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STD Questions and Answers

STD Questions and Answers

Below are some answers to frequent STD questions. If you are concerned that you are at risk for an STD, please don't put off getting tested. STDs are common and it is possible to be infected without being aware. Take control of your health and get tested. Call Care...

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Our Family’s Fight Against HEROIN

Our Family’s Fight Against HEROIN

A year ago this coming June, I lost my beautiful niece to a heroin overdose. Alyssa was just 17 years old. She was beautiful, sassy, and full of dreams. Alyssa’s struggle was complex and heartbreaking. Just as she was learning that she could break free from this...

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Graduation, Senior Week, & More!

Graduation, Senior Week, & More!

This is an exciting time for high school seniors. Not only has graduation happened and high school is behind you, but you are probably making plans or already at the beach for senior week. During this time, here are 3 key tips to think about (although these...

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“It’s Just Sex, Right?”

“It’s Just Sex, Right?”

The physical risks of sexual activity ARE REAL. But they’re not the entire story! Besides STDs/STIs and pregnancy, there’s something else to consider. Sex is a powerful, intimate act, and can lead to emotional difficulties. If you hold off on sex for now, here are a...

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Relationship 101 Part 2 – Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Relationship 101 Part 2 – Love Shouldn’t Hurt

If you were to define your relationship how would you define it? Is it wonderful, romantic, fun, or fulfilling? Or is it stressful, painful, or intense? Do you desire things to be different? Do you think that if you just looked better, acted differently or did things...

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Relationship 101 Part 1

Relationship 101 Part 1

In a healthy relationship, your partner wants you to be the best you can be and will encourage and support you. In an unhealthy relationship, it’s all about them and what you do or don’t do for them. Being in a healthy relationship is very important, and a decision...

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What You Need To Know about Syphilis…

What You Need To Know about Syphilis…

Here’s the Who, What, When, Why and How low down on this STI Who: Every year, nearly 9 million people under the age of 25 get a new STI (sexually transmitted infection). One of these infections is syphilis. If you’ve had sex, you could have an STI. Some STIs cause...

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What are you fighting for?

What are you fighting for?

So, just like most guys, I like war movies. Just the other day I was watching “Band of Brothers,” and there is no question it is inspiring. To see the story of real men who risked their lives and faced their foes with courage and valor makes you second guess your own...

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Make a Plan Make a Change

Make a Plan Make a Change

Planning! Some people love to plan, and I am one of those people. I love to make a plan, to think about things before hand and leave out all the guesswork and stress that often accompanies me when I’m unprepared. And while most of us know about planning trips,...

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Are You Up For The Challenge?

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Recently, I participated in a small, community health fair at a local middle school and we had the opportunity to ask questions to the kids who came by about relationships and sex. The kids were interested in the questions and they (usually) gave thoughtful answers....

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What You Need To Know about Gonorrhea…

What You Need To Know about Gonorrhea…

Here’s the Who, What, When and Why low down on this STD Who: Every year, almost 4 million American teenagers get an STD. If you’ve had sex, you could be infected with one or more STDs, including gonorrhea. Some STDs cause symptoms. Others don’t. You could have one now...

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What You Need To Know about Chlamydia…

What You Need To Know about Chlamydia…

Here’s the Who, What, Where, When, and Why low down on this STD Who: Every year, almost 4 million American teenagers get an STD (Sexually transmitted disease). If you’ve had sex, you could be infected with one or more STDs, including chlamydia. Both men and women...

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What’s Up With Waiting?

What’s Up With Waiting?

Wait One of the most overlooked words in the English language is the word “wait”. Why is it so hard to wait? Well for starters, waiting has the unspoken meaning and reputation of boredom and no action. This could not be further from the truth. Waiting for something...

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