Health

HRHN published its first 2019 Semi-Annual Newsletter; highlights include Pilot Program launch, AdventHealth news, iMAD Summer Workshops, HRHN Annual Report, iMAD Serves 2,700 students, Opioid Symposiums, and How to Get Involved.

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Teaching Tolerance To Our Youth While we all have different values and beliefs, it is important for each of us to be tolerant and teach tolerance to our youth. Even if a person does not condone the lifestyle of another, they should respect the person and their individuality. LGBTQ+ youth, in particular, have a difficult […]

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What is iMAD? What exactly are those people teaching our kids? Why do we need sexual health education in Highlands County? Why is it important that we start teaching the young people in our community about STIs, unintended pregnancy, and risky behaviors? I will address these questions and give statistics for Florida and Highlands County […]

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Tobacco: An addiction or part of a larger health issue? The Great American Smokeout started over 46 years ago in Massachusetts when a neighbor encouraged his neighbors to quit smoking for the day.  However, tobacco has a long-standing history with America.  It started here with the Native Americans and was brought to Europe in 1528… […]

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As the school year is starting to get into full swing, I wondered what parents find the most concerning for their kids when sending them back to school.  A recent poll from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked adults to identify health problems they consider “big problems” for children and […]

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