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Seward, S. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Encephalitis is a clinical syndrome which can include altered mental status, motor and sensory deficits, altered behavior including personality changes, speech and movement disorders and seizures. While the overall incidence of encephalitis is not known, it is common enough that most pediatric and adolescent medicine physicians will have seen at…
Descriptors: Diseases, Young Adults, Etiology, Females
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Barry, Adam E.; Valdez, Danny; Goodson, Patricia; Szucs, Leigh; Reyes, Jovanni V. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Understanding the unique health needs of college students and establishing best practices to address them depend, heavily, on the inherent quality and contribution of the research identifying these needs. College health-focused publications currently exemplify less than ideal statistical reporting practices. Specifically, college health…
Descriptors: Health Needs, College Students, Best Practices, Drinking
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Mackert, Michael; Case, Kathleen; Lazard, Allison; Oh, Jeeyun; Hughes Wagner, Jessica; Hawk, Ernest; Cofer, Jennifer; Hurst, Alex; Elerian, Nagla; Lakey, David – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: Despite declining cigarette smoking rates in the US, there is a continued need for tobacco prevention education campaigns to reach young adults. Recognizing the need for improved tobacco control messaging, the University of Texas (UT) System engaged The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication to develop a brand and…
Descriptors: College Students, Young Adults, Smoking, Prevention
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Ciotoli, Carlo; Smith, Allison J.; Keeling, Richard P. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
It is time for action by leaders across higher education to strengthen quality improvement (QI) in college health, in pursuit of better care, better health, and increased value -- goals closely linked to students' learning and success. The size and importance of the college student population; the connections between wellbeing, and therefore QI,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, College Students, Well Being, Campuses
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McLaughlin, Whitney Grace – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this viewpoint is to discuss the lack of research on resident advisor (RA) self-care and how behavioral interventions can be used in housing programs to educate and improve RA self-care. It is essential for live-in housing staff (both professional and paraprofessional) to learn how to develop appropriate strategies that…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Daily Living Skills, Behavior Problems, Intervention
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Jeffery, Ryan M.; Dickinson, Laura; Ng, Nicholas D.; DeGeorge, Lindsey M.; Nable, Jose V. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Opioid abuse is a growing and significant public health concern in the United States. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that can rapidly reverse the respiratory depression associated with opioid toxicity. Georgetown University's collegiate-based emergency medical services (EMS) agency recently adopted a protocol, allowing providers to administer…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Medical Services, Drug Abuse, Clinical Diagnosis
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Spotts, P. Hunter – Journal of American College Health, 2017
The author describes a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) in a 19-year-old man presenting to a college student health clinic. The author also provides a review on SPM, including clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and management.
Descriptors: Diseases, College Students, Males, Clinical Diagnosis
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Sales, Jessica; Krause, Kathleen – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Creating a normative campus environment intolerant to sexual violence is important for prevention. While prevention initiatives focusing on students are vital, faculty and staff have a central role in supporting and sustaining a comprehensive strategy for preventing campus sexual violence. Nationwide, colleges and universities recently implemented…
Descriptors: Rape, Prevention, Campuses, Educational Environment
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Evans, Samantha; Drott, Andrea – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Many college students today are no longer using the terms straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender to self-identify their sexual orientation or gender identity. This commentary explores research related to fluidity of sexual identities, emerging sexual identities used by college students, and how these identities interact with the health…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, College Students
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Stefos, Kathryn A.; Nable, Jose V. – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant public health issue. Although OHCA occurs relatively infrequently in the collegiate environment, educational institutions with on-campus emergency medical services (EMS) agencies are uniquely positioned to provide high-quality resuscitation care in an expedient fashion. Georgetown University's…
Descriptors: College Students, Medical Services, Emergency Programs, First Aid
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Woll, Christopher; Spotts, P. Hunter – Journal of American College Health, 2016
The authors describe a case of "Klebsiella pneumoniae" liver abscess (KPLA) in a student presenting to a university student health center. The authors also provide a review of KPLA and invasive "Klebsiella pneumoniae" liver abscess syndrome (IKPLAS), including epidemiology, common clinical manifestations, standard diagnostic…
Descriptors: Diseases, College Students, Epidemiology, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Oyola-Santiago, Tamara; Knopf, Rachel; Robin, Tracy; Harvey, Kristen – Journal of American College Health, 2013
Auricular acupuncture using the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol stimulates 5 points in each ear--the Shen Men, sympathetic nervous system, liver, kidney, and lung. This protocol is also known as Acu Detox, and has been used for recovery in community-based settings and drug use treatment programs. It has also been…
Descriptors: Medicine, Urban Universities, Private Colleges, Mental Health Programs
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McIntosh, Belinda J.; Compton, Michael T.; Druss, Benjamin G. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
A growing trend in college and university health care is the requirement that students demonstrate proof of health insurance prior to enrollment. An increasing number of schools are contracting with insurance companies to provide students with school-based options for health insurance. Although this is advantageous to students in some ways, tying…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Health Insurance, Mental Health, College Students
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Journal of American College Health, 2012
The American College Health Association (ACHA) acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and/or passive, is a significant health hazard. ACHA further recognizes that environmental tobacco smoke has been classified as a Class-A carcinogen and that there is no safe level of exposure to…
Descriptors: Smoking, Campuses, Cancer, Health Promotion
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Varlotta, Lori E. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Hearing the national call for higher education accountability, the author of this tripartite article urges university administrators to move towards a more data-driven approach to counseling center supervision. Toward that end, the author first examines a key factor--perceived increase in student pathology--that appears to shape budget and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Evidence, Pathology, Counseling Services
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