Breastfeeding. It’s all around us, from the pages of Glamour magazine and storming social media, to the age-old paintings on the walls of the Louvre Museum in Paris. These days you can’t seem to get away from the subject. As National Breastfeeding Month comes to a close, it is imperative that people not only see the trendy side of breastfeeding, but also appreciate the science behind it.
Worldwide, it is estimated that 1% of people are infected with HIV. In the United States, one in four people living with HIV are women. Medical advances are enabling people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and fuller lives, but the threat of the virus is still very real. Especially when nearly half of our children [high school students] are sexually active and 15% of those with four or more partners.
It’s fall! … and flu season. Blah, blah, boring! Perhaps, but understanding why you (and your family) cannot afford to forgo the flu vaccine is the goal here. This is an enjoyable time of year and traditionally very busy. You don’t have time to be in bed with I-just-got-hit-by-a-truck body aches and fever of 103 for four days.