N.J. DOH Encourages HIV Testing in Observance of National HIV Testing Day
As part of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) recommends that adolescents and adults get tested for HIV as part of a regular self-care routine.
New Senate Bills Take Aim at Human Trafficking Industry
A shot of traffic along Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. The New York State Senate has passed a new legislative package aimed at addressing the now-estimated one hundred-fifty-billion-dollar human trafficking industry. The bills are primarily directed towards major transportation hubs, where trafficking is most likely occurring, while also focusing on providing more public education on the matter and more resources for victims.
Bird Flu Prevention for Farmer and Your Poultry Bird.
Avian influenza, known informally as avian flu or bird flu, is a variety of influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds. The type with the greatest risk is highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Bird flu is similar to swine flu, dog flu, horse flu and human flu as an illness caused by strains of influenza viruses that have adapted to a specific host. Out of the three types of influenza viruses (A, B,and C), influenza A virus is a zoonotic infection with a natural reservoir almost entirely in birds. Avian influenza, for most purposes, refers to the influenza A virus.
Eat to Stay Alive: The End of diabetes
Congratulations. You've taken the first step toward overcoming diabetes, which is a life-threatening disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated estimates of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, approximately 26 million Americans (11.3 percent of adults) currently have diabetes.
Region Association Taking Action to Increase Mental Health Awareness
Following a recent awareness survey about mental health topics in the construction industry, officials from the Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) are organizing a nationally accredited seminar to educate employers about mental health first aid. This will teach employers steps to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.