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Ask the doc: “How important is it to get checkups if I don’t feel...

—Heath L.*, Northwest University, Washington I highly recommend all teens and young adults get annual checkups up to age 21. Not only do you get a chance to learn about health issues that could...
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Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake B.*, Ashford University, San Diego, California(*Name changed)While it’s unusual for college students to have high blood pressure, it’s by no means unheard of, especially as rates of activity decline and rates of obesity...
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Ask the doc: “How do I know if I have mono?”

—Camden C.*, Saint Louis University, Missouri (*Name has been changed)I get this question fairly often. Here’s what’s important to know: Most students know someone who has been diagnosed with mono (infectious mononucleosis) in the...
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Ask the doc: How can I get over my fear of the doctor?

—Gordon N.*, Northern Illinois University(*Name changed)Kudos to you for acknowledging that there’s an issue here: your avoidance of seeing health care providers and perhaps getting tested for a health condition. It’s not uncommon for...