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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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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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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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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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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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Thurber, Christopher A.; Walton, Edward A. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
The transition to college or university can be an exciting new experience for many young adults. For some, intense homesickness can make this move difficult, even unsustainable. Homesickness--defined as the distress or impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home--carries the unique hallmark of preoccupying thoughts of home…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Anxiety Disorders, Physical Health, Anxiety
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Fennell, Reginald – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Tobacco-free campuses are a great public health initiative. "Healthy People 2020" and "Healthy Campus 2020" address tobacco use and young adults including college students. Sources indicate that of the more than 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States, less than 800 are either smoke free or tobacco free. An increasing number of…
Descriptors: Public Health, Smoking, Alcohol Education, Campuses
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Lejeune, Simon M. W. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Bipolar disorder is a relatively common mental disorder that often has its onset during the college years. This means that students simultaneously face both the challenge of late adolescent development and the challenge of adapting to a major mental illness. As a further complication, the college environment is not well suited to the kinds of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Mental Disorders, Late Adolescents, College Environment
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Journal of American College Health, 2011
Screening and targeted testing for tuberculosis (TB) is a key strategy for controlling and preventing infection on college and university campuses. Early detection provides an opportunity to promote the health of affected individuals through prompt diagnosis and treatment while preventing potential spread to others. Implementation of a screening…
Descriptors: Campuses, Public Health, Child Health, Identification
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Mack, Rachel – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Following Dr. Edward Hitchcock's lead at Amherst College in 1861, soon other institutions of higher education established physical education departments that evolved into independent college health programs. As the field of college health expanded, leaders from numerous campuses began meeting to share information and discuss formation of a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Promotion, Health Programs, National Organizations
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Kraft, David P. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Although the first student health service is credited to Amherst College in 1861, almost 50 years passed before Princeton University established the first mental health service in 1910. At that time, a psychiatrist was hired to help with student personality development. Although other schools subsequently established such services, the first 50…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Campuses, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health
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