Healthy UH. View more from this blog. Others—such as travel, worship services, and group meals—pose more danger. Make these swaps to keep your family healthy this holiday season. These are challenging times and almost everything about our daily lives looks different. What should you do?
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Adolescents in Hawaii bear markedly higher rates of pregnancy and chlamydia infection than their counterparts in the rest of the United States. When we look at national surveys of teen behavior, Hawaii ranks last in condom use among teens- so these high rates of STDs and unintended pregnancy are, unfortunately, not very surprising. We see the long-term consequences of untreated STDs, including ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility, in our offices far too often. When it comes to adolescent pregnancy, we know that teen mothers are at higher risk for complications and poor birth outcomes, and studies have shown that teen parents are less likely to finish high school and are at a higher risk for living in poverty. As a community, we should care about reducing these preventable epidemics because they not only affect the health and welfare of our adolescents, but they also are a large economic burden for our state. We decided to embark on a community-wide effort to 1 educate teens about their sexual health and motivate them to adopt safer sex behaviors and 2 connect teens to a well-integrated network of clinicians prepared to provide teen-friendly testing, treatment, and contraceptive services. We have a collaborative effort with local family medicine, ob-gyn, pediatric, and internal medicine clinicians and community health centers to increase their capacity for providing teen friendly services.
The SafeSex808 Project
Pityriasis rosea pronounced: pit-ih-RYE-uh-sis ROE-zee-uh is a harmless temporary skin condition that's common in teens. This pink or gray scaly skin rash can last for 4 to 8 weeks — or, sometimes, months. The rash usually starts with one big patch on the chest, abdomen, thighs, or back that's often mistaken for ringworm. As the rash spreads, the original patch is joined by a number of smaller spots that spread out across the torso.
At the University of Houston campus, Digital Media Academy runs tech summer camps that offer students ages 9 to 17 a variety of topics to choose from. Kids and teens will delve into a world of different coding languages, explore artificial intelligence, and learn to make movies. There are camps for every facet of digital media, and students are sure to find something they are interested in.