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Chico State has specific smoking areas on campus for students. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

December 15, 2015
The Equity Project by California Health Collaborative aims to provide smoking addicts with the necessary help to quit.
From left: Tina, Charles and Chiquita relax on their blankets as the sun sets in City Plaza. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015
Low-barrier shelters for transient and homeless communities raise controversy.

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser // October 22, 2015
Distressed students and members of Butte County can get immediate help by just sending a text message.
Burnetts vodka, commonly referred to as Chico water, is a key contributor to the hard alcohol-influenced culture among Chico State students. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Sarah Strausser // October 4, 2015
Chico State students are transitioning to a hard alcohol-influenced culture, which can have deadly results.
A burned tree with a background of the smoke-filled sky. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Staying healthy in the smoke

Sarah Strausser // September 26, 2015
Record-breaking fires in Northern California threaten Chico State student health.

The truth about Planned Parenthood

Sarah Strausser // September 21, 2015
Planned Parenthood protects the corporation's positive effects in communities as scandal erupts over aborted fetuses.
Lisa Almaguer, Communications Manager at Butte County Health Department, provides insight on sexually transmitted infections in light of recent statistics. Photo credit: Sarah Strausser

STDs on the rise in Butte county

Sarah Strausser // September 11, 2015
Students are encouraged to get tested as reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases increase in Butte County.
Dr. Pete Freis, pediatrician and adolescent doctor, warns his patients of the negative effects of energy drinks on the body. Photo courtesy of Pete Freis.

Energy drinks have harmful effect on body

Sarah Strausser // September 4, 2015
Students who consume energy drinks might not know the negative effects it can have on the body.
Brittney Patera, MS, RD Sports Dietitian and Chico alumna, discusses the importance of staying hydrated to avoid heat-related illnesses. Photo courtesy of Brittney Patera.

Avoiding heat-related illnesses

Sarah Strausser // August 30, 2015
Many college students experience heat-related illnesses, and in Chico's heat, staying healthy can be hard.
Matt Ball, District Manager at the Butte County Public Health Department, discusses the severity of West Nile virus in the Butte County area. (Photo Courtesy of Matt Ball).

Small bugs, big consequences

Sarah Strausser // August 24, 2015
Butte county has 30 of the 57 cases of West Nile virus in 2015.
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