During the winter, staying active is always a challenge. You are not alone if you would rather spend time sipping hot cocoa on the couch than going for a walk outdoors. But what if you could get your steps in without needing to bundle up? A new trend hitting the suburbs, called “mall walking,” can help you stay active regardless of whether jack frost is biting at your nose or not.
What is PrEP, and How is it Used in HIV Prevention?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention method that reduces the risk of contracting HIV by stopping the virus from taking hold and spreading in the body. It is often prescribed to those who are at a high risk of getting HIV from sex and/or intravenous drug use. If you are considering options for improving safety, find out the answers to vital questions, including: “what is PrEP, and how can it help me?”
World AIDS Day Raises Awareness and Inspires Community Advocacy
World AIDS Day, recognized on December 1 every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is also a day to celebrate those living with HIV and those advocating for our communities every day.
Smoking Cessation: How to Help Loved Ones Kick the Habit
Kicking the habit can be a rollercoaster ride. Successful quitters stay smoke-free through the support and encouragement of others. If someone you love is struggling with tobacco use, learn what you can do to improve their chances with smoking cessation.
The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine
These are strange times. There is a worldwide pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 740,000 American people and more than 5 million globally. Although there is a clear, safe, and effective way out of this, the world stands conflicted or downright against getting the vaccine, which is our ticket back to the world we once enjoyed. How can that be? The answer is probably a good topic for another blog post, but for today I will provide facts that dispel some of the most common vaccine rumors, misinformation, and misconceptions. I hope that if even one person feels better about the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be a victory!
Prediabetes Treatment: Learn to Lower Blood Sugar Levels Naturally
Although a diagnosis of prediabetes can be scary and might even seem life-changing, you still have the power to get your health on the right track. In prediabetes treatment, action is the best medicine to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. This American Diabetes Month, learn how to pick up new habits that will have a positive influence on your health and wellness.