Health Care

22 states don't require measles immunizations for college students

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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

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Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

IRS guidance on health care law clarifies formula for counting adjunct hours

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Final IRS rules on employers' responsibility for health insurance requires colleges to credit adjuncts with 2.25 hours of work for each hour they teach; rules don't exempt student employees.

Health centers adjust to new federal provision

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Health centers that don't adjust their billing practices for women's preventive services might see more students seeking care off-campus, thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that takes effect today.

More health centers screening every client for alcohol abuse

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No matter if they have a cough or sprain, students are being quizzed by colleges about their alcohol consumption. Health officials say it's a way to target risky behavior, but some students are peeved.

Final rule expected soon on student health insurance plans

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Regulations are expected soon on student health plans under the new health care law -- including whether contraceptives will be covered.

Catholic, Christian colleges challenge contraception coverage clause

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Contraception provisions in the federal health care law are at the center of a dispute between religious colleges and the Obama administration.

The challenges of teaching with a mental health condition (essay)

Gleb Tsipursky describes how he struggles to teach with a mental health condition, and how instructors -- and their colleagues -- can deal effectively with such disorders.

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California tells insurance providers that they can't cut abortion

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California tells insurers that they can't alter the plans they provide to Catholic colleges that wanted to drop coverage.

Essay on how to get a job as a nursing professor

Nursing schools have growing numbers of openings for professors, but that doesn't mean the search process is easy, write Regina M. Cusson and Thomas Lawrence Long.

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