Article Archives: School Zone Health

What to Know About Plant-Related Rashes

It’s summer, which means it’s a great time to be outside hiking, running and biking. It’s also a great time for plants to grow. While we love seeing green trees and beautiful flowers come out, there are also some plants we wish didn’t grow at all. I’m talking about those … Read More

HPV: What You Need to Know

You may have heard about HPV in television commercials, but it is not something people have common knowledge about. HPV can cause serious issues, so you need to know the facts. Here, I’ll explain what HPV is, how you can get it and what you can do to prevent it. … Read More

How to Prevent Children’s Sports Injuries

It’s getting warmer and spring/summer sports are starting up again. While sports are great for physical activity, they can also lead to injuries. Here are a few tips to help child athletes prevent sports injuries. Make sure that your child warms up before each sporting practice or game. A warm … Read More

Keep Springtime Asthma and Allergies at Bay

Can’t wait to get outside after these chilly winter months? Most of us have been wishing for warm sunshine, bike rides, not having to wear big, insulated jackets and beautiful, blooming plants. As much as all of these sound nice, those who have asthma and/or allergies aren’t always thrilled about … Read More

Sexually Transmitted Infections are Both Harmful and Preventable for Women

An alarming 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that each year approximately nine million women in the United States are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Transmitted through sexual contact, some STIs can be cured while others cannot. These infections — created when a … Read More