Women’s Health

STI Awareness Month

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  In the United States, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), affect young people ages 15 to 24 more than any other age group, accounting for about half of the 20 million STI cases reported each year. Since 2013, the number of people affected by three common STIs, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, has been increasing. April is STI Awareness Month, and the ... Read More »

Zika Update II

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  More than two months after being declared an Zika Update on February 19th, there were 84 travel-associated cases of Zika reported in the United States. There have now been 358 travel-associated cases reported. “Travel-associated” means that an individual was infected while traveling in a country where the Zika virus was being transmitted by mosquitos, and then returned to the ... Read More »

Tips for Finding the Right Doctor

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The search for the right doctor is essentially finding someone whose hands you will put your life into—and possibly your family’s, as well. Pressure’s on, right? You want that person to be qualified and experienced, skillful and knowledgeable, respected and professional. Among other requisites… At the end of the day, you want it to be the perfect fit. So, where ... Read More »

3 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good for Your Health

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I’m sure we all can recall those nagging moments in which our parents or peers would scare us out of certain habits and compulsions through terrifying wives’ tales, persistent lectures or even emailed articles and news stories that successfully put the fear of God in us quite possibly with just the title alone. Maybe you still receive the occasional reminder ... Read More »

Feel Young at Heart, Live Longer?

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It appears Peter Pan had it right all along. For those of you who reminisce about the good ol’ days of youth as a distant memory rather than a current way of life, you can learn a thing or two from your young-at-heart peers. Even science says so. Research published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people ... Read More »

Worry, and (Still) Be Happy?: How to Effectively Manage GAD

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Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.  – Robert Eliot If you’re a worrier, you might be thinking, “Easier said than done, Robert…” as your usual dose of stress hits. You start worrying about the what-if’s and potential life fiascos, whether you should get that one mole checked, or maybe ... Read More »

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

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  In the United States, it is estimated that about 400,000 people are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS damages the central nervous system (CNS) of the body, causing muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, vision problems, and pain, among other symptoms. These symptoms arise due to the immune system attacking a fatty substance in the body called myelin. Myelin coats the ... Read More »

Brain Injury Prevention

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, during which many organizations are trying to increase awareness about treatment and prevention of brain injuries! The most common brain injury is a concussion. In the United States, there are more than 3 million concussions occur each year. Concussions and other brain injuries can cause lasting cognitive impairments such as difficulty concentrating, personality changes, ... Read More »