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Posted On July 5, 2019
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Summer is here and Atlanta is bringing the heat! With the rise in temperatures, we often decrease the amount of clothing worn, which can cause a lot of pressure or dread for some people. The focus on the perfect “summer bod” and expectations for the diet and exercise that lead to a beach-ready body can… more »

HIV Awareness

Posted On June 5, 2019
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National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2019. According to U.S. Statistics, approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today with 15% unaware that they are infected. Approximately 51% of persons aged 13-24 who are infected with HIV are undiagnosed. Men who have sex with men are… more »

Skin Cancer Awareness

Posted On May 1, 2019
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is the third most prevalent cancer acquired in women under the age of 49 years, behind thyroid and breast cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation,melanomas are the most common cancer acquired for men ages 49 years and… more »

Healthy Spring Break

Posted On March 8, 2019
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Spring Break is coming! With the rising temperatures and break from classes, our bodies need different things to be healthy. The following are a few suggestions for a healthier spring break:

Hydration:

According to Medical News Today our body is made up of about 75% water and when we don’t stay hydrated… more »

New Year, New You

Posted On February 1, 2019
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It’s that time again, a new year, time to set goals to make this year better than the last. Improving our health is usually high on our priority list when setting New Year goals and if it is not then it may be a good time to begin setting health goals.

According to The… more »

Flu Season Awareness

Posted On November 29, 2018
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The weather has turned cold and flu season is now upon us. Flu season is when influenza activity increases and flu viruses are most common. In the United States, flu season is typically during the fall and winter months, with flu activity beginning to increase in October and November and peaking between December and February.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted On October 25, 2018
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the perfect time to promote preventative care, raise funds for cancer research and conduct a breast self-exam. One in eight women develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, making breast cancer an extremely prevalent health concern. While it is not as common, men are able to contract… more »

Stay Active this Summer!

Posted On May 15, 2018
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With summer soon approaching, many of us think about getting into shape. Being physically active not only helps people look good, it can also make them feel good and improve their health! There are many benefits to being physically active including:

Helps control weight. Strong scientific evidence shows that physical activity can help maintain weight… more »