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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 16, 1987, Page 21, Image 21

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The Tar HeelThursday,' July 16, 198721 ttiindeinit Health i good ffoir wlhiat alls yom By USA RICHARDSON Staff Writer The Student Health Service, located on South Campus, offers health care for students enrolled for the current semester. The service operates on an appoint ment basis, but same-day appoint ments are also available. According to Judith Cowan, director of SHS, the service makes every effort to take care of students who feel extremely ill but haven't made appointments. "If there's anyone who feels he's acutely ill and needs to be seen (that day), he will be seen," she said. Sheila Sturdivant, administra tive manager for SHS, said the student health fee at $98 per semester is quite a bargain. "(Students) should really take advantage of it," she said. SHS has regular weekday hours, but a central nurse's station is staffed at all times, including weekends, most holidays and semester breaks. SHS services include the clinical medicine staff of nine doctors and three nurse practitioners to take care of most health needs. Stu dents who come to SHS for routine health care are asked to choose a professional to be their regular health care specialist. "This way, the doctor gets to know the patient and the patient gets to know the doctor," Sturdi vant said. "This ensures that there is some continuity of care." SHS has several specialty clin ics, including the sports medicine clinic, which provides physical therapy and treatment for many injuries; the mental health staff to help students discuss stress, lone liness and other problems through crisis intervention, individual therapy and stress management; and women's health, staffed by a gynecologist and two nurse prac titioners, who provide pregnancy tests and routine care. This past year, SHS also added a dental clinic, where students can have dental problems diagnosed. No dental work is done in the clinic, but students may be referred to the Dental School for routine dental hygiene. SHS also has a cold care center, a do-it-yourself service which allows students to save time by determining if their illnesses require the care of a doctor; the allergy clinic, which administers vaccines; and the pharmacy, which fills prescriptions written by SHS doctors and sells over-the-counter drugs. Cowan said health education is a top priority at SHS. "We print a large number of pamphlets on every kind of medical problem,' she said. "All of our physicians and nurse practitioners consider (health education) to be a basic part of the job." SHS is an ideal service for students. Cowan said. "We are able to offer the student fairly comprehensive care, and most of it will be covered by the student health fee," she said., "Students who use us feel quite positive about the service." Services not covered by the student health fee will be directly billed to students through the cashier's office in Bynurh Hall. Swimming test gets students to take the plunge By TRICIA WHITE Staff Writer Since the mid-1940s, UNC students have been jumping into Bowman Gray pool in Woollen Gym and dog-paddling, freestyl ing, or doing whatever will keep their heads above water for 5 minutes. This is the swim test, one of the University's rites of passage. "There are a few brave ones who show up and try to pass the test even though they can swim," said Charles Lockee, a teacher's assist ant in the Physical Education department. "They are the ones who usually fail the test." Students who don't know how to swim are encouraged to take the beginning swimming course V A Clean Environment Our Most Precious Commodity Earn 7 to 10 an hour by becoming a paid volunteer for EPA researching common air pollutants. 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Bowman Gray donated the indoor pool, but a stipulation accompanied his gift: that a swim test be instituted, so that every student who might use the pool would be able to swim. If you're no Mark Spitz, don't despair. All you really need to be able to do to pass the swim test is keep from drowning. In this way the test is more a precautionary measure than it is an assessment of your ability to swim like a fish. The test consists of jumping into the pool, swimming to the end and back using any stroke (in the case of some people, you might not call it swimming, exactly) and then staying in the pool for a total of five minutes. The stipulations are simply that you touch neither the sides nor the bottom of the pool during those five minutes. If you are not a particularly Lost? Jigffino6 ataman I .....TO.,... ill III! I I II III! Ill I I "I TIIIMlU good swimmer, but can manage even a slowish clip at the dog paddle, you will be able to pass the test. This year the swim test will be given at the following times: November 6, 10 a.m.-noon and 1 3 p.m.; March 25, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.; April 6, 10 a.m. noon and 1-3 p.m.; and April 29, 1-2 p.m. Although there is usually no test scheduled for the summer months, this year it will be held on Juiy 17, 1-2 p.m. as well. The exception was made because an unusual number of seniors failed to take their swim test by graduation. According to the P.E. Depart ment, a senior will not receive his diploma until he has completed the swim test. "It's one of those things that you can easily put off," said '87 graduate Richard Tooke. "Pru dent people always take it when they are freshmen, when they're supposed to. It's one of those things like having to get a shot or going to the dentist I didn't take it until April of my senior year." Students who want to bypass the test can. get waivers under certain circumstances, according to Richard Cramer, an associate . at the College of Arts and Scien ces. 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