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15 Oct 2013

Covered California approves SF State to be health care enrollment educators

SF State’s Student Health Center announced last Thursday, Oct. 10 their approval as an health coverage enrollment entity by Covered California at the Health and Wellness Fair on campus. This would

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04 Sep 2013

SF State offers healthy options for a college lifestyle

[set_id=72157635373999906] Many students are faced with the challenge of staying healthy on a college campus, a struggle that often involves weight gain, stress and loss of sleep — but by taking

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03 Sep 2013

Campus health center connects students with free HPV vaccines

This semester, the SF State Student Health Center is partnering with a pharmaceutical company to provide students with free GARDASIL, a vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus or HPV,

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14 May 2013

Constant computer use results in health risks

Students everywhere are doing it: at home, at work and on campus. Unsafe practice can result in chronic pain, exhaustion and even disease. Many are not aware of the risks,

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28 Feb 2013

'Drunkorexia' spreads influence, affects students' health

College students are no strangers to foregoing food. Eating takes time and money, two things students are almost always short on. But some students are going to extreme lengths to

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24 Feb 2013

Planned obsolescence shortens longevity of electronics

According to the 2012 Accenture Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report, the highest selling products in 2012 were smart phones, high-definition TVs, computers and tablet PCs. About 23 percent

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15 Feb 2013

Restrictive dieters split on campus food options

SF State serves up a variety of dining options, but for students who are on restrictive diets, grabbing a meal on campus can be a challenge. Not to be confused

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31 Jan 2013

Health officials stress flu prevention in wake of epidemic

Elevated flu activity has reached a widespread level and with the peak of the flu season approaching, the importance of flu safety is at an all-time high. With the Spring

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24 Oct 2012

Walk in Her Heels fashionably raises awareness of domestic violence

The SAFE Place and other SF State sexual and relationship health educators are getting the word out about domestic violence and sexual assault on campus. Today marks the fifth year

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08 Oct 2012

Students gathered at Student Health Services for free flu vaccinations

UPDATE Oct. 12: Student Health Services, in conjunction with the School of Nursing, will host a flu shot clinic Oct. 18. The clinic will be held at Student Health Services

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25 Sep 2012

Employee Assistance Program to offer SF State staff workplace counseling

Employee Assistance Program information sessions Eat Right, Live Well: Oct. 30 in Library Room 121 from 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m. Holiday Safety and Welness: Nov.

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07 Sep 2012

Chickenpox vaccinations now offered at SF State's Student Health Services

In response to the chickenpox outbreak on campus Sept. 1, the Student Health Services held special immunization times to administer the chickenpox vaccine at SF State. According to Alastair Smith, director of Student

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11 May 2012

SF State student balances school and pregnancy as graduation draws near

Four months ago, Danielle Acierto took a test that did not require studying, and was shocked at the results. The 24-year-old sat alone in disbelief, scared and somewhat excited, when

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02 May 2012

Proposed fee increase for student health center set to move onto President Corrigan, Chancellor Reed

Students are two signatures closer to receiving extra benefits from the health center. A student petition circulated April 5 to April 23 to gain support for a proposed Student Health

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23 Apr 2012

SF State male students relieve emotional trauma through creative outlets

Justin Thielman came from a conservative town. There were no resources for victims of sexual abuse. It wasn’t until he was 20 that he was able to admit to himself

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14 Apr 2012

SF State Student Health Center fee increase proposed to benefit students and staff

Looks like students will have to find a bit more than pocket change in their couch cushions to cover their medical needs on campus next semester. The Student Fee Advisory

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11 Apr 2012

SF State student reveals suicide story in hopes of spreading awareness

“Katy” had a 4.0 GPA in high school and was involved in her school’s water polo team in Sacramento County. She never did drugs and had no visible signs of

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09 Apr 2012

SF State students battle ADD and ADHD without the medication

Samuel Gunter wasn’t staring lazily out of the window because he couldn’t stand the teacher. He thought it was OK that his teacher had to repeat instructions to him once

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09 Apr 2012

Suicide: Warning signs and resources

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the more of these symptoms a person shows, the greater the risk. The following

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14 Feb 2012

SF State professor heads new study exploring connection between money and happiness

Money still can’t buy you love, but it might buy you happiness if you know where to spend it. According to a recently-published study led by Ryan T. Howell, assistant

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24 Jan 2012

The Ins and Outs: Safer sex is essential for one-night stands

If you are the type who likes a steamy semi-anonymous rendezvous, the electricity that takes over in a one night stand can be addicting. It’s a flurry of sexual tension,

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19 Jan 2012

SF State students disprove autism stereotypes

Scott Rich studies hard, is passionate in class and has an encyclopedia of a mind that stores statistics, geographic knowledge and all sorts of trivia, and yet he will never be considered

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01 Dec 2011

Student stress peaks during preparation for finals

She hypnotically stares into her MacBook while constructing a book for her design class and unwillingly lending an ear to the professor lecturing about Asian American studies. The MacBook is

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29 Nov 2011

VIDEO: Dining healthy at SF State

Xpress reporter, Kealan Cronin, and sports editor, Godofredo Vasquez ask students how they keep healthy with the food options on campus. Video by Godofredo Vasquez. Interviews and produced by Kealan

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11 Nov 2011

Egg donation: profitable or risky?

Fliers asking young women to donate their eggs with the incentive to get compensated with up to $8,000 are a common sight around campus. Last November, Emily Watson, a 22-year-old

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08 Nov 2011

Designated smoking areas at SF State become social hub for smokers

Students show up to the two designated smoking areas of State Drive in small waves, chatting, mingling and lighting one another’s cigarettes. The smell of smoke lingers, isolating the smokers from the rest

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO: SF State celebrates Sustainable Food Day with iron chef competition

SF State, with the cooperation of its organizations and departments, began promoting environmentally friendly lifestyles through events and awareness for Sustainability Week, which began Monday. Transforming SF State into a

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11 Oct 2011

Stressed-out students not taking advantage of SF State health services

Some students can handle it, while others fall victim to it. Stress is nothing new.  The never-ending mountain of homework, papers, projects and midterms combined with trying to make financial

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23 Aug 2011

New consumer advisory in place after concern of cell phone radiation dangers

UPDATE: Judge William Alsup denied the majority of a city ordinance that would have required retailers to warn customers about harmful cellphone radiation and health effects Oct 27. Alsup ruled

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03 May 2011

Stress takes hold during finals

With finals lurking right around the corner, students are taking it upon themselves to either foster or sabotage their future. Finals week is a stressful time for many students as

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27 Apr 2011

Students learn healthy ways to release at Stress Relief Day

As final exam season approaches, students might have a pulse on their grades, but between all-night cramming sessions and hours spent sitting in the annex, it’s easy to forget to

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15 Apr 2011

Fraternity educates campus on AIDS awareness

In 1996, a SF State fraternity created Multicultural AIDS Awareness Day to educate students about the disease. Fifteen years later, AIDS still exists, but the dedication to awareness has made

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