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Health Center sees rise of flu cases

Ateg Alharthei, senior health administration major (left) and Zaid Altayyar, senior public health major (right), walks past the University Health Center.

Hayden Olberding, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

A minimum of five students a day test positive for influenza at the University Health Center, according to Brandy Sitzman, practice manager at the University Health Center. Flu season is upon us, as students on campus present with flu-like symptoms. This is congruent with flu trends around the stat...

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Bowman Clark, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Patients with viral infections including cold and upper respiratory infections are currently being treated at the university’s Health Center, according to Practice Manager Brandy Sitzman. She said the Health Center is currently seeing “several” patients with viral infections. “Antibiotics...

Manager hopes for health center’s central location

Manager hopes for health center's central location

Zackary Willem

September 16, 2015

The University Health Center is placed in an inconvenient spot, said Brandy Sitzman, the health center’s practice manager. “We have a location issue on campus,” Sitzman said. “We are trying to use our small space most efficiently.” In the future, Sitzman hopes to have a larger health ce...

New physician brings ‘caring and honest concern’

Zackary Willem

September 3, 2015

Dr. Ward Harbin joined the University Health Center this semester and is bringing with him many ideas to help reshape the view of health care at the university. Harbin is a physician specializing in basic check-ups for problems such as sore throats and lacerations. “It’s almost like a medic...

Uninsured students may face tax penalty in 2015

Rachel Christian

December 2, 2014

When Torie Kuhs was 10 years old, she was in a severe car accident that resulted in bruised lungs, head injuries and two broken legs. The other injuries healed, but Kuhs's legs were so badly broken that she was diagnosed with arthritis when she was 17 years old and had to visit the doctor once a year...

Health center offers sexual health services

Paola Marizan

February 10, 2014

Alex Abrams knows he doesn’t have Chlamydia thanks to the services offered to him by the University Health Center. Abrams, a sophomore, had a test done six months ago at the health center, located in lower level of the Health Professions building on campus. He said he felt comfortable going. "It’s...

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