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14 Dec 2016

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia By:  Lauren Way Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) caused by having vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who is already infected, though bodily fluids.  The infection occurs in the genitals, rectum, eyes and throat. Sexually active teens have one of the highest rates of reported infections. It is […]

12 Dec 2016

STD Clinic: Syphilis 101

Syphilis by Grant Huttar Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that has been known by many names, the Great Pox, the Disease of Naples, or the Great Imitator. This last name is due largely to the fact that many of its symptoms closely mimic a variety of other diseases making it easy to misdiagnose. Syphilis […]

5 Dec 2016

Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 & 2

Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 & 2 By: Taylor Loftus Whenever someone hears the word herpes they automatically start freaking out and think the world is going to end, but did you know that 3.7 billion people from ages 0-50 or 67% of the population is living with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), per the […]

26 Nov 2016

Sleep Loss Alters Gut Microbes

Sleep Loss Alters Gut Microbes By: Emad Yahya           Despite the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommending at least 7 hours of sleep a day for adults aged 18-60, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year has revealed that more than a third of […]

26 Nov 2016

HIV Testing

HIV Testing By Grant Huttar The CDC reports that more than 1.2 million people in the US are living with Human Immunodeficiency Disease or HIV, and of those one in eight are unaware of having contracted it. Testing for HIV not only gives those effected more options for early treatment, but also can prevent the […]

4 Nov 2016

Do Cranberries Help Prevent a UTI?

Do cranberries help prevent a UTI? Yes but not the juice. By Taylor Loftus                 Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common problems treated in the urgent care. UTI signs and symptoms occur more frequently in women than men at a ratio of about 8:1. More then half of women have had […]