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2014-01-14 16:25:13

Program Designed to Help Colleges Promote Emotional Wellbeing, Reduce Substance Abuse, Prevent Suicide and Create Safer Campuses NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults(i),-- unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide--The Jed Foundation and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), today announced a joint program, The Jed and Clinton Foundation...

2013-02-13 17:54:01

Practices should ask patients questions on initial and subsequent visits By relying on hunches rather than posing a few screening questions, primary care clinicians may be missing three-fourths of the alcohol problems in their patients, a newly released analysis shows. "It's often off the radar – people come in for hypertension and are not asked how much they drink," said study co-author Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., M.A.C.P., of UT Medicine San Antonio. Primary care...

2012-09-11 02:34:45

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, events like the tragedies at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University spurred the creation of campus teams that can both anticipate and respond to different types of campus problems or threats. More recently, the tragic shootings in Colorado brought attention to the role of campus teams. As students begin a new school year, a comprehensive guide for establishing new teams and managing existing ones is being made available to...

2011-06-30 13:47:36

Alcohol-induced memory blackouts as an indicator of injury risk among college drinkers The higher the number of drink fuelled memory blackouts a student experiences, the greater is his/her risk of sustaining a future injury while under the influence, reveals research published online in Injury Prevention. Memory blackouts refer to the inability to recall events; they do not refer to loss of consciousness as a result of drinking too much. Research indicates that alcohol alters nerve cell...

2011-06-01 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Men's Health Month, Southwest Tennessee Community College has announced that it will make available to undergraduate students a new resource developed by Men's Health Network. The shower, or door hanger is titled Don't Race Through Life Feeling Blue and it is meant to remind students that while "feeling blue" sometimes is normal it is important to be mindful of signs and symptoms of depression. (Logo:...

2011-01-11 00:00:42

New course features enhanced alcohol and drug components and a brand-new sexual violence component Newton, MA (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Inflexxion, Inc., creator of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Essentials Course featuring enhanced alcohol and drug components and a brand-new sexual violence component. The Essentials Course includes streamlined assessment questions, with...

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2009-11-17 09:50:00

A new study in the Journal of American College Health finds that students placed by their universities in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink each week than students placed in all-male or all-female housing. More than 500 students from five college campuses around the country participated in the study: - 42 percent of students in coed housing reported binge drinking on a weekly basis. - 18 percent of students in gender-specific housing reported binge drinking weekly. While...

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2009-06-03 07:10:59

A recent study proposes that college students who practice excessive binge-drinking face considerable risk of injuries or accidents, Reuters reported.  In a collection of 2,000 college students plagued with drinking problems, researchers found that those who confessed to "extreme" drinking "“ eight or more drinks in a day for men, five or more for women "“ were more prone to have endured a recent alcohol-related injury than their peers. For each day of over-indulgent...

2008-09-29 14:40:00

By ASHLEY KINDERGAN, STAFF WRITER It's difficult to think of a way to add pounds faster than living the stereotypical college lifestyle. Juggling coursework, jobs and a social life leaves little time for exercising or even regular meals. Late-night study sessions are often fueled by the nearest 24-hour greasy spoon. Getting too little sleep can also trick the body into craving more food. On top of all that, many freshmen are taking in many more calories from alcohol than they have in...

2008-07-21 15:01:02

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- After the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University, schools across the country spent tens of millions of dollars to bolster campus security. There have been 137 murders on college campuses in the past eight years and on-campus murders represent less than 1 percent of homicides nationally. "The fact is that colleges and universities may be safer than our own homes," says Dr. James C. Turner, Executive Director of the National Social Norms...