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Chickenpox infects three on SF State campus

Amanda Aragona
May 13, 2016
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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 Services. People may have been exposed to the chicken pox while on campus in the following areas:...

Updated policy bans vaping on campus

Updated policy bans vaping on campus

Brian Grabianowski
September 10, 2015
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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 beginning Sept. 8. “The President’s office carefully examined its smoking policy,” said...

Recent measles case prompts vaccination debate

Recent measles case prompts vaccination debate

Avery Peterson
February 25, 2015
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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 a 20-year high with more than 23 outbreaks and 600 individual cases recorded in 2014, according to...

Mint plants: a possible solution to mosquito problem in UPN

Mint plants: a possible solution to mosquito problem in UPN

Alma Villegas
October 6, 2014
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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 insects. “My left eye looks like I got socked in the face,” said UPN resident Candy Cheatham,...

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
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[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 building. The closure displaced more than 9,000 students enrolled in classes held in the building,...

Campus health center prepares for Obamacare enrollment

Andrew Cullen
October 8, 2013
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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 we have to find out the info and see what comes next," Williams said. "How do we get train...

SF State health center stops TB testing temporarily

Erica Linker
October 1, 2013
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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 on TB testing last month, when local labs proved unable to provide accurate blood test results. ...

Health officials stress flu prevention in wake of epidemic

Health officials stress flu prevention in wake of epidemic

Ellie Loarca
January 31, 2013
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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 of the epidemic, taking the proper precautions can keep students healthy. "Usually the way that i...

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

Heather Ito
September 7, 2012
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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 Health Services, they received 100 doses of the vaccine Sept. 5 and hope that all n...

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

Angela Raiford
May 2, 2012
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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 $25, which will increase gradually through Fall 2016. After review by the Student Fee Advisory April...

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

Angela Raiford
April 14, 2012
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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 accept a proposal for a $25 fee increase for each student, to increase gradually through Fall 2016 in a...

UPDATE: Third case of chickenpox reported at SF State

Erin Dage
September 20, 2012
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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 a student who lives on campus, according to the email. "In addition to attending classes, this st...

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