Health

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.

Hometown Health Care

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BALTIMORE – By opening on-campus preventative care centers that both serve the uninsured and provide allied health students with real-world clinical experience, one community college is trying to remedy the health care crisis in its own backyard.

The Adjunct Health Insurance Catch-22

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Tracy Donhardt was so excited that she and fellow adjuncts in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis had found a way to get health insurance together that she wanted to let other adjuncts know they could sign up, too.

But when she asked the university’s human resources department for help getting the word out, the whole plan was, almost immediately, shattered. “I contacted them, said, ‘Hey, look at we did, isn’t it great?' ” she recalled.

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