Every November, the Healthy State initiative focuses on food insecurity awareness. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a, “lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” In 2017, an estimated 1 out of every 8 Americans were food insecure and among people in metro… more »
October is typically known for pink ribbons to raise awareness about breast cancer. The green ribbon is sometimes less recognizable, but equally important, because it raises awareness of mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is leading an initiative this month to address the stigma of mental health and ways to spread… more »
The category is: Live, Work…Pose! For fans of the Golden Globe nominated show, POSE, the AIDS epidemic is front and center throughout season two. The majority of the show’s characters are #DoingIt – getting tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The #DoingIt campaign highlights the importance of college students getting tested for… more »
During the month of July, summer is in full swing and there are many opportunities for fun times. Whether it’s attending Fourth of July celebrations, backyard barbecues, or picnics in the park, there is no shortage of things to do. Unfortunately, the month of July can be a dangerous time to travel as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more people die in drunk-driving related crashes during July… more »
Three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are surging across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Young people are especially hit hard. In fact, because reported cases only account for a fraction of the national burden, CDC estimates people between 15 to… more »
Spring break is an exciting time of year for most college students. The semester has reached a stressful point as students are faced with midterms and final projects just around the corner. It is no surprise that students are amped about celebrating this well-deserved extended break by planning trips to their favorite destinations or simply… more »
Our diet can have an impact on our sleep patterns. Here are few ways that we can influence our sleep habits through the foods we eat.
Avoid caffeine, especially later in the day. Some experts recommend avoiding caffeine up to eight hours before bed. In less sensitive individuals, avoiding caffeine four to five hours before… more »
The month of December includes graduation celebrations and holiday fun. Unfortunately, the month of December can also be dangerous when traveling. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017, 29 percent (10,874) of all fatal vehicle crashes involved drunk drivers; 885 of those deaths occurred in December. Impairment begins with… more »
In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2018 Student Health Promotion encourages all Georgia State University students to get tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. According to the data from Georgia State University’s 2016 administration of the of the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment, only… more »
World Hepatitis Day occurs every year on July 28. On this day, people across the world join together to take action and raise awareness concerning how hepatitis impacts the population.