SCREENING YOUR CHILD FOR AUTISM

SCREENING YOUR CHILD FOR AUTISM If you’ve ever met a child living with autism spectrum disorder, you’ve probably noticed their difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction. According to Autism Speaks, 1 in 68 children is now diagnosed with the developmental disorder. We know more about autism spectrum disorder and how it’s presented in children [...]

KNOW YOUR STATUS: WHY HIV TESTING IS CRUCIAL

KNOW YOUR STATUS: WHY HIV TESTING IS CRUCIAL HIV in the United States continues to be a major public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.1 million Americans are living with the virus, and one out of five people with HIV don’t even know that they have it. Local Numbers According [...]

FOUR WAYS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF STDS

FOUR WAYS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF STDS STDs are a major problem in our community. Just take a look at the Ohio Department of Health STD Surveillance Program. With STDs often being preventable, this causes concern. Common STDs by the Numbers The STD Surveillance Program monitors three STDs and their stats throughout the state of Ohio: [...]

NHA EMPLOYEE ENTERS FIRST BODYBUILDING COMPETITION IN 20 YEARS

NHA EMPLOYEE ENTERS FIRST BODYBUILDING COMPETITION IN 20 YEARS Larry Smith, a shipping and receiving clerk at Neighborhood Health Association, doesn’t just lift packages. He lifts weights—185+ pounds of them on a regular basis—as a competitive bodybuilder. Now, after a two-decade hiatus from the sport, Larry is getting back into the game. Building a Beginning [...]

AVOIDING FOOD TEMPTATIONS AT GATHERINGS

AVOIDING FOOD TEMPTATIONS AT GATHERINGS Food temptation is all around, even more so at holidays, birthdays, and other special events. When you’re trying to maintain or lose weight, or simply be healthy, it can be difficult to navigate through the food offerings. In honor of the remaining days of National Nutrition Month, here are five [...]

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK The National Poison Control Center reports that each year, more than two million people—about half under the age of 6—swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. This mostly happens when parents or caregivers are home but not paying attention. And did you know that the [...]

A DIETITIAN’S TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING

A DIETITIAN’S TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING March begins National Nutrition Month, a time when we promote healthy eating and share information about foods. The theme for this year’s NNM is “Put your best fork forward” which reminds us that we each hold the tool to make healthy food choices. The phrase “Healthy Eating” should not cause fear or [...]