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January 29, 2009
  Quitting smoking on campus gets easierPDF files may take a moment to load

Being a smoker on campus has been harder since it became illegal to sell tobacco products at all post-secondary institutions in Alberta on Jan. 1.

Still, smoking remains common on campus, inspiring the University of Calgary and the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control to start a quit smoking campaign.

"People will choose to quit based on different triggers at different times," said CCTC program leader Marino Francispillai.

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January 22, 2009
  Catholic schools under fire againPDF files may take a moment to load

Young girls attending Catholic schools in Calgary may have legal grounds to sue the school board in the future.

A group of researchers including University of Calgary's medical bioethics senior associate Dr. Juliet Guichon and pediatrics and bioethics professor Dr. Ian Mitchell asked the Calgary Catholic School District Trustees to reconsider their in-school ban of the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil on Jan. 9.

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November 06, 2008
  Vision care sighted in near futurePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary undergraduate students could have vision care included as part of their health plan, as soon as January 2009. Otherwise, it could be added in time for the 2009-10 school year.

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October 30, 2008
  Midwife coverage expandsPDF files may take a moment to load

Now that the Alberta government is granting full public funding for midwifery services, expectant mothers can deliver their little bundles of joy free of charge. Health and Wellness Minister Ron Liepert announced that after April 1, 2009, women will be able to explore more options and gain better access to health care in hospitals, birthing centres or at home.

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October 16, 2008
  Dental delights for Calgary studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students will have another thing to smile about next year.

With the addition of dental services to the Students' Union Wellness Centre, undergraduate students will be able to get free preventative dental hygiene and oral care right on campus by spring 2009.

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February 05, 2004
  Birth control: pill vs. patchPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex concerns every individual, nearly every day. A large problem in the grand scheme of things is the informative aspect is often ignored.

Fortunately, events such as Sexual Awareness Week promote a more knowledgeable approach to sex and sexual health.

The three-day affair will be held Feb. 9-11, in the north courtyard of MacEwan Students' Centre, and will deal with various issues ranging from STDs and birth control to sexual harassment and homosexuality.

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February 05, 2004
  Let's talk about sex, babyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex concerns everyone, nearly every day. A large problem in the grand scheme of things is the informative aspect is often ignored.

Fortunately, events such as Sexual Awareness Week promote a more knowledgeable approach to sex and sexual health.

The three-day affair will be held Feb. 9-11, in the north courtyard of MacEwan Students' Centre, and will deal with various issues ranging from sexually transmitted diseases and birth control to sexual harassment and homosexuality.

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November 27, 2003
  Breaking up is hard to doPDF files may take a moment to load

Who ever thought separation anxiety could get this bad? For the 37.8 per cent of the 18-24 age group who smoke, escaping the nasty nicotine habit is something they have tried to do, often without success.

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October 24, 2002
  It's flu season againPDF files may take a moment to load

It's that time of year again. Midterms have started, papers are written and that's when the flu hits. At this time every year, the influenza virus begins to spread and students are certainly not immune to it.

Registered Nurse Fran Oliphant from the University Health Services said students may be particularly vulnerable.

"Students are at risk because of the proximity of classes, [in addition] they can be deprived of sleep and nutrition."

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