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Suntan Myths and How They Can Affect Your Health
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Suntan Myths and How They Can Affect Your Health

Share on PinterestExperts say you should wear sunscreen whenever you expose yourself to the sun. BARTON/Getty ImagesA new survey reports that a vast majority of people believe that suntans are healthy.Experts say tanning is the body’s reaction to DNA damage caused by the sun.They say overexposure to the sun can lead to skin damage as well as skin cancer.They recommend wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, including a hat, when outside.A large majority of Europeans — and people elsewhere in the world — apparently believe that a suntan is attractive and healthy.The former is perhaps arguable, but dermatologists say the latter is dead wrong.Survey results presented at the 31st European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress this week found that 8 in 10 Europeans say that tann...
We’re having less sex. What does that mean for public health?
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We’re having less sex. What does that mean for public health?

Sex is one of life’s greatest pleasures and yet, in 2019, NATSAL (National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles), reported that sexual frequency was in decline. Answers surrounding why we aren’t having as much sex are more complicated than just what the data is telling us. So perhaps we need to pose a new question. Should we be treating this trend as a public health concern? And, what could we learn about our health if we did?You’d be forgiven for thinking that the world of late currently resembles something of a Margaret Atwood dystopia. Across the globe, we’ve been dished out once-in-a-lifetime event after once-in-a-lifetime event. There's an ongoing climate crisis making predictions of certain doom a hot, sticky reality; the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic, on top of 14 years o...
Health Insurance Coverage Varies Broadly by Race, Income | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Health Insurance Coverage Varies Broadly by Race, Income | Healthiest Communities Health News

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey indicates that 8.1% of Americans 18 and older lacked health insurance coverage, though this figure varied widely across different demographics.About 6% of non-Hispanic whites were uninsured, according to the data, which was collected from July 27 through Aug. 8. The same was the case for 9.2% of non-Hispanic Black individuals and 17.1% of Hispanics. The estimates, calculated by U.S. News, are based on data from survey respondents whose insurance status was known.The nonpartisan data center USAFacts reports that a lower percentage of Hispanics in the U.S. were insured in 2020 (81.7%) than in 2015 (84%), while coverage rates among white, Black, and Asian Americans all ticked up in that time. Among nonelderly adults, Hisp...
Camden County Health Hub Offering COVID-19 Omicron Booster Shots to All Adults
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Camden County Health Hub Offering COVID-19 Omicron Booster Shots to All Adults

(Blackwood, NJ) – After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control endorsed the recommendation for all Americans ages 12 and older to receive Omicron specific booster shots, the Camden County Health Hub will begin administering doses tomorrow.   New Jersey has received allocations of both Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters, which are being delivered to vaccine providers. These boosters will target both the original COVID-19 strain as well as the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. Omicron is currently causing most of the COVID-19 cases in the country and are predicted to circulate this fall and winter as well, according to the FDA. “This announcement comes at a critical time a...
Borja Iglesias talks to ESPN about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema
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Borja Iglesias talks to ESPN about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema

Iglesias is off to a fast start this season for Real Betis in LaLiga, but the gifted forward hasn't always had it easy. Juanjo Ubeda/Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesWhen Real Madrid played Real Betis at the Bernabeu last Saturday, one of LaLiga's top forwards was seeking to add to his four-goal tally on the young season.We're not talking about Karim Benzema, though -- he remains on three league goals -- but Betis forward Borja Iglesias, who is just behind Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski and Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas in the Pichichi race (both with five goals).Iglesias, 29, has been around for a while. He came through Celta Vigo's academy, shone on loan at Real Zaragoza and got his top-flight breakthrough with Espanyol, where 17 league goals in 2018-19 convinced Betis to sign him for €30 ...
​​Is Any Amount of Alcohol Really Good for Your Health?​​
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​​Is Any Amount of Alcohol Really Good for Your Health?​​

If you enjoy a nightly glass of wine or cocktail, you’d probably lap up headlines like these with glee — “A glass of wine a day lowers your risk for early death,” “Moderate drinkers live longer than those who don’t drink at all,” “Occasional drinkers at lower risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes.” But the health benefits of drinking may not be so cut and dry, and the risks, on the other hand, are hard to ignore. “The risk for most health harms due to alcohol pretty much start from your first drink and rise in a straight line from there,” says Nick Sheron, M.D., a hepatologist and a visiting professor at Kings College London. “But the unexplained reduction in mortality for people who drink a littl...
USC Trojans football player Caleb Williams helps produce PSA on mental health awareness
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USC Trojans football player Caleb Williams helps produce PSA on mental health awareness

5:00 PM ETPete ThamelESPN USC quarterback Caleb Williams on Tuesday unveiled a public service announcement focused on addressing mental health.Williams and a team of fellow USC communications students produced and filmed a national PSA focused on spreading mental health awareness."I was trying to figure out a better way to reach out and help any way and attack something that isn't being attacked as aggressively as it should," Williams told ESPN.The PSA is called Seize the Awkward, and Williams' participation is indicative of how he plans to address mental health issues throughout his career. The commercial is expected to run nationally.1 RelatedIt represents an evolution in Williams' advocacy as his platform grows. Last year, Williams said he painted his fingernails with the suicide pre...
Lifespan Health | Carle Illinois College of Medicine
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Lifespan Health | Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Lifespan Health Thread Directors Samar Hegazy, MD, PhDTeaching Assistant Professor, Medical Education Facilitator Pathology Core Discipline LeadCourse Director, Literature Reviews in PathologyDepartment of Biomedical and Translational SciencesLIFESPAN HEALTH THREAD CO-DIRECTOR Contact Carle Illinois College of MedicineMedical Sciences Building506 S. Mathews Ave. Room 239Urbana, IL 61801217.333.0979 | hegazy@illinois.edumedicine.illinois.edu/ Jaya G. Yodh, PhDTeaching Associate Professor, Medical Education Facilitator Biochemistry Core Discipline LeadLead Course Director, Foundations: Molecules to PopulationsCo-Course Director, Phase 1 Synthesis and SummaryDepartment of Biomedical and Translational SciencesLIFESPAN HEALTH THREAD CO-DIRECTOR Contact Carle Illinois ...
Advocates provide mental health resources after KY flooding
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Advocates provide mental health resources after KY flooding

MARTIN, Ky. — Counselors in eastern Kentucky are working to raise awareness of mental health resources for those in communities impacted by flooding.  What You Need To Know Counselors with Christian Appalachian Project are providing resources for mental health This includes mental health resources for adults and children Chris Griffith, a counselor with CAP, says mental health is important to deal with early The flood has caused mental health issues on top of many other challenges Chris Griffith has seen firsthand the devastation flooding had on his community.  “These are my people. I am them and we’re all brothers and sisters in this community in one way or another,” Griffith said. Griffith, who is the program manager and counselor for Christian Appalachian Project, says the ...