Health

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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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Sextortion Have you heard about it yet?  What about sexting?  Sexting is a term that came about in the early 2000s referring to sending, receiving or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photos or images using a digital device.  Most people today know about sexting and have heard someone speak about the dangers of it.  Sextortion is […]

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Recognizing an Unhealthy Relationship Recently one of our own discussed her personal experiences with Domestic Violence and unhealthy relationships.  Unfortunately, unhealthy relationships and dating violence is something that as health professionals we must speak with young people about because it is a fact that it is happening.  The 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey found […]

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When I first started thinking about what I would like to say or discuss for the month of domestic violence awareness, I didn’t have to think too hard because I was a victim of domestic violence myself.  Not once, not twice, but three different times in my life.  At different stages of my life I […]

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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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