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Fabiano, Patricia M. – Journal of American College Health, 1994
Examines how to translate health education's current shift to a community orientation into practical, replicable action steps forward in college peer health education, describing four assumptions in peer health education and explaining a curriculum to reshape the philosophy of peer health education programs into a community and service oriented…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Students, Community Action
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Dashef, Stephen S. – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Development of a college mental health service concerned with suicide intervention is described. Primary prevention programs emphasized ties with other agencies to facilitate referrals while secondary prevention programs encouraged psychotherapy and family involvement. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: College Students, Coping, Crisis Intervention, Emotional Disturbances
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McCue, Maureen; Afifi, Larry Anna – Journal of American College Health, 1996
Describes a peer helper program initiated by the University of Iowa Student Health Services to prevent active tuberculosis development among foreign national students. Before instituting the program, compliance with tuberculosis prevention efforts for those students was less than 5%. Since the peer program was instituted, compliance has risen to…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
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Faigel, Harris C. – Journal of American College Health, 1992
Describes one college's mandatory mass cholesterol screening for new students. Each year, over 30 beginning students with unknown hypercholesterolemia were detected. The program suggests that mass screening efficiently and economically identifies students who would benefit from cholesterol reduction, a modifiable risk in coronary artery disease.…
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, College Students, Health Promotion, Heart Disorders
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Nicholi, Armand M., Jr. – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Amphetamines have a significant role in nontherapeutic drug use by college students. A brief history of amphetamine use by college students is presented. Considerable data implicate amphetamines in producing serious psychological and biological adverse effects. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Emotional Disturbances
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Nicholi, Armand M., Jr. – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Knowledge about cocaine's effect on the human mind and body is limited and not clearly documented. This article discusses various biological and psychological effects of the drug based on clinical and laboratory studies of man. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Biology, College Students, Drug Addiction, Drug Use
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Hopkins, Ruth A.; And Others – Journal of American College Health, 1984
The University of Rochester (New York) has implemented a process to ensure that all students receive necessary immunizations. The immunization requirement is combined with a required health history form and has helped the college facilitate significant increases in immunity to rubella, measles, mumps, and tetanus. A description of the program is…
Descriptors: College Students, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Higher Education
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Dorman, John M.; And Others – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Stanford University (California) has developed a list of medical immunization requirements for incoming students to help stop incidence of rubella and measles. A discussion of these requirements is offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Students, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control
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Feldick, Harley G. – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Development and implementation of the University of Iowa's program to immunize students against measles and rubella are described. (DF)
Descriptors: College Students, Communicable Diseases, Higher Education, Immunization Programs
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Bridgewater, Sharon C.; Lotz, Doris I. – Journal of American College Health, 1984
This article discusses the immunization program that followed an outbreak of measles (rubeloa) at Indiana University. Factors that may have contributed to the outbreak were less natural immunity in this age group, absence of school legislation requiring immunization, and use of killed vaccine which did not provide immunity. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control
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Weinstein, Harvey M.; Richman, Ann – Journal of American College Health, 1984
Bulimia has become an increasing problem in the college population. This article describes a group psychotherapeutic treatment approach to the problem. A theoretical formulation of the psychodynamics that may underlie the development of bulimia is offered. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Emotional Disturbances, Females
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Ostwald, Sharon Kay; Rothenberger, James – Journal of American College Health, 1985
Personal responsibility for health is dependent upon accurate knowledge and skill in self-care. Testicular cancer incidence is the leading cancer in young adult males. This article describes the development and evaluation of a testicular cancer education program which is now available nationwide to college health services. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Cancer, College Students, Health Education, Higher Education
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Fulop, Mark P.; Varzandeh, Nicholas Nader – Journal of American College Health, 1996
The World Wide Web offers new avenues for extending college health centers' effectiveness. California College Health 2000, a San Diego State University-based HIV prevention project, collaborates with the student health center to develop a computer-based resource with hypertext links to specific health information for health promotion planners and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, College Students, Disease Control, Health Education
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Ogbudimpka, Jerry Emeka; And Others – Journal of American College Health, 1991
Describes the implementation of the University of Illinois' health education and illness prevention programs for the international student community. Though challenged by language differences, financial difficulties, and other factors, the program succeeded because of cooperation of campus and community organizations. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Health Education, Health Needs
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Holcomb, Derek R.; And Others – Journal of American College Health, 1993
Describes a college-level, mixed-gender date rape workshop provided to over 1,400 students. The workshop included student discussion. Evaluations indicated students were positive about the experience. Very few felt uncomfortable discussing date rape in mixed groups, and nearly all agreed that date rape was a topic worthy of discussion. (SM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Students, Dating (Social), Discussion Groups
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