Month: February 2021

College Tuition’s Mental Health Cost Included A Surprise Medical Bill : Shots

Hofstra University student Divya Singh found herself beset by a double whammy of bills from two of the costliest kinds of institutions in America — colleges and hospitals. After experiencing anxiety when her family had trouble coming up with the money for her tuition, she sought counseling and ended up with a weeklong stay in a psychiatric hospital — and a resulting $3,413 bill.

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Hofstra University student Divya Singh found herself beset by a double whammy of bills from two of the costliest kinds of institutions in America

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A Mental Health ‘Epidemic’ Among College Students And Their Parents : Shots

A file photo shows the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, says today’s college students are experiencing an “inordinate amount of anxiety.”

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A file photo shows the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, says today’s college students are experiencing an “inordinate amount of anxiety.”

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As colleges and universities across the country report an explosion of mental health problems, a new book argues that college life may

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How COVID-19 hurt college enrollment numbers this fall

The number of students enrolling in college immediately after high school plunged nearly 22% this fall over last year, hitting high-poverty, urban schools hardest — a likely reflection of the coronavirus-related toll on higher education plans, according to a national survey released Thursday.

The survey by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that the drop-off varied substantially by institution, with community colleges showing the largest enrollment decline among low-income students and public four-year universities the lowest.

In California, that pattern appears to hold, although not as dramatically. The report did not break out state data, but California’s higher education

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OIG Finds Medical Device Security Risks at California VA Medical Center

By Jessica Davis

– The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General recently determined several medical device workarounds put into place at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in Long Beach, California could have place sensitive patient data at risk.

The watchdog conducted an investigation into privacy and security policies at the California medical center after reports of non-conformance to Veterans Health Administration and VA privacy and security policies.

Prior to the initial audit, the Tibor Rubin site reportedly struggled with software interfacing between VHA medical devices and the EHR, which also included inappropriate workarounds. Further, the site

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Fall 2020 Dean’s List | Community

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Area students were among those named to the honors lists for the fall 2020 semester at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. They are listed in alphabetical order, as only the county of residence was provided.

Named to the president’s list with a 3.95 GPA or higher are Marie Albertoli, Jessica Marie Baer, Claudia Reid Baluskie, Bailey Nicole Brubaker, Moriah Carroll, Terri L. Clair, Ellie Marie Clauss, Felicia Conway, Alex D. Dennis, Amanda Faye Detwiler, Katherine Faye DiCiano, Jessica L. Dieffenbach, Ajla Dzino, Lorelei Ruth Gile Ferre, Lauren A. Fox, Robyn Gill, Hannah Elisabeth Good, Abigail

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