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Students can get free flu shots until Oct. 26

The Student Health and Counseling Center kicked off its annual Flu Shot Clinic for students, faculty and staff on Wednesday in the Vintage Room. Students need their student ID to receive a free vaccination. For faculty and staff, it costs ...

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Fresno State responds to TB case on campus

As the U.S. federal government takes steps to inhibit the further spread of Ebola, two California state universities, including Fresno State, are dealing with cases of airborne disease on their campuses.

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My ups and downs with affordable health care

Many people, mostly Republicans, have been up in arms over the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. The law helps subsidize health care for people who can’t afford it; critics are calling it socialism. As a 30-year-old college ...

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Health Center takes steps against flu

Fresno State’s Student Health Center sent out an email to students and faculty on Wednesday, urging precautions in order to prevent spreading the latest influenza virus.

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Swine flu nothing to sneeze at?

Students talk about whether or not the swine flu scare has affected their daily lives at all and whether they think it’s a real threat or just hype. [hana-flv-player video=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/video/mos_swine_flu.flv” width=”480″ height=”360″ description=”” player=”4″ autoload=”true” autoplay=”false” loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/a/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/mos_5_6_tz320.png” /] ...

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‘It was a quick little sting’

Holding a vial of influenza vaccine, university Health Center nurse Peggy Jackson is ready to administer flu immunization shots to students and faculty starting Oct. 23. Fresno State’s flu season peaks in mid-December, just prior to semester finals.
Approximately 200,000 people are hospitalized every year in the United States because of influenza, commonly known as the flu. An additional 36,000, most of those over 65-years-old, die from the disease annually. Yet less than 200 Fresno State students — roughly 1 percent — will get vaccinated through a flu shot in a typical flu season.

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