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Medical director discusses hazards of antibiotic use

Nathan Martinez, Reporter

November 13, 2018

To learn about problems with the use of antibiotics, about 16 people attended a presentation Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Presenter Keith Williamson, medical director, said, "We want the students on campus to care and understand appropriate expectations of antibiotics when to use them and when not to when they go to seek medical care." The Stud...

It’s flu season. Love isn’t the only thing in the air.

It’s flu season. Love isn’t the only thing in the air.

Brendan Wynne

February 14, 2017

As Christmas trees and menorahs began to fade from shop displays and mall windows, the scarlet, heart-shaped candy boxes found their way at the forefront of every aisle marked seasonal in preparation for the festival of romance — Valentine’s Day. Though over-sized teddy bears and scarlet roses are gifts ...

Vinson Health Center to begin partnership with First Step Domestic Abuse Treatment Center

Vinson Health Center to begin partnership with First Step Domestic Abuse Treatment Center

Emily Carroll

May 4, 2016

To provide gender-based violence counseling for students, faculty and staff, administrators created a partnership with First Step Domestic Abuse Treatment Center and Vinson Health Center. Staff members will be on campus eight hours a week, and will be available at all times even off campus. “It was...

Health center provides STD testing

Health center provides STD testing

Dierrica Smith

April 27, 2016

Students who are looking to be tested for STDs can receive testing and treatment at the Vinson Health Center. The health center not only provides checkups, but also testing for STDs and safe-sex provisions.Keith Williamson, campus medical director, said, “It (STD) is not a slur on your charact...

More than $2.4 million in student fees allocated between 28 groups

More than $2.4 million in student fees allocated between 28 groups

Brianna Sheen

April 6, 2016

Student Fee Allocations committee members allocated a total of $2,419,142 out of the $2,430,000 in estimated revenue, creating a surplus of $10,858 in the budget.The committee members agreed on the recommended budget for the 2017 fiscal year, beginning Sept. 1, 2016 and ending Aug. 31, 2017, at a Mach...

Safe spring break success

Mandy Saal

March 5, 2015

This year’s annual Safe Spring Break organizers wanted to remind students to drink responsibly, avoid dangerous activities, and gave students advice about what they should do to take care of their bodies. Shanna Tole, an official at the Vinson Health Center booth, said, “I hope students are reminded...

500 flu shots available next week — maybe

Savanah Campbell

October 15, 2014

While the timing of flu season flu season is unpredictable, it can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. To help combat flu and missed class days, students can get a free fu shot. Tiffany Kosse, medical office manager at the health center, said, “I ordered 500 flu shots and they...

Vinson Health Center offers free flu shots to students

Landry Russell

December 4, 2013

Vinson Health Center offers free flu shots to students from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. After reading over the vaccine fact sheet and signing a consent form, you’re taken to the examination room where they will check your temperature. Then you’re given the shot. “A flu shot is your only protection against the flu that we ca...

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