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Prone to mosquito bites? What to know about DEET

Posted by on July 25th, 2017 0 comments

People with higher metabolisms and prone to sweating in environments where mosquitoes thrive may find themselves disproportionately itchy to those who aren’t. Thanks to the U.S. Army, who developed it for soldiers in 1946, DEET has been a tried-and-true insect repellant for millions of Americans over half a century. Scientists aren’t quite clear about how… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Public Health

Jul

18

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Painkiller Misuse Second Most Common Illegal Drug Problem

Posted by on July 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The opioid epidemic has taken center stage in both 2016 and 2017. In November, the Surgeon General released a landmark report regarding addiction in America, and a new study finds that abuse of prescription opioids is the second most common illegal drug problem in the U.S.–second only to marijuana. The data from 2012-2014 showed that… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries), Oklahoma, Public Health

Jun

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National HIV Testing Day

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and we at SCR want to inform you about the importance of getting tested for HIV and AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. In the United States, there are 1.1 million people who have HIV, and 1 in every 7 don’t know they have it. In the… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Public Health

Jun

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First Decline in Vaping Among Teens

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Fewer teens are vaping, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This is the first time there has been a decline since the U.S. government began tracking vaping or e-cigarette use in 2015. According to the report, vaping fell from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016, which… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), K-12, Public Health

Jun

08

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Fewer Teen Births Equal Historic Low

Posted by on June 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Teen births reached a historic low in 2014, dropping 9 percent from 2013 to 2014–the birth rate is currently 2.4 percent for 15 to 19 year olds. On the other hand, the birth rate for women over 30 increased by 6 percent and is currently at a rate of 30 percent. And overall births increased… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Public Health

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