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Preparing a Safe Sleeping Environment for Your Baby

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Published: January 31, 2013

If you’re a new parent, you will be facing a lot of new challenges, many you may have never seen coming. You will find that there are a lot of things you had never thought about that now you must plan for.


I Can't Get Pregnant If... (Part 2)

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Published: January 23, 2013

There are some popular (and sometimes bizarre) myths about conception and pregnancy. Some of these aren’t believed by very many people, but somehow they seem to keep coming up. All of the following statements are FALSE.


Parents of Teens: Know Your Children and Their Friends

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Published: January 16, 2013

Parents, in the past we’ve covered that sharing your values, keeping close supervision and being an involved parent are helpful in preventing teen pregnancy and STDs.


STDs: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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Published: January 9, 2013

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States, yet most people carrying the virus don’t even know they have it.

Preparing for Parenthood

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Published: January 2, 2013

A baby doesn’t come with a diapers and a crib. These are things you will have to get on your own.

Birth Control: Intrauterine Device (IUD)

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Published: December 26, 2012

There is no fool-proof way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy besides abstinence, but there are several types of birth control available for those who choose to be sexually active. This post goes over the intrauterine device, or IUD.

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Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.