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Club Swine And Your Health Care

By Stuart Schultz

I remember the good old days of freshman year: parties on frat row and in college town, pursuing the highest level of academic achievements late night in the stacks, and the all-you-can-eat cafeteria buffets. It was new and exciting...

...but no where as new and exciting as freshman have it this year. Those lucky buggers can throw swine flu into the mix!

While I'm partial to this story because it's about my alma mater, swine flu has officially struck Emory University. And Emory University has struck back. The school has quarantined all of the sick students in a dorm on the outer-edges of campus. That being said, they've made the most of it. The students call the quarantine dorm "Club Swine," and the shuttle that makes daily trips to the pharmacy, "The Flying Pig." The students are also attended to by a medical staff, have linen service, and get daily food deliveries (would bacon be offensive or ironic).

This is just one of the joys of the health services offered while you're still in school. But when you graduate, it's up to you to take your health care into your own hands. Hopefully this story is a reminder for you to make sure you know how to get health care even before you get a job, learn about short-term health care options and understand all of your health care acronyms.

If "Club Swine" hit the spot for you, you can read more about it in, The New Back-to-School Ritual: Quarantines.

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