College Health Issues

When speaking of college, most focus on scholarships and tuition, housing, etc. One thing you don’t hear much about are health issues that students face on campus. With so many people in such close proximity – and who are from radically different backgrounds – there’s bound to be problems. Read on to learn more…

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College Health Plans Respond as Transgender Students Gain Visibility

New York Times

No college or university offered such treatment just six years ago, but when Brown University said last week that its student health plan would be extended to cover sex-change surgery beginning in August, advocates for transgender students said Brown and more »

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==>According to a 2012 survey from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 62% of students with mental health problems who withdraw from college decide to leave because of those problems. “That percentage is a …More at Opinion: Increase mental health services on campus | USA TODAY

 

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Skyrocketing costs for college health insurance: Who could have predicted that?

NJ.com (blog)

College officials are pushing lawmakers to kill the law because the implementation of Obamacare is driving up the cost of the basic health insurance plans offered to uninsured students by their schools. The jump in premiums — from a few hundred

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