Home/SRAHEC staff

About SRAHEC staff

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far SRAHEC staff has created 40 blog entries.

Suicide Awareness

By |2019-10-17T20:24:55+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Public Health|

Did you know that every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide? In the United States alone, approximately 123 people die every day by suicide. In 2017, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,000 people. This affects individuals of all ages but is [...]

Comments Off on Suicide Awareness

UV Safety

By |2019-07-02T15:54:05+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Summer has arrived and is in full force with beautiful days of sunshine and warmth. There are great benefits of sunlight, including the increase of the mood boosting hormone serotonin, and it can help our skin create vitamin D which plays a big role in our bone health. However, it is important to be aware of [...]

Comments Off on UV Safety

What to Expect in a Tobacco Quit Group

By |2019-05-30T19:37:01+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

You're a tobacco user but you're ready to quit. You do well for a couple of days, but then the cravings come, and stress lowers your strength to say no. You’ve been here before. You really want to quit but you just don’t know what to expect from attending a quit group. Will you be judged? [...]

Comments Off on What to Expect in a Tobacco Quit Group

STD Awareness

By |2019-04-23T20:11:07+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are a topic no one wants to talk about. Not with a doctor, a partner, or even a friend. However, the stigma surrounding STDs is only adding to the problem. In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released data showing 2.3 million diagnosed cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, an increase [...]

Comments Off on STD Awareness

Child Abuse Prevention Month

By |2019-04-15T18:12:40+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

As we recognize April as “Child Abuse Prevention” month, it seems appropriate to reference a recent article in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) journal that examined the prevalence of parental spanking of children between the ages of three and five and its association with the children’s behavior and vocabulary through the age of nine. This [...]

Comments Off on Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

By |2019-01-09T16:24:37+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Let’s get the year started off by talking about women’s health. It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month, and we can all encourage each other to get screened for this highly preventable and treatable cancer. Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix. The normal cells of the cervix gradually develop pre-cancerous changes that turn into cancer. [...]

Comments Off on Cervical Health Awareness Month

2018 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey Report

By |2019-01-03T15:10:23+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Tobacco Cessation|

The FYTS is a school based survey that is administered January through February every year. This survey tracks indicators of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among Florida public middle and high school students in all 67 Florida counties. Schools and classrooms are randomly selected and survey responses are anonymous. Each county in Florida is [...]

Comments Off on 2018 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey Report

Great American Smokeout (GASO) 2018: One Day towards a Smoke-free Life

By |2019-01-03T15:09:40+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|

This year, on November 15, the American Cancer Society is holding their 43rd annual Great American Smokeout (GASO). This event encourages current smokers to take action and steps towards quitting tobacco and living a healthier life. Providers, employers, and other organizations host many different events in honor of this day, and they all encourage current smokers [...]

The Fight to Reduce HPV-Related Cancers – FDA Approves Vaccination for People Up to 45-Years-Old

By |2018-10-17T14:04:48+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|

  Human Papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States and the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and about 14 million become infected with the [...]

Comments Off on The Fight to Reduce HPV-Related Cancers – FDA Approves Vaccination for People Up to 45-Years-Old

County Health Rankings: Understanding the Health of the People

By |2018-09-27T15:35:54+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) have collaborated to bring the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report for 2018. These rankings compare counties within each state on more than 30 health-influencing factors such as education, jobs, and access to quality healthcare.  They provide overall rankings for each county [...]

Comments Off on County Health Rankings: Understanding the Health of the People