Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2010

Filed under Environment, Health & Wellness, Local News

The Norwottuck Rail Trail, an 11-mile stretch that winds through Belchertown, Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, presents its users with preserved land, the Connecticut River, a view of the mountains and fresh New...

Are UMass students paying too much for health insurance

By Tim Jones

April 21, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

After completing a 17-month investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo recently released a letter stating that the results of the probe proved that over 65 institutions of higher learning in New York were essentially...

University Health Services receives three-year honor

By Jennifer Heshion

March 21, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

Following an extensive review process, University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts has been certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, recognizing the organization’s excellence in...

New study finds sororities have a negative impact on body image

By Sam Butterfield

March 11, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

Every fall, as the daily grind of college life kicks in, a migration is happening. Legions of hopeful girls are making the trek from Greek house to Greek house with one aspiration: rushing a sorority. A new study, however,...

UMass Psychologists host ADHD counseling for families

By Alyssa Creamer

January 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

This February, the University of Massachusetts’ Psychological Services Center is hosting its program directed at aiding parents in caring for hyperactive pre-school children. The program initially began this past fall semester,...

University Health Services walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic Thursday

By Collegian News Staff

January 21, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

UMass’ University Health Services (UHS) will host a walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The clinic is open to individuals over six months old, and available...

UMass student fights for treatment for autoimmune disease

By Michelle Williams

December 11, 2009

Filed under Health & Wellness

University of Massachusetts student Hannah Coler is currently fighting diffuse scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, as well as her insurance company, which is refusing to pay for her potentially life-saving treatment. In November,...

UHS contracts Maxim Health Systems for seasonal flu shot clinic

By Kirsten Swenson

November 12, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

On Monday, Nov. 16, Maxim Health Systems, a private healthcare services company specializing in influenza and wellness services, will conduct a seasonal flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts’...

Visitor policy changes at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital

By Jessica Bonheur

November 11, 2009

Filed under Health & Wellness, Local News

Due to the rising number of influenza cases this fall, many hospitals in the region have re-evaluated their visitation policies. As a measure to help preserve public health and the safety and well-being of inpatients and visitors,...

Amherst receives H1N1 vaccine

By Cameron Ford

November 3, 2009

Filed under Health & Wellness, Local News

The town of Amherst has received its anxiously-awaited shipment of H1N1 vaccine. As the cases of swine flu pile up amongst the student body of the University of Massachusetts, for most, the vaccine has come not a moment too soon. The...