Golden Gate Xpress

Chickenpox infects three on SF State campus

Amanda Aragona May 13, 2016

Three SF State students have been diagnosed with chickenpox, a highly contagious disease also called Varicella, between April 23 and May 13, 2016 according to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health...

Sober Vun, an undeclared major, (left) uses his vaporizer while Calvin Thai, an information systems major, smokes a cigarette along Holloway Ave. at SF State Monday, Aug. 31. (Ryan McNulty / Xpress)

Updated policy bans vaping on campus

Brian Grabianowski September 10, 2015

As clouds of vaporized nicotine syrup from e-cigarettes have risen across the country, so have concerns about potential negative health effects. SF State's new smoking policy will ban their use on campus...

Mira Medan, a Registered Nurse, preps the MMR vaccine at the Student Health Center on Tuesday Feb. 24. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Recent measles case prompts vaccination debate

Avery Peterson February 25, 2015

The recent measles case on BART and the multistate outbreak may indicate developing problems with vaccination levels, according to public health officials. Measles cases in the United States reached...

UPN Gardening specialist, Linda Jo Morton, holds the mint plants that will be planted as what she called a homeopathic and ecologically sound way to repel the mosquitos in University Park North, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Mint plants: a possible solution to mosquito problem in UPN

Alma Villegas October 6, 2014

Residential Life at SF State is fighting back against a constant swarm of mosquito attacks that have plagued University Park North residence halls for years by planting mint-plant gardens to repel the...

Toxic chemicals close Science Building, displaces more than 9,000 students and faculty for Spring 2014

Toxic chemicals close Science Building, displaces more than 9,000 students and faculty for Spring 2014

David Mariuz January 29, 2014

[set_id=72157640272931174] Students and faculty members scrambled during the first week of classes while administration worked to find and furnish alternative spaces due to the closure of the Science...

Campus health center prepares for Obamacare enrollment

Andrew Cullen October 8, 2013

UPDATE: Today Covered California approved SF State's Student Health Center to become a licensed Affordable Care Act enrollment entity, according to SF State's lead health coordinator, Aimée Williams. "Now...

SF State health center stops TB testing temporarily

Erica Linker October 1, 2013

Many SF State students, like nursing major Kana Thompson, undergo tuberculosis testing as a requirement for jobs and class programs. However, the SF State Student Health Center placed a temporary freeze...

Health officials stress flu prevention in wake of epidemic

Ellie Loarca January 31, 2013

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 semester starting in the midst...

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

Heather Ito September 7, 2012

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,...

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

Angela Raiford May 2, 2012

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 Center fee hike of...

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

Angela Raiford April 14, 2012

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 voted unanimously April 4th to...

UPDATE: Third case of chickenpox reported at SF State

Erin Dage September 20, 2012

UPDATE 8:15 p.m., Sept. 20: The director of Student Health Services reported a third case of chickenpox today in an email addressed to student residents. This is the second case of chickenpox involving...

Load more stories
Activate Search
The Student News Site of San Francisco State University
Search: Alastair Smith