#077 – Special Episode: Beyond Bandaids – Minding Your College Student’s Health

As parents, we often worry about a lot of things when our students head off to college – and our student’s health can be top of mind for many of us. This special episode is a recording of our college student health panel held earlier this year. We are joined by college student health and wellness experts Dr. Jill Grimes and Jill and Dave Henry who share their insights and expertise about helping our students stay healthy while in college. Topics were wide-ranging, including the greatest health challenges facing college students today, some of the most common stressors students face, the importance of sleep, and what your student should do when they get hurt or feel sick.

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We were thrilled to host a special panel this fall on college student health. Our guests were Dr. Jill Grimes and Jill and Dave Henry. In our wide-ranging conversation, we covered so many topics that parents worry about and need to understand. We are grateful to our guests for sharing their expertise.

We’re pleased to share the panel discussion in this special episode. We know you’ll find it valuable.

Zoom makes so many things possible, but occasionally has its hiccups. We apologize that there are a few of them in this episode. There aren’t many, and we don’t think they’ll get in the way, but we wish they weren’t there.

If you haven’t already read their books, we suspect you may want copies of both of them after you’ve heard this episode.  Here they are:

The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness by Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP

The Greatest College Health Guide You Never Knew You Needed by Jill and Dave Henry   

(Both books would make ideal holiday gifts!!)

Another helpful book mentioned by our panelists was The Campus Cure by Marcia Morris. You may want to check that one out as well.

Jill Grimes also responded to a question about the two important health forms parents should consider: Medical Power of Attorney and HIPPAA.  Dr. Grimes mentioned one place to access these forms might be Mama Bear Legal Forms. (This isn’t an endorsement, but it can be a good place to start looking at the options.)

We hope you enjoy this episode, and we know you’ll take away a LOT of useful information.

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Let us know what you’d like to hear about on future podcasts! Leave a comment here or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.

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