Article Archives: School Zone Health

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

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