Most college-bound students have been warned about the freshman 15, but experts say there are other aspects of their health they should be aware of as they leave home for the first time.
Experts say college students should make sure they are current on their vaccines before they leave for school -- and undergo a general medical exam that includes discussions with their doctor about sex, drinking and drugs.
Students should make sleep and exercise a priority -- as that can help them keep their weight and grades in check.
Experts also recommend students become familiar with the student health center, and any services that can help them deal with stress and anxiety.
Parents can make sure their children stay healthy at school by checking with their insurance plan -- and determining whether coverage extends to another state and if school-sponsored plans are better.