Abuse starts at a very young age for many who go on to abuse the ones they say they love-A vicious circle. 1 out of every 10 teens are slapped, punched or struck by their boy or girl friend. Stop the Cycle-Get the Facts. Continue Reading Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month February 2018
In a day when Women are using their voices to raise awareness of Women’s issues, this is poignant; “HIV is the leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age globally, underscoring the need for prevention tools designed with women’s realities in mind. Female condoms can put the power of protection in women’s hands right now.” Condoms are about 85% effective…
Continue Reading National Condom Month February 2018
People of color are at the biggest risk when it comes to cardiovascular disease and complications of medicines and treatments. Just like the importance of knowing your HIV status keeping your heart in good shape should go without saying…Here’s your kick in the pants! Continue Reading American Heart Month February 2018
Sex and drugs and more sex and Rock’in Roll, and so on and so on…Did drugs contribute to your HIV status? Are they fueling the younger generations getting HIV and other STIs? Education about practicing safer sex, knowing how drugs fit in, and making some better choices will help change transmission rates. Continue Reading National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week January 22 – 28 2018
Vaccines are only about 200 years old but have been the biggest impact to lowering healthcare costs and reducing human illness, disability and death than any one other intervention. Science is just begun in treating other chronic diseases with vaccines and the research is on-going. Continue Reading National Influenza Vaccination Week December 4 – 11 2017
Did you know, About 10% of Women & approximately 15% of Men report never washing their hands? Or a single gram of human feces can contain one trillion germs. That’s about the weight of a paper clip, or maybe you didn’t want to know…!
Continue Reading National Hand Washing Awareness Week December 3 – 9 2017
Dec 1, 2017 – New Delhi : India has the third highest number of estimated people living with HIV in the world. The estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS in India was 2.08 million (20.9 lakhs in 2011) out of which an enormous 86% of whom were in 15-49 years age group. Nebraska total population is around 1.9 million…Huh. Continue Reading World AIDS Day December 1 2017
About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 15.1% in 2015), cigar, pipe, and hookah – other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco – are very much on the rise. Continue Reading Great American Smokeout November 16, 2017
It is estimated that about 900,000 Americans get pneumococcal pneumonia each year and about 5-7% die from it (approximately 4500 – 6300). As many as 400,000 hospitalizations from pneumococcal pneumonia are estimated to occur each year in the United States alone.
Continue Reading World Pneumonia Day November 12, 2017
“Although being intersex is relatively common, there remains a startling lack of awareness among the general population. Even as our culture has made strides toward greater understanding and acceptance of transgender rights, intersexuality remains under-recognized and taboo.” Continue Reading Intersex Day of Remembrance Nov 8, 2017