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The IU South Bend Dental Hygiene and Nursing programs will have a health fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Reins of Life, 55200 Quince Road, South Bend It is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The free services available will include oral cancer screening, BMI, blood pressure, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, and health education. There will be prizes and games. The…

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SUSTAINABLE FOOD MOVEMENT EVENT at IU SOUTH BEND Food & Farming Industry Leaders to Change the Way We Eat on February 16 in New York City & South Bend TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, February 16, in New York City and webcast live on the campus of IU South Bend in Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001. This event is free…

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The flu has hit IU South Bend. Laura Hieronymus, director of the Health and Wellness Center, said visits to the center by students with the flu are up about 40 percent from past years. The flu is marching across the country. Some cities have closed schools. Twenty-two people in Indiana have died from the flu. “We’re seeing fever, sore throats, and body aches. And the trouble is the students are not getting…

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IU South Bend Dental Hygiene program will have an oral cancer screening event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 25, in the Student Activities Center room 223 and 221 on the IU South Bend campus.  Oral cancer is a debilitating, life threatening diagnosis – especially if it isn’t caught early. It only takes a moment to get screened to be sure you aren’t one of the 37,000 people diagnosed…

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A new state law that goes into effect July 1 complements the tobacco-free policy that IU South Bend implemented in 2008.  The new law makes smoking in IU facilities or within 8 feet of an entrance an illegal or citable offense. IU South Bend is using this opportunity to increase awareness and reinvigorate enforcement of the new law and the campus tobacco-free policy. Since 2008, IU South Bend has placed…

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