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By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - College students aren't immune to health problems, and on Wednesday students at Darton took part in a health fair.

The nursing class held a free health clinic to showcase ways that students, staff and faculty can deal with health issues.

They learned about skin cancer, diabetes and the dangers of tobacco and drinking and driving.

With all of the other concerns they have, college students often don't focus on living healthy lives.

Sarah Newton, a senior Nursing Student at Darton said, "we're really trying to make them aware of these things that can happen and things that they can do to prevent, you know, problems down the road."

Another topic covered was the tendency for first year students to gain weight when they get on campus.

Newton says to avoid the dreaded "freshman 15" students should try to find ways to deal with stress other than raiding the refrigerator.

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