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UCF student health services grow to meet need

UCF student health services grow to meet need

Providing health services for the second-largest university in the nation, which is spread over 1,400 acres and brimming with more than 60,000 students, is no simple task. "I think the perspective is that they're all healthy kids," said Dr. Michael Deichen, director of Student Health Services at University of Central Florida. "But the reality is that there are lots of chronic illnesses and many serious conditions that impact the students." Since Deichen arrived at the university more than a decade ago, student health services has grown from an acute-care clinic in a one-story building to a multispecialty, multi-site clinic with public health responsibilities, and...

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