Students from the community service RSO strive to do more than put on “band-aids” for tuberculosis patients in Lima.
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin fielded questions about the National Prevention Strategy, a 2011 initiative that stresses preventative health care measures to promote healthy living and minimize health care costs.
Panelists discussed the difficulties of addressing the AIDS epidemic on the South Side.
The panels discussed college, safe sex, and conflict resolution.
Forty years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States, the UCMC offers abortions at no cost to most insured patients.
Professor and pediatrician awarded funding to create central database in order to reduce systematic redundancies in trials.
SHCS should expand healthcare options for those who need quick care but not an ER admission.
The University reported multiple cases of food poisoning-like and stomach virus-like symptoms to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Participants in the clinical trials will receive free IUDs.
A new U of C study shows that sleep deprivation may slow down your metabolism.
New and improved health care can’t cure That Kids
The health-provider has brought on an interim physician to make up for being short-staffed.
University medical students will begin a collaboration with CPS schools to bring HIV/AIDS education into teenage classrooms.
A physician left suddenly at the end of December, leaving the Primary Care Service too understaffed to guarantee that it will take appointments made just 24-hours in advance.
About 4,000 people die annually in the United States due to lack of kidney donors, and another 86,000 patients are on the waiting list, making kidney failure a growing problem for the medical industry, according to a talk by professor Lainie Friedman Ross.
First-years were involved in five of seven total alcohol-related trips to the ER this quarter, compared with three of eight visits by this time last year.
Fewer alcohol-related hospital trips accompany new alcohol education program.
The University is taking steps to safeguard against an outbreak of swine flu on campus, canceling all of Monday and Tuesday’s routine appointments at the Student Care Center (SCC) in order to focus on screening and testing for the disease.
A panel of four health professionals who treat mental illness discussed how to provide mental health services to the under-served in the face of closing clinics
Last week, MAC Property Management made a payment of $736 to Smithereen Pest Management for extermination and prevention of bedbugs in a Hyde Park apartment complex that houses at least 30 University students. At least one other apartment complex in Hyde Park has been infested since this summer.
Condom machines in bathrooms around campus, installed in time for fall quarter by the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC), are selling far more lubricated than non-lubricated Durex condoms. And students seem to be happy about the selection, even when the new machines catch them off guard.
On the heels of a shift to a new insurance provider, the University has hired Keeling & Associates (K&A), a higher education consulting firm, to reevaluate the University’s current health care services.
When that nagging cough comes along, no matter what Nietzsche says, it just isn’t making you stronger.
In late February the Student Care Center (SCC) announced that it would once again distribute Plan B, the popular emergency contraceptive pill. The center stopped stocking the pill last quarter when federal legislation made Plan B available over the counter…
The U of C bookstore, in conjunction with the Student Care Center (SCC) and Peer Health Educators (PHE), hosted three free events to promote awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the new HPV vaccine for women, Gardasil. Tara Paulson, director…
The Student Care Center (SCC), a U of C Hospitals (UCH) clinic for University students, is undergoing a series of changes following the departure of two top administrators last year. Proposals include expanding the number of drugs available for free…
The Student Care Center (SCC) and the Peer Health Educators organized a de-stress fest on Wednesday, November 18, which featured the usual leaflets and granola bars as well as a few new additions. If you missed the free chair massages…
Although many people think that students here are pretentious and project the attitude that they are superior to students at other schools, Chicago undergraduates use a traditional outlet for relaxing: drinking. “They need the chance to feel like any other…
The University’s Student Care Center (SCC) sponsored a staff-wide training session last weekend to prepare for a possible outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), as reports of a rising number of cases worldwide lead institutions to take precautions against…