Vaccine Fast Facts 101: What You Should Know

March 18, 2019

Vaccines are incredibly important for developing young children’s immune system against infectious diseases and for improving immunity from dangerous viruses and bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) explain that vaccinations are necessary for children and young adults (13-18) to develop immunity from diseases including measles, rubella, mumps, tetanus, and hepatitis. Without these key vaccinations the spread of these diseases can skyrocket in local communities Currently, there have been at least 268 confirmed cases ...

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STD Testing Basics: When to Get Screened

March 18, 2019

Most adults will require an STD (sexually transmitted disease) test or screening throughout their life. In 2017, nearly 2.2 million adults reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis as more cases of these STD grew year-to-year. Additionally, most adults that are sexually active already have a high risks of contracting at least one STD in their lifetime. While most STDs are preventable and treatable, getting a screening as soon as possible can help reduce ...

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