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OMT Offers Opportunities for Wellness

This January, Bates Health Services has started a transition towards a different kind of healthcare: one that incorporates osteopathic manipulative medicine. This is a non-traditional type of medicine where Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.’s) manipulate the musculoskeletal system in order to relieve various types of pain. This type of medicine looks holistically at the body and […]


New STI Testing Kits on Campus

A new method for testing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been distributed around campus. You can find paper bags containing these kits in Commons, Merrill Gymnasium, the OIE, and residence halls. “This is a way to make STI screening more available and accessible to students outside of Health Services hours and recognizing some of the […]

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Bates Gets the Flu

FULL DISCLOSURE: Madeline Polkinghorn is the Managing News Editor of The Bates Student. At the beginning of finals week, Madeline felt the dreaded symptoms of extreme fatigue, a bad cough, and nausea. Like most dedicated Bates students, she attempted to ignore her symptoms and tried to push through the stress of finals week. However, when […]