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Jun

27

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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

22

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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

Apr

03

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This Week is National Public Health Week

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

It’s National Public Health Week! This annual health observance is hosted by the American Public Health Association, which tries to promote public health so that the United States can become the healthiest nation in one generation (by 2030). But just what exactly is public health? “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Public Health

Mar

29

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The Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Asthma & Allergens

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

From winter into spring, the transition is beautiful. Trees are full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. In Texas, the bluebonnets grace our highways. The sun is out, shining brightly. Suddenly, some of us start wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), allergens in the environment… Read More »

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

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