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Miller, Kim; Danner, Fred; Staten, Ruth – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Approximately 57% of college students work while attending school. Health risks related to working while in college have not been widely studied. Objective: The authors' purpose in this study was to determine associations between hours worked, binge drinking, sleep habits, and academic performance among a college student cohort. Participants and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Health Behavior, Drinking
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Adams, Troy B.; Wharton, Christopher M.; Quilter, Lyndsay; Hirsch, Tiffany – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Poor mental health is associated with physical illness, but this association is poorly characterized among college students. Objective and Participants: Using American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment data, the authors characterized poor mental health (depression, anxiety, negative affect) and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: College Students, Incidence, Diseases, Mental Health
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Christmas, William A.; Turner, James C. – Journal of American College Health, 2008
In the past 5 years, an important treasure for the field of college health was rediscovered and has been completely renovated. It is the original student infirmary, now called Varsity Hall, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Varsity Hall is a significant rediscovery for those who are interested in the history of college health. This…
Descriptors: Health Facilities, Internet, Clinics, Educational History
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Smith, Lynne E. – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Risk factors and health behaviors combine over time to contribute to the disease process. College communities provide a unique environment for health promotion, risk reduction, and primary intervention. Heart health should be an integral part of college…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Diseases, Health Behavior, Death
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Carr, Joetta L. – Journal of American College Health, 2007
In 1999, the American College Health Association (ACHA) Executive Committee issued a position statement for the Association that addresses acts of violence, bias, and other violations of human rights that have been occurring all too often within or adjacent to college communities. The statement called for all campus health professionals to become…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, Colleges, Social Bias
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Sole, Mary Lou; Stuart, Patricia L.; Deichen, Michael – Journal of American College Health, 2006
The authors describe the initiation and use of a Web-based triage system in a college health setting. During the first 4 months of implementation, the system recorded 1,290 encounters. More women accessed the system (70%); the average age was 21.8 years. The Web-based triage system advised the majority of students to seek care within 24 hours;…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Access to Health Care, College Students, Internet
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Ehrlich, Peter F.; Haque, Arshaud; Swisher-McClure, Sam; Helmkamp, James – Journal of American College Health, 2006
The purposes of this study were (1) to determine whether a university student health center (SHC) is a feasible location to introduce a campus-based screening and brief intervention (SBI) program for alcohol and (2) to determine whether the patients seen in the SHC differ in terms of the prevalence and severity of alcohol-related problems compared…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Intervention, Alcohol Abuse, College Students
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Kadison, Richard – Journal of American College Health, 2006
This article discusses some of the dramatic changes seen in college mental health issues over the past 2 decades. These modifications are a consequence of many factors: changes in our health care system (managed care), new effective biological treatments (medications), the focus of psychiatric training (biologic focus), technology advances…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Higher Education, Psychiatric Services
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Meilman, Philip W.; Hall, Tanni M. – Journal of American College Health, 2006
Colleges and universities need to be prepared to address the psychological impact of tragedies on their campuses. In this article, the author describes the development and successful implementation of campus postvention services in the aftermath of college student deaths by suicide as well as by natural and accidental causes. The program has been…
Descriptors: Campuses, Suicide, Community Support, College Students
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Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Guan, Jianmin; Pinero, Jose Castro; Bridges, Dwan Marie – Journal of American College Health, 2005
The authors reviewed studies on college students' physical activity (PA) behaviors and found that previous research on this topic focused on describing college students' PA patterns and their determinants. Researchers reported that about 40% to 50% of college students are physically inactive. More important, health and PA professionals in higher…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Student Behavior
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Journal of American College Health, 2005
Assessing and understanding the health needs and capacities of college students is paramount to creating healthy campus communities. The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a survey instrument developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) in 1998 to assist institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Safety, Prevention, College Students
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Morrison, Sharon D.; Talbott, Lara L. – Journal of American College Health, 2005
In response to aggressive marketing of tobacco to college students, Florida's legislature allocated multi-settlement agreement dollars to fund tobacco prevention programming at state institutions of higher learning. The Student Tobacco Reform Initiative: Knowledge for Eternity (STRIKE) was one such program. Its purpose was to increase awareness…
Descriptors: Prevention, Smoking, College Students, Health Promotion
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Pavela, Gary – Journal of American College Health, 2005
This article discusses the pros and cons of "involuntary withdrawals" in cases of students who are at risk of suicide. A June, 2005, Massachusetts Superior Court summary judgment ruling in the case of "Shin v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)" concluded that MIT administrators owed a duty of care to suicide victim,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Suicide, Withdrawal (Education), College Students
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Kuenzi, Lana – Journal of American College Health, 2004
The administration of meningitis vaccinations to the college population has recently been the topic of much discussion. Much of the controversy has surrounded the promotion of widespread vaccinations or educational campaigns about the vaccine for incoming freshman students. Recommendations about the use of meningococcal vaccines for college…
Descriptors: Health Services, Disease Control, Diseases, Risk
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Patterson, Freda; Lerman, Caryn; Kaufmann, Vyga G.; Neuner, Geoffrey A.; Audrain-McGovern, Janet – Journal of American College Health, 2004
Cigarette smoking among college students is a critical public health problem. In this article, the authors review available research on cigarette smoking practices among college students and suggest directions for future research. Studies show that smoking by college students is associated with being White, living in housing where smoking is…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Students, Public Health, Life Satisfaction
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