schools Expand -- and Contract

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Economic realities shrink classes at a few U.S. medical schools, undercutting push to increase physician work force.

A 'Suicide School'?

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Of all the things Cornell University wants to be known for, suicide isn’t among them. And yet, after years of trying to shake the image that it’s a “suicide school,” as one official called it Monday, recent deaths have made it difficult not to associate the upstate New York institution with an above-average suicide rate.

Health Care and Higher Ed

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What the new legislation means for students, campus health centers and medical schools.


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