Tobacco Use Among the LGBTQ+ Community

By |2022-07-05T11:52:38-04:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Tobacco usage is responsible for over 450,000 deaths in the United States each year. With cigarette smoking being the leading cause of preventable deaths and diseases in the U.S., certain populations and communities are more susceptible to these tobacco-related deaths than others. One such at-risk population for engaging in tobacco use is the LGBTQ+ community. According [...]

Comments Off on Tobacco Use Among the LGBTQ+ Community

World No Tobacco Day

By |2022-05-16T15:04:12-04:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Education, Public Health|

In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) established World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) as a way to inform folk of the harms of smoking and encourage them to try quitting – if only for a day. Ever since then, the WHO has designated May 31st as World No-Tobacco Day and has evolved to not only keep the [...]

Comments Off on World No Tobacco Day

National Women’s Health Week

By |2020-05-08T13:00:22-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Got your daily exercise yet? Are you making healthier food options? How about getting enough sleep? Well it’s not too late to start today! This year, we celebrate National Women’s Health Week to remind women all around the world to make health a priority and build lifelong healthy habits. Women have unique health issues such as [...]

Comments Off on National Women’s Health Week

#VaccinesWorkforAll – World Immunization Week 2020

By |2020-04-22T15:23:28-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Education, Public Health|

The theme for World Immunization Week 2020 is #VaccinesWorkforAll. The campaign centers around promoting the value of immunization worldwide and increase access to vaccinations for those at risk. This week we celebrate an important campaign in the field of public health: Immunization! During the last week of April, we promote one of the world’s most powerful [...]

Comments Off on #VaccinesWorkforAll – World Immunization Week 2020

What to Do When You’re Home bound.  Activity Ideas for Seniors

By |2020-03-24T18:40:36-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Education, Mental Health, Public Health|

For seniors who are home bound, it is important to stay engaged and active in order to avoid depression, isolation and boredom, which can sometimes lead to other physical ailments such as insomnia, weight loss, body aches, and fatigue.  There are things you can do to help avoid this from happening. Check out some great ideas [...]

Comments Off on What to Do When You’re Home bound.  Activity Ideas for Seniors

UV Safety

By |2019-07-02T15:54:05-04:00July 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 |2019-05-30T19:37:01-04:00May 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 |2019-04-23T20:11:07-04:00April 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 |2019-04-15T18:12:40-04:00April 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

Is Your Heart Healthy?

By |2019-02-26T20:45:43-05:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is something we often overlook if we aren’t directly affected, but the stats of this disease are a little staggering. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. While this is a frightening statistic, rest assured that heart disease is often preventable [...]

Comments Off on Is Your Heart Healthy?
Go to Top