Article Archives: School Zone Health

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

Dealing with the Dreaded “Winter Blues” that Bring Sadness and Anxiety to Many

With the holiday season long gone, for many individuals the cold gray days of early January through the remainder of the winter season often bring an overwhelming sense of despair, misery and depression. When combining lack of sunlight, shorter days, financial concerns, loneliness, time pressures, family problems and setting expectations … Read More

Pinkeye Caused by Various Factors

Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva — the clear, thin tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. There are a number of different culprits for causing pinkeye. The four most common include viruses, bacteria, … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that usually affects infants and children under 5 years of age; however, it may also occur in adults. Initial symptoms of HFMD include fever, mouth sores, reduced appetite and sore throat. A skin rash consisting of red spots and sometimes … Read More

Reducing the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS or crib death, is when a baby 12 months or younger unexpectedly dies during his or her sleep with no known warning signs or a clear reason. Although a single, direct cause for SIDS is unknown, a combination of physical and environmental … Read More