To Your Health

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday at 7:42 a.m. and 5:18 p.m., Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.

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It might start off seeming like the comments come from a caring place. “Please don’t wear that shirt when we go out. I love you so much, I can’t stand it when other guys look at you.” But soon, it escalates to verbal and physical abuse or digital dating abuse, where one partner  reads the other’s text messages and wants access to the passwords for their e-mail and social media profiles.

February is teen dating violence awareness month.

When a newly married couple smiles, everyone knows why. When a ten-year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why.

Despite all the jokes about miserable marriages, research suggests that people who are married are happier and healthier. But, are these people happier and healthier because they are married?

Ten fingers, ten toes and one perfect heart.

This is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

Did you go to a New Year’s Eve Party? Can you believe that happened THIS MONTH?

Most healthy children are inattentive, hyperactive or impulsive at one time or another. However, The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science defines Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as being characterized by persistent and chronic inattention and/or excessive motor restlessness and impulsivity.

I have seen some of my students at Southeast struggle with this condition as they adapt to college life.