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Posts Tagged ‘college’

Binge Drinking Numbers Rising!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Colleges are gearing up for finals, high school prom and graduation season is underway and the incidences of binge drinking continues to climb.  Why put these topics in the same sentence? (more…)

Guns on College Campuses

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I’m not sure how many of you have heard about a bill now being considered in the Texas Legislature?  The bill would allow students to carry a concealed handgun on campus and remove “premises of higher education” as gun-free zones. I must say, what is the sponsor of this bill thinking?  Senator Jeff Wentworth who is sponsoring the bill states, “I just don’t want to see a repeat in Texas of what happened at Virginia Tech”. (more…)

Talk With Your Child Now About Hazing

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The last week of September is National Hazing Prevention Week. I have had a real interest in hazing and how to try and teach adolescents about the hazards associated with hazing since I sent my own children off to college. (more…)

College Healthcare

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

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Dr. Sue educates parents on sending their child off to college

Items to include in the “College Healthcare Box”:

  • Thermometer
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antacid
  • Decongestant
  • Steroid Cream
  • Band-Aids
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Allergy medicine like Benadryl for bites & rashes
  • Constipation medicine
  • Diarrhea medicine

Study: Freshman 15 Weight Gain Is Real

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

A new study shows there is some truth behind what has long been considered an urban legend about the infamous freshman 15. The study, published in Nutrition Journal, shows that nearly one in four freshmen gain at least five percent of their body weight, an average of about 10 pounds, during their first semester. (more…)

4 in 10 College Students Depressed

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

A new poll shows that pressure about grades, student loans, relationships and school work is taking a toll on American college students.

The Associated Press-mtvU poll shows more than 42 percent of those surveyed at 40 colleges said they had felt down, depressed or hopeless several days during the past two weeks, and 13 percent showed signs of being at risk for at least mild depression, based on the students’ answers to a series of questions that medical practitioners use to diagnose depressive illness. (more…)

College Healthcare

Monday, September 15th, 2008

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Sending a child off to college is usually filled with excitement and a little anxiety. Many parents probably spent the summer preparing their child for life in the dorm, but they may have neglected to prepare their child for dealing with a health situation when away from home. (more…)