Getting back into the swing of school might have us reaching for overly fatty or processed foods. While most of us are aware that our favorite snacks should be an occasional indulgent treat, it is hard to know exactly how they affect us. Luckily, September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and it is the perfect… more »
August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches that typically cause itchy, burning and stinging sensations on the skin. Although psoriasis typically affects the elbows, knees and scalp, it can also appear all over the body. According to the more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), a time to bring awareness and promote advocacy for a crisis that effects on average one in every three women and one in every six men. According to The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), it is estimated that… more »
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:
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.
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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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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 »