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Don’t self-diagnose mental disorders

Don’t self-diagnose mental disorders

William Rein

March 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Possibly the result of the growing autonomy of youth or the accessibility of specialist information, self-diagnosing is on the rise. Upward of 30 percent of Americans have used the Internet to reach a medical conclusion. This number is only rising, but what are the merits of giving yourself a diagnosis?...

Small bugs, big consequences

Small bugs, big consequences

Sarah Strausser

August 24, 2015

Filed under News

There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district manager at the Butte County Public Health Department. There are now 57 confirmed cases of West Nile in California alone and more than half of these cases have been reported in Butte county.With Butte county having such a high volume of mosquitoes carrying West Nile, education on the subject can benefit the hea...

Suicidal students sent packing

Suicidal students sent packing

Megan Mann

December 11, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Last semester, I was shocked to learn through Facebook that a girl I knew was forced to leave her college because she had admitted that her symptoms of depression and suicidal tendencies were returning. I couldn't believe it.Until reading her Facebook post that addressed the issue, I had never heard of a ...

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