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Community Health: Education, Prevention & Inspiration 2014

Have the sniffles?

Are you feeling under the weather? Are you wondering if the symptoms you have are due to a cold or the flu? It's not always easy to tell the difference between the two since both can have similar symptoms - stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough - which makes it hard to decide what medication to...
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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM)

Teen pregnancy prevention is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) top six priorities, and of utmost importance to health and quality of life for our youth. Evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs typically address specific protective factors on the basis of...
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Bladder Health, What’s it all About?

In the days of most everyone carrying a water bottle in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, frequent urination may not be a seen as a red flag of a serious health issue. Truth be told, passing urine more than eight times a day may be a signal of a bladder health problem. One of the many...
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Erin's Law

Child sexual abuse is an ugly topic many would rather avoid. The sad truth is that children of every demographic (gender, age, race, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and family structure) are at risk.1 There are an estimated thirty-nine million survivors of sexual abuse in the United States...
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Tips for Improving Parent/Child Communication

Being open and available to talk about subjects such as sex and sexuality can be challenging. Some common fears that many parents have include not having all the answers, feeling embarrassed, encouraging sexual experimentation, or feeling as though talking doesn't matter. Here are some suggestions...
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National Women’s Health Week

Welcome back to the Community Health blog, Sexual Health from the Inside Out. Traditionally, women are the caretakers of their families. When our children are not feeling well, we take their temperature, give them medication and make sure they are comfortable. When our parents are sick,...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's that time of the year again were anywhere you look you see pink: pink ribbons, pink balloons, pink clothing, buildings with pink lights, professional athletes wearing pink gear, and even pink animals! Ok, maybe it was not a live animal, but I did come across a freshly-painted pink...
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Germs are Everywhere!

Sharing is caring!  That is what we have always been taught, right?  Well, one thing we don’t want to share is germs.  Germs make people sick! To help reduce the risk of illness and stop the spread of germs, it’s a good idea to take precautionary measures.  Here are some easy ones to practice:...
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Summer is Here!

The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the solstice falls on June 21, at 6:51am EDT. The summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. While for many of us summer means fun in the sun with swimming, going to the beach...
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What's the deal with BSEs?

One form of early breast cancer detection is the breast self-exam (BSE). The breast self-exam is not a means for diagnosis but detecting a lump can be the first step in getting further medical evaluation. Although 80% of lumps are non-cancerous, it is important to perform monthly breast self-exams...
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September 16 is Global Female Condom Day!

Global Female Condom day was founded in 2012 when advocates took action to expand awareness around and access to female condoms. September 16 is now known nationally as the day many individuals and organizations come together to increase knowledge, availability, and use of female condoms. Female...
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The Purple Ribbon

With the month of October well underway, most of us have already seen a pink ribbon or two celebrating breast cancer awareness month. Keep your eye out for purple ribbons, and sport your own, as October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is not just physical...
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It's time for change...

Change is good from time to time.  It is a way to grow and a way to learn. As the Community Health team moves forward with current and new programming, we will have much more to share through our blog. Therefore, we have changed the name of our blog to encompass various topics and to highlight our...
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