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Off to college? How to stay healthy away at school

  • Copyright 2013 Jannis Werner

    College students who are heading out on their own for the first time face a lot of exciting and challenging new responsibilities, from building a social life to tackling tough academics to managing their finances. It's also a time when young adults have to start taking responsibility for their own health care.

    Many quickly discover that college life is full of temptations to indulge in bad habits and set healthy ones aside.

    "Choosing what to eat, how much to sleep and how to protect themselves are the most important health responsibilities college-age people face," Dr. Angie Johansson, DO, a pediatrician in Surprise, Arizona, told CBS News.

    She and other experts offer these tips for staying healthy in the dorm and beyond...