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National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day! Join others around the United States and get tested today!  According to AIDS.gov, 1 in 8 people living with HIV are unaware of their infection. About 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24 (1). HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus , a blood born virus.  [...]

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Sun Safety

The weather is getting warmer and many of us will spend the next few months outside, whether it is by the pool, gardening, or just enjoying the outdoors. Being outside is great, but before you head outside, be sure to read the tips below on keeping safe in the sun! Always wear sunscreen. Apply sunscreen [...]

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Post by Lauresa Garnett Did you know February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 1 in 10 teens reports being physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like alcoholism, eating [...]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Post by Carrie Bonsack, CNM, MS Did you know January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? Honor Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by educating yourself on cervical cancer and how you can help protect yourself. HealthNet Certified Nurse Midwife, Carrie Bonsack teaches you everything you need to know about cervical cancer and answers some of the most [...]

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Post by Laura Jay-Ballinger October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Bully is becoming a huge problem for kids in school as well as kids and adults on the internet.  According to kidshealth.org, 25 percent of public schools report bullying happens at school on a weekly basis!  In addition, 1 in 3 kids report being cyber-bullied [...]

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The Common Cold vs. the Flu

Flu season is quickly approaching and symptoms are sure to arise. The cold and flu can be really similar, so how can you tell what you really have? Check out the top differences between the cold and the flu below. One of the best ways to prevent the cold is by frequent hand-washing. An estimated [...]

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Celebrating Safely – Fireworks Safety for the 4th

The 4th of July is just days away and that means friends, family, food and for many of us – FIREWORKS. The 4th of July is a great way to take a break from work and enjoy spending time with the ones you love, so play it safe! Check out the graphic below for tips on [...]

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