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Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day

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Published: December 1, 2012

Around the globe people are thinking about how AIDS has affected us all: mourning for those we loved and lost, honoring those who struggle with illness and stigma and reflecting on how we can make things better.

Myths About Sex: Boys vs. Girls

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Published: November 29, 2012

There are a number of myths about sex out there. In our Sex Myths posts, we try to put the issue to rest and separate the fact from fiction. This edition will focus on sex myths surrounding boys vs. girls.

Birth Control: Implanon

By KAPPI
Published: November 27, 2012

There’s no fool-proof way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy besides abstinence, but there are some types of birth control that work better than others. 


Talking About Sex: Be a Parent with an Opinion

By KAPPI
Published: November 22, 2012

Being an “askable parent” is a great start to engaging your kids in discussions about sex. In addition to be approachable, it is also important that you be a parent with an opinion, a point of view.

Recognizing an Unhealthy Relationship

By KAPPI
Published: November 22, 2012

When you are in a relationship, it can be hard to see outside of it sometimes.

STDs: Chlamydia

By KAPPI
Published: November 20, 2012

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, and it is most common among people ages 15-24.

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Be Cuul without the JUUL

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, are battery powered devices used to deliver nicotine and flavored oils in the form of an aerosol. Most e-Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until approximately age 25. 

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Get Vaccinated

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.