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An assortment of contraceptives such as Plan B and condoms provided by Planned Parenthood Generation Action BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Lack of sex education in GOP states puts students at risk

Sunjae Lee March 24, 2024
Although it may be a cliche, there is some truth to the trope 'it takes a village to raise a child' — whether it be through teachers, pediatricians, athletic coaches or politicians who create laws directly affecting youth.
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Sam Cornetta and Morgan Tiller posing for the photoshoot. Lack of inclusive sex education hurts queer students. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Lack of inclusive sex education is hurting queer students

Anya Marquardt March 21, 2023
#OPINION: I wasn't shown a condom in school until my senior year at a mandatory meeting for students attending prom. Yes, I knew what a condom was — but only from the internet.
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Alcohol and partying have come to define modern day college life. (JESSICA DESAMERO / THE STATESMAN)

Low levels of alcohol consumption still pose health risk, research shows

Kevin Sousa February 5, 2023
New research reveals that drinking even small amounts of alcohol can pose a serious health risk, raising concerns over college students’ awareness of the perils of alcohol consumption.
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Stony Brook offers COVID booster and flu vaccines on campus

Kevin Sousa November 13, 2022
Student Health Services is offering influenza and COVID-19 booster vaccines for students, faculty and staff at the Student Health Center.
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Boxes of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting Friday, Sept 9, students are no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis.Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn/ CC BY-ND 2.0

Required COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Ends

Lori Saxena September 9, 2022
Starting Friday, Sept. 9, Stony Brook University will no longer require students to participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing. 
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The outside of a Sephora store in Toronto. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Danger in Sephora, hand sanitizers and lollipops: The psychological toll of allergies

Melanie Formosa April 29, 2021
Death lurks in first kisses, in almond butter jars and in movie theatre popcorn for 18-year-old Kristen Pittaro, a freshman psychology major at Stony Brook University. 
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Students signing in to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The university has paused their administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SBU pauses distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine; adds new vaccination opportunities

Maya Brown and Sara Ruberg April 13, 2021
Stony Brook University has paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to students and employees due to concerns about potential negative side effects.
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New strains of COVID in US, over 130 cases in New York

Claudia Motley February 24, 2021
A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in several states throughout the United States, with 59 cases reported in New York as of Feb. 14.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

As flu season starts, Stony Brook Medicine advises the public on disease prevention

Steven Keehner October 23, 2020
As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect over eight million Americans and contribute to the death of over 200,000, health experts now add the flu as another issue that disease experts and doctors are attempting to manage.
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A Humanology club meeting during the fall 2019 semester. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU Humanology Project battles mental health stigma

Niki Nassiri October 4, 2020
Students in Stony Brook University’s chapter of the Humanology Project aim to break the stigma against mental health one story at a time with the online "Unsaid Project".
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

As COVID-19 negatively impacts mental health, CAPS offers students telehealth counseling

Maya Brown and James Bowen October 4, 2020
When a majority of the student body evacuated campus and classes shifted to an online format, Stony Brook University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) transitioned quickly to a remote format for the rest of the year.
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Student created social work project, Gifts of Gab, helps ease social isolation during the pandemic

Steven Keehner October 4, 2020
On August 20, Gifts of Gab, a student-created social work project that aims to ease social isolation through remote conversation made its academic journal debut.
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