Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention method that reduces the risk of contracting HIV by stopping the virus from taking hold and spreading in the body. It is often prescribed to those who are at a high risk of getting HIV from sex and/or intravenous drug use. If you are considering options for improving safety, find out the answers to vital questions, including: “what is PrEP, and how can it help me?”
World AIDS Day, recognized on December 1 every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is also a day to celebrate those living with HIV and those advocating for our communities every day.
Kicking the habit can be a rollercoaster ride. Successful quitters stay smoke-free through the support and encouragement of others. If someone you love is struggling with tobacco use, learn what you can do to improve their chances with smoking cessation.
These are strange times. There is a worldwide pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 740,000 American people and more than 5 million globally. Although there is a clear, safe, and effective way out of this, the world stands conflicted or downright against getting the vaccine, which is our ticket back to the world we once enjoyed. How can that be? The answer is probably a good topic for another blog post, but for today I will provide facts that dispel some of the most common vaccine rumors, misinformation, and misconceptions. I hope that if even one person feels better about the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be a victory!
Although a diagnosis of prediabetes can be scary and might even seem life-changing, you still have the power to get your health on the right track. In prediabetes treatment, action is the best medicine to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. This American Diabetes Month, learn how to pick up new habits that will have a positive influence on your health and wellness.
With nearly six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it is time for people to come together to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that persists around dementia.
This year, World Alzheimer’s Month spotlighted the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice, and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s Association. As a former clinical instructor at The Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at UHB, I personally worked with and saw firsthand that the Alzheimer’s Association is a valuable resource to patients and families afflicted with this insidious disease.