Saturday is Hepatitis Testing Day

Saturday is Hepatitis Testing Day

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and as part of that month, May 19th has been set aside as Hepatitis Testing Day. Hepatitis can have serious health consequences, especially if left untreated. The virus affects the liver. There are many options for hepatitis testing. As you prepare to participate in Hepatitis Testing Day, let’s take a… Read More

National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Week: Time To Think About Your Sexual Health

  This week is National Women’s Health Week. This time is set aside to focus on improving the health of women across the nation. Building awareness for women’s health issues and preventative screening, programs to help women get active and eating healthy and focusing on mental health issues are all just some of the ways… Read More

STD Cases Are Rising In Michigan

Recent reports from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have shown that STD case rates in the state are reaching record highs. Mirroring the rest of the United States, Michigan is seeing a rise in the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea ,and syphilis. Cases of these STDs seem to be highest among… Read More

Hepatitis Awareness Month Is Here

Hepatitis Awareness Month Is Here

The month of May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. The word “hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C can become a lifelong infection of the liver and can lead to many more serious conditions such as liver damage, cirrhosis, or even liver cancer. People with chronic hepatitis have the greatest risk of liver cancer. More… Read More

Students Clap Back At Sex Ed Protest

Students Clap Back At Parent’s Sex Ed Protest

Last month, some parents removed their children from public schools in protest of sexual health education. The event was called Sex Ed Sit Out. In response, teens clapped back with a protest of their own which they called #SexEdLive. This social media event brought many students together to share youth led sex education live throughout… Read More

R&B Singer Investigated for Spreading an STD

R&B Singer Being Investigated for Spreading STDs

Famed R&B singer, R. Kelly, has been accused by an unidentified Texas woman of having intentionally given her an STD. The woman alleges that she had an eight month relationship with the singer and during that time, he never disclosed he had an STD. Now, local authorities are investigating this woman’s claims. Furthermore, an attorney… Read More

Online Search Activity Helps Health Officials Predict STD Trends

One of the most significant obstacles presented to health officials in the fight against any infection is knowing when and where an outbreak will occur. New studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered a promising new way to identify potential threats, particularly when it comes to syphilis. Tracking online search topics… Read More

Jackson County STDs on the Rise

Jackson County, Ore. Has Record High Number of STDs

In a recent health report released by the Jackson County Health and Human Services Department in Jackson County, Oregon, it was discovered that three STDs have reached record high rates in the area. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases have all increased significantly since 2016. Local health officials have cited numerous reasons for the increase in… Read More

Some Companies Have Been Sharing Users' HIV Status

Some Companies Have Been Sharing Users’ HIV Status

Your health information is supposed to remain private and protected. In the past several months however, several companies have been caught sharing the HIV status of some of their users without permission. Last year, Aetna, a major health insurance provider, was sued for accidentally revealing the HIV status of at least 12,000 of their customers…. Read More

What Is The Condom Snorting Challenge?

What Is The Condom Snorting Challenge?

Recently, several news outlets have been reported about an viral trend known as “The Condom Snorting Challenge.” Allegedly, teens are taking to the internet to post videos of themselves unrolling a condom, snorting through their nose and pulling it out of their mouth. If this viral trend is true, it carries with it a great… Read More