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Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?

by Nicholas Joyce / September 16, 2019

Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school – but was now failing several courses – came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so that he could withdraw from the classes he failed instead of taking the F’s and […]

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Study: Diabetes Stress High Among College Students

by Sarah Gantz / September 16, 2019

Nathan Reilly has had Type 1 diabetes since he was a baby. And until last week, the 19-year-old always had his mother to help remind him of the litany of tasks people with diabetes must do. Check blood sugar. Adjust insulin pump. Watch what you eat. Be careful how much you run around. Now a […]

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Saint Peter’s Partners with Medical School to Increase Diversity

by Lois Elfman / August 30, 2019

Saint Peter’s University has signed an agreement with Ross University School of Medicine with the goal of increasing diversity in the U.S. physician workforce. Over the past decade, the Jesuit institution in New Jersey has seen the enrollment of Hispanic students go from approximately 25 percent of the undergraduate student population to nearly 50 percent. […]

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Medical Schools Fall Short on Racial Justice: Student Group

by Carolyn Crist / September 09, 2019

At leading U.S. medical schools, education of future doctors about racism, promotion of diversity, and service of patients of color are in need of improvement, survey results suggest. White Coats 4 Black Lives, a national group of medical students and doctors-in-training, released its second annual Racial Justice Report Card (RJRC), which indicates that medical schools […]

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University Plugging the Nursing Shortage

by Mark Andrews / August 5, 2019

At the moment there are estimated to be 40,000 nursing vacancies across the UK, but that figure is expected to rise to 70,000 over the next five years. “The workforce is the make-or-break issue for the health service,” says Anita Charlesworth of The Health Foundation. “Unless staffing shortages are substantially reduced, the recent NHS long-term […]

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Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

by Steve Peoples / September 16, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she’s with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has stood out in the 2020 race for her extraordinary focus on detailed plans to address the nation’s most pressing issues. Her website lists specific policies for 43 topics, from gun […]


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 […]