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Possible measles exposure locations have been reported on campus by the Student Health Center. These locations include Ayres Hall, Room 120 on March 25 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., University Village from the afternoon of March 24 through the morning of March 26, and University Village shuttle on March 25 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. More measles exposure locations can be found on the Butte County Public Health Department website. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Gordy Papalias // March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case...

Chico reached an air quality index of 105 Friday. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Brian Luong // August 26, 2018

While record-breaking sized wildfires continue to burn across the state, side effects on air quality are already being felt as students return to Chico for fall semester. The Air Quality Index (AQI)...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

How to stay healthy this flu season

Karen Limones // February 3, 2018

As the winter creeps around, so does this year’s infectious flu, H3N2, which has caused more deaths on average than most other strains.H3N2 has reached most of the U.S., sending citizens to hospitals...

Stewart retires as Medical Chief of Staff this semester. Courtesy of the Student Health Center/ Jason Halley.

Retiring campus leaders to be recognized on campus

Natalie Hanson // December 8, 2017

Ceremony will be held in recognition of two campus leaders, Deborah Stewart and Charles “CC” Carter, Friday.Stewart will retire from her position as Medical Chief of Staff at the Student Health...

Top 10 campus resources rarely used

Nicholas Feeley // February 13, 2017

Chico State students are familiar with the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Store and Meriam Library, but many do not know the full extent of the services available. Here are some resources available to...

Students left unaware of West Nile Virus

Alex Horne // August 31, 2016

The first known Chico State student was just diagnosed with West Nile Virus, a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos. The virus has been in the Chico area since 2004 but has been increasingly prevalent...

Illustration by Liz Coffee

Students, citizens need to open their eyes to STIs

May 3, 2016
The Orion editorial is a collaborative effort of the entire ed board.
Photo credit: Student Health Center

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Michael Catelli // April 27, 2016

In a survey of 74 Chico State students, 34 percent responded either rarely or never practicing safe sex. This could explain why in the 2014-2015 year, the Student Health Center Annual Report recorded...

Deborah Stewart, medical chief of staff at the Student Health Center, shares useful information on how to treat and avoid illness this time of year. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Tips for students on treating, avoiding illness

Nick Bragg // March 26, 2015

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing — it's everywhere. Students regularly come down with colds and suffer from allergy symptoms in the spring. Multiple illnesses can dampen students' health, but there...

Chlamydia test rise warrants awareness

Matt Murphy // December 4, 2014

There are certain words that, when placed together, make one jump to conclusions. A word like "chlamydia," for instance, when placed in a sentence with "increase," will lead to conclusions like, "Oh my...

Jill Cannaday, nursing supervisor at Chico State Student Health Services. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Chico State chlamydia tests increase

Daisy Dardon // November 18, 2014

The number of chlamydia tests at Chico State has increased this year, according Chico State's Student Health Center.In the Student Health Service's 2013-14 annual report, there were 1,436 tests for HIV...

The students were heading south on Warner Street across from the Student Health Center when they were held at gunpoint by six men. Photo credit: Mozes Zarate

Armed robbery near health center

Mozes Zarate // April 8, 2014

Three Chico State students were robbed at gunpoint Monday night near the Student Health Center. None of the students were injured in the incident, according to a campus-wide email. The incident...

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