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Fall Brings the Onset of SAD

Fall Brings the Onset of SAD

When fall begins, it brings with it cooler days, grey skies, and the onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The people who are afflicted by this unique depression experience increased symptoms throughout the winter and early spring. The disorder typically affects those living in the northern regions of the globe. While SAD is different than […]

Portland Air Quality May Improve With Upcoming Storms

Portland Air Quality May Improve With Upcoming Storms

In Portland, Oregon, the air quality was rated the worst in the United States on Sept. 16, 2017. However, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reports residents in Oregon will breathe easier soon. After months of unusually high temperatures and wildfires, it seemed Portland might have a break. The weather cooled, hinting at Autumn in […]

16 Years After 9/11 Attacks Health Issues Continue to Surface

16 Years After 9/11 Attacks Health Issues Continue to Surface

It has been 16 years since terrorist flew planes into the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers. New health issues resulting from the dust that permeated New York City are surfacing in those who were younger than 18 years old at the time of the disaster. There were approximately 25,000 children residing in or attending […]

Food Banks Feed 1 in 7 Americans

Food Banks Feed 1 in 7 Americans

The number of people who live with hunger in the United States is astounding. Nearly 46 million, or 1 in 7, Americans depend on the services provided by food banks. Still, millions go to bed every night without a meal and not know if they will eat tomorrow. Food insecurity is difficult to detect. Most people […]

Adolescents Should Routinely Be Tested for HIV

Adolescents Should Routinely Be Tested for HIV

Adolescents should regularly be tested for HIV, even if it is unlikely that the virus is in their body. Submitting to an evaluation is beneficial for two important reasons. First, many who have contracted the disease often feel well with no symptoms for several years, leaving them unaware that they are infected. This scenario delays […]

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