Health officials are urging people to get tested for HIV because knowing your status and getting proper treatment are just as important to the fight against HIV as prevention methods. With proper treatment and care, HIV-positive individuals can achieve viral suppression, meaning the amount of virus in the blood is very low. This reduces the risk of spreading the virus to … [Read more...]
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A new online knowledge center offers expert information on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It was created by the Steve Fund, a nonprofit focused on student of color mental health issues and is available free of charge. “Our goal is to provide carefully vetted information on how to better support the mental health and emotional … [Read more...]
Back by popular demand due to the difficult times we live in, here’s a helpful checklist on what you should do and say if you are approached by the police. Second in a three-part series Preventive medicine is a board-certified specialty of medical practice that focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote and … [Read more...]
Back by popular demand, here’s a helpful checklist on what you should do and say if you are driving and get pulled over by the police Preventive Medicine is a board-certified specialty of medical practice that focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote and maintain health and well-being and to prevent … [Read more...]
Grief is a normal and natural, though often deeply painful, response to loss. The death of a loved one is the most common way we think of loss, but many other significant changes in one’s life can involve loss and therefore grief. Everyone experiences loss and grief at some time. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Each individual … [Read more...]