Celebrating Pride Month: Accessible Contraceptive Options for the LGBTQIA+ Community at Henry J. Austin Health Center

June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity and advocate for inclusivity within our communities. At Henry J. Austin Health Center, we are proud to stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and reaffirm our commitment to providing accessible and inclusive healthcare services for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Men’s Health Week: Protect Your Heart

Heart disease is a silent killer, especially among men. Did you know that it’s the leading cause of death for men in the United States? Heart disease accounts for nearly 1 in every 4 male deaths, and it doesn’t discriminate—it affects men of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Even if you feel healthy, you may still be at risk.

Navigating Mental Health Challenges with Invisible Illnesses

Did you know that some health conditions can affect you deeply, even though you might not see any physical signs? These hidden challenges, known as invisible illnesses, often go unnoticed but can have a profound impact on both physical and mental health. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, it's essential to shed light on the link between invisible illnesses and mental well-being, and explore how you can take proactive steps to prioritize your health. Join us as we uncover the hidden struggles and empower individuals to seek the support they need for improved health and happiness.

April is National Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month

April is National Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in the fight against cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and can be prevented with regular screenings. As President Biden stated in his proclamation, cancer has impacted nearly every American family, highlighting the urgency of this cause. At Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we're dedicated to empowering patients with the tools they need to stay healthy and prevent cancer.

Take Charge: Understanding Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a topic many men may find uncomfortable to talk about, but it's important to know about it, especially during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. At Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we’re here to help you understand what testicular cancer is and why catching it early is crucial for your health.

TeleDentistry: Keeping Kids’ Teeth Strong

Valentine's Day has passed, and Easter is approaching, which means that children may be tempted to indulge in more candy and sweets. However, it's important to remember that extra sugar can lead to cavities. These sweet holidays serve as a reminder of the importance of caring for your child's teeth.

Norovirus: What You Need to Know

If you’ve recently fallen ill with a stomach bug, you’re not alone. The CDC is reporting significant Norovirus activity across the country, especially in the West and Northeast. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States. This virus can affect people of all ages, and it spreads rapidly through tiny particles of feces or vomit from an infected person.

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart…

You may have heard the silly song about beans; “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart...” and we’re here to tell you that it is true! Beans are a powerful food you can add to your diet today for your heart health. Let’s dive into why beans are so helpful during this National Heart Health Month and throughout the year.

Embrace Health This Black History Month

At Henry J Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we care about keeping our community healthy. This Black History Month, we want you to get inspired by leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Think about your mental health. If you or someone you care about is going through a tough time, our Behavioral Health team is here to help and support you. 

How to Prevent a Heart Attack in the Winter

As we celebrate Heart Health Month in February, it's important to know how winter can affect our heart health. Studies, like the one shared by the American Heart Association, tell us that the risk of heart attacks increases during the colder months. At Henry J Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we want to give you the knowledge to keep your heart healthy.

Discover our MAT Program for a Brighter New Year

If you found yourself reaching for that extra drink more often than usual this holiday season, you're not alone. While festivities invite happiness, they can also bring feelings of loneliness and stress. Parties and family gatherings can make you feel uncomfortable, especially when money is tight and emotions are high, leading many to turn to alcohol for comfort.  

Wellness Wednesday: Making Friends as an Adult

The arrival of the colder months can be a reminder of the importance of human connection, particularly if you find yourself in a new location without familiar faces. Don't let cold weather deter you from building relationships that can bring joy and a sense of community to your life. If you're seeking to create connections and lasting friendships, here are some ideas to get you started.