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What Is HIV and How Can You Help Prevent It?

What Is HIV and How Can You Help Prevent It?

Disease prevention is an important part of healthcare, but it is especially true when it comes to HIV, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about HIV and what you can do to...

Ways You Can Prevent Skin Cancer

Ways You Can Prevent Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it brings our focus to a health topic that deserves attention every month. With more than five million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Fortunately, it’s also the most...

Key Things to Know About Autism

Key Things to Know About Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD, or autism for short) is a developmental disorder that affects communication, socialization, and behavior. While children are born with autism, its signs may not become noticeable until later in their development. For example: when they...

The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19 Symptoms

The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19 Symptoms

The arrival of warm spring temperatures, budding flowers, and longer daylight hours are making it easier and more pleasant to spend time outside. But with enjoyment of the great outdoors comes pollen and other possible airborne irritants. So how do you know if your...

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Now Available from YourTown Health

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Now Available from YourTown Health

YourTown Health, a non-profit network of seven Community Health Centers, is now offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits to all community members and existing YourTown Health patients. The mission of this program is to bring an additional level of access and...

What Is a COVID Booster Shot and Why Is It Important?

What Is a COVID Booster Shot and Why Is It Important?

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic is continually being updated, making it crucial to stay current and safe. Since August 23, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been fully FDA approved, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines remain approved under an...

How to Bring in the New Year Safely

How to Bring in the New Year Safely

Along with any other personal resolutions you may have already made, one thing to keep front-of-mind as we welcome a new year is to care for your own health and safety. Here are a few ideas from the caring team at YourTown Health that can help you prioritize these two...

How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the second year in a row, it appears the COVID-19 pandemic may affect how we gather and celebrate during the holiday season. While cases have reportedly dropped since early September, exercising caution will still keep us healthiest.  Fortunately, there are ways...

Ways You Can Prevent Diabetes

Ways You Can Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is common and affects more than 10% of the U.S. population. While type 1 diabetes is diagnosed during childhood and can’t be prevented, type 2 diabetes often can. Even if you have risk factors such as family history, here’s what you can do to identify and...