FIU Student Health Services

‘Study Drugs’ gaining college popularity

Some overworked and overloaded college students are pushing themselves to enhance their abilities through the use of amphetamine drugs dubbed ‘college crack’ or the ‘study drug.’ Amphetamines are a chemical compound class that stimulate the central nervous system and are most often used to promote focus in patients with ADHD. However, studentsmay not be aware of the potential harms associated with the nonmedical use of prescription stimulants.

As integration plan unfolds some must wait and see what happens next

For students seeking medical services while on campus it is business as usual, for now. But as FIU Health assesses what could change in SHS’ clinical operations, the thousands of students who use on-campus health services will have to wait and see if they receive them from the same different doctor or nurse with which they are comfortable.

FIU battles the flu with free shots

FIU Student Health Services will begin offering free vaccinations on Sept. 9 at both Modesto Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses, a cheaper rate than the $16 charge in previous years. The free vaccine will continue to be offered while supplies last.

Obama going soft in hopes of successful re-election

On Sept. 2, the Obama administration declared that it was stepping down on its proposal to implement stricter clean air regulations, stating that “the commitment of [the] administration to protecting public health and the environment is unwavering” – as long as the right-wing agrees with it, of course.

CLASS DISMISSED: Abstinence-only sex education futile

In October 2010, journalist Evan Smith asked Texas Gov. and current presidential hopeful Rick Perry about the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education. Although the footage of this video is a bit old, renewed interest in Perry after his announcement of entering the 2012 presidential race has caused it to become popular again. Perry’s difficulty in justifying abstinence-only sex education in Texas points to a larger struggle to reconcile the merit of this method in our country overall.