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Health Insurance Options for College Students

by College Media Column / November 11, 2019

Health insurance is undeniably important to having access to affordable healthcare. Unfortunately, the process for getting health insurance for nonstandard students can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for; perhaps you aren’t a full-time student or you don’t work a full-time job all the time, and the more traditional methods of getting […]

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University of Iowa Health Care Joins HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Plan

by Michaela Ramm / November 11, 2019

The University of Iowa Health Care will join the HealthPartners UnityPoint Health health care plan, making its providers available to more Medicare patients in Iowa and Illinois. Starting Jan. 1, University of Iowa Health Care — which includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Stead Family Children’s Hospital — will be included […]


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Bennington College Starting New Population Health Fellowship With SVMC

by Patricia LeBoeuf / October 07, 2019

BENNINGTON — Caring for people when they’re sick is one thing. Taking into account other things that contribute to health, and helping people before they’re sick, is another. In a new partnership, Bennington College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center plan to offer six students paid, health-related internship opportunities this winter in an inaugural Population Health […]

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Hampton University Professor Leads Initiative To Bring Health Screenings To Black Barbershops

by NewsOne Staff / November 04, 2019

There is power that lies in the cultural influence of barbershops; especially within the Black community. These establishments have become far more than places where folks come to get their haircut; they’ve evolved into safe spaces where everything from political and social issues to health are discussed. A group of students from Hampton University is […]


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Medical Students Take to the Streets to Give Free Care to Detroit’s Homeless

by Ryan Bergeron / November 4, 2019

(CNN) Armed with care packages, clothes and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are putting their knowledge and boots to the pavement, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of a registered physician or nurse practitioner get on their bikes and look […]

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California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Public Universities to Offer Medication Abortion

by Caroline Kelly / October 14, 2019

(CNN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Friday requiring medication abortion services at public state universities starting in 2023. “As other states and the federal government go backward, restricting reproductive freedom, in California we are moving forward, expanding access and reaffirming a woman’s right (to) choose,” Newsom, a Democrat, said in a […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]