Women and HIV

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 6, 2019

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Women and HIV

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. Women can get it more easily during vaginal sex than men can. HIV may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Learn more about HIV/AIDS in women, prevention and available treatments.

Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation

As people age they often find themselves spending more time at home alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Learn if you might be at risk and how to stay connected.

Exercise Safety

Regular exercise is good for your body and safe for most everyone. However, with any type of activity, there is a chance you can get hurt. Exercise injuries can range from strains and sprains to back pain. With a little planning, you can prevent injury and stay safe during exercise.

Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Many Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Your chances of getting it depend on a combination of risk factors such as your genes and lifestyle. Some of the risk factors include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being age 45 or older
  • A family history of diabetes
  • Having high blood pressure
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • A history of heart disease or stroke
  • Smoking

Is it Delirium or Dementia?

Delirium and dementia have similar symptoms, so it can be hard to tell them apart. They can also occur together. Delirium starts suddenly and can cause hallucinations. The symptoms may get better or worse, and can last for hours or weeks. On the other hand, dementia develops slowly and does not cause hallucinations. The symptoms are stable and may last for months or years.

Veggie Quesadillas with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

These Veggie Quesadillas with Cilantro Yogurt Dip are a great way to add some extra vegetables to your day.