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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • Hampton Roads has some of the highest STD rates in nation

    Hampton Roads has some of the highest STD rates in nation
    Hampton Roads has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation. It had the second-highest rate of chlamydia cases among U.S. metropolitan areas and third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases, according to a 2010 report by the Centers...
  • STDs may come with no symptoms

    Many people who have a sexually transmitted disease may not know it. In 2007, nearly one-third of the people diagnosed with HIV likely had it for a long time without knowing it because they developed AIDS less than a year after their HIV test. Meanwhile,...
  • It's a boy: Are you having him circumcised?

    It's a boy: Are you having him circumcised?
    For decades, American parents were on circumcision autopilot. Conventional wisdom held that the foreskin-free penis was healthier and cleaner. Everyone was doing it, so everyone had it done. Not so today. Rates of infant circumcision have declined...
  • Campaign of misinformation against Planned Parenthood

    Campaign of misinformation against Planned Parenthood
    In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
  • Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD rates

    Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD rates
    Across the nation, and especially in the Sunshine State, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active — if not always healthy — sex life. At a stage in life when many would expect sexually transmitted diseases to be waning,...
  • Bill calls for stronger parental consent

    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has introduced a bill that he says would strengthen laws that require parents' written consent before a school can let students out early for confidential medical procedures or to teach them about sex, gender and...
  • How healthy is your community? York County ranks #5 in Virginia in new rankings

    How healthy is your community? York County ranks #5 in Virginia in new rankings
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their 3rd annual County Health Rankings on Tuesday morning. In Virginia, out of 131 localities ranked, three in the region landed in the top 10:...
  • Even healthy Virginia communities have high rates of obesity, inactivity and excessive drinking

    Even healthy Virginia communities have high rates of obesity, inactivity and excessive drinking
    Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
  • Forensic nurses taking the lead on rape cases in Maryland

    Forensic nurses taking the lead on rape cases in Maryland
    Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Of every 100 rapes nationwide, 46 are reported, 12 lead to arrests and three result in prison sentences. To improve those odds, advocates are encouraging more nurses to receive the training to give a...
  • Spring health fair in Newport News

    On February 18, 2012, Concerned Citizens for Community Excellence, Sister to Sister in conjunction with Senator Mamie E. Locke will be having their Spring Health Fair. This will be held at the Hampton Roads Boys & Girls Club, 629 Hampton Avenue, Newport...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free cookbook The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...