Health Center says Cal Poly safe from meningitis

Two University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) students were diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis this past week, said David Harris, Cal Poly interim director of Health and Counseling Services.

Valley Fever cases rise on Central Coast

Dust spores are flying, and cases of Valley Fever are on the rise on the Central Coast.

Mustang News, Oct. 10, 2013: Affordable Care Act impacts students, Govt. shutdown brings tourists

[follow id= “ashleydevriend”] Mustang News anchor Ashley DeVriend covers today’s biggest news.

Mustang News, Oct. 9, 2013: Students steal from VG Cafe, Health Center extends hours

[follow id= “ChristinaFav”] Mustang News anchor Chritstina Favuzzi recaps today’s biggest news.

Behind the scenes of sexual assault

Safer is fighting a misconception that college campuses don’t reprimand students found guilty of sexual assault.

Cal Poly preps to fight flu

Jessica Burger jburger@mustangdaily.net With flu shot shortages surfacing all over the country, Cal Poly is doing its best to get students vaccinated after running out last Monday.┬áStudents may get flu shots from the Health Center for $9, for protection against…

Unpacking the pounds: the freshman 15 demystified

While the Freshman 15 is a myth, adjusting to a new lifestyle can effect the health of first-time college students.

Packaging mix-up results in mass birth control recall

A popular birth control pill company issued a voluntary recall on two of its products Tuesday, saying certain lots of the pills may not be effective in preventing pregnancy. New York-based Pfizer Inc. said approximately one million birth control packets…

Slight increase in pedestrian accidents on campus

Sarah Ortiz said she definitely saw the white delivery van stopped at the crosswalk in front of the Construction Innovations Center on Perimeter Drive. At that time, it seemed like a routine morning at the crosswalk she uses five times…

National university counseling services lack staff, study reports

The national average ratio of college counselors to students is 1-to-1,600, showing a possible shortage in staff for an increasing amount of students who require professional counseling, according to a study published by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.…

Health care provision to extend student coverage

Part of the Health Care Reform Bill and the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act, a new provision allows dependents to stay on their families’ health insurance until age 26.